Randy Cartwright is an American animator.
Randy graduated from UCLA in 1974 where he made his student animated film, Room and Board, which won several awards and was included in the Fantastic Animation Festival. While going to school he worked at Disneyland in the character department and portrayed Dopey, Practical Pig, Prince John, Pluto and many other characters during the three years he worked there.
In 1975 he was accepted into the Walt Disney Studios animation training program headed by the veteran Disney animator Eric Larson. He began his career as an inbetweener for Ollie Johnston on The Rescuers and progressed to full animator on Pete's Dragon.
Ollie asked Randy to work with him on The Fox and the Hound in 1981. When Ollie retired to write the book, The Illusion of Life with co-veteran animator Frank Thomas, Randy inherited Ollie's supervising animator assignments for the characters of Chief and the adult Copper.
After animating on Mickey's Christmas Carol and doing early experimental animation for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, he received an offer to work for TMS in Japan training animators on Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland. From there, he moved to Taiwan as a directing animator on The Brave Little Toaster.