Jim Reardon is an animation director and storyboard consultant, best known for his work on the animated TV series The Simpsons. For Zootopia, Reardon worked as co-head of the story.
Jim Reardon is an animation director and storyboard consultant for The Simpsons. He directed over 30 episodes of the series and was credited as a supervising director from seasons 9 to 15. Reardon attended the world-renowned Character Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts in 1982, where one of his students projects, the satirical cartoon Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown (1986), has become a cult classic through the likes of YouTube. He was hired by John Kricfalusi as a writer on Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures and later worked on Tiny Toon Adventures. He has been described by Ralph Bakshi as "one of the best cartoon writers in the business".
Reardon supervised the storyboard department and co-wrote the Pixar film WALL-E with Andrew Stanton, which was released on June 27, 2008. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for WALL-E at the 81st Academy Awards.