Pixar Animation Studios
Academy Award®-winning film maker Ralph Eggleston joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1992 as the art director of “Toy Story,” which earned him the International Animated Film Society’s Annie Award for Best Art Direction. Following “Toy Story,” he helped develop the treatment and screenplay for “Monsters, Inc.” Eggleston also wrote, designed and directed the Oscar®- and Annie-winning short film “For the Birds,” which was his directorial debut.
Eggleston contributed his talents to a number of Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning films – “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” and “WALL•E.” His work on “WALL•E” was nominated by the Art Directors Guild for “Best Production Design” and he earned a second Annie award for Best Art Direction for “Finding Nemo.” Eggleston most recently worked as the production designer on Disney•Pixar’s Summer 2015 release “Inside Out.”
Eggleston began his career as a freelance animator and designer on various small projects, including commercials, television, movie titles, and various “special projects” for numerous companies. He has also contributed to the development of several feature films both at Pixar and elsewhere in the industry.