Joe Ranft

Game Credits

Business

Disney•Pixar Cars (2006)   (Co-Director)
 

Production

Disney•Pixar Cars: Race-O-Rama (2009)   (Co-Director)
Disney•Pixar Cars: Race-O-Rama (2009)   (Co-Director)
Disney•Pixar Cars: Mater-National Championship (2007)   (Co-Director)
Disney Presents a Pixar Film: Cars (2006)   (Co-Director)
Disney Presents a Pixar Film: Cars (2006)   (Co‑Director)
 

Design

Disney•Pixar Cars: Mater-National Championship (2007)   (Co-Director)
 

Writers

Disney•Pixar Cars: Race-O-Rama (2009)   (Script / Story Lead)
Disney•Pixar Cars: Race-O-Rama (2009)   (Script/Story Lead)
Disney•Pixar Cars: Mater-National Championship (2007)   (Script/Story Lead)
Disney•Pixar Cars: Mater-National Championship (2007)   (Script/Story Lead)
Disney•Pixar Cars (2006)   (Script/Story Lead)
Disney•Pixar Cars (2006)   (Script/Story Lead)
Disney Presents a Pixar Film: Cars (2006)   (Script and Story Lead)
Disney Presents a Pixar Film: Cars (2006)   (Script/Story Lead)
Disney's Animated Storybook: Toy Story (1996)   (Additional Story & Writing)
 

Audio

Disney•Pixar Cars: Mater-National Championship (2007)   (Featuring the Voice Talents of)
Disney•Pixar Finding Nemo (2003)   (Featuring the Voice Talents of)
Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure (2003)   (Featuring the Voice Talents of)
Disney•Pixar Monsters, Inc.: Scream Arena (2002)   (Featuring the Voice Talents of)
Disney•Pixar A Bug's Life (1998)   (With the Voice Talents of)
Disney's Animated Storybook: Toy Story (1996)   (Featuring the voices of)
 

Thanks

Disney•Pixar Cars: Race-O-Rama (2009)   (In memory of)
Disney•Pixar Cars: Race-O-Rama (2009)   (In memory of)
Disney•Pixar Cars: Mater-National Championship (2007)   (In memory of)
Disney•Pixar Cars: Mater-National Championship (2007)   (In memory of)
Disney•Pixar Cars (2006)   (In Memory of)
Disney•Pixar Cars (2006)   (In memory of)
Disney•Pixar Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures (2006)   (In memory of)
Disney Presents a Pixar Film: Cars (2006)   (In memory of)
 

Other

Disney•Pixar Cars: Race-O-Rama (2009)   (Co-Director)
Disney•Pixar Cars (2006)   (Co-Director)
Disney•Pixar Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures (2006)   (Co-Director)
Disney Presents a Pixar Film: Cars (2006)   (In Memory of)
 


Developer Biography

Born in Pasadena in 1960, Joe Ranft was raised in Whittier, California, where as a child he developed a fondness for performing magic tricks. He was a classmate of Pixar's John Lasseter at the California Institute of the Arts in the 1970s.

After two years at CalArts, Ranft joined Disney in 1980. In 1992, he reunited with Lasseter at Pixar, where his early work included pitching and storyboarding the first sequence for "Toy Story," the Green Army Men sketch.

Mr. Ranft, Pixar Animation Studios' head of story for more than a decade and a cornerstone of the company's creative team, died August 16, 2005 when the car he was riding in plunged into the ocean after running off the road in Mendocino County, California. He was 45.

Last updated: Sep 02, 2005