Prestige commercial studio Psyop has signed a major name from the world of Hollywood animation to its roster: Oscar-nominated director Teddy Newton.
Newton directed Pixar’s 2010 short Day & Night and also worked closely with Brad Bird in developing the characters and concepts of The Incredibles franchise. Key examples of his storytelling skills can be seen in the raccoon fight sequence of Incredibles 2 as well as the short Jack Jack Attack, which he conceived. Years earlier, Newton storyboarded and wrote the song “Duck and Cover” for Bird’s The Iron Giant. He is also currently designing on Bird’s next unannounced animated feature.
Newton’s other credits include Ratatouille, Up, Wall-E, and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. At Pixar, Newton contributed to shorts like Your Friend the Rat and Presto, and independently, he co-directed the raunchy indie short Boys Night Out.