The animation giant Pixar is opening a new branch in Canada. The new studio, based in Vancouver, will concentrate on producing short films starring the established characters from Pixar/Disney features like Toy Story, WALL-E and the upcoming Up. Pixar president Ed Catmull says that the Canadian division will be dedicated to “short-form quality computer animation for theme parks, DVDs, television and theatrical exhibition,” but all feature work will continue to be done at Pixar’s main branch in California. Once again, the jobs that American animators won’t do are outsourced to Canada.
Pixar comes to Canada
Animation behemoth to open studio in Vancouver