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Pixar Canada: Now Open For Business! [UPDATE]

Who’s ready to revisit the Lamp’s legacy characters in never-before-seen adventures?

Well, Pixar Canada certainly is with the grand opening of their new facility in Vancouver, British Columbia! After holding today’s press conference, the satellite got ready to start working. 

Studio execs are currently preparing to train about 20 employees with hopes of starting on a short this August! Of course, Pixar Canada only wants to get bigger. That’s why general manager Amir Nasrabadi is excited to bring 35 more employees through the next 18 months.

With fresh talent coming in, Nasrabadi is also looking for a larger place than the current "7,000 square foot Gastown space." The goal is to find 20-25,000 feet to permanently settle in downtown Vancouver in the future.

Pixar’s characters are in good hands with creative director Dylan Brown in charge. If you’ve seen his work (notably as sup. animator on Ratatouille), you know he’s the bomb. Brown is also a pro at throwing toys into ceilings

Remember, Pixar Canada means two things for fans: Revisiting classic characters in short form and much more content throughout the year! As I’ve said before, I can’t wait to see what comes out of this facility. Personally, things in the style of Cars Toons always get me excited, but we’ll see.

The estimated wait time for Pixar Canada’s first project is 6 to 9 months from this August. Vignettes should start becoming available throughout Disney outlets like Disney.com and Disney Parks. 

Update: The Province of British Columbia has posted a fantastic video of the event, featuring Premiere Gordon Campbell and Nasrabadi, on their official YouTube. Turns out Pixar characters hang out around the city. Watch below:

Congratulations to Amir Nasrabadi, Dylan Brown and Darwyn Peachy on establishing a studio which is sure to bring us great new content very soon!

(via The Vancouver Sun)

4 Responses to Pixar Canada: Now Open For Business! [UPDATE]

  1. Mitch says:

    This is great news to hear! I happened to be browsing the official Pixar Canada website a day or two ago when I noticed that the site had been updated with several new job postings/positions available for interested applicants. Undoubtedly, this is merely a stepping stone towards Pixar’s further expansion and development. I wish the studio all the best in carrying on in the mother company’s footsteps and securing success for years to come!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Does he call him “Bud Lightyear”?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Way to go Pixar, you would think they were smart enough to make more jobs for Americans. There is a ton of talent here in your own country a country that needs work. What a bunch of idiots. “ I know, lets make studio up in Canada”… “ but sir, shouldn’t we create another one here.. we could have one anywhere here in the US, there is a ton of talent here, and we could even help out with creating more jobs here.” “No, my left arm is telling me Canada for some reason.”

    The more I think about it, the more idiotic it is.

  4. martini833 says:

    Last Anonymous- Can you please refrain from being rude. That inflamatory language is not welcome here, in fact, it devalues your statements. It’s ok to have an opinion, but watch how you say it.

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