Joshua Meador (March 12, 1911 - August 24, 1965) was an animator, special effects artist, and animation director for the Disney studio. He was a member of the team that created the special effects for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), for which the Walt Disney Studio won an Academy Award. Meador also created the animation effects for the 1956 MGM science-fiction film Forbidden Planet, most notably the "Monster from the Id" that attacks the spaceship. He grew up in Columbus, Mississippi and is buried there in Friendship Cemetery. There is a historical marker at his childhood home. He attended college at the Chicago Art Institute.