Ash Brannon biography

Surf's Up Director

Ash Brannon

Ash Brannon studied animation at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Now a well-known creative force in the world of animation, he began working for Disney as an animator trainee in the late 1980s. One of his first projects was The Little Mermaid (1989). He was a directing animator and story artist on Toy Story (1995) and co-developed and co-directed Toy Story 2 (1999), for which he shared Annie Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production and Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production.

More recently, he co-directed the animated feature Surf's Up (2007) with Chris Buck. The movie features penguins competing in a world surfing championship.

Brannon has also taught animation at CalArts.

Ash Brannon Filmography


Surf's Up

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Running Time:  83 min.
Release Date: June 8, 2007
DVD: October 9, 2007

Current rating: Rating: 3.30
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Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, Diedrich Bader, Mario Cantone, Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Sal Masekela