Ralph Eggleston Dies: Academy Award-Winning Animator Was 56

Washington [US]: Academy Award-winning animator Ralph Eggleston breathed his final at the age of 56.

As according to Variety, he died on Monday after a protracted conflict with pancreatic cancers. Eggleston, artwork director and production designer at Pixar Animation Studios, had gained the lively short film Oscar for writing and directing the 2001 Pixar movie “For the Birds.”

Pixar tweeted a tribute to him, pronouncing, “Pixar and the world will be forever grateful.”

The animator also served as artwork director on the unique “Toy Story,” and his work as an artist has been seen on numerous Pixar films including “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo,” “Wall-E,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles” and “Inside Out.” His final credited work was in 2020’s “Soul,” where he served as a development artist within the art department.

Prior to his time at Pixar, Eggleston’s work was seen in “FernGully: The Last Rainforest,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King” and “Pocahontas.”

He won his first Annie Award for pleasant individual success in production layout because of his work at the Pixar classic “Toy Story.” He might later win three extra Annie Awards for “Finding Nemo” in 2004, “Inside Out” in 2015 and the Winsor McCay Award for lifetime success in 2016. Eggleston become additionally honoured with the VIEW Visionary Award in 2019.

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