" He worked on several other animated television series including The Critic and King of the Hill before pitching Warner Brothers to write and direct the animated film The Iron Giant. The collaboration was suggested by Tom Cruise following the release of The Incredibles and was created with the help of J. In January 2008 Ratatouille won the Best Animated Feature award at the Golden Globes; it was also nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Screenplay.
Born in Montana Bird developed a love for the art of animation at an early age and was mentored by Milt Kahl one of Disney's legendary Nine Old Men. In 2011 Bird transitioned to live-action filmmaking with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol which became the highest-grossing of its franchise.