The Man Behind 'The Incredibles'

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Brad Bird is the writer and director of the Academy Award-winning computer animated Pixar film The Incredibles, about a family of superheroes doing their best to blend into their suburban neighborhood by not using their powers.

Brad Bird wrote and directed 'The Incredibles'

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Actors Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel Jackson provided the voices, as well as Sarah Vowell, who also stars on This American Life. The mix of everday settings and extraordinary abilities has turned the animated characters into celebrities, and a new Collector's Edition DVD of The Incredibles is now available.

Bird previously directed the animated film The Iron Giant. He has also worked on The Simpsons and King of the Hill.



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