LAUGHING PLACE -- Producer Jonas Rivera recently joined the Walt Disney Family Museum for a Happily Ever After Hours conversation about his 25 years of experience at Pixar Animation Studios and how big of a role Disney played in his life. His producing credits include “Up,” “Inside Out” and “Toy Story 4” and he was recently promoted to senior vice president of production.
“I loved animation. I always wanted to be an animator,” Jonas Rivera shared with the audience. “I wanted to be a part of Disney somehow, but I’m a terrible artist; I’m the first to admit it, still am.”
He was a big fan of Disney Animation history and was trying to find a way to get there while studying film at San Francisco State.
Looking back on his career, he doesn’t regret not getting to Burbank. “I almost found a cooler version of Disney that I didn’t even know existed.”