Ralph joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1992 as the Art Director of Toy Story, which earned him the International Animated Film Society’s Annie Award for Best Art Direction. He went on to develop the treatment and screenplay for Monsters, Inc., and later wrote, designed and directed the Oscar- and Annie-winning short film For the Birds, his directorial debut. He’s also contributed to the Academy Award-winning films, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, WALL•E, Up, Inside Out, and the upcoming Finding Dory.
His work on The Incredibles and WALL•E was recognized with nominations by the Art Directors Guild for Best Production Design, and he earned an Annie Award for Best Art Direction for Finding Nemo. Inside Out also won an Annie Award for Best Production Design, which he worked on as the Production Designer.
Eggleston began his career as a freelance animator and designer on various small projects, including commercials, TV, movie titles, and various “special projects” for numerous companies. He has also contributed to the development of several feature films both at Pixar and elsewhere in the industry. He is currently working on an upcoming Disney Pixar film that is currently in development.