Reversing the recent trend of digital production migrating to Canada, Disney has decided to shutter Pixar Canada in Vancouver, eliminating about 100 jobs north of the border.
According to Canadian news site The Province, Disney spokesperson Barb Matheson said "A decision was made to refocus operations and resources under the one roof, Staff were just told today. Not great news, obviously." That one facility is Pixar's HQ in Emeryville, Calif.
Pixar Canada has produced several shorts for the studio, including "Air Mater," "Small Fry" and "Partysaurus Rex" (see above and below), since 2010. Pixar's shorts have been a proving ground for new directors and concepts for the studio. Operations there will cease immediately.
Partysaurus Rex on Disney Video
Pixar Canada Closed In Surprise Move, Disney Lays Off 100 Employees
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