Josh Cooley

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Josh Cooley
OccupationAnimator, storyboard artist, screenwriter, director, voice actor
Years active2004–present
Known forInside Out
Toy Story 4

Joshua “Josh” Cooley is an American animator, storyboard artist, screenwriter, director and voice actor. He is best known for working on 2015 Pixar's animated film Inside Out and directing the short film Riley's First Date?. He is currently directing Toy Story 4.


Cooley started his career as an intern at the Pixar Animation Studios,[1] where he mostly worked as a storyboard artist on several films like The Incredibles in 2004, Cars in 2006, Ratatouille in 2007, Up in 2009, and Cars 2 in 2011.[2] In 2009, Cooley wrote and directed a short film George & A.J. for Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures.[2]

In 2015, Cooley worked as a screenwriter and storyboard supervisor on the film Inside Out, the film was released on June 19, 2015 by the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.[3] The same year, he wrote and directed another short film titled Riley's First Date? which released along with the Inside Out's Blu-ray.[4][3]

Cooley is currently set to direct Pixar's Toy Story 4.[5]



  1. ^ Brown, Phil (June 17, 2015). "Inside Pixar And Out With Josh Cooley". Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Murphy, Robert (October 6, 2010). "Josh Cooley gives an in-depth look at Pixar's creative process". Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  3. ^ a b McFarland, K.M. (October 16, 2015). "4 Things Riley's First Date? Reveals About Pixar". Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  4. ^ "Riley's First Date? Is a Sublime Follow-Up to Inside Out". Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  5. ^ "D23 Expo: Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films". July 14, 2017. Retrieved April 20, 2018.

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