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Spend a Day at Pixar: The Cartoon Museum Benefit

On November 6th, Pixar opens its doors to the general public to benefit the CARTOON MUSEUM in San Francisco.

There are two tiers of tickets available.


The Family Fun Tier is designed for families to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the world of Pixar. Entry includes the chance to get up close and personal to rarely seen Toy Story art, sculptures, and other items from the Pixar archives and experience a gallery exhibition featuring stunning pre-production artwork from all the Toy Story features.

Family Fun Tier members will also be able to participate in a Silent Auction to bid on original and signed works by Pixar creators.

Pixar artists will be on hand to teach kids how to draw Pixar characters.

Finally, a selection of Pixar short films (including One Man Band, Lifted, Presto, Burn-E and several Cars Toons) will be showing in Pixar’s state-of-the-art screening room in a continuous loop.

For this Tier, doors open at 1 pm. Tickets are $49 for an individual or $149 for a Family Four Pack, which includes entry for 2 adults and 2 children under 18 (or 1 adult and 3 children).

You can buy tickets for the FAMILY FUN TIER HERE.

THE VIP SCREENING TIER (11:00 am — 4:00 pm)

The VIP Screening Tier is designed for the biggest fans to help support the Cartoon Art Museum and to experience Pixar’s state-of-the-art digital theater.

Entry includes access to everything from the Family Fun Tier plus access to Pixar’s Studio Store where guests can purchase Pixar items at employee prices.

The centerpiece of the event is a noon time 3D screening that includes Day & Night, and the feature film Toy Story 3.

The screening will be hosted by Dr. Michael B. Johnson (Pixarian and CAM board member), who will lead a Q&A session along with several other Toy Story crew members.

The VIP Screening Tier also includes an offering of light lunchtime snacks, treats and conversation with the speakers and other Pixar employees.

For this Tier, doors open two hours early — at 11 am.  Cartoon Art Museum members can purchase tickets for the reduced rate of $149, while the non-member rate is $199. Save money and become a member of the Cartoon Art Museum today!  Reserved rows for ten are available for $1,500.  Treat your friends or employees to an evening of animated fun.

TICKETS for the VIP SCREENING TIER are available HERE.

Pixar Animation Studios is located in Emeryville, California.  Free parking is available on site.  Call 415-227-8666, ext. 300 for more information.

About the Cartoon Art Museum

Founded in 1984, the Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to cartoons and comics.  The Museum was started by a group of cartoonists and collectors who wanted to share their appreciation of this unique art form with the rest of the world.  The Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms to benefit historians, cartoonists, journalists, artists, collectors and the general public.

So, if you live in the SF Bay Area, the kids and the kid in you will have a fun time but if you don’t, you’ve got a month to plan for mini vaca to the SF Bay Area. The weather will be great and the rare opportunity to take a peek inside Pixar AND for a great cause.

I’m not sure they’ll allow you to take pics but if you can, send us some pics after the event so we can all be jealous. 🙂

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5 October 2010 Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 17 Comments


  • pixarlover says:

    Been trying for over 15 years for onsite visit I’m there got 3 VIP tickets and 16GB card waiting to be filled up. Bringing my TOYSTRY personal lisc. plate with too …just in case. Whooooo Hoooooo!!!!!

    (MET: With a signon name like that, I expect pictures! 🙂 ).

    • pixarlover says:

      I’ll certainly try. When Disney had part of their animation studio in Disney World they were strict about no photography. I hope I’ll be allowed some photo’s of the “promised land”. I also hope they have some of the working studio open too!!!!

      • pixarlover says:

        I just found out more info….

        “Cameras and photography is permitted on the ground floor area of the atrium only.

        If you are purchasing tickets for the VIP Tier, cameras will be checked
        with the security staff during the screening, as they typically do. Their
        security is thorough and your equipment will be safe with them during the

        (MET: Stop by early and our mobile truck will install a glass camera eye … the only downside is it makes that Terminator noise as you move the eye around 🙂 ).

  • Shadow_Faststart says:

    The one and only time I was at the Pixar Employee store, they only took cash and checks, but that was a couple of years ago, so things could have changed. Are any Take5ers planning to go to this? Sadly, I live on the wrong coast. I would love to get my hands on a Monsters Inc. and/or Finding Nemo Hawaiian shirt, if anyone is willing to get me one!

  • MWH80 says:

    If I hadn’t come close to maxing out my credit card and did almost all my traveling for the year already, I’d probably go.

    Then again, I paid $150 for the early screening of TS3 in Chicago and got to meet Lee Unkrich and the others.

    Maybe if they do this next year for Cars 2, I may go to that (still surprised that it’s 5+ months away, and we still haven’t seen any early marketing material except for those few images). Maybe I’ll also be able to return to Pt Richmond and eat at the Hidden City Cafe this time.

  • Rich says:

    Ok, I would like to have a Black XL shirt wih the white PIXAR letters on it. LOL
    Seriously. Pay Pal is just a click away to your email. LOL


    • kdthomas says:

      Rich – I’m sure to throw down at least $200. I’m going to find out if they cap you at a certain amount or not before the event. If they don’t I will definately pick you up something. I know when I went to Microsoft’s campus store they capped you at $100. 🙁

      • Man-I-Fold says:

        Rich, are you in the Chicago area? If so, do you need my extra Rasta Carian at cost? email me mchlhff @ hotmail.com – I got it for a friend but he doesn’t need it, and I’d like to keep it out of eBayers’ hands. – Mike in Evanston

  • kdthomas says:

    SWEET! Thanks for the heads up! I just got a VIP ticket and can’t wait as this is my birthday present. I live an hour away and the last time I went down there I was disappointed to find out there is NO public entry into Pixar Studios. The best you can do is take a picture in front of the gate. I’ll take plenty of pictures (if allowed) and post my experience. Can’t wait to see what’s available at the Studio Store. Would be nice to meet Lasseter 😀

  • Terri says:

    I have my ticket and I cannot wait. I have been waiting for this all year. Last year sold out before I could get a ticket.

  • NascarFan says:

    and no Looney Tunes……pass

  • John in Missouri says:

    SO COOL! I wish I could make it. 🙁

    • Fillmore1234 says:

      Same here, John. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read that you can get Pixar Items at Employee Price! I could catch up on a lot of my Cars….

      (P.S. Love the new Avatar!)

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