Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pixar Hearts the East Bay

In the shadows of "the city" (aka San Francisco), the East Bay exists in near obscurity. So, it's quite exciting that Pixar, the major animation studio, resides in Emeryville and have adopted East Bay cities like Berkeley and Oakland.

They pay special homage to the place where their workers "hang out" and I call home by featuring our famous landmarks in their animated films.
Oakland port cranes appeared in "WALL-E." "The Incredibles" had fun chase scenes through the streets of Emeryville and Oakland. Victorian homes in "Up" were inspired by Berkeley's Sixth Street, and the over 114 year old creamery, Fenton's, was shown in the ending segment of the film.

It does feel good to see your hometown on the big screen!

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