For Joe Ranft’s memorial, director John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Princess and the Frog) created a tribute in the only way that was truly fitting – he used storyboards. Ranft was a great storyboarder and became known as one of the best in his generation.
The tribute is a heartfelt retelling of Joe’s life, from his difficult childhood to his storied time at Pixar. It is not challenging to see through these images how much he was loved. Last year, Musker shared the extremely touching video with the world, and you can view it here: