There is an interview over at Ready Made with Brad Bird, Director of The Incredibles. He sent his first animated film (which he did at age 11) to Disney because his parents said, “Might as well send it to the people you admire most, and then work your way down.” Interesting fellow.
If you haven’t seen The Incredibles, go buy the DVD now. You will want to own it and it’s a fantastic animated movie. Not only is the animation great, the story is chock full of subversive undertones, and the theme that by continually celebrating mediocrity in our culture, we’re missing out on, well, something incredible.