Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work for Pixar Animations? Ever wondered what the campus looks like? How the buildings are set up to let maximum creativity flow? While in San Fransisco for the Cars 3 Event (an all expenses paid trip) I got to take an Pixar Animations Tour!
Pixar is fun and it’s all about it creativity. Of course there’s the lamp and ball statues. Did you know the lamp statue wasn’t actually built for the campus? It was actually built for a museum that was exhibiting a Pixar Animations collection. Once the collection moved to the next museum, the museum sent the lamp to Pixar for them to have.
The first building you get to is the Steve Jobs building. It was originally named after one of the boroughs in New York like all the other buildings, but after Mr. Jobs passed the building was renamed to show respect to the man that had so much to do with the campus and how it was set up.
When you walk in the main doors you will notice that the lobby is wide and completely open. The thought was to have the buildings set up like a town and this being the town square. Off to the one side is a display case with all the Oscars that Pixar has won so far and a beautiful, slightly tattered and worn Woody doll. It has an amazing story of a little boy who used it as his security item. As it was used and slightly worn out, Caleb’s mom bought him a new one on a vacation to Disney. She asked that the original be sent to Pixar so that he could live forever with Buzz. John Lasseter loved the story and proudly displays Woody and even takes him on some of his trips so others can see the love of the characters.
But what does Pixar do for their employees? How do they feel about health? Well there’s a heated swimming pool, tennis courts, beach volleyball court and even gardens. The gardens are professionally maintained but all produce that comes from them are used in the cafe that is on campus.
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