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Vancouver to Get Pixar Studio; Venice Festival to Host 3D "Toy Story" Premiere

by on May 11, 2009

Pixar will open an animation studio this fall in Vancouver, joining other studios who are taking advantage of tax incentives associated with the locale, The Hollywood Reporter says.

The studio will be used to produce “short-form quality computer animation for theme parks, DVDs, television and theatrical exhibition,” according to Disney/Pixar president Ed Catmull. Pixar is expected to continue making animation featuring characters from Toy Story and Cars.

Separately, Variety says that 3-D versions of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 will premiere at the 66th Venice Film Festival, which runs from September 2nd to the 12th. John Lasseter and four Pixar directors will be honored for their work at the festival, with Lasseter set to receive the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement.

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