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Countdown to OIAF 2016: MORE Festival Memories from Rob Anderson

By Mike Valiquette
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OIAF 2016 is right around the corner. It’s a big year, the festival is celebrating 40 years. I’ve been going since 1992, and from this vantage point it all seems like one long blur of faces and films. Thankfully there are those out there with clearer memories. One of those is our very own occasional… »

press release: Counterfeit Cat Goes Global On Disney XD and Disney Channel

By Mike Valiquette
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Toronto, Canada – September 19, 2016  – Tricon Kids & Family’s award-winning original animated comedy series Counterfeit Cat  (52×11′ and 11×2′ shorts) pounces onto Disney XD and Disney Channel in multiple territories including France, South East Asia, Japan, Australia/New Zealand, and Latin America. Counterfeit Cat… »

Startoon Live Judging Session Today at 2pmEST

By Mike Valiquette
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I’ve mentioned this before on here, and I’m often sheepish when it comes to sharing stuff I’m working on, but today is our live judging session for the 3rd Startoon Challenge! We’re going live via Facebook, and will be announcing the three finalists that are… »


jobby: Storyboard Artist, DHX Studios, Toronto

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DHX Studios – Storyboard Artist, 2D About Us DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands… »

jobby: Senior Animator, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

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Industrial Brothers is hiring! Seeking a talented and experienced Senior Animator for our awesome animated series DOT with KIDS CBC and SPROUT. Senior Animator -Dynamic posing and timing style -Eager… »

jobby: Senior Editor, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

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Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District. Since its inception over 17 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for… »

jobby: Animation Supervisor (Harmony), DHX Studios, Vancouver

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DHX Studios – Animation Supervisor (Harmony), 2D  About Us DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s… »

jobby: Harmony Animators, DHX Studios, Vancouver

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DHX Studios – Harmony Animators, 2D About Us DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment…. »

jobby: Senior 2D Animator, Jam Filled, Ottawa

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Senior 2D Animator Jam Filled is looking for a Senior 2D Animator to work closely with our talented crew on a high quality, snappy and fun animated series with Nickelodeon. Position is… »

jobby: Line Producer, Spin Master Entertainment, Toronto

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Line Producer   About Spin Master Spin Master is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment… »

jobby: Senior Pipeline Software Engineer, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

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SENIOR PIPELINE SOFTWARE ENGINEER We are seeking a SENIOR PIPELINE SOFTWARE ENGINEER to work closely with the Head of Technology and Pipeline team. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized… »

jobby: Pipeline Software Engineer, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

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PIPELINE SOFTWARE ENGINEER We are seeking a PIPELINE SOFTWARE ENGINEER to work closely with the Head of Technology and Pipeline team. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual… »

jobby: Animator, Titmouse Canada, Vancouver

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JOB DESCRIPTION Animator DUTIES: Create high quality 2D Flash animation sequences by creating storytelling poses and putting them on model Animate scene from Rough to Clean and complete work by… »

jobby: Line Producer, Titmouse Canada, Vancouver

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COMPANY: Titmouse Canada Animation Inc. (Vancouver) JOB TITLE: Line Producer GENERAL FUNCTION: The Line Producer is responsible for delivering productions on time and within budget. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Communication… »

jobby: Character FX Artist – Crowds, Awesometown Entertainment,Toronto

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Character FX Artist- Crowds Job Description: Character FX artist will be responsible for creating character setup, designing crowd character behavior and integrating crowds into shots within Golaem and Maya. The… »

press release: 9 Story Media Group appoints ALIX WISEMAN to Vice President, Business Development & Acquisitions

By Mike Valiquette
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Toronto, Canada – August 30, 2016 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Alix Wiseman to the newly created position of Vice President, Business Development… »

jobby: 2D Harmony Animators, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Guru Studio’s dedicated creative team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Our recently-launched and expanding 2D animation division is crewing up for a… »

jobby: Compositor, Titmouse Canada, Vancouver

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Compositor GENERAL FUNCTION: Creatively build all of the elements necessary to assemble the final shot to the satisfaction of the director and producer. DUTIES: Build all of the… »

jobby: Clean Up Artist, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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Elliott Animation is hiring in Toronto! We are looking for a Clean Up Artist to join our design team. Successful applicants will have experience in design and will be familiar… »

What now? Martin Markle out at KIDS CBC after less than a year. UPDATED: Marie McCann named Interim Senior Director.

By Mike Valiquette
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I don’t even know what’s going on anymore. Kidscreen’s got the news, but that’s really all there is. http://kidscreen.com/2016/08/12/martin-markle-out-at-kids-cbc/ Updated with news from Kidscreen again: Marie McCann, who’s been at… »

ARC update: Jam Filled To The Rescue?

By Mike Valiquette
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Both Kidscreen and Playback are reporting on some very interesting news that is developing following two of last week’s big animation stories. After the shocking story of Toronto CG studio,… »

jobby: 2D Animator (Harmony), Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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2D Animator (Harmony), Copernicus Studios, Halifax. Previous experience with Toonboom is an asset but not a necessity. This is a new high-quality animated series using a combination of character builds… »

jobby: 2D Key Animator (Harmony), Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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2D Key Animator (Harmony), Copernicus Studios, Halifax. Previous experience with Toonboom is an asset but not a necessity. This is a new high-quality animated series using a combination of character… »

showcase: OLYMPIA, by Henrique Barone, Rafael Mayani, Conor Whelan and John Black

By Mike Valiquette
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Henrique Barone, Rafael Mayani, Conor Whelan and John Black just finish a collaboration, titled OLYMPIA. It’s an animated tribute to the Olympic Games, especially the athletes and their amazing moves!… »

jobby: Instructor, Fundamentals of 3D Modelling for Games, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

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Sheridan College is looking for a qualified candidate to teach Fundamentals of 3D Modelling for Games for the Bachelor of Game Design program. This is a part-time teaching position for… »

press release: Corus Entertainment Appoints Athena Georgaklis New Head of Development for Nelvana

By Mike Valiquette
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Toronto, Canada – Corus Entertainment announced today the appointment of Athena Georgaklis to the role of Head of Development for Nelvana. Georgaklis, a highly respected animation executive, will lead the acquisition… »

Good News Department: BOAT ROCKER BUYS JAM FILLED ENTERTAINMENT!!!! WHAT!?!?!

By Mike Valiquette
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Could not happen to nicer people. Congrats to Jamie and Phil and Kyle, and congrats to Boat Rocker for having the smarts to see how great a studio they’ve built…. »

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    This is a guest post by Amir Avni who digitized these storyboards and the final film for Kaj Pindal. To see more of Kaj's work check out his blog: http://kajpindal.blogspot.ca/. The original post for "King Size" is here.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Kaj Pindal made this board in roughly ten days, exactly fifty years ago, in 1966. The final theatrical short was […]

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