Joe Ranft

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Joseph Henry "Joe" Ranft (March 13, 1960 – August 16, 2005) was an American screenwriter, animator, storyboard artist, voice actor and magician. He worked for Pixar Animation Studios and The Walt Disney Company.[1] His brother, Jerome Ranft, is a sculptor who also worked on several Pixar movies.

He received an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nomination as one of the writers of Toy Story (1995).[2] He was also a story supervisor for the film.[3] He had just finished his assignment as head of story for the 2006 movie Cars, when he was killed in a car crash.[3]

Selected filmography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Larry Carroll (August 18, 2005). "'Toy Story' Writer Dies When Car Tumbles Into The Ocean". MTV News. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  2. Charles Solomon (August 18, 2005). "Joe Ranft, 45; Artist for Pixar Animated Films, Voice of Heimlich in 'A Bug's Life'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sarah Baisley (August 19, 2005). "Services Set for Story Genius Joe Ranft". AWN, Inc. Retrieved December 30, 2016.

Other websites[change | change source]

Joe Ranft on IMDb