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Full Name
James Hayward

Director, Writer

Jimmy Hayward

Film director

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September 19, 1970 (age 53) (
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Notable work
Horton Hears a Who Free Birds

Free Birds, Horton Hears a, Jonah Hex

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James Hayward (born September 17, 1970) is a Canadian-American film director, screenwriter and animator.


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Life and career

Hayward was born in Kingston, Ontario. At a young age, Hayward began his career at Mainframe Entertainment animating and directing commercials, he was one of the original animators of the television series, ReBoot. Throughout his career he has worked at Pixar Animation Studios, 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, and was an animator for Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo. He was the sequence director and story consultant for Robots.

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His studio directorial debut, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! starring Jim Carrey and Steve Carell, had a worldwide gross of $297,138,014 (as of May 2009).

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Hayward's first live-action film, Jonah Hex, was released in June 2010.

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Hayward was also director and writer on an animated film Free Birds, starring Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler, which was released in 2013 to unfavourable critical reception.


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  • ReBoot (1994) (animator)
  • Toy Story (1995) (animator)
  • A Bug's Life (1998) (additional animator)
  • Toy Story 2 (1999) (animator, additional story material)
  • Monsters, Inc. (2001) (animator)
  • Mike's New Car (2002) (animator)
  • Finding Nemo (2003) (animator)
  • Robots (2005) (sequence director, story consultant)
  • Horton Hears a Who! (2008) (director and the voice of an Obnoxious Who)
  • Jonah Hex (2010) (director)
  • Free Birds (2013) (director) (writer) (voice of Ranger, President and Additional Voices)
  • Zootopia (2016) (additional story material; uncredited)
  • Cars 3 (2017) (writer)
  • References

    Jimmy Hayward Wikipedia

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