On it’s face, the new domain for Pixar Canada (www.pixarcanada.com) looks like a simple, under construction website.
You’ll find a welcoming home page (click on Buzz and Woody for a cool slideshow), an about us profile, FAQs, job listings and links. Nothing too out of this world right? Wrong. Turns out you can get so much more from what might seem to be an ordinary page…
What looks to be a plain About Us section actually hints at many big things to come. In the original press release for Pixar Canada, the studio promised shorts based on legacy characters like Woody and Mater. The new site implies much more than that, it showcases the logos of every Pixar franchise (regardless of franchise-ability) so hopefully they mean to make shorts based on each of these films — if they have a good story of course!
That also makes me wonder how the vignettes will be released. Maybe they’ll be downloadable on BD-Live as an extra incentive to buy older Blu-rays or through Pixar’s popular Facebook and Twitter.
But these shorts aren’t going to be made by themselves. So, they’re hiring! Open and upcoming positions are listed, they’ve even posted a scientific survey and information on the living quality of Vancouver, BC. Pixar Canada is currently at a temporary facility in the city.
Remember, all feature production will stay at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville. This is getting more exciting every day, what do you think?