Over the years, we have gotten many glimpses of Pixar’s gorgeous campus. Most of these images and videos have been nothing short of teases of what it is like to walk around the studio, which is based in Emeryville, California. Last week, Disney hosted an in-depth tour through several areas of Pixar, some of which are usually seen only by employees (translation: even if you are lucky enough to get a tour – Pixar is not open to the public – you may not be allowed into some of these areas). After the break, take a tour through some of these spaces you’ve always wanted to see, like the studio’s store. [Read more…]
If there is one question that is asked of Pixar more than any other, it is whether the studio allows people to visit and tour its beautiful campus. The studio is closed to the general public, as it can’t have thousands of people walking its halls every day while employees are working away on upcoming films. Still, there are fundraising events held throughout the year, which invite people to support a worthy cause and tour Pixar’s campus. The annual Cartoon Art Museum benefit is being held this May – find out more details after the break!
It has been widely known that Pixar is in the middle of an expansion, as another building on the studio’s grounds has been under construction for some time now. After those who were invited to the Pixar press junket attended a reception celebrating the Emeryville-based studio’s 25th Anniversary, we were given a tour of this new building (internally referred to as Brooklyn). While the project has not been officially completed, it is nearing its grand opening and I can tell you that it looks like we will have another spectacular Pixar building. [Read more…]
A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend a press junket at Pixar in Emeryville, California, where attendees would be viewing the Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation short, 26 minutes of Cars 2, and speaking with the filmmakers behind the projects. Needless to say, I was excited and honored by the invitation, which I gladly accepted. Read on for an introduction to the first part of the multi-day media event. [Read more…]
On November 6, Sharon Condiracci and her family went on a trip of a lifetime – they got to spend the day at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA. Sharon was kind enough to send in a report of the day’s events. A big thanks to Sharon for the write-up and the many pictures!
Read her full report below:
Our trip to Pixar for the 7th Annual Cartoon Art Museum Benefit was an experience we will never forget. My husband and I surprised our son and daughter (Michael and Katelyn) with a trip of a lifetime! You see, our son, Michael, has been saying since he was 5 that he is going to work for Pixar (he’s 10 now) someday and we truly believe that he will make it happen, so this trip was something we could not pass up. [Read more…]