Cinema Alum Jonas Rivera Wins Oscar for Pixar Film 'Inside Out'

Friday, March 04, 2016
Photo of Jonas Rivera holding up his hands in front of multiple screens

ABC-CHANNEL 7 (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Jonas Rivera said going to San Francisco State was a big stepping stone in his career and, Sunday night, he made a giant leap.

San Francisco State University already knew he was a big deal. There’s a poster of Rivera hanging in the hallway of the Creative Arts Building at San Francisco State University. However, after seeing the San Francisco State alum on the big stage Sunday night winning an Oscar, students and faculty really have a reason to brag.

“I really like that he won, that was good, it was cool for us,” one student said.

Rivera is a film producer for Pixar and took home the Oscar for Best Animated Picture for the film “Inside Out.”

“On this film, every single storyboard, every single frame, cut, line of dialog, every single pixel was done by the amazing artists we work with at Pixar led by the amazing by John Lasseter. They should be up here with us, we love them, along with our amazing cast, best cast ever,” Rivera said.

Photo: courtesy of Pixar