Pixar names main studio building after Steve Jobs
While Steve Jobs will be best remembered for being the co-founder and CEO of Apple, he also played a significant role in the success of Pixar – the animation studio responsible for films such as Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., and Wall-E. In recognition, Pixar has now named its main studio building “The Steve Jobs Building”.
The news comes courtesy of Pixar Times – a blog dedicated to the studio, who spotted a Tweet by Junn Lee – one of its employees. The Tweet, which appears to have been deleted, mentioned the naming of the building and featured the photo above.
Jobs purchased the studio from George Lucas back in 1986, and is reported to have poured millions of dollars of his own money into keeping it afloat. In 2006, he sold it to Disney for $7.4 billion.
As noted in the Walter Isaacson “Steve Jobs” biography, during his time as the chief executive officer of Pixar, Jobs was actually involved in the design of the building which now bears his name.
In addition to the naming of the building, Pixar has also paid tribute to Jobs with dedications in the closing credits of its recent John Carter and Brave movies.