Brad Bird: The Incredibles 2 director on his inspiration fo | WBEZ
Skip to main content

Q

Brad Bird: The Incredibles 2 director on his inspiration fo

Brad Bird is the Oscar-winning director and writer behind animated hits such as The Iron Giant, Ratatouille and, most recently, Disney-Pixar's Incredibles 2. The long-awaited sequel to The Incredibles has been 14 years in the making, but it picks up right where the first movie left off - following the Parr family as they balance real life with superhero life. Incredibles 2 may be a story about a family of superheroes trying to find their way in the world, but it's also very much a story about parenthood. That's no surprise because, as Bird tells Tom Power, he took inspiration from his own childhood and parenting experiences to make the film. Bird talks about how his upbringing inspired Incredibles 2, as well as how "a gumbo of spy movies, superhero things and action movies" shaped his fascination with the magic of animation. ?

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.

CLOSE X