Pixar Animation Studios: Home of the Toys

Jobs' un-Hollywood studio has become the hottest place on the planet for computer-savvy filmmakers

Over in "Frogtown," the chief technology officer is munching on a veggie burrito, musing on the emotional motivation of Jessie the Cowgirl, Woody's new sidekick in Toy Story 2. Across the street in "Bugville," the corporate headquarters, the Oscar-winning director of TS2 is trying to keep his four sons from tearing up a rare Woody marionette, one of at least 200 toys, dolls and action figures stuffed into his tiny office. Down the hall past the "Batcave," their boss was recently spotted interviewing CFO candidates while dressed in shorts, his shoeless feet propped up on the desk. Soon a former circus...

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