Let me tell you why Brad Bird is one of the GREATEST directors of all time.
"Everyone’s special, Dash”
"That’s like saying no one is”
“Not everyone can become a great artist but a great artist can come from anywhere”
”You are who you choose to be”
Beautiful message right here. If you are really skilled and do have fantastic abilities then use them! Don’t be afraid of them! Let them grow and mature and harness them so that you can be the best you can be! Be yourself! Don’t be afraid! Not everyone is special, not everyone is unique and gifted and that’s the way it is. If you are a spectacular cook then go on! Cook! If you are a spectacular writer then go on! Write!
The beauty of Brad Bird’s work is how honest it is and how not everything goes the right way.
The Iron Giant does have to die.
The Incredibles do have to hide their powers to an extent.
Remy is a rat and people will not accept him as a cook.
I think the moment that illustrates this idea the most is in Ratatouille. When Linguini explains how Remy helped him cook the brilliant dishes in any other Disney movie the chefs would have accepted Remy and helped him cook the best dishes ever! But actually the chefs leave, even Colette who had been supporting Linguini through out the whole movie. This is wonderful! It shows how not everything goes well, life is tough and you’ve gotta deal with it. But so long as you stay true to yourself then you can succeed. I’m just going to list some of my favourite quotes from Brad Bird films whether they be hilarious or meaningful.
THE IRON GIANT
"That’s why I’m selling it, it’s got a large bite out of it"
"If we don’t stand up for the kooks, who will?"
"I am not a gun"
"Screw our country! I wanna live!"
"But who built it? The martians, the Russians, Canadians! I don’t care! We didn’t build it and that’s reason enough to blow it to kingdom come!"
"Where’s my super suit?"
"Where’s my super suit!?"
"I uh… Put it away!"
"Why do you need to know?"
"I need it!"
"Nuh uh! You’re not running off and doing no darin’ do’s! We’ve been plannin’ this dinner for two months!"
"The public is in danger!"
"My evening’s in danger!"
"TELL ME WHERE MY SUIT IS WOMAN! We are talking about the greater good!"
"Greater good? I am your wife! I’m the greatest good you are EVER gonna get!"
"They want food from LINGUINI!?"
"Yes, I think I shall have some fresh, clear, well-seasoned perspective. Can you suggest a good wine to go with that?"
"He’s your son!?"
"I have a son!?"
"I found a mushroom!"
Also he voiced Edna from the Incredibles…