Joseph Henry Ranft was an American screenwriter, animator, storyboard artist and voice actor, who 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. He received an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nomination as one of the writers of Toy Story, and was also the co-director on Cars, his final work. Ranft died in a car accident at the age of 45, on August 16, 2005.
|Born:||Joseph Henry Ranft, March 13, 1960, Pasadena, California, U.S.|
|Died:||August 16, 2005, Mendocino County, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||California Institute of the Arts|
|Occupation:||Screenwriter, animator, storyboard artist, voice actor|
|Employer:||Walt Disney Animation Studios (1980–99), Pixar Animation Studios (1991–2005)|
|Relatives:||Jerome Ranft (brother)|
|IMDb:||Joe Ranft's IMDb|
About Joe Ranft
Hollywood screenwriter, director, and animator. An employee of Disney and Pixar, he worked on Cars and received an Academy Award for his screenplay for Toy Story. He also voiced the character Jacques in the 2003 feature Finding Nemo.
Joe Ranft Before Fame
As a child, he became a junior magician with Hollywood's famous Magic Castle. He later studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts.
Achievement of Joe Ranft
He worked on Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, among other Disney animated features.
Joe Ranft Family Life
He married Sue Barry in 1985; the couple had two children.
Associations of Joe Ranft
He and director Lee Unkrich were both on the creative team of the acclaimed Toy Story films.
Information related to Joe Ranft
- Male actors from Pasadena, California
- Writers from Pasadena, California
- Pixar people
- Animation screenwriters
- American storyboard artists
- American magicians
- California Institute of the Arts alumni
- Disney people