Once a year, Pixar throws open its doors to the general public to hold a fundraiser for the Cartoon Art Museum. For most, this is a rare chance to visit the animation giant’s home, as Pixar is a closed studio. They’d never get any work done over there if there were thousands of people walking through every day! The annual Cartoon Art Museum Benefit sells out every year, so read on to learn more on how you can visit the Emeryville campus on December 10th!
Geared towards both die-hards and casual fans, people can purchase a ticket at either a VIP Tier or a Fan Tier. True, tickets to either tier are not exactly inexpensive (Fan Tier: $250, VIP Tier: $500), but if you talk to those who have had the chance to attend the benefit in the past, it is an experience they never forget. Included in the ticket price is screenings of Pixar shorts in the amazing Pixar theater, along with a Q&A with the filmmakers. You also get to check out the Pixar Studio Store, which carries some items that are exclusive to that little shop.
What sets the VIP tier apart from the Fan tier is that VIPs get to also check out the new addition to the campus: Brooklyn. The beautiful building, which is named after the NYC borough, is a state-of-the art piece of architecture that is a wonder to behold. Oh, and visitors of the building will also be able to view the upcoming Pixar short, La Luna, which will not be released into theaters until June when it arrives with Brave. It seems that director Enrico Casarosa will also be there to talk about the short.