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COMIX: Troy Little’s Hunter Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the comic.

By Mike Valiquette
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Yes. This is a thing. PEI comics artist/animator Troy Little, well known in cartoon circles for the Angora Napkin pilot produced for Teletoon a few years back, has been hard at work adapting Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as a 176-page graphic novel from Top Shelf Productions. When Troy told me… »

Mike Geiger Honoured by the Youth Media Alliance

By Mike Valiquette
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This guy was just so aw shucks at last night’s awards show. It was adorable. Mike’s the best, and it’s nice to see him get some attention.  And boy did he get it! Radical Sheep put together a little tribute video that we can share… »

from the internets: Talking ‘Bout Shorts

By Mike Valiquette
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Some love for short films this week it seems. First up is a piece on examiner.com about James Stewart’s Foxed: http://www.examiner.com/article/the-short-path-of-foxed Foxed is a great example of a quality short finding second life as a feature. James put everything into his film, and it’s a… »


jobby: 3D Lighting Artist – Intermediate, Rocket Science VFX, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Rocket Science VFX is looking for talented lighting artists with other 3D generalist skills for our upcoming slate of projects.   Job Duties: Responsible for shot lighting and rendering in… »

jobby: 3D Artist – Intermediate, Rocket Science VFX, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Rocket Science VFX is looking for talented 3D artists with a broad generalist skill-set for our upcoming slate of projects.   Job Duties: Proven artistic ability across multiple CG disciplines… »

jobby: Intermediate Compositor, Rocket Science VFX, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Title: Intermediate Compositor Rocket Science VFX is looking to hire talented Digital Compositors for our upcoming slate of projects.   Job Duties: The ability to seamlessly integrate 2D, 3D and… »

jobby: Instructors, Capilano University, North Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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Capilano University in North Vancouver is looking for industry veteran instructors who are committed to developing the new 3D animation for film and games 2-year diploma. If you have the… »

Tonight in Toronto: Animatic TO presents, ART DIRECTION WITH SAM BRADLEY

By Mike Valiquette
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Sam Bradley has been working in the animation industry for nearly 10 years as a painter, designer and art director. Away from work, he’s almost always pursuing some form of… »

from the internets: Animation Pimp On Our Golden Age of Animation

By Mike Valiquette
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From Chris Robinson, via AWN. If you want to see a true Golden Age of Animation, just take a look around you right now. Never before has there been so… »

jobby: CGI Generalist, Zink, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Zink, a multidisciplinary agency and production house that specializes in design, brand identity, animation, commercial production, motion graphics and digital content creation, is seeking an experienced Senior CGI generalist to… »

jobby: Match Move Artist, Zink, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Zink, a multidisciplinary agency and production house that specializes in design, brand identity, animation, commercial production, motion graphics and digital content creation, is seeking an experienced Match Move Artist to… »

jobby: Editors, DHX Media, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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DHX Media – Vancouver is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows such as Kid vs. Kat and Martha Speaks. We are… »

gradfilm showcase: The Casebook of Nips and Porkington, by Melody Wang

By Mike Valiquette
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Some very creative storytelling, accompanied by rock solid design and animation, from Sheridan grad Melody Wang. The Casebook of Nips & Porkington (2015) from Melody Wang on… »

Impotents Kickstarter Update: GOAL ACHIEVED! $20,542!!!!!

By Mike Valiquette
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UPDATE, UPDATED: The Impotents has achieved it’s funding goal! We’re going to take all the credit for today’s push over the finish line and send out a thanks to those… »

from the internets: Animal Logic Opening in Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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Score another one for Vancouver, and give the credit to a very healthy tax credit system. Nova Scotia, are y0u paying attention? According to this article in The Hollywood Reporter,… »

jobby: Senior Animator, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette
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Ottawa, Canada – We are currently seeking highly specialized and uniquely talented animators who are willing and motivated to push the envelope of what is possible in order to create… »

from the internets: REBOOT Reboot finally on it’s way from the Weinsteins

By Mike Valiquette
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Back in 2013 we shared a press release that demanded to be titled Reboot reboot. (it’s here) Fast forward a few years and now we’re hearing that it’s finally going… »

jobby: Storyboard Artists/Revisionists, 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… »

from the internets: Canadian Animation Blog Interviews M.R. Horhager

By Mike Valiquette
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Grayden Laing’s got another interview up on his Canadian Animation Blog, and this time it’s with Toronto-based director Mathias (M.R.) Horhager. Mathias is a good friend of mine and a… »

jobby: Head of Studio, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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PORTFOLIO ANIMATION is seeking an energetic leader to join our team as Head of Studio. Reporting to the SVP Production, the successful candidate will be responsible to lead the day… »

Crowdfunding Cartoons: The Impotents Kickstarter UPDATE: $3500 TO GO!!!

By Mike Valiquette
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  UPDATE: 8 days to go, and only about 3500 bucks left to  get these guys to the gate. Clearly they’ve got momentum in their campaign, clearly it’s being well-received… »

jobby: Storyboard Artists & Revisionists, DHX Media, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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DHX Media – Vancouver is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows such as Kid vs. Kat and Martha Speaks. We are… »

jobby: Key Animators/Posing Artists (Flash), DHX Media, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows such as Kid vs. Kat and Martha Speaks. Employing a… »

jobby: Key Animation Supervisor (Harmony), DHX Media, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows such as Kid vs. Kat and Martha Speaks. Employing a… »

Animatic TO’s Mark Mayerson Pitch talk is up online

By Mike Valiquette
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Toronto’s animation lecture series Animatic T.O. is posting another talk online; Mark Mayerson’s “Don’t Pitch To Buyers, Pitch The Audience!” https://youtu.be/KtQQmmbvmGc Mark’s blog ‘Mayerson on Animation’ (http://mayersononanimation.blogspot.ca/) is one of… »

Animator Turns to Horror: Vote for Minz

By Mike Valiquette
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Toronto animator/painter/filmmaker/Kensington Market fixture/outlandish madamn, Chris “DR. MINZ” Minz is embarking on an ambitious enterprise. He’s working on a horror film, and is participating in the Cinecoup Accelerator Contest. The… »

Nova Scotia Tax Credit update: NS Gov Caught Changing Deal Terms Without Consultation, Appears to Give Zero F@#ks

By Mike Valiquette
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From our pal Ron Doucet: SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE. So we were told that the announcement of the Animation “deal” was made public yesterday, but that it was simply to… »

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