Mark Andrews earned his BFA in Film from California Institute of the Arts in 1993. He then attended Disney's summer internship program under such mentors as Glen Kean, Ed Gombert, and Steve Huston. After completing the Disney program, he began his career in the animation industry working freelance (in development) for Chuck Jones Film Productions and in television (he storyboarded five episodes of The New Adventures of Jonny Quest).
Mark moved into feature animation storyboarding on Quest for Camelot, the first animated venture from Warner Brothers, followed by the critically acclaimed Iron Giant, for which he received an ANNIE award for outstanding individual achievement in storyboarding.
Soon after, Mark became head of story on Osmosis Jones. He then moved toward live-action storyboarding, working on the box office blockbuster Spiderman. He returned to animation, teaming up with Pixar Animation Studios' Brad Bird, as head of story on The Incredibles.
During this time Andrews kept busy working as a freelancer in animation for television doing boards on Samurai Jack and Star Wars-Clone Wars, for which he earned an Emmy. Andrews received an Oscar nomination for his animated short film One Man Band, which opened for Cars worldwide. He and Bird teamed again as head of story for Ratatouille and is currently developing his own feature he plans to direct at Pixar.
Andrews lives in Oakland with his wife, four kids, three dogs, and cat. In his copious amounts of free time he works on his comic books, fences all three weapons, and practices Kendo. He also has just picked up the penny whistle.
Associate Professor, Animation