Boyd Kirkland

Boyd Kirkland has worked in the animation business for nearly 30 years, beginning as a layout artist in 1979. He soon established a partnership in Salt Lake City, Utah that subcontracted work from many Los Angeles studios such as Hanna Barbera, Ruby Spears, and Marvel Productions, providing layouts on shows such as Jana of the Jungle, Thundarr the Barbarian, Spiderman and His Amazing Friends, Plastic Man, and many others.

In 1985, Kirkland moved his family to Los Angeles, creating storyboards for feature films such as Starchaser: The Legend of Orin, My Little Pony The Movie, and Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, as well as for several animated series, including GI Joe, Jem, Robocop, Dungeons & Dragons, Gummy Bears, Gargoyles, etc. He also produced and directed several series, for Marvel Productions, including Robocop, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, and Bucky O'Hare.

In 1991, he began directing episodes of Batman: The Animated Series for Warner Bros. He also co-directed the animated feature Batman: Mask of the Phantasm in 1993, and produced, co-wrote and directed Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero in 1998, which won an Annie Award for "Best direct-to-video Animated Feature." He also developed and wrote several proposed series and features for the Warner Bros., including: Wonder Woman, Metal Men, Legionnaires, Lobo, Invasion America, Lupin the III, Batman and Joker in Asylum.

In 2000, Kirkland was employed by Marvel Entertainment and Film Roman to produce X-Men: Evolution, which had four successful seasons on Kids' WB. He also wrote and directed several episodes of the series.

Currently, Kirkland is working freelance, writing, developing and illustrating on a variety of projects.

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