RATATOUILLE writer/director BRAD BIRD is to be awarded the prestigious Lifetime
Achievement prize by the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) for his contribution
to animated film.
The WGA West’s Animation Writers Caucus will honor the two-time Oscar winner
at an awards luncheon in Los Angeles later this month (Apr08).
Bird wrote and directed Disney/Pixar’s hit movie The Incredibles in 2005 and
2007’s critically acclaimed Ratatouille – and both films landed him the Academy
Award for Best Animated Feature.
And now his achievements will be honored by the WGA, reports industry
WGA West President Patric Verrone says, “Brad’s work has put him in the
pantheon of animation creators for whom the art and craft of animation writing
are elegantly (and sometimes literally) drawn together.”
Bird’s credits also include Disney’s 1981 animated adventure The Fox and the
Hound, Steven Spielberg’s 1987 live action picture Batteries Not Included, and
TV series including The Simpsons and King of the Hill.