Actor John Ratzenberger has voiced a character in every Pixar film released, as of 2014, including the Toy Story trilogy, Finding Nemo, and Monsters, Inc and its sequel. Although Ratzenberger is perhaps most notable for his television work on the American sitcom Cheers, his movie voice over work for the animated feature films of Pixar contributes significantly to making him the sixth most successful actor of all time in terms of box office sales. Pixar filmmakers have gone on record referring to Ratzenberger as their “lucky charm” because he has a distinctive voice that works well for animation, as well as being enjoyable to work with.
More about Pixar:
- Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple Computers, became the largest individual shareholder of Pixar in 2006.
- Toy Story, Pixar’s first feature film and one of its most successful of all time, was almost shut down because producers found the main character, Woody the toy cowboy, unlikable.
- Pixar film Finding Nemo has sold over 40 million DVDs, making it the top selling DVD of all time, as of 2014.