Brad Lewis

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Brad Lewis
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Born (1958-04-29) April 29, 1958 (age 63)
Alma materFresno State University
OccupationPolitician, film producer, animation director

Bradford Clark Lewis (born April 29, 1958) is an American politician, film producer and animation director. He produced Antz, the Oscar-winning Ratatouille, and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. He also co-directed Cars 2 and produced Storks. He is a former mayor of the city of San Carlos, California.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Lewis was born in Sacramento County, California. He was raised in San Mateo, California and moved to nearby San Carlos in 1991.[2] Lewis graduated from Fresno State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, and lives in San Carlos, California. Brad has a son, Jackson Lewis, and a daughter Ella Dale Lewis.

Career[edit]

Pacific Data Images[edit]

Lewis worked at Pacific Data Images (PDI) for over thirteen years where he served as Vice President of Productions. He served as representing producer for PDI on films such as Forces of Nature, The Peacemaker and Broken Arrow. Lewis produced television specials such as Hanna-Barbera's The Last Halloween, for which he won an Emmy, and the first 3D episode of The Simpsons. He received a second Emmy for graphic design utilized on ABC's Monday Night Football. Additionally, Lewis' commercial production work netted him two Clios. He also served as producer on Antz. Lewis was to direct the cancelled animated film Tusker with Tim Johnson.[3] Lewis left the company shortly after it was purchased by DreamWorks.[citation needed]

Pixar[edit]

Brad Lewis joined Pixar in November 2001; his first credit was on The Incredibles as an actor. He served as producer on Ratatouille in 2007 and later went on to co-direct Cars 2 in 2011.[4] He co-directed the English voice version of Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo in 2009.

Recent[edit]

Lewis left Pixar to join Digital Domain in 2011, at their Tradition Studios division in Florida where he was to direct animated features.[5] After Digital Domain's bankruptcy filing and their shutdown and layoffs at Tradition Studios, Lewis joined Warner Bros. as a producer. He produced Storks which was released on September 23, 2016, and was executive producer on The Lego Batman Movie.[5] Lewis returned to DreamWorks Animation to produce How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.[6]

Local politics[edit]

Lewis served five years on the San Carlos Parks & Recreation Commission before being elected to the city's council in 2005. He became vice-mayor in 2006, and mayor in 2007. He served in the San Carlos City Council in 2010.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Feature Films[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Producer Other Notes
1995 Bushwhacked No No Executive No
1996 Broken Arrow No No Executive No
The Arrival No No No Yes Visual Effects; Executive Producer - PDI
1997 A Simple Wish No No No Yes
The Peacemaker No No No Yes
1998 Antz No No Yes No
1999 Forces of Nature No No No Yes Visual Effects; Executive Producer - PDI
2004 The Incredibles No No No Yes Additional Voices
2007 Ratatouille No No Yes Yes
2009 Ponyo No No No Yes Director: English Dub, US Version
2011 Cars 2 Co-Director Original Story No Yes Voice of Tubbs Pacer
2016 Storks No No Yes No
2017 The Lego Batman Movie No No Executive No
2019 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World No No Yes No

Short Films and Television[edit]

Year Title Producer Notes
1991 The Last Halloween Executive Executive Producer: PDI
1995 The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror VI Executive
2007 Your Friend the Rat Executive
2016 Pigeon Toady's Guide to Your New Baby Yes

Other Credits[edit]

Year Title Role
2001 Shrek Special Thanks
2007 Guys Choice Consultant
2009 Tracy Doug Howard
2016 Blood Sombrero Thanks

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mayor Brad Lewis City announcement" Archived July 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, City of San Carlos website; accessed September 1, 2015.
  2. ^ The League of Women Voters' page on his election (link) notes that, as of the 2005 election, he had been resident in San Carlos for 14 years
  3. ^ DeMott, Rick (April 12, 2000). "Tusker's Top Voices". Animation World Network. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "The Walt Disney Studios Rolls Out Slate of 10 New Animated Motion Pictures Through 2012". Walt Disney Company, via PRNewswire. 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  5. ^ a b Giardina, Carolyn (2011-06-29). "'Cars 2' Co-Director Brad Lewis Joining Digital Domain's Animation Studio". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  6. ^ https://deadline.com/2017/11/how-to-train-your-dragon-3-f-murray-abraham-1202208367/
  7. ^ "Mayor Brad Lewis", City of San Carlos website; accessed September 1, 2015.

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