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Thank you for writing such a great fan letter. Forgive me my delay in responding; I was very busy working on Ratatouille.
I am glad you are such a fan of the Iron Giant and The Incredibles; I had fun making both movies. I am also glad that you are a fan of animation and want to pursue a career in it yourself.
The best thing you can do is to keep studying, drawing, writing, and working towards your goal! The more you put into it the more you get out of it! You must also persevere, the journey can be challenging, frightening, exhilarating, and exhausting at times, but it should always be something you enjoy and have fun doing!
I have enclosed a small token of my appreciation.
When I was 16 I wrote a letter to Brad Bird telling him that I was a huge fan and that I wanted to basically be like him when I grew up. Brad Bird is still a huge inspiration to me, and someone that I admire (and still want to grow up to be).
This was his response. The reason I post this is because I’ve been kind of living my life recently in the way that he said I should. Keep working hard towards your goal, despite the ups and downs, and always have fun.
This thing is framed and I treasure it, even if it’s just a simple small letter.
(also he gave me a signed print of the incredibles so… haha)