Academy Award®–winning writer-director Brad Bird has created some of the most beloved films of the past two decades, from The Iron Giant (1999) and Ratatouille (2007) to The Incredibles (2004). As he prepares for the release of the highly anticipated follow-up, Incredibles 2, Bird joins us for an in-depth conversation about his career and creative process. Following an early mentorship with Disney Animation’s legendary animator Milt Kahl, Bird was an executive consultant and director on The Simpsons. He went on to write and direct his first feature film, The Iron Giant, and became a key creative at Pixar Animation Studios. Most recently, Bird helmed the live-action feature films Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) and Tomorrowland (2015).