Ralph Eggleston, animation film veteran known for his work for Pixar, He died on August 28 as a result of pancreatic cancer, The Hollywood Reporter announced today. His short film Pajaritos, which accompanied Monsters SA in its theatrical release, won the Oscar for Best Animated Short in 2002. Born in Lake Charles (Louisiana) in 1956, Eggleston worked on series such as Amazing Tales (1987, produced by Steve Spielberg) and traditional animated films such as Ferngully (1992) and various titles Disney (including Aladdin, The Lion King and Pocahontas) before going digital. His work as art director on Toy Story earned him the first of his annie awards in 1996. Eggleston would go on to win two more of these trophies for Finding Nemo and Inside Out. Also on his resume was a nomination for Wall*E, as well as the 2019 Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award. Affectionately known as ‘Eggman’ within the House of Flexo, Ralph Eggleston also worked on Bugs, Toy Story 2, the two installments of The Incredibles, Cars and Up. The last studio film in which he participated was Soul (2020).Do you want to receive the best movie and series recommendations in your email every Friday? Sign up for our Newsletter.