Jim Reardon

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Jim Reardon
Occupation(s)Animator, storyboard artist, screenwriter, television director
Years active1986–present

Jim Reardon is an American animator, storyboard artist, screenwriter, and television director. He is best known for his work on the animated TV series The Simpsons. He has directed over 30 episodes of the series and was credited as a supervising director for seasons 9 through 15. He has been described by Ralph Bakshi as "one of the best cartoon writers in the business".[1]


Early Career[edit]

Reardon attended the Character Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts in 1982, where one of his student projects, the satirical cartoon Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown (1986), has become a cult classic through the likes of YouTube. He was hired by John Kricfalusi as a writer on Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures and later worked on Tiny Toon Adventures.

Reardon worked for Walt Disney Animation Studios for nearly a decade. Reardon supervised the storyboard department and co-wrote the Pixar film WALL-E with Andrew Stanton, which was released on June 27, 2008.[2] He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for WALL-E at the 81st Academy Awards.[3]

Currently, Jim Reardon works for Sony Pictures Animation.[4]



  1. ^ Animato! Magazine Issue #17
  2. ^ McCarthy, Todd (2008-06-26). "Wall-E". Variety. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
  3. ^ "Nominees for the 81st Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
  4. ^ "JIM REARDON | Sony Pictures Animation". stg.sonypicturesanimation.com. Retrieved 2023-04-24.
  5. ^ Frye, Jim (Spring 2012). "Ralph's Wrecking Crew". Disney Twenty-three. Disney Enterprises, Inc. 4 (1): 43.

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