Ash Brannon (born 1969 in Columbus, Georgia) is an American animator, writer and director. He was a story artist and directing animator on Toy Story and co-director on Toy Story 2. Besides working at Pixar, he has also worked with
DreamWorks Animation on Over the Hedge and Sony Pictures Animation on Surf's Up. In his spare time, he teaches the Character Animation course at CalArts.
- Al McWhiggin's license plate reads "LZTYBRN," which is "Al's Toy Barn" minus the vowel letters. It is also the actual license plate of Ash Brannon according to the Toy Story 2: Special Edition commentary.