Preparations for the third annual Pixarpalooza are currently underway, with the event taking place later today. For those who have never heard of the event, it is a place for musicians from the various departments at the studio to perform for their co-workers, friends, and family members. Previous iterations of the show have been wildly successful, so there is no doubt that this year will be any different. Animators, technical directors, shaders (and more) may be the title of many of their positions – but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to rock out!
Actually, many of the Pixar employees are extremely talented in the musical department as well. Check out images and video from last year’s Pixarpalooza if you don’t believe me. One needs to go no further than this to comprehend how much fun those at the studio have spending time with one another. No wonder they’re able to create some of the greatest films of our time – they have so much fun while working! How does that famous quote go? Something about how if you really enjoy what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life. Yeah, that sounds about right.
UPDATE (8/27/11 12:45 AM): Pixar animator Aaron Hartline shared an image of a Pixarpalooza poster from this year. Hartline also attached a few oh his awesome signature post-it sketches. Check it out!
Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich also shared an image from the music festival, which you can see below (and yes, that is a giant pig balloon in the background):
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