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.
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- Larry Carroll (August 18, 2005). "'Toy Story' Writer Dies When Car Tumbles Into The Ocean". MTV News. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
- Charles Solomon (August 18, 2005). "Joe Ranft, 45; Artist for Pixar Animated Films, Voice of Heimlich in 'A Bug's Life'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
- Sarah Baisley (August 19, 2005). "Services Set for Story Genius Joe Ranft". AWN, Inc. Retrieved December 30, 2016.