Joe Ranft

Screenwriter / Film Director / Artist / Animator / Film Producer | * 03/13/1960 († 45, 08/16/2005) | Pasadena (United States of America (USA))
Joseph Henry Ranft (March 13, 1960 – August 16, 2005) was an American screenwriter, animator, storyboard artist and voice actor. He worked for Pixar Animation Studios and Disney at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disney Television Animation. His younger brother Jerome Ranft is a sculptor who also worked on several Pixar films. Ranft's first film was The Brave Little Toaster in 1987. He received an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nomination as one of the writers of Toy Story (1995), and was also the co-director on Cars (2006), his final work before his death. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Animation | Kids & Family | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Joe Ranft

Disney Legends Winsor McCay Award Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
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Movies with Joe Ranft as Actor(20)

as Self (archive footage)2009 Waking Sleeping Beauty
as Self (archive footage)2007 The Pixar Story
as Red (voice)2006 Cars
as Peterbilt (voice)2006 Cars
as Additional Voices (voice)2004 The Incredibles
as Jacques (voice)2003 Finding Nemo
as Store Owner (uncredited)2003 Elf
as Streetsquash Rabbit (voice)2001 Monkeybone
as Pete "Claws" Ward (voice)2001 Monsters, Inc.
as Pete 'Claws' Ward (voice)2001 Monsters, Inc.
as Wheezy (voice)1999 Toy Story 2
as Heimlich (voice)1998 A Bug's Life
as Hottie Dancer1998 A Night at the Roxbury
as Lenny the Binoculars (voice)1995 Toy Story
as Elmo St. Peters (voice)1987 The Brave Little Toaster
as Puppeteer1983 Hansel and Gretel

Movies with Joe Ranft as Crew(25)

Crew/In Memory Of2006 Cars
Directing/Script Supervisor2006 Cars
Directing/Co-Director2006 Cars
Writing/Screenplay2006 Cars
Writing/Original Story2006 Cars
Writing/Original Story2006 Mater and the Ghostlight
Crew/In Memory Of2005 Corpse Bride
Production/Executive Producer2005 Corpse Bride
Crew/Additional Writing2001 Monsters, Inc.
Crew/Thanks2000 The Emperor's New Groove
Writing/Story1998 A Bug's Life
Crew/Thanks1997 Geri's Game
Writing/Original Story1995 Toy Story
Writing/Story Supervisor1995 Toy Story
Writing/Story1994 The Lion King
Writing/Story1991 Beauty and the Beast
Art/Title Designer1991 Drop Dead Fred
Writing/Screenplay1990 The Rescuers Down Under
Writing/Story Supervisor1990 The Rescuers Down Under
Writing/Storyboard1989 The Little Mermaid
Writing/Story1987 Sport Goofy in Soccermania
Art/Storyboard Artist1987 The Brave Little Toaster
Writing/Screenplay1987 The Brave Little Toaster
Writing/Screenstory1987 The Brave Little Toaster
Writing/Story1982 Fun with Mr. Future

Full Name: Joseph Henry Ranft
Born: Sunday, 03/13 1960 (March) in Pasadena (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 08/16 2005 (August) in Mendocino County (aged: 45)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: California Institute of the Arts
Employer: Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar
Father: James Ranft
Student of: Eric Larson
Influenced by/Role models: Bill Peet
Joe Ranft frequently works together with these people:
Andrew Stanton (25x, Crew)
John Lasseter (23x, Crew)
Mickie McGowan (17x, Actress)
Lee Unkrich (16x, Crew)
Pete Docter (13x, Crew)
Randy Newman (13x, Crew)
Jack Angel (12x, Actor)
Tim Burton (11x, Crew)
Gary Rydstrom (11x, Crew)
Bud Luckey (11x, Crew)
Phil Proctor (11x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:91299, Added: 05/26/2018, Last updated: 01/26/2023