The 200,000 square-foot, LEED-certified Nickelodeon Animation Studio complex officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 11. Members of the Burbank City Council, including the Mayor of Burbank, Burbank Chamber of Commerce and Boys & Girls Club joined Nickelodeon artists, management and staff in celebrating the state-of-the-art workspace.
Numerous officials from the City of Burbank, including from the Police, Fire and City Departments, along with officials and teachers from Burbank Unified School District also toured the newly opened facility.
Looks to be a veritable Morgan Library there.
A central, trellised “working gallery” runs the length of each floor in the building, providing open space for collaboration and to display work in progress. Employees can brainstorm on chalkboard, dry erase and magnetic walls.
The courtyard connects the new and original buildings, while serving as an outdoor work and meeting area with a full range of audio/visual capabilities. The open area is decorated with a 400-pound statue of The Ren & Stimpy Show’s Stimpy situated in a Zen garden, stone benches etched with live-action and animation creators’ artwork and quotes, wire sculptures of Henry Danger, Clarissa Explains It All, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Dora the Explorer, among others, and banners of every show currently in production.
Exactly what’s “Zen” about Ren and Stimpy?
“Since we first planted our flag on the West Coast in the early ‘90s, Nickelodeon in Burbank has been a beacon to the creative community, and our new complex now signals our increased commitment to giving our creators and employees the very best environment and resources to be successful,” added Zarghami.
There you go.
People’s expectations in life (and inner requirements, apparently) are just so incredibly low these days. It’s no wonder they elected this disaster in waiting.
How do teachers do it every day? Or are they now just as bad.