You can’t help but thank Pixar for its gift to kids and our entertainment world, as well as waking up our lives. This summer you can revisit their animated films and then tour locations around the San Francisco Bay visiting landmarks that for specific reasons are included in Pixar’s productions. Seeing an icon from your hometown really personalizes the company and the film for those of us who live in shoreline cities.
Here are a few locations:
- Emeryville and Pixar University – in Cars, Toy Story 3 and The Incredibles with many Emeryville streets in the opening scene;
- Fenton’s Creamery on Piedmont Ave in Oakland – in Up;
- Grand Lake Theater in Oakland – in Up;
- Hidden City Cafe in Point Richmond – in Monsters, Inc. and in trailers for WALL-E! and Toy Story 2; and
- West Cutting Blvd in Richmond – in both Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3