MPC says “Bah Humbug!” shuts down Vancouver Studio

Cartoon Brew recently reported that MPC, the Visual Effects Powerhouse has decided to be an Ebenezer Scrooge by shutting down its Studio in Vancouver, Canada, effective immediately. The Company has employed over 800 VFX workers at one point but the current staff count is smaller, but there isn’t a count on how many are affected by this recent shutdown.

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The Employees for MPC’s Vancouver Division were alerted about the shutdown on the morning of December 11th, the letter cited that the “increasing external market pressures in Vancouver and more attractive opportunities in other locations” the full letter of the text is listed in this link.

The Rumors about the recent shutdown began two days ago via Reddit.

For more on the recent shut down, head to Cartoon Brew and the Vancouver Sun for more.