Moriarty from Ain’t it Cool News recounts his visit to Pixar alongwith a host of other journalists. Pretty damn cool actually. After watching the 60 Minutes segment on Google, I thought their working environment was to die for, but Pixar scales new heights in employee comfort. Of course, my drooling at these photos would probably make more sense to those, who like me, spend the better part of their day in a dull, grey cubicle.
A lot of the animators decided early on that they didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want cubicles, so instead, Pixar found these groovy little cottages that they bought for them. Walking through the animation department is like walking through a neighborhood for dwarves. Lots of little houses laid out along Ã¢â‚¬Å“streets,Ã¢â‚¬Â each one with an address on the door.
The animators also have lounges set up so they can congregate and relax, including a jungle-themed lounge with piÃƒÂ±atas hanging overhead.
More details & photos can be found here.
Tidbit: For anyone who owns a Region 1 DVD of Monsters Inc., one of the Easter Eggs takes you to a “paper airplane contest” that Pixar held for its employees in the huge lobby you see in the photos fron Ain’t It Cool News.