Coraline Easter Egg - Ranft Brothers Moving Van
Within the first couple of scenes in the movie, there is an establishing shot of the "Pink Palace Apartments" house. There's a moving van outside with the name "Ranft Bros. Moving" on the side of the van.
Jerome Ranft is a sculpture who has worked for Pixar (among other studios).
Joe Ranft, his brother, was an animator for Disney, and later, Pixar; He is probably best known for his voice work in Disney/Pixar's "Bug's Life" as Heimlich the Caterpillar, and "Wheezy the Penguin" in "Toy Story 2."
You can see a mover with really short hair/balding in the drivers side; I believe this mover is based on Jerome.
There's a following shot, which Coraline's mother hands the other mover a small tip. I believe the mover on the porch is modeled after Joe (based on the pictures of him that I've seen).
Joe Ranft passed away in August 2005, so I thought this was a nice little tribute, especially to Joe.
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