Disney and Pixar animator Ralph Eggleston has died of cancer at the age of 56.

In his career spanning more than 30 years, Eggleston has appeared in several animated films.

Born in 1956 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Eggleston attended Sam Houston High School in Lake Charles.

In 1992, Pixar was about to make its first animated film, Toy Story, during which time Pixar hired Eggleston.

The company enjoyed tremendous success after Eggleston moved to Pixar, and Eggleston was a major player in studio-produced films for nearly three decades.

While at Pixar, Eggleston did art direction work on animated films like A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, The Incredibles, Cars and Up.

Eggleston worked on several animated films for Disney including Aladdin (1992), The Lion King (1994) and Pocahontas (1995).

Eggleston was also awarded the Oscar Award, which he received for his animated film For the Birds.

Eggleston received three awards from Asifa Hollywood for Inside Out, Wall-E and Toy Story and won the Winsor McKay Award for Career Achievement in 2019.