Justin Wright holding the Oscar for best Animated Picture (Ratatouille) alongside Brad Bird.

Justin Wright (1981-2008) was a story artist for Pixar. Some of his work included the end credits of Ratatouille, WALL•E and the short film Presto.

Wright was born with many heart complications and required a heart transplant surgery when he was 12. His doctor knew people at Pixar, so once Justin had recovered from surgery he brought him for a tour of the studio.[1] From then on it was Justin's dream to be a storyboard artist for the studio. He worked for a short while as a production assistant but quit to hold out for the job he really wanted. He realized his dream when he was offered an internship that turned into a full-time job.

Wright worked in the story department at Pixar for only a year before passing away on March 18, 2008 from a heart attack. He was only 27. WALL•E was dedicated to him.



Production Assistant

Story Artist


  1. Pacific Union College Alumni

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