Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird (born on September 24, 1957 in Kalispell, Montana), is a two-time Academy Award-winning director and former director and animator for The Simpsons. He is also known for his work for Pixar. He won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for The Incredibles (2004) and Ratatouille (2007).
In 1989, Bird joined Klasky-Csupo, Inc., where he helped to develop The Simpsons from one-minute shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show into a series of half-hour programs. In 1990, he directed the episode "Krusty Gets Busted" and co-directed the season three episode "Like Father, Like Clown". He served on the show for several more years as an executive consultant. He worked on several other animated television series, including The Critic and King of the Hill.
Executive Consultant Edit
- Episode – "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
- Episode – "There's No Disgrace Like Home"
- Episode – "Bart the General"
- Episode – "Moaning Lisa"
- Episode – "The Call of the Simpsons"
- Episode – "The Telltale Head"
- Episode – "Life on the Fast Lane"
- Episode – "Homer's Night Out"
- Episode – "The Crepes of Wrath"
- Episode – "Krusty Gets Busted"
- Episode – "Some Enchanted Evening"
- Episode – "22 Short Films About Springfield"
Character Design Edit
Sheet Direction Edit
|Bob Anderson | Mike B. Anderson | Matthew Faughnan | Mark Kirkland | Lance Kramer | Nancy Kruse | Michael Marcantel | Chris Clements | Steven Dean Moore | Matthew Nastuk | Raymond S. Persi | Michael Polcino | Chuck Sheetz | Ralph Sosa | Rob Oliver|
|Neil Affleck | Wes Archer | Carlos Baeza | Brad Bird | Mark Ervin | Jen Kamerman | Jeffrey Lynch | Lauren MacMullan | Pete Michels | Rich Moore | Dominic Polcino | Jim Reardon | Swinton O. Scott III | Alan Smart | Susie Dietter | Shaun Cashman | David Silverman | Gregg Vanzo|
|Other animation staff|
|Anthony Bell | Gábor Csupó | Bill Kopp | Christian Roman | Eric Stefani | Lance Wilder | Craig Clark|
|Klasky-Csupo, Inc. | Film Roman | AKOM | Anivision | Rough Draft Studios | USAnimation | Toonzone Entertainment|