Jared Bush (born June 12, 1974) is an American screenwriter, producer and director. He is best known for co-directing and co-writing the Walt Disney Animation Studios film Zootopia (2016), writing the film Moana (2016) and directing and writing and winning an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for the film Encanto (2021) besides co-creating and executive producing the Disney XD animated series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero.
|Born||June 12, 1974|
Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S.
|Occupation||Screenwriter, producer, director|
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero
Bush co-wrote the script of Walt Disney Animation Studios' Zootopia and also co-directed the film along with Byron Howard and Rich Moore. He joined the Zootopia project early on, before it evolved from a spy film into a police procedural; he was excited to work on a spy film because both his father and grandfather had worked for the Central Intelligence Agency.
Bush co-created the animated television series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero. In 2021, Bush directed Encanto about a Colombian magical family alongside Howard with Charise Castro Smith as co-director. Bush also co-wrote the screenplay alongside Castro Smith.
|2000||What Lies Beneath||No||No||No||Yes||Assistant: Mr. Rapke|
|2014||Big Hero 6||No||No||No||Yes||Creative Leadership|
|2018||Ralph Breaks the Internet||No||No||No||Yes|
|2021||Raya and the Last Dragon||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|2003||Totally Outrageous Behavior||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|2003||Dumber and Dumber||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|2003–04||Who Wants to Marry My Dad?||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|2003–07||All of Us||No||Co-Producer||Yes||Executive||No|
|2014–17||Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero||Yes||Executive||Yes||No||Yes|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||For||Recipient(s) and nominee(s)||Result||Ref.|
|BET Comedy Awards||2005||Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series||All of Us||Jared Bush, Arthur Harris, Stacy A. Littlejohn, Lori Lakin, Jewel Wormley, Josh Wolf, Demetrius Andre Bady, Byron Hord, Ray Lancon, John Simmons, Rob Rosell, Chad Drew, Betsy Borns||Nominated|
|Seattle Film Critics Award||2017||Best Animated Feature||Zootopia||Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Rich Moore||Won|
|Alliance of Women Film Journalists||December 21, 2016||Best Animated Film||Won|||
|Annie Awards||February 4, 2017||Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production||Jared Bush and Phil Johnston||Won|||
|Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America||May 20, 2017||Ray Bradbury Award||Nominated|||
- Graser, Marc (August 9, 2013). "D23 Expo: Disney Reveals Animated 'Zootopia' for 2016". Variety. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
- "Walt Disney Animation Studios Reveals New Zootopia Concept Art". comingsoon.net. March 3, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
- Julius, Jessica (2016). The Art of Zootopia. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. p. 9. ISBN 978-1-4521-5405-3. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
- "Moana Press Kit" (PDF). The Walt Disney Studios Media File. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 3, 2018. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
- Siegel, Lucas (March 27, 2015). "Penn Zero: Become A Part-Time Hero with Sam Levine, Jared Bush, and Balls". ComicBook. Retrieved June 27, 2022.
- "Report: 'Zootopia' Directors Byron Howard and Jared Bush To Helm Disney Animation's Newest Film Centered on A Latinx Family". The DisnInsider. January 29, 2020. Retrieved January 29, 2020.
- "Exclusive: Byron Howard and Jared Bush to Direct 'Encanto' For Walt Disney Animation Studios". The DisnInsider. June 17, 2020. Retrieved June 18, 2020.
- Evans, Greg (June 22, 2020). "Lin-Manuel Miranda Confirms New Disney Animated Movie Set In Colombia". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
- Rubin, Rebecca (December 9, 2021). "Disney Unveils Animated Movie 'Strange World' With Thanksgiving 2022 Release Date". Variety. Retrieved April 3, 2022.
- Merin, Jennifer (December 16, 2016). "2016 AWFJ EDA | Award Nominees". Alliance of Women Film Journalists. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
- McCue, Michelle (December 16, 2016). "'Arrival', 'La La Land', 'Hell or High Water' Among The Nominees for the 2016 AWFJ EDA Awards". We Are Movie Geeks. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
- "Nebula Awards Nominees and Winners: Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation". Nebula Awards. Archived from the original on May 1, 2017. Retrieved August 2, 2017.