Richmond trivia in Monsters Inc.
The Richmond - Pixar connection looms large in the new Pixar film,
Monsters, Inc. Before moving to its new campus in Emeryville barely a
year ago, Pixar was a major presence in Point Richmond. The film's
director, Pete Doctor, lived in Point Richmond for several years and can
still be seen weekly at the Hidden City Café where many of the film's
ideas were hatched by Pixar employees over lunch. In fact, the early
code name for the film, when it was a secret project, was "Hidden City."
Speaking of Point Richmond's Hidden City Café, it can be seen in one of
the film's animated street scenes, and the Chevron refinery was the
model for the foreboding industrial complex, Monsters, Inc., from which
the film took its name.
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Run dates: 2001-11-26 - 2001-12-10