Lindsay Soll
May 08, 2009 AT 05:16 PM EDT

Disney andPixar plan to create a new animation studio this fall inVancouver, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The studio will focus on Pixar’s most popular characters— like Buzz and Woody from Toy Story and Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars. The decision to head north was due to tax incentives, a local talent pool, and proximity to Pixar. “The operation will be small in size and dedicated to producingshort-form quality computer animation for theme parks, DVDs,television and theatrical exhibition,” Disney/Pixar president EdCatmull told THR.

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