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jobby: Toon Boom Storyboard Artist, 9Story Entertainment, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Company Info: 9 Story Entertainment is an industry leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning animated and live action content for young audiences around the world. 9 Story has produced over 800 animated and live action episodes, seen on some of the world’s most respected children’s channels. Job Title:  Toon Boom Storyboard Artist Job Type: Contract… »

Smiley Guy is back with another round of Furry Force

By Mike Valiquette
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Another Smiley Guy related post, sorry. Furry Force 2 came out this past week, on College Humor. The first one broke 2 million views in about a week, so the order came in pretty quickly for a second one. Not totally SFW. You are warned…. »

jobby: Storyboard Supervisor, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette
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Storyboard Supervisor Type:  Permanent – Full Time Salary:  TBD; Medical/dental benefits and RRSP plan available. Positions available: 1 Start Date: Immediately   Company Info: Mercury Filmworks is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for… »


jobby: 2D Character & Prop Build Artist, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette
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2D Character & Prop Build Artist Type:   Permanent full-time employee Salary:  Commensurate with experience. Medical/dental benefits and RRSP plan available. Positions available:  1 Start Date:   Immediately Company Info:… »

jobby: 2D Digital Animator, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette
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2D Digital Animator Type: Permanent full-time employee – in house Salary: Pay is by approved frame. Medical/Dental benefits and RRSP plan available Positions available: 5+ Start Date: Immediately Company Info:… »

jobby: Production Coordinator, Pipeline Studios, Hamilton

By Mike Valiquette
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Pipeline Studios Inc – has an exciting opportunity for a Production Coordinator to join the team as a key member in the television and film division in our Hamilton studio…. »

jobby: Writers/Story Editors, Blue Ant Media, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Blue Ant Media, a Canadian media company located in Toronto, is seeking freelance comedic screenwriters and story editors to work on a variety of adult animated short format comedies, which… »

OIAF 2014 Call for Submissions!!!!!

By Mike Valiquette
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Submissions are open for OIAF 2014 until May 16th. Send ‘em your films! Films must be completed after June 15th, 2013, there’s no fee to submit, and screening at Ottawa… »

TAAFI Industry party: April 25th

By Mike Valiquette
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Another year, another TAAFI  industry shindig. I’m getting too old for this. Here’s the link:… »

Events: Animatic TO presents Brandon James Scott, April 23, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Animatic TO’s next event: an evening with the Creator of Justin Time, Brandon James Scott. Brandon James Scott is a Toronto based Illustrator working at leading animation entertainment company, Guru… »

jobby: Storyboard Artists, Wild Kratts, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette
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Company – WK4 Production Series – Wild Kratts Job Title – Storyboard Artists Job Type – Freelance Compensation – Compatible rates, please inquire Start Date – May 2014 Responsibilities Work… »

showcase: 40K Anijam

By Mike Valiquette
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Here’s a little story about an anijam that spontaneously erupted last week. On Monday morning, I noticed a Facebook update from musician Buck 65, known also as Rich Terfry. Rich… »

jobby: Awesometown Entertainment Recruiting Event, April 16th, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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That’s about the size of it. Awesometown Entertainment, the new studio on the block in Toronto, founded by Dan Kretch, is hosting some kind of open house/recruiting event. Here’s the… »

Mark Mayerson on Pitching Your Project

By Mike Valiquette
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Mark Mayerson has been posting the content of a talk he did for an Animatic TO event in March: Don’t Pitch To the Buyer, Pitch To the Audience. We posted… »

jobby: 3D Generalist, Mark Animation, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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3D Generalist Mark Animation is hiring a talented 3D Generalist to join our production team in Toronto. This position offers a chance to work in a creative environment producing children’s… »

jobby: Storyboard Artists, DHX Media, Halifax

By Mike Valiquette
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Job Title: Storyboard Artists Job Type: Contract Location: Halifax, NS, Canada   DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia is seeking talented Storyboard Artists to join our… »

jobby: Accounting Assistant, DHX Media, Halifax

By Mike Valiquette
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Job Title: Accounting Assistant Location: Halifax, NS, Canada Job Type: Contract   DHX Media (Halifax) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 200 half hours of original… »

jobby: Key Animators, DHX Media, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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Key Animators DHX Media – Vancouver is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows.  We are also proud to employ a team… »

jobby: 2D FX Artist, DHX Media, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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2D Effects (FX) Artist DHX Media – Vancouver is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows. We are also proud to employ… »

press release: Atomic Cartoons Broadens Creative Focus Under New Creative Director, Luke Carroll

By Mike Valiquette
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(Vancouver, BC) – Atomic Cartoons is revving up investment in generating creative content, with a mandate to develop more original properties and diversify offerings in response to the evolution of… »

jobby: FX/CG Generalist, Guru Studio, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for… »

jobby: Animation Director (feature), Digital District Montreal (via 3Pod), Montreal

By Mike Valiquette
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Title: Animation Director Status: Contract/Full Time Location: Montreal Annual Salary: Based on experience   Digital District Montreal is a subsidiary of the French company Digital District founded in Paris in… »

jobby: Character Cleanup Artist, DHX Media, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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About DHX Media DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family entertainment rights.  DHX Media owns markets and distributes 9,500 half hours of children’s… »

jobby: Assistant Leica Editor, DHX Media, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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About DHX Media DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family entertainment rights.  DHX Media owns markets and distributes 9,500 half hours of children’s… »

press release: Steven Universe coming to Teletoon!

By Mike Valiquette
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I know this makes a lot of people very excited, so here you go: TELETOON Canada premieres Steven Universe this April (April 7, 2014 – Toronto, Canada) Steven Universe premieres… »

from the internets: Warren United, from Smiley Guy Studios and Baby Cow Productions

By Mike Valiquette
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As always, for the sake of total transparency, I work at Smiley Guy. So I try not to overdo posting about them. But here’s a great little piece of press… »

from the internets: Ummmmm yeah. Not so sure about this one.

By Mike Valiquette
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This is making the rounds, so I guess I ought to share it here. I’m pretty sure this ISN’T the way to “get onto… »

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