Jim Morris Biography
Jim Morris ( James Morris) an American film producer, production executive and visual effects producer. He works as the general manager and President for Pixar Animation Studios. He as well, held key positions at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) for 17 years.
Jim Morris, Pixar’s President Age
Morris has not shared his age and exact date of birth with the public. We will update this section as soon as he shares out.
Jim Morris, Pixar’s President Career
Morris started off his career working with local television studios, followed by working on TV commercials. He began as a cameraman and editor at NBC affiliate WSYR-TV, then worked as a producer and director for PBS affiliate WCNY-TV – both in Syracuse.
He later worked in the production departments at advertising agencies J. Walter Thompson, and Foote, Cone & Belding in San Francisco, as an executive producer heading the commercial production department at the innovative post-production facility One Pass, and was executive producer at Arnold & Associates, producing national commercials for clients such as Atari and Chevron.
Jim Morris Industrial Light & Magic
Back in 1987, Morris joined ILM working as a producer of visual effects for films and commercials, working on, amongst others, Steven Spielberg’s Always and James Cameron’s The Abyss, that then earned an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
He got promoted as the ILM’s executive in charge of production, supervising all the company’s production, and then ILM’s general manager, supervising more than 1,400 artists and technicians and guiding the largest visual effects facility in the industry, a post he held for 13 years.
The ILM’s had changes leading to an Academy Awards included the pioneering use of computer-generated characters in Jurassic Park, realistic digital skin in Death Becomes Her, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Forrest Gump. Other ILM projects he managed from the period are Mission: Impossible, Twister, Saving Private Ryan, Star Wars Episodes I and II, The Perfect Storm, Pearl Harbor, Minority Report, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Master and Commander, and three Harry Potter films. ILM worked on over 150 films during this period.
He served as the president of Lucas Digital Ltd. for 11 years, and managed its two divisions, ILM and Skywalker Sound.
Jim Morris Pixar
Morris began working with Pixar Animation Studios in 2005 as a producer of Pixar’s critically acclaimed 2008 film, WALL-E, and was responsible for managing the production of the studio’s features, shorts, DVD content, and theme park activities.
In 2008 he was named as general manager for Pixar Animation Studios. Working as a producer on Disney’s 2012 film John Carter. On November 18, 2014, he got to be named as president of Pixar Animation Studios.
Producer Jim Morris Industry roles
Morris worked for many years as president of the San Francisco Film Commission. He served as a 2009 recipient of the Producers Guild of America Digital 25 Award. He earned the Visual Effects Society’s board of directors Award in 2006, a Lifetime Membership in 2007, and their Founders Award in 2010.
For WALL-E, he got awarded Producers Guild of America’s 2009 Producer of the Year for Animated Motion Pictures, the 2008 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, a 2008 American Film Institute Award for one of the 10 best films of the year, the 2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film and a Visual Effects Society Award.
Jim Morris Net Worth
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Jim Morris Films and TV Shows
2007 – Ratatouille as a production executive
2008 – WALL-E as a producer
2009 – Up as a senior staff: Pixar
2009 – Dug’s Special Mission
2012 – John Carter as a producer)
2019 – Purl
2019 – Kitbull
Jim Morris, Pixar’s President Education
Morris enrolled and later in 1973 graduated from a private high school, Tower Hill School, in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1977, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Film, and in 1978 a Master of Science degree in Television/Radio, from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in New York state.