Mark Andrews (filmmaker)

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Mark Andrews
Mark Elliott Andrews

(1968-09-12) September 12, 1968 (age 55)
EducationBachelor of Fine Arts (1993)[1]
Alma materCalArts
  • Film director
  • screenwriter
  • animator
  • storyboard artist
Years active1994–present
EmployerPixar Animation Studios (2004–2018)
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Animated Feature
Brave (2012)

Mark Elliott Andrews (born September 12, 1968) is an American filmmaker and 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.

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.[2] 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.[3]

He is the father of Maeve Andrews, who voiced Jack-Jack Parr in The Incredibles.[4] Andrews replaced Brenda Chapman as director of Brave (2012).[5] Both were credited as directors, and they won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.[6]

On January 15, 2013, it was announced that Andrews was writing and directing another original feature film at Pixar.[7][8][9] Andrews left Pixar in 2018[10] and his new project was eventually scrapped.[11]

In June 2021, Netflix announced that Andrews will serve as director of the original animated series Super Giant Robot Brothers, which premiered on August 4, 2022.[12]



Feature films[edit]

Year Title Director Screenplay Story
Other Notes
1998 Quest for Camelot No No No No Yes Story Department
1999 The Iron Giant No No No Yes Yes Workbook Designer
2001 Osmosis Jones No No Yes No Yes Story: Animation Department Heads and Designers
2002 Spider-Man No No No Yes No
2004 The Incredibles No No Yes No Yes Visual Development, Additional Voices
2006 Cars No No No Additional No
2007 Ratatouille No No Yes No No
2009 Up No No No No Yes Additional Voices
2010 Toy Story 3 No No No No Yes Additional Story
2011 Cars 2 No No No No Yes Pixar Senior Creative Team
2012 John Carter No Yes No No Yes Second Unit Director
Brave Yes Yes No No Yes Song Lyrics: "Touch the Sky", Pixar Senior Creative Team
2013 Monsters University No No No No Yes Pixar Senior Creative Team
2015 Inside Out No No No No Yes
The Good Dinosaur No No No No Yes
2016 Finding Dory No No No No Yes
2017 Cars 3 No No No No Yes
Coco No No No No Yes
2018 Incredibles 2 No No No No Yes Story Consultant, Pixar Senior Creative Team

Short films[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Story
Other Notes
1997 Loose Tooth No No No No Yes Animation Story Developer
2005 Jack-Jack Attack No Story No No No
Mr. Incredible and Pals No No Yes No No
One Man Band Yes Yes No No No
2007 Violet Yes No No No No
2009 Alma No No No No Yes Consultant
2012 The Legend of Mor'du No No No Yes No
2014 Love Hurts No No No No Yes Role: Reese
2020 Circle of Stone Yes Yes No No No

Other credits[edit]

Year Title Role
2008 Bolt Consultant - uncredited[10]
2009 Tracy Pitchman #1
Wild Dogs Special Thanks
2011 Toy Story Toons: Small Fry
2015 Sanjay's Super Team
2016 The Jungle Book Thanks
2019 Smash and Grab Brian Larsen's Story Brain Trust
Float Story Trust
2021 Nona Special Thanks


Year Title Director Writer Executive
1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest No No No Yes Yes No
2001 The Powerpuff Girls No Yes No Yes No No
2001 Samurai Jack No Yes No Yes No No
2003 Star Wars: Clone Wars No No No Yes No No
2022 Super Giant Robot Brothers Yes No Yes Comic book No Yes
Primal No Yes No Yes No No
TBA Hawkmaster[13] No Yes Yes No No No

Video games[edit]

Year Title Writer Animator
1994 Cadillacs and Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm No Yes
2004 The Incredibles Yes No
2005 The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer Yes No


  1. ^ "Mark Andrews, Director, Pixar Animation Studios". AIGA San Francisco. Archived from the original on March 29, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  2. ^ Day 89: A113 Series: Mark Andrews — the Kennedy Compounds
  3. ^ Andrews, Mark (Director) (June 22, 2012). Mark Andrews: "Brave" - Talks at Google (Motion picture). Talks at Google. Archived from the original on December 13, 2021.
  4. ^ Click, Stephanie (June 22, 2012). "Brave: The Review". Stephanie Click. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  5. ^ Barnes, Brooks (October 20, 2010). "Pixar Removes Its First Female Director". New York Times.
  6. ^ McClintock, Pamela (February 24, 2013). "Oscars 2013: Brenda Chapman's 'Brave' Win a Vindication After Being Fired From the Project". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  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.
  10. ^ a b "Mark Andrews directed Super Giant Robot Bros animation in record time ~ D.A.Livecast #35". YouTube. August 19, 2022. Retrieved February 4, 2023.
  11. ^ T.J. & Julie Wolsos (October 22, 2019). "Pixar's Next 7 Films – Release Dates From 2020-2024 with Director Speculations (Domee Shi, Brian Fee, Brad Bird)". Pixar Post. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  12. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (June 22, 2021). "Netflix Announces Trio of Animated Kids' Comedies from Top Talents & First-Time Creators". Animation Magazine. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  13. ^ White, Peter (October 4, 2021). "Fantasy Animated Drama 'Hawkmaster' In The Works At Fox From Ex-Pixar Pair Mark Andrews & Andrew Gordon & Oded Turgeman". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 7, 2021.

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