Outside Pixar. (From left to right) Fondhla Cronin O'Reilly, Timothy Reckart, John Kahrs, Minkyu Lee and David Silverman.
By Kira Formina
It’s Friday and that means Pixar! Located in the quiet part of Emeryville, this impressive brick complex has an air of both importance and whimsy before we even enter.
But upon entering....the main “lobby” can be compared to a small airport in size and to a grand old Protestant cathedral in look - the high beams stretching to the two story high ceiling, the half-windowed roof, the woodwork; everything makes you want to stand and look around without talking for a few minutes.
But to half the nominees on the tour, this was nothing new, and there was quite a bit of talk to be had, in fact. Minkyu (Adam and Dog), interned here for three months; and both John Kahrs and David Silverman said it “brings back memories.” All three kept bumping into old friends and colleagues literally every step of the way; “you can’t walk ten feet!” was John’s remark.
John was given particular attention due to a recent “hottest directors” list circling the web. Every single person greeted him with “ginger hottie!” as per the description given him not too long ago in the article.