Toy Story writer dead at 45

Black&Tan

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Sad news for the Pixar crew...

http://news.com.com/2061-10802_3-5837462.html?part=rss&tag=5837462&subj=news

Joe Ranft, a veteran of the California Institute of the Arts and Disney, did storyboard and story-development work, and even provided voices for some characters. He played, for example, Wheezy the Penguin in "Toy Story 2." Other credits include "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "The Lion King," "Monsters Inc." and "Finding Nemo."
 

FoxyKaye

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Good grief. The story says that he died when "a car he was traveling in plunged off a cliff." What a way to go.
Fits right in with the "Are you afraid of Death?" thread that's been getting some play recently...

Sad though, seems like all the talent a Disney dies or moves on. Anyone remember Howard Ashman?
 
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Platform

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Dec 30, 2004
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As Hector said........he did make a lot of people happy with his work....R.I.P
 
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wdlove

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My prayers go out to the family and friends of Joe Ranft. May he rest in peace. Thank you for all the joy that you have provided all of us via your art.
 
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PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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helped make me smile on more than one occasion through his work, RIP and best of wishes to his family and friends.
 
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