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Joe Ranft is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Executive Producer, Co-Director, Storyboard Artist and Additional Writing American born on 13 march 1960 at Pasadena (USA)

Joe Ranft

Joe Ranft
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Birth name Joseph Henry Ranft
Nationality USA
Birth 13 march 1960 at Pasadena (USA)
Death 16 august 2005 (at 45 years) at Mendocino County (USA)

Joseph Henry "Joe" Ranft (March 13, 1960 – August 16, 2005) was an American screenwriter, animator, storyboard artist, voice actor, and magician who worked for Pixar and Disney at Disney Animation and Disney Television Animation. 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, and was also co-director on Cars, his final work.

Best films

The Lion King (1994)
(Story)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
(Additional Writing)
Cars (2006)
(Director)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
(Story)
Toy Story (1995)
(Story Supervisor)
A Bug's Life (1998)
(Actor)

Usually with

Andrew Stanton
Andrew Stanton
(11 films)
John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(12 films)
Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(7 films)
Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(14 films)
Bud Luckey
Bud Luckey
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joe Ranft (27 films)

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Actor

Waking Sleeping Beauty, 1h26
Directed by Don Hahn
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Roy E. Disney, Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Frank Wells, Howard Ashman, Steven Spielberg
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating74% 3.742313.742313.742313.742313.74231
The film covers the fall and rebirth of Disney's animation division, the effects the new corporate team of Michael Eisner, Frank Wells, and Jeffrey Katzenberg had on the division, the competition with Don Bluth's animation studio, the pivotal roles of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the CAPS system, the introduction of the home video format, and the new-found success the studio had from 1989-1999.
The Pixar Story, 1h27
Directed by Leslie Iwerks
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about the film industry, Children's films
Actors Stacy Keach, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John Musker, Ron Clements, Ollie Johnston
Roles Self / Heimlich (voice) / Lenny (voice)
Rating76% 3.8464553.8464553.8464553.8464553.846455
The success story of Pixar Animation Studios from the ground up.
Cars
Cars (2006)
, 1h56
Directed by John Lasseter, Joe Ranft
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub, Michael Wallis
Roles Red/Peterbilt (voice)
Rating71% 3.5958053.5958053.5958053.5958053.595805
In a world populated by anthropomorphic vehicles, the last race of the Piston Cup championship ends in a three-way tie between retiring veteran Strip "The King" Weathers, infamous runner-up Chick Hicks, and rookie Lightning McQueen. The tiebreaker race is scheduled for one week later at the (fictional) Los Angeles International Speedway in California. Lightning is desperate to win the race, since it would allow him to leave the unglamorous sponsorship of Rust-Eze, a rust treatment for old cars, and allow him to take The King's place as the sponsored car of the lucrative Dinoco team. Eager to start practice in California as soon as possible, he pushes his big rig, Mack, to travel all night long. While McQueen is sleeping, the exhausted Mack drifts off and is startled by a gang of four reckless street racers, causing McQueen to fall out the back of the trailer and into the road. McQueen wakes in the middle of traffic and speeds off the highway to find Mack, only to end up in the run-down desert town of Radiator Springs, and inadvertently ruining the pavement of its main road.
The Incredibles, 1h55
Directed by Brad Bird
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about families, Superhero films, Children's films
Actors Brad Bird, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee
Roles Additional Voices (voice)
Rating79% 3.9968153.9968153.9968153.9968153.996815
"Supers" – humans with superpowers – are forced into civilian relocation programs after facing several lawsuits from peripheral damage caused by their crime fighting activities. Fifteen years after relocation, Bob and Helen Parr, formerly Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl respectively, and their children Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack live as a suburban family. Bob is dissatisfied with suburban life and his white-collar job and longs for the glory days. On some nights, Bob and his old friend Lucius Best, formerly Frozone, perform vigilante work. One day, Bob loses his temper when his supervisor refuses to let him stop a mugging, causing Bob to be fired. Returning home, Bob finds a message from a mysterious woman named Mirage, who convinces him to become Mr. Incredible again and gives him a mission to destroy a savage robot called the Omnidroid on the remote island of Nomanisan, promising a substantial reward. Arriving on Nomanisan Island, Bob is able to find and defeat the Omnidroid by tricking it into ripping out its own power source.
Elf
Elf (2003)
, 1h37
Directed by Jon Favreau
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Will Ferrell, Edward Asnere, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay
Roles Store Owner (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.4977253.4977253.4977253.4977253.497725
One Christmas Eve, during a stop at an orphanage, a baby boy named William, captivated by the sight of a teddy bear, crawls into Santa Claus's (Ed Asner) sack of gifts while he is delivering toys. Santa Claus unknowingly takes the boy back to the North Pole, and when discovered, is renamed Buddy because one the elves notices he is wearing "Little Buddy" brand diapers. Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) volunteers to raise him.
Finding Nemo, 1h41
Directed by Lee Unkrich, Andrew Stanton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney
Roles Jacques (voice)
Rating78% 3.922233.922233.922233.922233.92223
Two ocellaris clownfish, Marlin and his wife Coral, admire their new home in the Great Barrier Reef and their clutch of eggs when a barracuda attacks, knocking Marlin unconscious. He wakes up to find that Coral and all but one of the eggs have disappeared. Marlin names this last egg Nemo, a name that Coral liked.
Monsters, Inc., 1h32
Directed by Lee Unkrich, Pete Docter, David Silverman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Time travel films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, Mary Gibbs, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly
Roles Additional Voices (voice)
Rating80% 4.0475754.0475754.0475754.0475754.047575
The parallel city of Monstropolis is inhabited by monsters and powered by the screams of children in the human world. At the factory of Monsters, Inc., employees called "scarers" venture into children's bedrooms to scare them and collect their screams, using closet doors as portals. This is considered a dangerous task because the monsters believe children are toxic and that touching them would be fatal. However, production is falling as children are becoming harder to scare and the company's chairman Henry J. Waternoose III is determined to find a solution. The top scarer is James P. "Sulley" Sullivan, who lives with his friend and assistant Mike Wazowski and has a rivalry with the ever-determined chameleon-like monster Randall Boggs. During an ordinary day's work on what is known as the "Scarefloor", another scarer accidentally brings a child's sock into the factory, causing the Child Detection Agency (CDA) to arrive and cleanse him. Mike is frequently ridiculed by the company's clerk Roz for never completing his paperwork on time.
Monkeybone
Monkeybone (2001)
, 1h32
Directed by Henry Selick
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes La bande dessinée, Children's films
Actors Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, Chris Kattan, Whoopi Goldberg, Rose McGowan, Giancarlo Esposito
Roles Streetsquash Rabbit (voice)
Rating48% 2.4035752.4035752.4035752.4035752.403575
Stu Miley is a disillusioned cartoonist whose comic strip features a rascal monkey named Monkeybone. Stu is in love with a sleep institute worker named Dr. Julie McElroy, who helped him deal with his terrible nightmares by changing his drawing hand. One night, Stu crashes his car after accidentally activating an inflatable Monkeybone raft, causing him to fall into a coma.
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins, 1h11
Directed by Tad Stones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Children's films
Actors Tim Allen, Nicole Sullivan, Thomas F. Wilson, Stephen Furst, Larry Miller, Adam Carolla
Roles Wheezy (voice)
Rating62% 3.107763.107763.107763.107763.10776
As a framing device, Andy's toys watch a VHS copy of Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins.
Toy Story 2, 1h33
Directed by Lee Unkrich, John Lasseter, Ash Brannon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Jeu, Musical films, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
Roles Wheezy the Penguin / Heimlich (voice)
Rating78% 3.9467253.9467253.9467253.9467253.946725
Woody prepares to go to cowboy camp with Andy, but his right arm is accidentally torn. Andy decides to leave him behind, and his mother puts him on a shelf. The next day, Woody discovers that Wheezy, a penguin squeaky toy, has been shelved for months due to a broken squeaker. When Andy's mother puts Wheezy in a yard sale, Woody rescues him, only to be stolen by a greedy toy collector, who takes him to his residential 23-story apartment. Buzz Lightyear and all of Andy's other toys identify the thief from a commercial as Al McWhiggin, the owner of a toy store called Al's Toy Barn. Buzz, Hamm, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, and Rex all set out to rescue Woody.
A Bug's Life, 1h35
Directed by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about insects, Children's films
Actors Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, David Hyde Pierce, Phyllis Diller
Roles Heimlich (voice)
Rating71% 3.5967953.5967953.5967953.5967953.596795
Flik, an individualist and would-be inventor, lives in a colony of ants in the middle of a dried creek. They are led by Princess Atta and her mother, the Queen. The colony is oppressed by a gang of marauding grasshoppers, led by Hopper, that arrive every season demanding food from the ants. One day, when the annual offering is accidentally knocked into a stream by Flik's latest invention, a grain-harvesting device, the grasshoppers demand twice as much food as compensation. The ants trick Flik into accepting his plan to recruit "warrior bugs" to fight off the grasshoppers. While Flik actually believes in the plan, the other ants see it as an opportunity to get rid of Flik and save themselves trouble.
A Night at the Roxbury, 1h22
Directed by John Fortenberry, Amy Heckerling
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Buddy films
Actors Molly Shannon, Loni Anderson, Dan Hedaya, Jennifer Coolidge, Chris Kattan, Will Ferrell
Roles Hottie Dancer
Rating62% 3.1023353.1023353.1023353.1023353.102335
Wealthy Yemeni-American brothers Steve and Doug Butabi enjoy frequenting nightclubs, where they bob their heads in unison to Eurodance, a subgenre of dance music, commonly doing it to Haddaway's hit song "What Is Love" and also fail miserably at picking up women. Their dream is to party at the Roxbury, a fabled Los Angeles nightclub where they are continually denied entrance by a hulking bouncer. By day, the brothers work at an artificial plant store owned by their wealthy father, Kamehl. They spend most of their time goofing off, daydreaming about opening a club as cool as the Roxbury together, and Doug using credit card transactions as an excuse to flirt with a card approval associate via telephone that he calls "Credit Vixen." The store shares a wall with a lighting emporium owned by Fred Sanderson. Mr. Butabi and Mr. Sanderson hope that Steve and Emily, Sanderson's daughter, will marry, uniting the families and the businesses to form the first plant-lamp emporium.
Toy Story
Toy Story (1995)
, 1h22
Directed by John Lasseter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Jeu, Films about dogs, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger
Roles Lenny the Binoculars (voice)
Rating82% 4.14734.14734.14734.14734.1473
In a world where toys pretend to be lifeless in the presence of humans, Woody, a pullstring cowboy toy, is the leader of a group of toys that are owned by a boy named Andy Davis. With his family moving away one week before his birthday, Andy is given a week-early party to spend with his friends, while the toys stage a reconnaissance mission to discover Andy's new presents. Andy receives a spaceman action figure named Buzz Lightyear, whose impressive features see him replacing Woody as Andy's favorite toy. Woody becomes resentful, especially when he notices that Buzz also gets attention from the other toys. However, Buzz believes himself to be a real space ranger on a mission to return to his home planet, while Woody tries to convince him that he is just a toy.
The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1h16
Directed by Tim Burton, Henry Selick
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Horror, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, Musical films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Patrick Stewart, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix
Roles Igor (voice) (uncredited)
Rating78% 3.9492853.9492853.9492853.9492853.949285
The story starts in a forest called Holiday Woods with seven trees containing doors leading to towns representing various holidays: Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween and the Fourth of July. Halloween Town is a fantasy world filled with citizens such as deformed monsters, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, vampires, werewolves and witches. Jack Skellington, a skeleton known as The Pumpkin King, leads them in organizing the annual Halloween holiday. However, in a monologue, Jack reveals he has grown weary of the same routine year after year, and wants something more. Wandering dejectedly in the woods, he stumbles across the seven holiday doors and accidentally opens a portal to Christmas Town, whose residents are charged with organizing the annual Christmas holiday. Impressed by the bright and cheery feeling and style of Christmas, Jack presents his findings and his understanding of Christmas, to the Halloween Town residents. However, they fail to grasp his meaning and compare everything to their ideas of Halloween, although there is one Christmas character they can relate to: the fearsome lobster-like king of Christmas Town who flies at night, named "Sandy Claws". Meanwhile, Jack who barely understands Christmas himself, obsessively tries to study the holiday but fails to grasp any further meaning of it. He ultimately decides that since he cannot understand it, he should improve it, and announces that the citizens of Halloween Town will take over Christmas this year.