Sunday, June 5, 2011

My Visit to Pixar: The Studio Grounds

What's a trip to Pixar without going for an unforgettable walk in the studio's beautiful grounds? When visiting Pixar in May, I was bewildered by all the trees, plants, fields, and gorgeous flowers that they keep in their property. Below, read all about what the Pixar grounds were like, and take a look at some of the pictures as well.
 The Parking Lot

As you pass the front gate and start driving towards the parking lot, you see a familiar logo painted on the driveway; the logo for Cars 2. It used to read just "Cars" when the first film came out, but it was recently updated to match the current Pixar release. As soon as I got out of the car and I was standing in the Pixar parking lot, I let out an excited scream.

 The Amphitheater

The amphitheater at Pixar is often used for many things, including fencing, picnics, and some meetings too. At Pixar's annual Motorama event, cars are even parked in the amphitheater! It's also a nice place to just come and sit down and relax.

The [Giant] Lamp and Ball

Giant versions of the iconic Pixar luxo lamp and rubber ball are stationed right in front of the entrance to the main building. The ball is roughly around 4 feet in height, and the lamp actually lights up at night!

The Building

Even from the outside, the architecture of the building is beautiful. To make the landscape even more attractive, there are trees all over the place, along with nice tables where employees can sit down and have a nice chat.

I hope you enjoyed this post. It serves as a reminder that not only does Pixar make great films, but they do so in this wonderful environment!


Sian said...

Just brilliant! I'm so envious you got to visit there!

Anonymous said...

Did you take those pictures?

Al said...

@Sian: Thanks! It was a great experience, and I am happy to share it with my readers!

@Anonymous: Yeah, I did take all the pictures. I was basically like a maniac with a camera.

Hannah said...

I was browsing your blog recently and I found this post!! Totally awesome! I really want to see more pictures now!!

tonia said...

Can anyone see the grounds? My son really wants to go there since he wants to me an animation voice actor. Thanks