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PIXAR EXITS VANCOUVER AFTER GOVERNMENT CUTS TAX INCENTIVES

October 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In the wake of the government of British Columbia to slash tax incentives for movie and TV producers, Disney has decided to shut down its Pixar Canada’s operations in Vancouver, which employ about 100 persons. Disney spokesman Barb Matheson told the Vancouver newspaper The Province: “A decision was made to refocus operations and resources under the one roof. … Staff were just told today. Not great news, obviously. It was just a refocusing of efforts and resources to the one facility.” Some staff members in Vancouver are expected to be redeployed to Pixar’s headquarters in Emeryville, CA, but others may merely drift to one of the other animation houses in Vancouver, which are reportedly booming.