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Brad Bird 

Jessica Park

The reason why I chose this animator is because he has made many memorable animated movies, such as Ratute, Incredibles, and more.

Brad Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children. His father labored in the propane business, and his grandfather, Francis Wesley,  chief executive of the Montana Power Company. On a tour of the Walt Disney Studios at age 11, he told everyone that someday he would become part of its animation team, and soon afterward began work on his own 15-minute animated short. Within two years, Bird had completed his animation, which impressed the cartoon company. By age 14, barely in high school, Bird was mentored by the animator Milt Kahl, one of Disney's skillful animator Nine Old Men. Bird recalls Kahl's criticisms as ideal: Kahl would point out mistakes by light criticize on where Bird could improve. After graduating from Corvallis High School in Corvallis, Oregon in 1975, Bird took a three-year break. He was then gifted a scholarship by Disney to attend California Institute of the Arts, where he met and befriended another future animator, Pixar co-founder and director John Lasseter.

These are some of my personal favorites from Brad Bird, Dash, Violet, and Frozone