Jim Morris (Producer) Bio, Age, Wiki, Net Worth, Wife, Family, Movies, TV Shows

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Jim Morris Biography and Wiki

Jim Morris is a well-known film producer, production executive, and visual effects producer from the United States. He is currently the President and General Manager of Pixar Animation Studios. He previously spent 17 years in key positions at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM).

Jim Morris Education

Morris graduated from Tower Hill School, a private high school in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1973. Morris received a Bachelor of Science degree in Film in 1977 and a Master of Science degree in Television/Radio in 1978 from Syracuse University in New York.

Jim Morris Age

He was born James Morris, in the United States. He is 65 years old as of 2020.

Jim Morris Height and Measurements

His height is not yet disclosed. However, details about his other body measurements will be updated as soon as possible. ALSO READ: Dave Sheridan

Jim Morris Family and Parents

Jim was born and raised in the United States of America by his parents, however, attempts to establish the identities of his mother and father were in vain since no information about them is available to the public. It’s therefore not known whether he has any siblings.

Jim Morris Married | Wife

He hasn’t made his relationship public. His marital status, whether married, engaged, divorced, or single, is unknown.

Jim Morris Career 

Morris began his career in local television studios before moving on to work on TV commercials. He began his career in Syracuse as a cameraman and editor for NBC affiliate WSYR-TV, then as a producer and director for PBS affiliate WCNY-TV. He then worked in the production departments of advertising agencies J. Walter Thompson and Foote, Cone & Belding in San Francisco, was executive producer at the innovative post-production facility One Pass, and was executive producer at Arnold & Associates, where he produced national commercials for clients such as Atari and Chevron. Morris joined ILM in 1987 as a visual effects producer for films and commercials, working on projects such as Steven Spielberg’s Always and James Cameron’s The Abyss, which won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

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He was subsequently promoted to be 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. During this period, ILM’s innovations resulting in 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. Morris was a producer on Disney’s 2012 film John Carter. On November 18, 2014, he was named as president of Pixar Animation Studios.

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 were also managed by him during this time period. During this time, ILM worked on over 150 films. Morris served as president of Lucas Digital Ltd. for 11 years, overseeing the company’s two divisions, ILM and Skywalker Sound. Morris began working at Pixar Animation Studios in 2005. He was a producer on Pixar’s critically acclaimed 2008 film WALL-E and was in charge of the studio’s production of features, shorts, DVD content, and theme park activities. He was appointed general manager of Pixar Animation Studios in 2008.

Morris served for many years as president of the San Francisco Film Commission. He was a 2009 recipient of the Producers Guild of America Digital 25 Award. He received 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, Morris was 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’s Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of 2 million dollars.

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