Joel Cohen is an American film writer who has worked on such projects as the movies Cheaper by the Dozen, Toy Story, Money Talks and Garfield: The Movie. He frequently works with Alec Sokolow.
Along with Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Joe Ranft, and Sokolow, Cohen was nominated in 1995 for the Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) for his work on Toy Story.
Beyond writing, Cohen and Sokolow jointly directed Monster Mash: The Movie and executive produced Gnomes and Trolls: The Secret Chamber (2008).
Selected writing credits
- Andrew Stanton, Joss Whedon, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow (1996)
- Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders, Philip LaZebnik, Raymond Singer and Eugenia Bostwick-Singer (1998)
- Brad Bird and Tim McCanlies (1999)
- John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon, Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin and Chris Webb (2000)
- Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman and Roger S. H. Schulman (2001)
- Hayao Miyazaki (2002)
- Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds (2003)
- Brad Bird (2004)
- Steve Box, Nick Park and Mark Burton (2005)
- Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Christopher Lloyd, Joe Keenan and William Davies (2006)
- Brad Bird (2007)
- Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (2008)
- Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach (2009)
- Chris Sanders, Will Davies and Dean DeBlois (2010)
- James Ward Byrkit, John Logan and Gore Verbinski (2011)
- Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee (2012)
- Hayao Miyazaki (2013)
- Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (2014)
- Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley (2015)