Pixar creative chief John Lasseter, president Ed Catmull, Pixar Canada creative director Dylan Brown, chief technical officer Darwyn Peachey, and general manager Amir Nasrabadi appear in the video to speak about the new studio, its purpose, and what it will add to Pixar as a whole.
Interestingly, Catmull mentions "half-hour television specials" in the same sentence as "various projects that we've got". A possible hint at Pixar's secret future plans, eh?
By the way, it's great to see Pixar paying so much attention to Canada these days. For example, next week, Chris Ford (who I met in Emeryville in April) and Dylan Sisson (creator of the RenderMan Walking Teapot) from the RenderMan team will be speaking in Toronto and Montreal at two sold-out events aimed at the CG community.