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Pixar Names Campus Building After Steve Jobs

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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  • spartanmk2
    "The Shameless About Stealing Great Ideas Building" sounds better.
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  • internetlad
    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
    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
    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
    A small token for what he had done for the company.
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  • zybch
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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