Joe Ranft (1960–2005)

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Joe Ranft was born on March 13, 1960 in Pasadena, California, USA as Joseph Henry Ranft. He is known for his work on Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998) and Toy Story 2 (1999). He was married to Sue Barry Ranft. He died on August 16, 2005 in Mendocino County, California. See full bio »

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Toy Story Writer
A Bug's Life Writer
Toy Story 2 Wheezy / Heimlich
Cars Writer


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 2006 Mater and the Ghostlight (Video short) (original story by)
 2006 Cars (original story by) / (screenplay by)
 2000-2001 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series) (based on: the characters from "Toy Story", created by - 62 episodes)
- 42 (2001) ... (based on: the characters from "Toy Story", created by - uncredited)
- Ancient Evil (2001) ... (based on: the characters from "Toy Story", created by - uncredited)
- Opposites Attract (2000) ... (based on: the characters from "Toy Story", created by - uncredited)
- Holiday Time (2000) ... (based on: the characters from "Toy Story", created by - uncredited)
- Speed Trap (2000) ... (based on: the characters from "Toy Story", created by - uncredited)
 2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (Video) (based on "Toy Story" by - uncredited)
 1998 A Bug's Life (original story by)
 1997 The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (Video) (additional characters)
 1996 Disney's Animated Storybook: Toy Story (Video Game) (additional story & writing)
 1995 Toy Story (original story by)
 1994 The Lion King (story)
 1991 Beauty and the Beast (story by)
 1990 The Rescuers Down Under (animation screenplay by) / (story supervisor)
 1988 Oliver & Company (story)
 1987 Sport Goofy in Soccermania (Short) (story)
 1987 The Brave Little Toaster (screen story by) / (screenplay by)
 1982 Fun with Mr. Future (Short) (story)
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Corpse Bride (2005), Chicken Little (2005), Cars (2006), Open Season (2006), and Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009) are all dedicated to his memory. See more »

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