bb.jpgCartoon Brew points to a pair of recent radio interviews with writer-director Brad Bird which are worth a listen. The first interview elaborates on what he thinks is wrong with Hollywood filmmaking and about how animation is treated at the Academy Awards. The second interview gets off to quite a bad start when the host refers to animation as a “genre”, a misconception Bird has fought against on numerous occasions. Bird also discusses how he came onto Ratatouille midway through the film’s development.