Brad Bird is one of the best filmmakers around and has directed such animated classics as The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille. However, Bird is now off directing his first live-action feature with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. So how can he possibly accept the honorary Windsor McCay Award from this year’s 2011 Annie Awards? With the help of his Mission: Impossible stars Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg.
Hit the jump to check out the video tribute to Bird or you can skip to his amusing acceptance speech which starts around 4:30. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is due out December 16th.