Joe Ranft was talented enough when it came to storyboarding, but his skill did not stop there. He also crafted voices for some of Pixar’s most memorable characters – Wheezy in Toy Story 2, Jacques in Finding Nemo, and of course Heimlich in A Bug’s Life. As Heimlich, Ranft raised character humor to a whole new level of hilarity.
“Slow down you flowers! Oh, CANDY CORN! Here, let me help you to finish it!” is a Heimlich line that still has us laughing hysterically over 10 years later.
Today’s tribute to the late, great Joe Ranft continues with this wonderful Heimlich piece from San Diego Artist Andy Wilhite. We’re big fans of Andy’s beautifully designed characters and t-shirt designs. His use of color and negative space is a constant inspiration. Check out his flickr account for more great images. You can also find him on Threadless where many of his awesome designs are for sale. Thanks to Andy for contributing this adorable piece to our celebration of Ranft’s birthday!