Subject: Ralph Eggleston

Birth:
October 18, 1965, Baton Rouge, LA
Occupation/Title:
Animator, Art Director, Storyboard Artist, Production Designer
Bio Summary:
Early Life/Family:
Education/Training:
California Institute of the Arts
Career Outline:
· 1986 - Graduated from Cal Arts with a degree in Character Design
· 1987-89 – worked on television animations for Warner Brothers, Amblin, and Fox
· 1992 – Art Director for *Fern Gully*
· 1992 – former classmate Andrew Stanton contacts Eggleston to work for Pixar and becomes Art Director for Pixar’s *Toy Story*
· 1998 – Pitches idea of animation short “For the Birds” to John Lasseter
· 2000 – “For the Birds” is released and wins an academy award
· 2001 - Present - Eggleston continues to work at Pixar as an Art Director, Animator, Production Designer, and Storyboard Artist

Comments On Style:

Influences:
Influences include directors Billy Wilder, William Wyler, Francis Ford Coppola, Terry Gilliam, Guillermo del Toro, and Martin Scorsese. Production designers such as Anton Grot, William Cameron Menzies, Thomas Codrick, Mary Blair, Richard Sylbert and Dean Tavoularis.

Personality:

Anecdotes:
The moving company (“Eggman Movers”) in Pixar’s *Toy Story* is named after Ralph Eggleston.

Miscellaneous:

Filmography:
· *The Princess and the Frog* (2009 - Additional Source Material)
· *Up* (2009 - Art Director)
· *WALL-E* (2008 - Art Director / Production Designer)
· *The Incredibles* (2004 - Art Director)
· *Finding Nemo* (2003 - Production Designer)
· *Monsters, Inc.* (2001 - Visual Development / Story)
· *For the Birds* (2000 - Director / voice of Bird)
· *Toy Story* (1995 - Art Director)
· *FernGully: The Last Rainforest* (1992 - Art Director / Character Designer / Storyboard Artist)
· *The Simpsons* (1991 - Storyboard Artist)
· *Computer Warriors: The Adventure Begins* (1990 - Key Animator)
· *Garfield's Thanksgiving* (1989 - Animator)
· *Garfield: His 9 Lives* (1988 - Animator, Character Animator, Background Artist)
· *Family Dog* (1987

- Principal Animator) Honors:
· Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated) 2002 for *For the Birds*
· Annie Award for Outstanding Production Design 2004 for *Finding Nemo*
· Annie Award for Best Individual Achievement: Production Design 1996 for *Toy Story*

Related Links:
· Animation Art Conservation – January, 2009
· From Script to DVD – March 14, 2007
· KCRW (Audio Interview) – February 20, 2009
· The Korea Times – August 26, 2008
· Spline Cast (Audio Interview) – April 13, 2006 Bibliographic References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Eggleston
http://www.pixar.com/behind_the_scenes/Colorscripts
Mariotto, Greg. *Pixar Talk. “*Ralph Eggleston”. http://www.pixartalk.com/pixarians/ralph-eggleston/
Contributors To This Listing:
LeMasurier, Megan Kelanilei

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