The studios actually originated in Richmond, CA which a little north of Emeryville. Once they started to grow, they needed a bigger campus and moved to Emeryville.
I consider myself lucky to drive by the studios every day. And every time I drive by I say to myself, "I will work there one day. I will work there one day. I will work there one day."
Working in Emeryville, a lot of Pixar employees are at the lunch spots I frequent. I haven't seen John Lassetor yet around town, but I always keep my eye out. And if I do run out to him, I will throw myself to the ground and beg for a job! Ok, so I won't really throw myself to the ground (how unprofessional!) but I would try to talk my way into a job or at least a studio tour!
|Peeking through the fence, you can see a large Pixar ball which has been seen in many Pixar movies. |
For a better view of the ball and a large Luxo Jr. lamp, check out this photo at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PixarNov09.jpg