Why not Brad Bird?
He’s the best all-ages storyteller making movies today.
He’s responsible for The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille.
He’s interested in crossover work from animation to live-action.
He turned scenes involving a rat and a kitchen into some of the most dazzling big-screen action this year.
He’s a master of cultivating moments of poignant truth in storytelling.
And he works closely with other great storytellers like John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, who would be great assets in bringing The Hobbit to the screen.
Peter Jackson… New Line… if you’re listening, consider forming a partnership that would not only expand publicity and distribution for the film and its merchandising… but consider what would ensure that the movie of The Hobbit will remain a favorite for decades to come.
I nominate Brad Bird.