"The ADG is thrilled to recognize the amazing contributions Brad Bird has made to narrative design, while so adeptly creating a visual cinematic legacy for generations to come. The amazing ways Brad and his teams have elevated the production design of animation, and live action, have raised and continue to raise the bar for all visual storytellers." - ADG President Nelson Coates
In the span of his career, Brad Bird has received numerous professional accolades, including critical acclaim for The Iron Giant and two Academy Awards wins for Best Animated Feature Film for The Incredibles and Ratatouille. While Bird ventured into live-action films directing both, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Disney's Tomorrowland, he maintained a part of Pixar's senior creative team and contributed to numerous films including Wall-E, Up and Toy Story 3. Currently, Brad Bird is working on The Incredibles 2, which is set for a June 15, 2018, release.
The Art Directors Guild will present the Excellence in Production Design Awards on February 11, 2017, in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
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