|Born||1967/1968 (age 50–51)|
|Education||Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree|
|Alma mater||NSCAD University|
Kahrs attended NSCAD University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1990. He began his career at Blue Sky Studios in New York, where he worked as an animator between 1990 and 1997. He later moved to Pixar, where he worked on such films as A Bug's Life, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille. After ten years at Pixar, he moved over to Disney, where he animated on Bolt, Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen, and was an animation supervisor on Tangled.
|1998||A Bug's Life||Yes|
|1999||Toy Story 2||Yes|
|2001||Monsters, Inc.||Yes||Also character developer|
|2002||Mike's New Car||Yes||Short film|
|2004||The Incredibles||Yes||Also character developer|
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...this is his directorial debut, at age 45.
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