About Brad Bird
Brad Bird is a famous American animator, director, screenwriter, producer, and also known as a voice actor who was popularly known for his animated works like “The Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille” and more. He was seen actively working from the year 1979 to till now.
|Full Name||Phillip Bradley Bird|
|Date of Birth||September 24, 1957|
|Birth Place||Kalispell, Montana, U.S.|
|Parent(s)||Marjorie A. and Philip Cullen Bird.|
|Occupation||Animator, Director, Screenwriter, Producer and Voice actor|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Canney (m. 1988)|
|Net worth||US $40 million|
Personal Life and Relationship
Brad Bird, whose full name is Phillip Bradley Bird, was born on 24 September 1957 in Kalispell, Montana, the U.S. as a son of a mother, Philip Cullen Bird, and father, Cullen Bird. His father used to work at a propane business here, his grandfather, whose name was Francis Wesley. “Frank” Bird used to be a president and a chief executive of the Montana Power Company. The bird is the youngest one among his siblings.
Brad Bird got married to Elizabeth Canney, where they gave birth to their three sons, and their son Nicholas has provided his voice-over of Squirt in “Finding Nemo.” Their son, Michael, also offered his over Tony Rydinger in the computer-animated superhero movie “The Incredibles.”
Nationality and Physical Stats
Brad Bird holds an American nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. He is currently 63 years old, with a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and 66 kg. He had got light brown hair. As he was born on 24 September, his zodiac sign is Libra.
Early Life and Education
At the age of 11, Brad Bird went on a Walt Disney Studios tour, where he met Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston. He also stated that he would be a part of Disney’s animation team someday, and later, he was seen starting his work where he completed his animation after two years. Disney appreciated his work, and they were impressed with his work.
When Brad Bird was at the age of 14, Milt Kahl, who is also an animator and one of Disney’s Nine Old Men, had mentored him. After that, he graduated from Corvallis High School in 1975, and for three years, he had taken a break from animation. Later, he was offered a Disney scholarship, which made him join the California Institute of the Arts, where he became friends with future animator John Lasseter.
After attending the California Institute of the Arts, he was able to graduate. Later, he started his work as an animator in an American animated short movie “The Small One” in the year of 1978 where he had also seen working as an animator in the film like “The Fox and the Hound” in 1981 and again in “The Black Cauldron” in 1985. While he was a member of Disney as an animator, he used to work as a part of a small group where his work was criticized by top level management by stating that he was playing safely and did not take any risks.
Later, Brad Bird was fired from the animation administrator Ed Hansen at the middle production of “The Fox and the Hound.”
Further, he was seen working on an animated television series, and later, he became the creator of the Family Dog episode of “Amazing Stories.” Likewise, he was also seen writing the screenplay for a comic science fiction movie “Batteries Not Included.” Later, he went to Klasky Csupo in 1989, where he was seen helping to develop “The Simpsons,” which is an animated sitcom made from one-minute shorts on “The Tracey Ullman Show” into a series of half-hour program.
After that, in the year of 1990, Brad Bird was seen directing the episode “Krusty Gets Busted” as well as seen co-directing the Season Three episode “Like Father, Like Clown.” He was also seen as an executive consultant for its eight seasons, where he has also seen workings as an animator of an American animated series “Rugrats.”
Likewise, he was seen working as an animator in several television series like “The Critic,” “The king of the Hill,” and “The Iron Giant.” Later, he was hired to work for Pixer by Steve Jobs, where to Pixer, he had pitched the idea for “The Incredibles.” He was also seen providing a voice to a costume designer Edna Mode. “The Incredibles,” a computer-animated superhero movie, was written and directed by Brad Bird, where he had received critical and financial success from the film after it was released in 2004. Likewise, he was also able to win his first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and also has been nominated for his screenplay “Best Original Screenplay.”
In 2005, he was asked to write and direct the computer-animated movie “Ratatouille” by the Pixer management team, where it was released in the year 2007, which also received critical and box office success for his career. After that, in the year of 2008, the movie had won the Best Animated Feature award at Golden Globes, where it also received a nomination for 5 Academy Awards, which also includes Best Animated Feature and Best Original Screenplay. Birds even win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film from the movie “Ratatouille.”
Later, he gave some advice to the people who think that “The Incredibles” is a kid movie where he stated that it was not a kid movie. It is just an animated movie for all people.
Brad Bird had also worked on a movie adapted to the novel 1906 before Ratatouille sidetracked him. After that, in March 2008, Bird again started to work on the film that is a co-production between Picar and Warner Bros. later, he was seen directing the action spy movie “Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol” which was released in the year 2011.
Likewise, he worked as a director and the co-writer in a science fiction mystery adventure movie “Tomorrowland” in 2015. In the same year, he was seen providing his voice in the film “Jurassic World.” After that, he was seen writing and directing another sequel, “Incredibles 2” in the year of 2018, which became a success in the box offices and received critical acclaim.
The estimated net worth of Brad Bird is $40 million.