Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) is opening a new facility in Vancouver as it expands into series. The studio is hiring immediately and set to open in January 2022.
The Vancouver location will focus on long-form series and specials, all exclusively bound for Disney+. Its first project will be the Moana spin-off series, produced by Osnat Shurer (Raya and the Last Dragon), which will debut in 2024.
Meanwhile, features will continue to be produced at WDAS’s Burbank base, which is due to expand beyond its current 900-plus employees. The studio will also handle shorter-form series such as the upcoming Baymax and Zootopia+. It will remain the home of story development, storyboarding, and production design for all WDAS projects.