Two northern California animation studios are looking to make moves on Pixar in their own backyard. Wild Brain and The Orphanage have each started feature animation divisions with the goal to get a dog in the growing game of computer animated films. I’m especially looking forward to what Genndy Tartakovsky (Samuri Jack, The Clone Wars) can do as Creative Director at the Orphanage Animation Studios.
The more competition the better, I think. Walt certainly wasn’t operating in a vacuum when he was pressed to perfect his art and create Mickey Mouse.