In 1998, he made his feature film directorial debut on his script, Dancer, Texas Pop. 81. The film met with acclaim, played continuously for seven months in his home state and premiered internationally at the prestigious London Film Festival.
His screenplay for the critically lauded 1999 animated film The Iron Giant earned McCanlies and director Brad Bird an Annie, BAFTA Children's Award and a Nebula Award.
McCanlies' additional projects include screenplays for the live-action The Night We Liberated Paris and Walden Media's Around the World in 80 Days starring Jackie Chan. His additional feature film screenwriting credits include Dennis the Menace Strikes Again.
Tim McCanlies Facts
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