Ralph Eggleston


Ralph Eggleston is an art director who works for Pixar animation studios. He is most well known for assisting other director in the creation of monsters inc and the award winning For the birds.


Ralph eggleston is very renowned within the animation world. Many of his fellow animators believe he is an integral part in the animation world, due to the succesful films he has made along side Pixar studios.

Some of these include;

The Incredibles(2004),

Toy Story (1995),

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) (character designer),

Finding Nemo(2003),

For the Birds(2001),


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 Ralph Eggleston spent the early days of his career as one of the storyboards for the early episodes of the Simpsons, Most notibally was the  Krusty Gets Busted (1990).


Ralp Eggleston is a key figure in the world of animation and film. One of the main reasons behind this is that he has always strived upon improving his latest releases. One key example of this is the 1995 hit “Toy Story”, many people thought that this couldnt made better and improved upon as it was one of the first CGI Films. However, it was with the smash hit Monsters Inc which was voted one of the Best Snimstion film in 2003.

So therefore, Ralph Eggleston is a key figure in animation due to his talents in making better and better creations which are shown in the more later creations such as monsters inc and The incredibles. Another key part of his sucess has been that he has always followed the same process in the creation he has been an integral part of. Also he is a key figure as he has talents in many fields of creating. For example he was involved in the creating of the Krusty gets Busted episode of the simpson aswell as being involved in the storyboarding in the inagural first episode of the simpsons and the 1994 film Beverley Hills Cop.


He has been involved in both the animation and art department in his films. He has spent much of his career in both the art department and animation department and has alwasys worked in both fields, which shows he has multiple talents in the creating of both animations and films throughout his career.

Other films which Ralph Eggleston has been involved in creating and producing include;

FernGully: The Last Rainforest

The Making of Me.

Episode 1 of the Simpsons (storyboard creator)

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My key figure, Ralph Eggleston, who works for pixar, fits into the history of computer graphics and animation. The way how he fits into the history is as a follower, following the advancement in technology throughout previous years. Ralph Eggleston is a follower because they were the first set of artists who could use advanced technology to make image or clips in a new format. Pixar was one of the effects companies which were one of the original followers. This is shown in Pixar’s 1996 film Toy Story, which Ralph Eggleston was a graphic director in the hit film. Toy Story was one of the first fully 3D CGI films and is often credited as being the first fully 3D animated production.