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Pixar Names Campus Building After Steve Jobs

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Pixar names its main building after the man that helped found the company.

Though Steve Jobs is best known as the CEO of Apple, Apple wasn't the only company he ran in his lifetime. Among the others was animation studio Pixar, which he helped found. Originally part of LucasFilm, Jobs became the majority shareholder in 1986 and became CEO in the mid-90s. Though Jobs eventually sold the company to Disney, he's a massive part in Pixar's history. When the company struggled in its early years, Jobs invested his own money to keep things going.

This week, the studio is honoring the man that helped them get things off the ground. 9to5 Mac reports that Pixar is dedicating its main office building to the late Apple CEO. The site points to the photo below, which was tweeted by a Pixar employee on Monday night.

Pixar was sold to Disney in 2006 and the transaction saw Steve Jobs assume a seat on Disney's board of directors (he also became Disney's largest shareholder). Still, it's nice to know the folks at Pixar haven't forgotten Jobs' role in films like Toy Story, A Bug's Life, and other animated classics produced by Pixar.

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    internetlad , November 7, 2012 8:14 PM
    Honestly, i'm not a fan of Jobs, or Apple, but this is right. Jobs invested something like 5 million into Pixar while they were still a floundering start up, any other investor would have cut them off long before we saw such masterpieces as Toy Story, Wall-e, or Cars.

    If nothing else, this was deserved.
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    spartanmk2 , November 7, 2012 8:10 PM
    "The Shameless About Stealing Great Ideas Building" sounds better.
  • 21 Hide
    internetlad , November 7, 2012 8:14 PM
    Honestly, i'm not a fan of Jobs, or Apple, but this is right. Jobs invested something like 5 million into Pixar while they were still a floundering start up, any other investor would have cut them off long before we saw such masterpieces as Toy Story, Wall-e, or Cars.

    If nothing else, this was deserved.
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    robochump , November 7, 2012 8:24 PM
    Pixar wouldnt have existed without Steve Jobs. He was a great visionary and cut throat business man. Nice guys dont win!
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    robochump , November 7, 2012 8:25 PM
    spartanmk2"The Shameless About Stealing Great Ideas Building" sounds better.


    Care to elaborate? Or just spouting non-sense like most do?
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    cookoy , November 7, 2012 8:41 PM
    A small token for what he had done for the company.
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    zybch , November 7, 2012 8:47 PM
    God why!! Jobs DID NOT create or found Pixar, that right goes to the sellout George Lucas. All Jobs did was buy it off Lucas at a cut rate while Lucas was going through a less than amicable split with his wife.
    Just like everything else Jobs has ever done, this was just another instance of buying something and then taking all the credit.
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    deadlockedworld , November 7, 2012 8:52 PM
    spartanmk2"The Shameless About Stealing Great Ideas Building" sounds better.


    Dude. Dont be such a jerk. They named a building after an incredibly influential dead person that helped found their company.
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    deadlockedworld , November 7, 2012 8:55 PM
    spartanmk2"The Shameless About Stealing Great Ideas Building" sounds better.


    Also, whos great ideas did Pixar steal? I'm pretty sure Pixar innovated and created a whole new genre of animation.
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    spartanmk2 , November 7, 2012 9:17 PM
    otacon72Without Jobs putting his own money into Pixar it would've went under. You're blind hatred of someone shows how ignorant you are.


    Guess your not familiar with Steve Jobs quotes eh?
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    robochump , November 7, 2012 10:11 PM
    otacon72Without Jobs putting his own money into Pixar it would've went under. You're blind hatred of someone shows how ignorant you are.


    Mainly its iHaters hating on anything Apple related....heh.
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    Anonymous , November 7, 2012 10:19 PM
    Best thing Steve Jobs ever did was Pixar :) 
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    idono , November 7, 2012 10:41 PM
    brickmanBest thing Steve Jobs ever did was Pixar


    It's more the principal of naming a building of someone that isn't great and even contributet verry little to societys evolution. They should have named it after someone more usefull and less a jerk with a stick up his ass. Someone like Dennis Ritchie.
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    ultameca , November 7, 2012 11:51 PM
    I have to say there is something wrong with you iHaters, you are just so cruel & rude, get over it. I'm so happy that you guys are starting to peter out on toms hardware and Anandtech because I'm sick of seeing your nasty comments. I'm typing this from a Windows 7 PC hooked up to an apple display and typing on an apple keyboard.

    So far the comments I see are mostly ignorant and it's obvious for everyone to see, we all know. You people claim to be tech enthusiasts and say Apple doesn't innovate on products like the iPad & iPhone 5 just because they don't look different enough on the outside. Some of us are enthusiasts and care about the fact that the hardware is almost twice as fast on the CPU, GFX and the wifi chips. AMD for example is looking for, I believe it was 20% performance boost every year right now and I don't see you people hating AMD for not innovating enough. As a side I have to ask if a design is already really good, why does it have to change? A lot of people have already expressed the feeling they liked the iPhone 4 look better than the newer look.

    Personally I found the articles interesting where toms speculated on how it was even possible for apple to do that with those chips and keep the same power consumption.

    I only made this comment because it is so sad that you people are behaving this way and I do really look forward to the day when your comments of hate peter our completely and they will as they already are starting to.
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    alidan , November 8, 2012 12:25 AM
    i would never want to go there, but how many apple fans have wished for a chance to be inside steve jobs?
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    Camikazi , November 8, 2012 12:31 AM
    idonoIt's more the principal of naming a building of someone that isn't great and even contributet verry little to societys evolution. They should have named it after someone more usefull and less a jerk with a stick up his ass. Someone like Dennis Ritchie.

    They named it after someone who was extremely important to their company, I can see why they did it and honestly I approve. Not all buildings have to be named after worldwide influential people, sometimes they are named after those who helped the people who built the building. Steve Jobs wasn't the nicest guy but without his help there would be no Pixar, he saw what Pixar could be with some help and did it something no other person was willing to do at the time.
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    nuvon , November 8, 2012 2:13 AM
    These iHaters really make people sick!!!! Who are you? Have you contributed anything significant to the world, society, or even just the town that you idiot lives in? NO, absolutely nothing! If you did, you wouldn't make such a stupid and sickening comments.
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    martel80 , November 8, 2012 5:01 AM
    "Patent Troll" is not a nice name for a building. :)