History Creator / BradBird

8th Apr '18 7:18:10 AM ooh
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** He also [[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/brad-birds-objectivist-leanings-shine-brightest-in-tomorrowland/article24549785/ seems]] to have a MasochismTango with Creator/AynRand; All of his films have central themes that can easily be seen as Objectivism, albeit with a humanist touch that greatly expands its audience.

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** He also [[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/brad-birds-objectivist-leanings-shine-brightest-in-tomorrowland/article24549785/ seems]] to have a MasochismTango with Creator/AynRand; All of his films appear to have central themes that can easily be seen as Objectivism, albeit with a humanist touch that greatly expands its audience.audience. [[WordOfGod Bird himself denies this;]] in a 2005 interview, he referred to himself as a "centrist" (as in neither conservative nor liberal), [[http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2015/05/tomorrowland_and_ayn_rand_incredibles_director_brad_bird_s_key_influence.html though in recent years, it appears that he's become more liberal than libertarian.]] Though, judging by these examples, it's not hard to see why some libertarians are infatuated with his work:
19th Mar '18 2:17:14 AM jormis29
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'''Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird''' (born September 24, 1957) is a screenwriter/director from Kalispell, Montana. His experience lies mostly within the realm of animation, and he's also known as one of the directors to actually bob and weave his way around the concept of the AnimationAgeGhetto, due to most of his works looking aesthetically cartoony, but having a maturity and depth that rivals most live-action pieces. Bird got his start working as an animator on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'', {{Creator/Disney}}'s ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' and Martin Rosen's ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'', and moved on to work with Creator/StevenSpielberg in his ''Series/AmazingStories'' anthology series, notably with a short titled "Family Dog" (which later got turned into [[WesternAnimation/FamilyDog a TV series]]). He got his big break after he managed to grab the attention of TraceyUllman, and began work alongside Creator/MattGroening on a crude animated series that premiered on Ullman's show, called ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.

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'''Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird''' (born September 24, 1957) is a screenwriter/director from Kalispell, Montana. His experience lies mostly within the realm of animation, and he's also known as one of the directors to actually bob and weave his way around the concept of the AnimationAgeGhetto, due to most of his works looking aesthetically cartoony, but having a maturity and depth that rivals most live-action pieces. Bird got his start working as an animator on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'', {{Creator/Disney}}'s ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' and Martin Rosen's ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'', and moved on to work with Creator/StevenSpielberg in his ''Series/AmazingStories'' anthology series, notably with a short titled "Family Dog" (which later got turned into [[WesternAnimation/FamilyDog a TV series]]). He got his big break after he managed to grab the attention of TraceyUllman, Creator/TraceyUllman, and began work alongside Creator/MattGroening on a crude animated series that premiered on Ullman's show, ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'', called ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
5th Jan '18 11:20:39 AM SpaceDrake
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'''Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird''' (born September 24, 1957) is a screenwriter/director from Kalispell, Montana. His experience lies mostly within the realm of animation, and he's also known as one of the directors to actually bob and weave his way around the concept of the AnimationAgeGhetto, due to most of his works looking aesthetically cartoony, but having a maturity and depth that rivals most live-action pieces. Bird got his start working as an animator on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'', {{Creator/Disney}}'s ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' and Martin Rosen's ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'', and moved on to work with Creator/StevenSpielberg in his ''Series/AmazingStories'' anthology series, notably with a short titled "Family Dog" (which later got turned into [[WesternAnimation/FamilyDog a TV series]]). He got his big break after he managed to grab the attention of TraceyUllman, and began work alongside Creator/MattGroening on a crude animated series that premiered on her show, called ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.

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'''Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird''' (born September 24, 1957) is a screenwriter/director from Kalispell, Montana. His experience lies mostly within the realm of animation, and he's also known as one of the directors to actually bob and weave his way around the concept of the AnimationAgeGhetto, due to most of his works looking aesthetically cartoony, but having a maturity and depth that rivals most live-action pieces. Bird got his start working as an animator on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'', {{Creator/Disney}}'s ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' and Martin Rosen's ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'', and moved on to work with Creator/StevenSpielberg in his ''Series/AmazingStories'' anthology series, notably with a short titled "Family Dog" (which later got turned into [[WesternAnimation/FamilyDog a TV series]]). He got his big break after he managed to grab the attention of TraceyUllman, and began work alongside Creator/MattGroening on a crude animated series that premiered on her Ullman's show, called ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
14th Oct '17 2:10:08 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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'''Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird''' (born September 24, 1957) is a screenwriter/director from Kalispell, Montana. His experience lies mostly within the realm of animation, and he's also known as one of the directors to actually bob and weave his way around the concept of the AnimationAgeGhetto, due to most of his works looking aesthetically cartoony, but having a maturity and depth that rivals most live-action pieces. Bird got his start working as an animator on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'', {{Creator/Disney}}'s ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' and Martin Rosen's ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'', and moved on to work with Creator/StevenSpielberg in his ''Series/AmazingStories'' anthology series, notably with a short titled "Family Dog". He got his big break after he managed to grab the attention of TraceyUllman, and began work alongside Creator/MattGroening on a crude animated series that premiered on her show, called ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.

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'''Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird''' (born September 24, 1957) is a screenwriter/director from Kalispell, Montana. His experience lies mostly within the realm of animation, and he's also known as one of the directors to actually bob and weave his way around the concept of the AnimationAgeGhetto, due to most of his works looking aesthetically cartoony, but having a maturity and depth that rivals most live-action pieces. Bird got his start working as an animator on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'', {{Creator/Disney}}'s ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' and Martin Rosen's ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'', and moved on to work with Creator/StevenSpielberg in his ''Series/AmazingStories'' anthology series, notably with a short titled "Family Dog".Dog" (which later got turned into [[WesternAnimation/FamilyDog a TV series]]). He got his big break after he managed to grab the attention of TraceyUllman, and began work alongside Creator/MattGroening on a crude animated series that premiered on her show, called ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
29th Sep '17 7:42:42 PM dlchen145
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'''Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird''' (September 24, 1957-) is a screenwriter/director from Kalispell, Montana. His experience lies mostly within the realm of animation, and he's also known as one of the directors to actually bob and weave his way around the concept of the AnimationAgeGhetto, due to most of his works looking aesthetically cartoony, but having a maturity and depth that rivals most live-action pieces. Bird got his start working as an animator on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'', {{Creator/Disney}}'s ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' and Martin Rosen's ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'', and moved on to work with Creator/StevenSpielberg in his ''Series/AmazingStories'' anthology series, notably with a short titled "Family Dog". He got his big break after he managed to grab the attention of TraceyUllman, and began work alongside Creator/MattGroening on a crude animated series that premiered on her show, called ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.

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'''Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird''' (September (born September 24, 1957-) 1957) is a screenwriter/director from Kalispell, Montana. His experience lies mostly within the realm of animation, and he's also known as one of the directors to actually bob and weave his way around the concept of the AnimationAgeGhetto, due to most of his works looking aesthetically cartoony, but having a maturity and depth that rivals most live-action pieces. Bird got his start working as an animator on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'', {{Creator/Disney}}'s ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' and Martin Rosen's ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'', and moved on to work with Creator/StevenSpielberg in his ''Series/AmazingStories'' anthology series, notably with a short titled "Family Dog". He got his big break after he managed to grab the attention of TraceyUllman, and began work alongside Creator/MattGroening on a crude animated series that premiered on her show, called ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
4th Jul '17 4:40:35 PM NWolfman
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** He has a distinct way of directing dialogue that succeeds at the difficult task of making the animated character and the voice appear one and the same.

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** He has a distinct way of directing dialogue that succeeds at the difficult task of making the animated character and the voice appear one and the same. He supposedly does this by telling his actors to give performances that will directly inspire the animators.
24th Jun '17 2:56:15 PM NWolfman
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* TheFifties: Two of his movies take place in the fifties and deal with specific sentiments of the period. ''The Iron Giant'' involves the looming fear of the Cold War and also invokes a bit of the classic sci-fi made during then. ''The Incredibles'' involves the "everyone should be equal, ordinary, and a nuclear family" value then.

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* TheFifties: Two of his movies take place in the fifties and deal with specific sentiments of the period. ''The Iron Giant'' involves the looming fear of the Cold War and also invokes a bit of the classic sci-fi made during then. ''The Incredibles'' involves Incredibles'', while not explicitly set in the "everyone should 1950s, borrows heavily from the aesthetic, namely what people living in the decade ''thought'' the future would be equal, ordinary, and a like, while also criticizing the value of the nuclear family" value then.family.
20th Apr '17 7:57:35 PM TheRealYuma
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-->Everyone in Hollywood says they wish they could do it like Pixar, but they really donít. Thereís no secret at Pixar, but there is a belief in letting people pursue something with passion and take chances, and most of Hollywood, really, doesnít like that. Itís too scary. Some studio executives will say they love obsessive creators who take risks, but really most of them would rather play it safe. Projects cost a lot of money and people would rather follow patterns they know and make things safe and accessible. Hollywood wants there to be a math formula for making hit films. To make something really great and different and interesting means taking risks and following these ideas in your head.

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-->Everyone in Hollywood says they wish they could do it like Pixar, but they really donít. Thereís no secret at Pixar, but there is a belief in letting people pursue something with passion and take chances, and most of Hollywood, really, doesnít like that. Itís too scary. Some studio executives will say they love obsessive creators who take risks, but really most of them would rather play it safe. Projects cost a lot of money and people would rather follow patterns they know and make things safe and accessible. Hollywood wants there to be a math formula for making hit films. To make something really great and different and interesting means taking risks and following these ideas in your head.head.
** He's also done this to Disney of all companies on a number of occasions during his time in making WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant, as seen in the Blu-ray's documentary.
12th Oct '16 11:02:29 PM jameygamer
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*** ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}': That film "employed lush speeches on the importance of elitism and the dangers of complacency, albeit speeches delivered by a talking rat." Hertz could have done better than that: ex-reason staffer Julian Sanchez wrote in 2007 that "Ratatouille is essentially an animated version of The Fountainhead, except that cooking replaces architecture, Ellsworth Toohey eventually has a Grinchian change of heart, and Howard Roark is a rodent."

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*** ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}': ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'': That film "employed lush speeches on the importance of elitism and the dangers of complacency, albeit speeches delivered by a talking rat." Hertz could have done better than that: ex-reason staffer Julian Sanchez wrote in 2007 that "Ratatouille is essentially an animated version of The Fountainhead, except that cooking replaces architecture, Ellsworth Toohey eventually has a Grinchian change of heart, and Howard Roark is a rodent."
20th Sep '16 11:30:48 AM Kalaong
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*** ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'': On the surface, it's a charming cartoon about a boy and his alien robot. Yet the film spends an awful lot of time and energy developing a deep mistrust of government forces, especially military bureaucrats whose sole purpose is to destroy something they don't understand, something spectacular.

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*** ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'': On the surface, it's a charming cartoon about a boy [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and his alien robot.His Alien Robot]]. Yet the film spends an awful lot of time and energy developing a deep mistrust of government forces, especially military bureaucrats whose sole purpose is to destroy something they don't understand, something spectacular.
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