Mark Andrews (filmmaker)

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Mark Andrews
Nationality American[1]
Education Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film[2]
Alma mater CalArts
Occupation Director, storyboard artist, writer
Notable work One Man Band
Children Maeve

Mark Andrews is a Pixar employee, best known as a director and screenwriter of 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. 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.[citation needed] As of January 2013, he is writing and directing another original film at Pixar.[6][7][8]



  1. ^ Lee, Marc (August 13, 2012). "Pixar's Brave gamble". The Telegraph. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mark Andrews, Director, Pixar Animation Studios". AIGA San Francisco. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ Andrews, Mark (Director) (Jun 22, 2012). Mark Andrews: "Brave" - Talks at Google (Motion picture). Talks at Google. 
  4. ^ Click, Stephanie (June 22, 2012). "Brave: The Review". Stephanie Click. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ Barnes, Brooks (20 October 2010). "Pixar Removes Its First Female Director". New York Times. 
  6. ^ Ferguson, Brian (April 10, 2013). "Sequel to Disney-Pixar's Brave on the cards". Scotsman. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ Julie & T.J. (January 14, 2013). "Mark Andrews Developing New Pixar Feature Film". Pixar Post. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ Jardine, William (January 1, 2013). "Interview: Brian Larsen, Brave Story Supervisor and The Legend of Mor'du Director". A113Animation. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 

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