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Jared Bush      

Screenwriter, Producer & Director; Best Known for Zootopia, Moana, and Encanto

Jared Bush is an American screenwriter, producer and director. He is best known for co-directing and co-writing the Walt Disney Animation Studios film Zootopia (2016), writing the film Moana (2016) and directing the film Encanto (2021) besides co-creating and executive producing the Disney XD animated series "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero."

Bush co-wrote the script of Walt Disney Animation Studios' Zootopia and also co-directed the film along with Byron Howard and Rich Moore. He joined the Zootopia project early on, before it evolved from a spy film into a police procedural; he was excited to work on a spy film because both his father and grandfather had worked for the Central Intelligence Agency.

He also wrote the screenplay of Walt Disney Animation Studios' Moana.

Bush co-created the animated television series "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero." In 2021, Bush directed Encanto about a Colombian magical family alongside Howard with Charise Castro Smith as co-director. Bush also co-wrote the screenplay alongside Castro Smith.

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