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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. 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). He was also a story supervisor for the film. He had just finished his assignment as head of story for the 2006 movie Cars.

Selected filmography

  • Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981 - Special Thanks)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981 - Special Thanks)
  • My Dinner with Andre (1981 - Story)
  • Halloween II (1981 - Story Artist)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982 - Special Thanks)
  • Friday the 13th Part III (1982 - Special Thanks)
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982 - Storyboard Artist)
  • Airplane II: The Sequel (1982 - Story)
  • Sahara (1983 - Story)
  • The Black Stallion Returns (1983 - Special Thanks)
  • Trading Places (1983 - Animation Screenplay)
  • The Right Stuff (1983 - Story Supervisor)
  • Deal of the Century (1983 - Animator)
  • Repo Man (1984 - Screenplay)
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984 - Special Thanks)
  • Sixteen Candles (1984 - Storyboard Supervisor)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984 - Additional Producer)
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984 - Additional Story Material)
  • Gremlins (1984 - Story Supervisor)
  • Red Dawn (1984 - Animation Screenplay)
  • The Terminator (1984 - Supervising Technical Support)
  • Back to the Future (1985 - Story Artist)
  • The Brave Little Toaster (1987 - voice of Elmo St. Peters, Screenplay and Story, directing animator)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988 - Story Artist)
  • Oliver & Company (1988 - Story)
  • The Little Mermaid (1989 - Storysketch Artist: animation)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (1990 - Animation Screenplay, Story Supervisor)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991 - Story and provided several cartoon screams)
  • Rugrats (1992 - voice of Man SWAT Officer #1)
  • Aladdin (1992 - Story and provided several cartoon screams)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993 - Storyboard Supervisor, voice of Igor)
  • The Lion King (1994 - Story)
  • James and the Giant Peach (1996 - Storyboard Supervisor)
  • A Night at the Roxbury (1998 - voice of Hottie Dancer)
  • A Bug's Life (1998 - voice of Heimlich, Story, Story Supervisor)
  • The Iron Giant (1999 - voice of Squad Leader; uncredited)
  • Fantasia 2000 (1999 - Additional Art: story)
  • Maggie and the Ferocious Beast (2000-2005 - voice of The Ferocious Beast)
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000 - voice of Wheezy)
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001 - voice of James)
  • Monsters, Inc. (2001 - voice of Pete "Claws" Ward, Story Artist)
  • Monkeybone (2001 - Streetsquash Rabbit)
  • Finding Nemo (2003 - voice of Jacques)
  • The Incredibles (2004 - Additional Voices)
  • Corpse Bride (2005 - Executive Producer)
  • Mater and the Ghostlight (2006 - Story)

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