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Joe Ranft (March 13, 1960 - August 16, 2005) was a key creative member of Pixar. He was the co-director and writer of Cars, and performed the voice of Red in the film. He died in a car accident on August 16, 2005.
- Cars (co-director, writer, and voice actor)
- Ranft also had a cousin (Lisa Ranft), as shown in one of his videos on YouTube (called "(R.I.P JOE RANFT (MY COUSIN)").
- Pixar's Cars and Tim Burton's Corpse Bride were the last two films that Ranft worked on, and they both were dedicated to him.
- His real last speaking role was Jerry Recycled Batteries, as Red didn't speak much (only cried).