Boyd Kirkland

Boyd Kirkland's career in animation began in 1978 when he was hired to work as a layout artist for Hanna-Barbera programs such as "Yogi's Space Race" and "The Godzilla Show. " More substantial layout work came his way ... Read more »
Born: 11/04/1950

Filmography

Director (5)

Happily N'Ever After 2 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Wolverine and the X-Men 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Batman: The Animated Series 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Subzero 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Director

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993 (Movie)

sequence director (Segment Director)
Art Department (4)

Alpha and Omega 2010 (Movie)

Story Artist(Burbank Studio) (Storyboard Artist)

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes 2010 (Tv Show)

Storyboard Artist

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993 (Movie)

storyboard design (Storyboard Artist)

Starchaser: The Legend of Orin 1985 (Movie)

(Storyboard Artist)
Producer (3)

X-Men: Evolution 2000 (TV Show)

Producer

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes 1990 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (1)

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland 1992 (Movie)

story sketch (From Story)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

Starchaser: The Legend of Orin 1985 (Movie)

(Layout Artist)

Biography

Boyd Kirkland's career in animation began in 1978 when he was hired to work as a layout artist for Hanna-Barbera programs such as "Yogi's Space Race" and "The Godzilla Show. " More substantial layout work came his way after he became a partner in a Salt Lake City operation that subcontracted work from Hanna-Barbera and Marvel, among other animation studios. "G. I. Joe," "Spider-Man," "The Incredible Hulk," and "Thundarr the Barbarian" are just a few of the more popular programs he worked on in the 1980s. In the late '80s and early '90s, Kirkland branched out into producing, writing, and directing shows as well. His most notable cartoon from this period was the noir-laced "Batman: The Animated Series" that Warner Bros. produced in the wake of the resounding success of director Tim Burton's gothic live-action Batman films. The animated series, however, proved to be something of a revolution in its own right, appealing to both children and adults with its heady yet accessible writing, vast repertoire of freakish villains, and strikingly influential art style. Kirkland continued to contribute pearls to the superhero-animation genre with "X-Men: Evolution," on which he served as a producer, writer, and director from 2001 to 2003.

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