Jared Bush is an American screenwriter and producer, best known for co-directing and co-writing the Disney animated film Zootopia in 2016, writing the Disney animated film Moana in the same year and co-creating and executive producing the Disney XD animated series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero. He also co-founded the production company Dark Castle Entertainment.
|Born||June 12, 1974|
|Occupation||Screenwriter and television producer|
|Known for||Writing and co-directing Zootopia|
Co-creating 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. Bush is set to co-direct an animated Disney film (tentatively titled Encanto) about a Colombian magical family alongside Howard and Charise Castro Smith. Bush will also co-write the screenplay alongside Castro Smith.
|2002||What Lies Beneath||Yes||Assistant: Mr. Rapke|
|2002||Baby Bob||Yes||Staff writer, co-producer, assistant to writers|
|2003||Totally Outrageous Behavior||Yes|
|2003||Dumber and Dumber||Yes|
|2003–04||Who Wants to Marry My Dad?||Yes|
|2003–07||All of Us||Yes||Yes||Co-producer|
|2014||Big Hero 6||Yes||Creative leadership: Walt Disney Animation Studios|
|2014–17||Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero||Yes||Yes||Co-creator, composer (1 episode), executive producer|
|2016||Zootopia||Yes||Yes||Yes||Co-director, screenwriter, story, voice of Pronk Oryx-Antlerson, creative leadership: Walt Disney Animation Studios|
|Moana||Yes||Yes||Screenwriter, creative leadership: Walt Disney Animation Studios|
|2018||Ralph Breaks the Internet||Yes||Creative leadership: Walt Disney Animation Studios|
|2021||Encanto ||Yes||Yes||Director, screenwriter|
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.com. 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 9781452154053. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
- "Moana Press Kit" (PDF). WDSMediaFile.com (The Walt Disney Studios). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2016. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
- Siegel, Lucas (March 27, 2015). "Penn Zero: Become A Part-Time Hero with Sam Levine, Jared Bush, and Balls". comicbook.com. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
- "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.
- McNary, Dave (April 17, 2007). "New Line, Bush take a Mancation". Variety. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
- 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". WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 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.