Joe Ranft - Pixar StudiosIn shocking news, Pixar writer and actor Joe Ranft died on Tuesday in a car accident.

Ranft was not only writer and directing animator on The Brave Little Toaster, he also worked on many different movies, including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Rescuers Down Under, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? He was also a voice actor, as Wheezy the penguin in Toy Story 2 (which he also co-wrote), Heimlich the catepillar in A Bug's Life, and Jacques in Finding Nemo

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