Walt Disney Animation Studios announced today that a new location in Vancouver, Canada, will be taking over the production of long-term Disney+ series, while the Burbank, California location focuses on feature films.
This move is an expansion for the company, which previously only worked out of the Burbank studio. According to Deadline, the first project for the new studio will be the “Moana” series. The series was originally slated for a 2023 release but has now been delayed to 2024.
“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+,” Jennifer Lee, Chief Creative Officer, told Deadline. “As we continue to grow our original slate of projects, there are more creative, artistic, and technological opportunities than at any previous time.”
The company hopes to open the Vancouver studio in January 2022 and is taking information from potential applicants here.