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Brad Bird Animation emperor Brad Bird, whose films IRON GIANT, THE INCREDIBLES and RATATOUILLE stand as a shining beacon in an otherwise mediocre (Pixar excluded, clearly) animation world, has finally decided to give directing actual live humans a try. He'll be making his live action feature directorial debut with the drama/thriller 1906. Set against the backdrop of the Great Earthquake of San Francisco in the titular year, the story follows a college student who uncovers a complex web of deceit while investigating the murder of his father. John Logan had previously written a draft of the script but Bird will tossing that out and starting fresh. The film, a co-production between Warner Bros. and Disney/Pixar, marks the first time Bird has made a film with WB since THE IRON GIANT.

Extra Tidbit: Bird started training as an animator at 14.

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10:09PM on 03/13/2008

Interesting

Not just Bird's involvement, but the premise sounds worthwhile on its own merits. I'd frankly be happy if Bird just stuck to animating stuff himself, but he's shown enough ingenuity there that I'm curious what he turns out in the live-action arena.
Not just Bird's involvement, but the premise sounds worthwhile on its own merits. I'd frankly be happy if Bird just stuck to animating stuff himself, but he's shown enough ingenuity there that I'm curious what he turns out in the live-action arena.
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10:15PM on 03/13/2008
Good news, indeed. It'll be nice to see Bird directing something outside animation. I'm willing to bet he'll do a good job with it.
Good news, indeed. It'll be nice to see Bird directing something outside animation. I'm willing to bet he'll do a good job with it.
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10:45PM on 03/13/2008
He's by far my favorite animation director; Iron Giant rules! So I'm a little bummed that he'll be moving outside the medium, because it clearly needs him. But I think that he'll turn out a good live action film, and I've always wanted to see one about the 1906 S.F. earthquake, so I'll definitely be seeing it.
He's by far my favorite animation director; Iron Giant rules! So I'm a little bummed that he'll be moving outside the medium, because it clearly needs him. But I think that he'll turn out a good live action film, and I've always wanted to see one about the 1906 S.F. earthquake, so I'll definitely be seeing it.
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11:27PM on 03/13/2008

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

What if Spielberg decided to shoot anime?

This is horrible news.. this is the man's field. He's a pioneer and a wonderful animation director. He has a thing for it.. it just makes sense when he does it. The Incredibles is arguably the best animated movie of all-time, let alone the best Pixar movie ever made. Bird should stick to his Disney magic.
What if Spielberg decided to shoot anime?

This is horrible news.. this is the man's field. He's a pioneer and a wonderful animation director. He has a thing for it.. it just makes sense when he does it. The Incredibles is arguably the best animated movie of all-time, let alone the best Pixar movie ever made. Bird should stick to his Disney magic.
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3:21PM on 03/14/2008
It sounds like a great idea to for the fact that Bird is not only a great animator, but a great director. You also have to remember that PIXAR is trying to shake things up in the Disney/PIXAR animation studios, by allowing the artists to cross over mediums (If they aren't currently on a project), plus the fact that PIXAR is heavily hinting at doing not only live action/animation hybrids like "John Carter of Mars", but just live action films.

What makes me feel most at ease about these sort
It sounds like a great idea to for the fact that Bird is not only a great animator, but a great director. You also have to remember that PIXAR is trying to shake things up in the Disney/PIXAR animation studios, by allowing the artists to cross over mediums (If they aren't currently on a project), plus the fact that PIXAR is heavily hinting at doing not only live action/animation hybrids like "John Carter of Mars", but just live action films.

What makes me feel most at ease about these sort of things is that Brad Bird and PIXAR have one defining rule before ever starting a film: It has to have a great story. One of the rules of animation is that a great story can help out bad animation, but great animation can't save a bad story.
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