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Animation company behind ‘The Lego Movie’ to open a studio in Vancouver

A scene from 'The LEGO Movie.'.
A scene from 'The LEGO Movie.'. Handout

It is shaping up to be a big boost for B.C.’s film industry.

The visual effects company responsible for The Lego Movie is opening a second animation studio in Vancouver.

Three hundred jobs are expected to be created.

Australian visual effects and animation studio Animal Logic plans to open the doors of the new Yaletown facility in September.

The company has signed a three-picture deal with Warner Brothers.

The first film will be a sequel to The Lego Movie, which is expected to go into production in January.

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