|Born||June 12, 1974|
|Occupation||Screenwriter and television producer|
Writing and co-directing Zootopia|
Co-creating Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero
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.
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.
|2002||What Lies Beneath||Assistant: Mr. Rapke|
|2002||Baby Bob||Staff writer, co-producer, assistant to writers|
|2003||Totally Outrageous Behavior|
|2003||Dumber and Dumber|
|2003 - 04||Who Wants to Marry My Dad?|
|2003 - 07||All of Us||Co-producer|
|2014||Big Hero 6||Creative leadership: Walt Disney Animation Studios|
|2014 - 2017||Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero||Co-creator, composer (1 episode), executive producer|
|2016||Zootopia||Co-director, screenwriter, story, voice of Pronk Oryx-Antlerson, creative leadership: Walt Disney Animation Studios|
|2016||Moana||Screenwriter, creative leadership: Walt Disney Animation Studios|
Awards and nominations
|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, 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|||
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- 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 (PDF) from the original 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.
- McNary, Dave (April 17, 2007). "New Line, Bush take a 'Mancation'". variety.com. 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.