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Brad Bird was born on September 24, 1957 in Kalispell, Montana, USA as Phillip Bradley Bird. He is known for his work on Ratatouille (2007), The Incredibles (2004) and The Simpsons (1989). He has been married to Elizabeth Canney since 1988. They have three children. See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ratatouille
Ratatouille Writer
(2007)
The Incredibles
(2004)
The Simpsons
The Simpsons Miscellaneous Crew
(1989-1998)
Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland Writer
(2015)

Filmography

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 2015/I Inside Out (senior creative team: Pixar)
 2013 Monsters University (senior creative team: Pixar)
 2012 Brave (senior creative team: Pixar)
 2010 Toy Story 3 (senior creative team: Pixar)
 2009 Up (senior creative team: Pixar)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (executive consultant - 180 episodes, 1989 - 1998) (sheet director - 1 episode, 1990)
- Lisa the Simpson (1998) ... (executive consultant)
- The Cartridge Family (1997) ... (executive consultant)
- Treehouse of Horror VIII (1997) ... (executive consultant)
- Lisa's Sax (1997) ... (executive consultant)
- The Principal and the Pauper (1997) ... (executive consultant)
 1997 King of the Hill (TV Series) (executive consultant - 3 episodes)
- The Unbearable Blindness of Laying (1997) ... (executive consultant)
- Hilloween (1997) ... (executive consultant)
- Keeping Up with Our Joneses (1997) ... (executive consultant)
 1994-1995 The Critic (TV Series) (executive consultant - 23 episodes)
- I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show (1995) ... (executive consultant)
- Dukerella (1995) ... (executive consultant)
- Frankie and Ellie Get Lost (1995) ... (executive consultant)
- Sherman of Arabia (1995) ... (executive consultant)
- All the Duke's Men (1995) ... (executive consultant)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed music video "Do the Bartman"

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Baddaxe Bradley Bird | Bloody Bradley Bird
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Personal Quote:

I think there's a tendency [among some animators] to wink at the audience so much that you feel that you're above the world that you're presenting-like the filmmaker doesn't really believe in the world that he's putting on screen. And there's a safety in that, because if you try to make the audience feel something besides comedy, like if you try to make them feel moved, you risk looking really ... See more »

Trivia:

In The Incredibles (2004), he provided the voice for the character Edna Mode on the temporary audio track. Lily Tomlin was approached to voice the character for release, but turned the part down after listening to Brad's scratch track stating that they already had the right voice for the character. See more »

Trademark:

Sometimes includes Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston making an animated cameo in his films. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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