Thursday, May 03, 2012

Bye Bye Bird

Deadline Hollywood reports that Brad Bird's next project is another live action film and he's still developing his own live action film, 1906.  I think that we've seen the last of Bird as an animation director.

7 comments:

Fernando Gil said...

I don't think so. (which is another way of saying "Gee, I hope he returns to animation")

David Nethery said...

I suppose if Brad Bird wracks up a few more big live-action hits he could have the leverage to be a patron saint/exec. producer for animated films directed by others , much the same way that Tim Burton has done so much to keep Stop Motion animation alive.

Mark Mayerson said...

I think that's the best we can hope for, David.

Omar said...

I wouldn't say that, 1906 has been on his mind for years. It was a given he'd move onto that next.

Omar said...

Whhops just read 1906 is in addition to the other live action film. That's unfortunate :(

Anonymous said...

Sad, so sad. Just watched The Incredibles again the other night and was marveling at his very tight direction and how there is not a dull spot in the whole thing. A masterpiece of action directing - and I guess it was inevitable that he should go to live action. The good news is that perhaps he will have a unique voice there as well!
-Doug

David B. Levy said...

Congrats to Brad Bird. Everyone is entitled to his/her own career without the rest of us presuming what he/she should do. For example, part of the reason that made Bob Dylan so amazing was defying what others expected him to do or be.