Animation film studio Pixar has named it’s main building on campus after Steve Jobs, in tribute to former investor and CEO.
A Pixar employee tweeted a photo of the building (below), according to a report from Pixar Times, that shows the entrance to the newly christened ‘Steve Jobs Building’. The tribute is fitting given that Jobs helped design the building during his time with company, envisioning a creative space on campus where Pixar employees could meet and collaborate freely.
Jobs helped fund Pixar investing his own money, believing the studio had untapped potential, though at the time it was not making a profit. In 1986 Jobs acquired part of the computer graphics division of Star Wars creator George Lucas’s Lucasfilm for a reported US$10 million, incorporating its resources into Pixar.
Pixar released hit film Toy Story in 1995, crediting Jobs as executive producer, and cementing the studio’s place in the film industry. Jobs later became the studio’s CEO before selling it to Disney in 2006 for US$7.4 billion.
Jobs’ involvement with Pixar impacted the company greatly, and this was outlined in Walter Isaacson’s recent biogrpahy of the leader, as 9to5 Mac points out in a recent article.
Pixar has dedicated other tributes to Steve Jobs following his passing, including an acknowledgement in the credits of animated film Brave.