Brad Bird on Bullseye

On this week’s episode of the excellent arts radio show “Bullseye with Jesse Thorn,” director Brad Bird talks about his beloved 1999 animated feature “The Iron Giant.” Little seen during its original theatrical release, “The Iron Giant” has come to be regarded as a modern classic and a truly transcendent example of what can be done with traditional animation. Bird also talks about his eight seasons on “The Simpsons” and how he tried to bring Kubrickian animation sensibilities to its densely packed scripts. A great interview.

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