In a startling and unexpected move, Pixar has closed the doors of its offices in Vancouver, Canada, reports The Province.
According to Disney publicist Barb Matheson, the move intends to "refocus operations and resources under one roof" back in Emeryville, California. Nearly 100 employees have been laid off as a result.
Founded in 2010, the Pixar offshoot produced a number of shorts inspired by the studio’s franchises, including Small Fry, Partysaurus Rex, and various Cars Toons. It’s unfortunate that the studio was so short-lived following its small but promising beginnings — we offer our condolences toward anyone affected by the situation.