Pixar Animation

Pixar Canada Closes, 100 Jobs Lost

October 13, 2013 • By

Pixar Canada Shut Down

The Pixar location in Vancouver, Canada has been shut down, and 100 employees lost their jobs. According to Disney spokesperson Barb Matheson:

A decision was made to refocus operations and resources under the one roof, Staff were just told today. Not great news, obviously.

Another Pixar spokesperson revealed:

The team at Pixar Canada is incredibly talented and we are so proud of the excellent work we have produced there. However, as we look at the creative and business needs of our studio, we’ve made the decision to refocus our efforts and resources under one roof in Emeryville and will be closing the studio in Vancouver.

The Pixar Canada employees who still have their jobs will be relocated to Pixar’s headquarters in Emeryville, California.

Willem Dafoe Returning For Disney Pixar’s “Finding Dory”

October 7, 2013 • By

Disney Pixar Finding Dory

Actor Willem Dafoe is returning for the “Finding Nemo” sequel “Finding Dory.” Willem has already started working on the Disney Pixar movie, telling Total Film:

Yeah, I’ve already started. It’s even better than the first. It’s fantastic. It’s good to say I think it’s going to be better than the first; that’s good advertising! It’s difficult to repeat a success and so many years afterwards, but it’s really cool. I’ve done one [voice] session so far and I just am going to have such a good time.


Willem also revealed that the plot of “Finding Dory” takes place about a year after the original movie, and it is about Dory trying to find her own family.

“Finding Dory” is scheduled to arrive in theaters on June 17, 2016.