Toy Story, Monsters University, Finding Nemo, and so many more. Everyone seems to have their own favorite Pixar movie or two. One that just speaks to them. The magic of Disney come to life in a way that only Pixar can do. That magic comes from somewhere. And I got a taste of it on a Pixar Studios tour!
Exclusive Pixar Studios Tour
Tucked away in the beauty just outside of San Francisco, California is Pixar Studios. Or as I like to think of it… the place where the magic happens.
From the moment you walk onto the campus, there is just an energy you can feel. To know that inside those buildings amazing things are happening is… well, it’s contagious. Just walking around the grounds made me want to go home and create my own magic.
Sure, I might not be making the next great animated feature film, but I like to think I create a little bit of magic for my family every now and then.
From a screening theater with twinkling stars on the ceiling (seriously something all movie theaters need) to a large open central area where you can play foosball, grab a bite to eat, or check your mail, it really is a place where everyone who works there can come together.
And that is what spoke to me during my time at Pixar Studios.
Sure, I loved checking out the pool area and soccer fields (because who wouldn’t want to work somewhere with those kinds of amenities?) and walking the galleries of concept art was an experience I’ll never forget… but it was a feeling that really spoke to me.
I also ran into some familiar faces during my Pixar Studios tour that made me feel that feeling. It’s magic.
The magic of collaboration. Teamwork. And the energy that seems to build when creative minds get together.
It was inspiring to me as a writer and to me as a mom. It reminded me how people can come together to make amazing things happen.
We don’t have to all use that magic to make movies. But I hope the teams over at Pixar Studios keep on doing it. Because it’s amazing!
You can see Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out in theaters on June 19th! And I’m telling you to see it. Don’t miss it. I screened the first hour of it when I was visiting Pixar and cannot wait to buy my ticket for opening weekend!
Tell me about your favorite Pixar movie!