Mark Andrews (filmmaker)

Mark Elliott Andrews (born September 12, 1968) is an American director, screenwriter, animator, he is best known for the 2012 Pixar feature film Brave. He was the story supervisor for The Incredibles, directed the short film One Man Band and co-wrote the short films Jack-Jack Attack and One Man Band.

Mark Andrews
Mark Elliott Andrews

(1968-09-12) September 12, 1968 (age 51)
EducationBachelor of Fine Arts (1993)[2]
Alma materCalArts
OccupationDirector, storyboard artist, writer
Notable work
One Man Band

Andrews studied animation at the Character Animation Program at CalArts. After that he was one of five who got a Disney internship, but was fired after three months.[3] He is also considered to be Brad Bird's "right-hand man".[who?] Some of his student films have been featured at MOMA's exhibition TOMORROWLAND: CalArts in Moving Pictures. Unlike most other CalArts alumni, he was not a huge fan of Disney films, and claimed he was a bigger fan of anime such as Kimba the White Lion, Speed Racer, and Robotech.[4]

He is the father of Maeve Andrews, who voiced Jack-Jack Parr in The Incredibles.[5] Andrews replaced Brenda Chapman as director of Brave (2012).[6] Both were credited as directors, and they won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.[citation needed]

On January 15, 2013, it was announced that Andrews is writing and directing another feature film at Pixar.[7][8][9]



  1. ^ Lee, Marc (August 13, 2012). "Pixar's Brave gamble". The Telegraph. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  2. ^ "Mark Andrews, Director, Pixar Animation Studios". AIGA San Francisco. Archived from the original on March 29, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  3. ^ Day 89: A113 Series: Mark Andrews — the Kennedy Compounds
  4. ^ Andrews, Mark (Director) (Jun 22, 2012). Mark Andrews: "Brave" - Talks at Google (Motion picture). Talks at Google.
  5. ^ Click, Stephanie (June 22, 2012). "Brave: The Review". Stephanie Click. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  6. ^ Barnes, Brooks (20 October 2010). "Pixar Removes Its First Female Director". New York Times.
  7. ^ Ferguson, Brian (April 10, 2013). "Sequel to Disney-Pixar's Brave on the cards". Scotsman. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  8. ^ Julie & T.J. (January 14, 2013). "Mark Andrews Developing New Pixar Feature Film". Pixar Post. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  9. ^ Jardine, William (January 1, 2013). "Interview: Brian Larsen, Brave Story Supervisor and The Legend of Mor'du Director". A113Animation. Retrieved January 27, 2013.

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