Friday, March 31, 2006

Pixar Flashes Yellow Light for Disney Visits....

Word reaches us that numerous Disney Feature Animation people have been journeying up to Emeryville to check out goings on at Pixar... ...word also reaches us that Pixar employees are complaining about not getting work done because of all the looky-loos from D.F.A. who're interrupting that work. So John Lasseter has put a freeze on junkets from Burbank to the Bay Area. At least, that's how the story goes... UPDATE: (April 3, 2006) The issue, it appears, was too many requests coming in for visits to Pixar from Disney Feature. Pixar said (in effect): "Whoaa. Let's talk about this. A few people, fine. The numbers you're talking about, could be excessive."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you mean people from Disney are going up to Pixar on their own time, and sort of inviting themselves to look around, now that Pixar is part of the the Disney Company? Your report is a little confusing...are these pesky visitors on "official" junkets arranged by Disney, traveling on worktime? Are they made up of execs, or artists?

Steve Hulett said...

My understanding is that people go up on the company ticket, but that the traffic has become too heavy.

Both execs and artists, as far as I know...

floyd Norman said...

I'm wondering how the Disney people would impact the work force since visitors, including those who are there on company business are confined to certain areas of the building?

I remember Disney staff coming up when I worked there. Never seemed to be a problem before. Must be a much larger crowd.

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