James “Jimmy” Hayward (born September 17, 1970) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter and animator.
Hayward was born in Kingston, Ontario. At a young age, Hayward began his career at Mainframe Entertainment animating and directing commercials, he was one of the original animators of the television series, ReBoot. Throughout his career he has worked at Pixar Animation Studios, 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, and was an animator for Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo. He was the sequence director and story consultant for Robots.
His studio directorial debut, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! starring Jim Carrey and Steve Carell, had a worldwide gross of $297,138,014 (as of May 2009).
Jimmy’s first live-action film, Jonah Hex, was released in June 2010. —Wikipedia
I hope when Hollywood remakes this in a few years that they cast Christian Slater as the bad guy and Keanu Reeves as the tattooed leprechaun.
A casebook example of a studio botching a film that could have been great. It has the cast - Fassbinder, Brolin etc. - Neveldine and Taylor writing the script and Mastodon providing the score, and yet there is a clear sense that this film was compromised, leaving a generic mess that could have been an entertaining romp. I wish I could slap the executive at Warner Brothers who screwed up this production.