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Name  Boyd Kirkland
Role  Television Director
Education  Weber State University

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Full Name  Boyd Douglas Kirkland
Born  November 4, 1950 (1950-11-04) Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Occupation  Film director, producer, Animator
Spouse(s)  Barbara Guest (m. 1972)
Died  January 27, 2011, Los Angeles, California, United States
Books  Subzero: Batman & Mr. Freeze
Shows  Batman: The Animated Series
Movies  Batman & Mr Freeze: SubZero, Happily N'Ever After 2: S, Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, The Invincible Iron Man
Similar People  Steven E Gordon, Kevin Altieri, Frank Paur, Eric Radomski, Loren Lester

Trailer del film "Biancaneve e gli 007 nani"

Boyd Douglas Kirkland (November 4, 1950 – January 27, 2011) was an American television director of animated cartoons. He was best known for his work on X-Men Evolution. His other famous works included Batman: The Animated Series. He suffered from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and interstitial lung disease (ILD). While in ICU at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, he died waiting for a lung transplant on January 27, 2011. He has a book dedicated to him called Guardians of the Galaxy cosmic team-up.


Biographical background

Kirkland was raised in Utah as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Weber State College in Ogden, Utah. His career in animation started in 1979 as a layout artist. This evolved into XAM! Productions, a partnership based in Salt Lake City that subcontracted for larger Los Angeles based studios. He moved his family to Los Angeles in 1986.

Kirkland published articles about the nature of God in Mormon thought. While a missionary for the LDS Church, Kirkland was confused about the Adam-God doctrine, ostensibly taught in the 19th century and denied in the 1970s, which led him to start questioning the current official church leaders. After brief requests for answers from church leaders, Kirkland continued his own research into the controversy, resulting in articles published in Sunstone Magazine, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, and chapters of Line Upon Line: Essays on Mormon Doctrine.

Kirkland worked as a producer for Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: The Animated Series, and with storyboards for G.I. Joe: The Movie, Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, My Little Pony: The Movie, and Starchaser: The Legend of Orin. He also worked on various Mormon cartoons from the Living Scriptures, Inc, including "The Savior in America" and "The Miracles of Jesus."

Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero

SubZero could be considered a major personal achievement in film making by Boyd Kirkland. As a writer, director and producer on the film, he was an integral part of the creative process. This gave him a unique opportunity to highly influence critical decisions and make the type of movie he felt Batman fans would enjoy and appreciate.

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Boyd Kirkland was a sequence director and storyboard artist for Mask of the Phantasm.

Batman: The Animated Series

Boyd Kirkland was a writer and director for Batman: The Animated Series.

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!

Boyd Kirkland was a director for the show's second season. The episode "Michael Korvac" was dedicated to his life. The ending credits included the dedication, "In Loving Memory Of Boyd Kirkland: Friend, Father, Director, Avenger." After the dedication, the episode's end credits played in complete silence, which is highly unusual for an American television series.


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