California’s Great America has been busy this offseason, and whenever it reopens from its pandemic-induced closure, guests will notice a spruced-up park, carrying the momentum of the previous years’ work....
Pixar:25 Years of Animation is in its final week at the Oakland Museum of California. The exhibit closes on January 9th. We went on Family Day last month and were able to attend a lecture by Pixar Animator Matthew Luhn. Mr. Luhn’s family owns Jeffrey’s Toys, in San Francisco and other Bay Area locations, which gave him his early interest in animation. The exhibit showed how Pixar got its start in Emeryville and lots of early art and storyboards. About three-quarters of the way through the exhibit is a theater where you can watch continuous Pixar animation (e.g. Cars and Up) that is cut into short segments. The exhibit includes art from Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up, The Incredibles, and Toy Story. The Oakland Museum of California is located at 1000 Oak Street and has parking under the museum.
Advance tickets are recommended and are selling out. For more information, see: http://museumca.org/exhibit/pixar-25-years-animation
— Emi Pearce