This. This has been my life goal since 2009. No, not working at PIXAR, just being able to walk into the atrium.
Every year, I go to the Vancouver Maker Faire and showcase my homemade PIXAR creations via DIY PIXAR, just for fun. And every year since 2009, there's at least a dozen people offering to either
A) getting me connected to someone who works there or
B) giving me a contact of a Pixarian
And every year, nothing happens. I showcase my booth, I promote it like crazy and I have a ton of fun meeting all sorts of fantastic fans. Building and showcasing PIXAR stuff is basically a dream come true. But I never has anything happened with getting a tour.
Scale Model Autopilot
DIY PIXAR 2011
Even when I showcased my stuff with the WALL-E Builders in 2012 (who are a completely awesome group) no one at the studio took notice.
Mike, Mike and Me at 2012 MF
3-D Printed Luxo Jr.
So yes, I know that they have press screenings. Yes I know you can just buy your way through an event into the studio. But, for someone who has been as dedicated as I have to DIY, I can't help feel a little envious when people talk about being personally invited to visit.
I don't have to work there. All I want is to enter it!