Sunday, April 14, 2013

Steve Jobs Lives On at Pixar

Apple, iPhone, iPad, and Mac may be a few of the first words that come to mind when someone mentions Steve Jobs. The late innovator is well known for changing the way we use computers, listen to music and make phone calls, but his legacy at Apple often overshadows all that he did at a little animation studio called Pixar.

"He saw the potential of what Pixar could be before the rest of us, and beyond what anyone ever imagined," said Pixar CCO John Lasseter and president Ed Catmull after Jobs passed away in October 2011.

The company has most definitely not forgotten Steve, and recently renamed their central building in Emeryville "The Steve Jobs Building", a building in which Jobs had a huge role in designing. Last summer's Brave was also dedicated to him, and now The Pixar Times reports that the studio has planted a tree on their campus dedicated to his memory.

Photo credit: The Pixar Times

A plaque underneath the tree reads:

Dedicated With Love And Gratitude To

Steve Jobs

Our Partner, Mentor, And Friend

It's nice to see the studio pay tribute to a man who helped them live out their full potential. Imagine a world without Pixar, how awful would that be? May Steve Jobs rest in peace, and may we never forget how he helped bring us some of the most beloved stories of all time.

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