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Ash Brannon is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Co-Director, Animation and Additional Writing American born on 1969 at Columbus (USA)

Ash Brannon

Ash Brannon
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Nationality USA
Birth 1969 (50 years) at Columbus (USA)
Awards Annie Award

Ash Brannon (born 1969 in Columbus, Georgia) is an American animator, writer and director. He was a story artist and directing animator on Toy Story and co-director on Toy Story 2. Besides working at Pixar he has also worked with DreamWorks Animation on Over the Hedge and Sony Pictures Animation on Surf's Up.

Brannon studied TV/Film at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida for high school and went on to CalArts for further education. Studying in CalArts Character Animation program, Brannon likewise practiced his skills in animation as a trainee for Disney's The Little Mermaid. From 1990-92. In the meantime, Brannon served as an animator for such projects as Nike's Hare Jordan Super Bowl ad in 1992 and the television series That's Warner Bros.!.

He won an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production and Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production on Toy Story 2. He was also nominated for an Oscar in 2007 on Surf's Up.

According to the Toy Story 2 commentary Al McWhiggin's license plate reads "LZTYBRN," which is "Al's Toy Barn" minus the vowel letters. It is also the actual license plate of Ash Brannon.

Best films

Toy Story 2 (1999)
(Director)
Toy Story (1995)
(Animation Director)
Surf's Up (2007)
(Director)

Usually with

Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(2 films)
John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(2 films)
Jeff Pidgeon
Jeff Pidgeon
(2 films)
Sherry Lynn
Sherry Lynn
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ash Brannon (4 films)

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Actor

Rock Dog
Rock Dog (2016)

Directed by Ash Brannon
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Actors Luke Wilson, J. K. Simmons, Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black, Sam Elliott, Kenan Thompson
Roles Ian (voice)
Rating58% 2.9492752.9492752.9492752.9492752.949275
Dans un pays où les moutons et les chiens vivent en harmonie, le chien Bodi souhaite plus que tout devenir musicien. Mais son père l’en empêche. Le jour où une radio tombe du ciel Bodi y voit un signe et décide de partir en ville afin de vivre son rêve et devenir une star.
Surf's Up
Surf's Up (2007)
, 1h25
Directed by Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Surfing films, Films about birds, Films about penguins, Children's films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, Mario Cantone
Roles Filmmaker (voice)
Rating66% 3.344813.344813.344813.344813.34481
A documentary crew follows the events of Cody Maverick, a 17-year-old rockhopper penguin who lives in Shiverpool, Antartica with his mother Edna and his older brother Glen. Cody has wanted to be a professional surfer ever since a visit from legendary surfer Ezekiel "Big Z" Topanga several years ago. When a talent scout shorebird named Mikey (Mario Cantone) arrives to find entrants for the "Big Z Memorial" surfing contest, Cody jumps at the chance despite the lackluster support from his family. En route to the contest, Cody befriends another entrant, Chicken Joe.

Director

Rock Dog
Rock Dog (2016)

Directed by Ash Brannon
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Actors Luke Wilson, J. K. Simmons, Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black, Sam Elliott, Kenan Thompson
Rating58% 2.9492752.9492752.9492752.9492752.949275
Dans un pays où les moutons et les chiens vivent en harmonie, le chien Bodi souhaite plus que tout devenir musicien. Mais son père l’en empêche. Le jour où une radio tombe du ciel Bodi y voit un signe et décide de partir en ville afin de vivre son rêve et devenir une star.
Surf's Up
Surf's Up (2007)
, 1h25
Directed by Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Surfing films, Films about birds, Films about penguins, Children's films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, Mario Cantone
Rating66% 3.344813.344813.344813.344813.34481
A documentary crew follows the events of Cody Maverick, a 17-year-old rockhopper penguin who lives in Shiverpool, Antartica with his mother Edna and his older brother Glen. Cody has wanted to be a professional surfer ever since a visit from legendary surfer Ezekiel "Big Z" Topanga several years ago. When a talent scout shorebird named Mikey (Mario Cantone) arrives to find entrants for the "Big Z Memorial" surfing contest, Cody jumps at the chance despite the lackluster support from his family. En route to the contest, Cody befriends another entrant, Chicken Joe.
Toy Story 2, 1h33
Directed by Lee Unkrich, John Lasseter, Ash Brannon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Jeu, Musical films, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
Rating78% 3.946573.946573.946573.946573.94657
Woody prepares to go to cowboy camp with Andy, but his right arm is accidentally torn. Andy decides to leave him behind, and his mother puts him on a shelf. The next day, Woody discovers that Wheezy, a penguin squeaky toy, has been shelved for months due to a broken squeaker. When Andy's mother puts Wheezy in a yard sale, Woody rescues him, only to be stolen by a greedy toy collector, who takes him to his residential 23-story apartment. Buzz Lightyear and all of Andy's other toys identify the thief from a commercial as Al McWhiggin, the owner of a toy store called Al's Toy Barn. Buzz, Hamm, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, and Rex all set out to rescue Woody.

Scriptwriter

Rock Dog
Rock Dog (2016)

Directed by Ash Brannon
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Actors Luke Wilson, J. K. Simmons, Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black, Sam Elliott, Kenan Thompson
Roles Story
Rating58% 2.9492752.9492752.9492752.9492752.949275
Dans un pays où les moutons et les chiens vivent en harmonie, le chien Bodi souhaite plus que tout devenir musicien. Mais son père l’en empêche. Le jour où une radio tombe du ciel Bodi y voit un signe et décide de partir en ville afin de vivre son rêve et devenir une star.
Surf's Up
Surf's Up (2007)
, 1h25
Directed by Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Surfing films, Films about birds, Films about penguins, Children's films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, Mario Cantone
Rating66% 3.344813.344813.344813.344813.34481
A documentary crew follows the events of Cody Maverick, a 17-year-old rockhopper penguin who lives in Shiverpool, Antartica with his mother Edna and his older brother Glen. Cody has wanted to be a professional surfer ever since a visit from legendary surfer Ezekiel "Big Z" Topanga several years ago. When a talent scout shorebird named Mikey (Mario Cantone) arrives to find entrants for the "Big Z Memorial" surfing contest, Cody jumps at the chance despite the lackluster support from his family. En route to the contest, Cody befriends another entrant, Chicken Joe.
Toy Story 2, 1h33
Directed by Lee Unkrich, John Lasseter, Ash Brannon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Jeu, Musical films, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
Roles Original Story
Rating78% 3.946573.946573.946573.946573.94657
Woody prepares to go to cowboy camp with Andy, but his right arm is accidentally torn. Andy decides to leave him behind, and his mother puts him on a shelf. The next day, Woody discovers that Wheezy, a penguin squeaky toy, has been shelved for months due to a broken squeaker. When Andy's mother puts Wheezy in a yard sale, Woody rescues him, only to be stolen by a greedy toy collector, who takes him to his residential 23-story apartment. Buzz Lightyear and all of Andy's other toys identify the thief from a commercial as Al McWhiggin, the owner of a toy store called Al's Toy Barn. Buzz, Hamm, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, and Rex all set out to rescue Woody.

Director

Toy Story 2, 1h33
Directed by Lee Unkrich, John Lasseter, Ash Brannon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Jeu, Musical films, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
Roles Co-Director
Rating78% 3.946573.946573.946573.946573.94657
Woody prepares to go to cowboy camp with Andy, but his right arm is accidentally torn. Andy decides to leave him behind, and his mother puts him on a shelf. The next day, Woody discovers that Wheezy, a penguin squeaky toy, has been shelved for months due to a broken squeaker. When Andy's mother puts Wheezy in a yard sale, Woody rescues him, only to be stolen by a greedy toy collector, who takes him to his residential 23-story apartment. Buzz Lightyear and all of Andy's other toys identify the thief from a commercial as Al McWhiggin, the owner of a toy store called Al's Toy Barn. Buzz, Hamm, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, and Rex all set out to rescue Woody.

Visual effects

Toy Story 2, 1h33
Directed by Lee Unkrich, John Lasseter, Ash Brannon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Jeu, Musical films, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
Roles Character Designer
Rating78% 3.946573.946573.946573.946573.94657
Woody prepares to go to cowboy camp with Andy, but his right arm is accidentally torn. Andy decides to leave him behind, and his mother puts him on a shelf. The next day, Woody discovers that Wheezy, a penguin squeaky toy, has been shelved for months due to a broken squeaker. When Andy's mother puts Wheezy in a yard sale, Woody rescues him, only to be stolen by a greedy toy collector, who takes him to his residential 23-story apartment. Buzz Lightyear and all of Andy's other toys identify the thief from a commercial as Al McWhiggin, the owner of a toy store called Al's Toy Barn. Buzz, Hamm, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, and Rex all set out to rescue Woody.
Toy Story
Toy Story (1995)
, 1h22
Directed by John Lasseter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Jeu, Films about dogs, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger
Roles Animation Director
Rating82% 4.1472754.1472754.1472754.1472754.147275
In a world where toys pretend to be lifeless in the presence of humans, Woody, a pullstring cowboy toy, is the leader of a group of toys that are owned by a boy named Andy Davis. With his family moving away one week before his birthday, Andy is given a week-early party to spend with his friends, while the toys stage a reconnaissance mission to discover Andy's new presents. Andy receives a spaceman action figure named Buzz Lightyear, whose impressive features see him replacing Woody as Andy's favorite toy. Woody becomes resentful, especially when he notices that Buzz also gets attention from the other toys. However, Buzz believes himself to be a real space ranger on a mission to return to his home planet, while Woody tries to convince him that he is just a toy.

Team

Toy Story
Toy Story (1995)
, 1h22
Directed by John Lasseter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Jeu, Films about dogs, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger
Roles Additional Writing
Rating82% 4.1472754.1472754.1472754.1472754.147275
In a world where toys pretend to be lifeless in the presence of humans, Woody, a pullstring cowboy toy, is the leader of a group of toys that are owned by a boy named Andy Davis. With his family moving away one week before his birthday, Andy is given a week-early party to spend with his friends, while the toys stage a reconnaissance mission to discover Andy's new presents. Andy receives a spaceman action figure named Buzz Lightyear, whose impressive features see him replacing Woody as Andy's favorite toy. Woody becomes resentful, especially when he notices that Buzz also gets attention from the other toys. However, Buzz believes himself to be a real space ranger on a mission to return to his home planet, while Woody tries to convince him that he is just a toy.