(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Before his triumphant return to Apple in 1997, company founder Steve Jobs operated in a lesser known role – CEO of digital animation studio Pixar, popular for movie titles including Toy Story.
On Wednesday, a variety of reports indicated that the studio had named its main building on its Emeryville, California campus after the late Apple co-founder.
Jobs invested significantly in Pixar during its early days. Originally a division of Lucasfilm, the studio was purchased by the Walt Disney Company in 2006, making the Apple co-founder Disney’s largest shareholder.
“I’ve always said that Pixar is the most technically advanced creative company; Apple is the most creatively advanced technical company,” Jobs stated in a 2005 interview with FORTUNE Magazine.
The late Apple co-founder reportedly played an integral role in the Pixar campus’s design. You can view some great pictures of the office areas here (officesnapshots.com).