Jim Capobianco received the 2008 Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Ratatouille.
He went on to write and direct the short film, “Your Friend The Rat,” found on the Ratatouille DVD, winning the 2008 ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Award for short films. Jim followed YFtR up with directing the critically acclaimed end titles for Pixar’s 2008 release Wall•E. A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, Jim started in the story department at Walt Disney Feature Animation on The Lion King.
After five years at Disney, Jim relocated to Pixar Animation Studios where he was influential on the stories of many of Pixar’s films from A Bug’s Life to Coco. In 2009 Jim finished Leonardo, his first independent film, now in the permanent collection of the MoMA NYC. He also formed Aerial Contrivance Workshop a ‘story design studio’. With ACW, Jim created and directed the 2D animation sequence for Walt Disney Motion Pictures, Mary Poppins Returns, winning his second Annie Award. Following that up as the Animation director of Philharmonia Fantastique an animated fantasia for live symphony.
Jim has recently written and directed his first feature film The Inventor and is working on writing and developing numerous scripts and books for children.