Disney Closes Pixar Canada
Disney has announced plans to close the Canadian Pixar branch, moving operations to its Pixar Headquarters in Emeryville, Calif. according to Deadline.
The decision, which is effective immediately, will cause approximately 100 Pixar Canada employees to lose their jobs. Disney Pixar executives chose to shut down operations in its Vancouver-located studio in order to “refocus efforts and resources under one roof in Emeryville,” Deadline reports.
However, Pixar executives remarked in a statement to the press that the Pixar Canada team is “incredibly talented” and that they were “so proud of the excellent work produced there.”
Since its 2010 opening, Pixar Canada has focused on creating cartoon shorts such as those for Air Mater, Small Fry and Partysaurus Rex.
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