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Colin Brady is an American animator and film director. He graduate of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), has worked as lead animator, animation director, supervising animator and co-director with animated film powerhouses Pixar and Industrial Light & Magic. His credits have included Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, Men in Black 2, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and many others.
A native from Chicago, he started studying Mechanical Engineering at USC, but dropped to go on to CalArts to pursue animation.
After graduating Brady joined Rhythm & Hues Studios worked as animator on Binx the cat in Hocus Pocus.
He later joined Pixar Animation Studios and worked as animator on Toy Story, A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2. Brady also worked at the story department in Toy Story 2 and director of the Toy Story Activity Center.
On Hulk and Lemony Snicket, Brady and his team pioneered the motion capture of attack dogs and even eight-month-old infants. On Lemony Snicket, Brady helped develop an inexpensive system to reliably track facial motion.
While working at Imagi Studios he was appointed as director for Astro Boy a part originally givin to Eric Leighton the director of Dinosaur, but later on he was switch with David Bowers. He then joined Sony Pictures Animation as director for The Smurfs Movie but he again replaced with Raja Gosnell.
In addition, Brady was supervising animator on Men in Black 2 and E.T. The Extraterrestrial Special Edition.
He is currently working as director on The Legend of Santa Claus at Lumenas Animation Studios.
Brady is the current Director of Marketing and Strategic Alliances at nCore Media.
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