Pixar facts: The lamp that appears in Pixar’s corporate logo is a character from the first Pixar short film.
The lamp is from “Luxo Jr.” Pixar’s first-ever short film from way back in 1986! The 2 minute film features 2 Luxo brand lamps (hence the name). The smaller lamp, Luxo Jr., is playing with a ball. Director John Lasseter was inspired to make the film by the desk lamp on his desk.