Pixar dedicates main campus building to late CEO Steve Jobs

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Pixar, maker of films such as Finding Nemo and the new movie Brave, named the main building on its campus after late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, who helped finance and guide the studio before it became a household name.

According to Pixar blog The Pixar Times, "The Steve Jobs Building" is one of the main centers of activity on the studio's campus, and like many Apple projects, Jobs had a hand in its design.

The Steve Jobs Building
Main entrance to the Steve Jobs Building at Pixar's campus in California.


"He came up with the idea that the building should be centered around a large atrium, which would lead to accidental collaboration that may not occur if everyone was stuck in their individual offices," wrote Samad Rizvi.

Jobs was one of the main backers of Pixar, infusing millions of dollars of personal cash to keep the studio alive, well before the now-famous company turned a profit and was subsequently purchased by Disney. When he was CEO of Pixar in 2004, Jobs was paid $1 a week, however he netted approximately $4 billion in shares of Disney Co. when animation giant purchased the studio in 2006.

"I find this to be the perfect way to honor the legacy of Steve Jobs. Placing his name above the main building not only reminds those who walk through the entrance of his importance to the formation of the studio," Rizvi wrote, "but is also a meaningful representation of his influence on the famed building."

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  • Reply 1 of 19
    Apple isn't the same without Steve. :no:
  • Reply 2 of 19


    Originally Posted by Iphone5 View Post

    Apple isn't the same without Steve. image


     


    And?


     


    1. Obviously.


    2. Nor could it be.


    3. Nor should it be.


    4. This is Pixar.


     


    What's with all these frigging anti-Apple signups today?

  • Reply 3 of 19
    Steve Jobs was a major influence on apple and Pixar.
  • Reply 4 of 19


    Originally Posted by Curtis Hannah View Post

    Steve Jobs was a major influence on… …Pixar.


     


    I think it was more the other way around. Pixar tempered him.

  • Reply 5 of 19
    simtubsimtub Posts: 277member
    They should make an animated movie about Steves life
  • Reply 6 of 19

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    What's with all these frigging anti-Apple signups today?



     


    It's a new push to turn this into the engizmoverge forums.

  • Reply 7 of 19


    Originally Posted by simtub View Post

    They should make an animated movie about Steves life


     


    Jobs once said he connected with Remy in Ratatouille.

  • Reply 8 of 19
    hmmhmm Posts: 3,404member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    4. This is Pixar.


     



    Now I'm picturing the Pixar version of 300.

  • Reply 9 of 19
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,229member
    And?

    1. Obviously.
    2. Nor could it be.
    3. Nor should it be.
    4. This is Pixar.

    What's with all these frigging anti-Apple signups today?

    I think they were more expressing their emotions for Steve, rather than a hatred for Apple.

    I miss that cheeky bastard too.
  • Reply 10 of 19
    chris_cachris_ca Posts: 2,541member






    Originally Posted by Iphone5 View Post



    Apple isn't the same without Steve. image


    Duh? Sea water is salty but what does this have to do with this story? image





    Originally Posted by Curtis Hannah View Post



    Steve Jobs was a major influence on apple and Pixar.


    Ya' think? image

  • Reply 11 of 19
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 3,957member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    And?


     


    1. Obviously.


    2. Nor could it be.


    3. Nor should it be.


    4. This is Pixar.


     


    What's with all these frigging anti-Apple signups today?





    Easy... their mommies and daddies left the house to vote for the sake of our country.  That left these trolls and iHaters with an opportunity to leave the basement if only for a moment to be useless yet again and spew nonsense.

  • Reply 12 of 19

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    I think it was more the other way around. Pixar tempered him.



    I think it was a combination of both especially if you see what the people at Pixar has said about Jobs over the years

  • Reply 13 of 19
    ``Jobs was one of the main backers of Pixar, infusing millions of dollars of personal cash to keep the studio alive, well before the now-famous company turned a profit and was subsequently purchased by Disney. ''

    Jobs was the over 80% majority owner of PIXAR.
  • Reply 14 of 19
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 5,644member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    And?


     


    1. Obviously.


    2. Nor could it be.


    3. Nor should it be.


    4. This is Pixar.


     


    What's with all these frigging anti-Apple signups today?



     


    Every competent, respected tech analyst, CEO, manager, developer, competitor, you-name-it openly acknowledges that Steve Jobs dragged them kicking and screaming into the future, that he disrupted and then transformed at least three industries into what they are today. He left Apple in good hands, hands he prepared to carry on his vision. Steve Jobs' place in history is secure. The triumphs and failures of Apple will be taught in business school textbooks from now on.


     


    It's only the losers in their parents basements and hack pundits that refuse to accept the truth. So they signup here and defecate. 

  • Reply 15 of 19
    clemynxclemynx Posts: 1,495member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Iphone5 View Post



    Apple isn't the same without Steve. image




    Welcome to AI !

  • Reply 16 of 19

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by simtub View Post



    They should make an animated movie about Steves life


    Good idea!

  • Reply 17 of 19


    Pixar beat Apple to the punch. I guess Apple will have to name their new headquarters "The Big Doughnut" instead.

  • Reply 18 of 19
    c4rlobc4rlob Posts: 277member
    If the building sign didn't include the word "The" it would be a clever tribute to just have "Steve Jobs Building".
  • Reply 19 of 19


    Originally Posted by c4rlob View Post

    If the building sign didn't include the word "The" it would be a clever tribute to just have "Steve Jobs Building".


     


    Ooh, I like that.


     


    Maybe Apple Campus 2 will pick up on that.

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