Walt Disney Animation Studios Increases Production With New Vancouver Studio
As Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) continues to expand its slate of projects for Disney+, WDAS President Clark Spencer (producer, Encanto, Zootopia) announced the opening of a new facility in Vancouver, British Columbia. The new studio will focus on long-form series work and special projects created for Disney+ beginning with the highly-anticipated, feature-quality musical series Moana. The Burbank studio will also expand its over 900 employees as it remains Walt Disney Animation Studios’ exclusive home for feature film projects as well as shorter form series such as the recently announced Baymax and Zootopia+.
Disney Animation is creating more original storytelling for Disney+, expanding into series for the first time in our history with Iwájú, Tiana, Moana, Baymax and Zootopia+, says Jennifer Lee, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Animation Studios.
With Burbank and Vancouver both home to some of the world’s most talented artists and technicians, we believe the storytelling and visual quality created within each location will meet the incredibly high standards we set for ourselves and audiences have come to expect from Disney Animation, says Spencer.
Amir Nasrabadi will serve as Head of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Vancouver. Amir’s role with Walt Disney Animation Studios marks a return to the studio, where he served as a FInance lead.
Aug 24, 2021 at 19:15