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Jerome Edward Ranft is a character sculptor for Pixar Animation Studios. He is the younger brother of the late Pixar storyboard artist Joe Ranft. Jerome joined Pixar in 1997 working as a character sculptor on the short film Geri's Game (1997) and later on Pixar's second movie A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Brave (2012). Ranft stated in an interview that he does not fall in love with just one sculpture he made but all of them, and that, for the character of Sulley, he created over 30 sculptures.

He also provided the voice of the character Gamma in Up (2009) and the short film, Dug's Special Mission and Red in Cars Toons: Tales from Radiator Springs, as well as the voice of the Mover in Henry Selick's Coraline.

Before joining Pixar, He served as a character sculptor for Disney's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and James and the Giant Peach (1996).


Year Film Position
1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas Character Sculptor
1996 James and the Giant Peach Character Sculptor
1997 Geri's Game Character Sculptor
1998 A Bug's Life Character Sculptor
1999 Toy Story 2 Character Sculptor
2001 Monsters, Inc. Character Sculptor
2003 Finding Nemo Character Sculptor
2006 Cars Character Sculptor
2007 Ratatouille Character Sculptor
2009 Up Character Sculptor/Voice Actor
2009 Dug's Special Mission Character Sculptor/Voice Actor
2010 Toy Story 3 Character Sculptor
2012 Brave Character Sculptor
2013 Cars Toons: Tales from Radiator Springs Voice Actor
2013 Monsters University Character Sculptor
2015 Inside Out Character Sculptor
2016 Finding Dory Character Sculptor/Voice Actor
2019 Toy Story 4 Character Sculptor


  • In Finding Nemo, when Marlin and Dory arrive in Sydney Harbour, one of the boats they come across is named "Jerome's Raft."

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