Archive for June, 2012

cool beans: Dave Cooper does Adventure Time

Friday, June 29th, 2012

This is a bit old, but I had problems linking to it back when it was first posted.  Still worth sharing.  It’s the bee’s knees. Click on the image for more of… »

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Press release: Animation/Comix guy, Troy Little, Co-Opts National Holiday to launch new Angora Napkin web serial. Also, thinks he’s pretty clever.

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Any Angora Napkin is good Angora Napkin. Charlottetown PE – The indie cult favorite ‘Angora Napkin’ is back in 2012 in two new adventures. Later this year IDW will be publishing the next ‘Angora Napkin’ graphic novel entitled, “Harvest of Revenge” but that wasn’t enough for creator Troy Little as he begins his first major… »

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events: Pixar Masterclass, Toronto/Vancouver

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The latest round in the Pixar Masterclass series will be hitting town soon, for residents of both Toronto and Vancouver.  I’ve heard really great things about these classes, but haven’t been able to attend yet.  Here’s the release: With just weeks remaining until the Pixar Artists’ Masterclass in Toronto, we have some exciting news to… »

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from the internets: Rainmaker announces sale to Xing Xing Digital

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Two days after announcing that Catherine Winder will step down as president and executive producer on June 30, Rainmaker has revealed it’s selling its animation studio to Beijing-based animation company Xing Xing Digital. No announcements as to how this will affect day to day operations.  Kidscreen has more complete coverage here:… »

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‘Fisher’ turns 20

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Philip Street, GTA-based animation director and creator of Canada’s longest running contemporary news strip ‘Fisher’, celebrates a 20 year print run in today’s issue of the Globe & Mail! It’s available only on newsstands, so get your copy today! Catch eleven years worth of ‘Fisher’ on Philip Street’s website. Congrats, Mr…. »

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showcase: Lil’ Red, by Cale Atkinson

Monday, June 25th, 2012

We added this to our Vimeo Channel last week, but I wanted to make sure it got some space on the site too.  Lil’ Red is a really great short film by Cale Atkinson.  Cale is someone I came across years ago when I was working as a recruiter.  His work showed tremendous promise then,… »

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press release: Cartoon Network Canada schedule

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

(Toronto, ON, June 21, 2012) – TELETOON Canada Inc. brings home the bacon as it reveals the inaugural schedules for Cartoon Network and its late-night counterpart Adult Swim. Set to launch in Canada on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, Cartoon Network provides a unique and diverse slate of entertainment experiences to kids and families through hilarious… »

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TONIGHT: Attack of the B-Movies, Toronto

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Attack of the B-Movies: Check out amazing art from Toronto’s animation industry at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen st. W June 19th-24th, open 12-5 daily Reception: June 21st 7pm-midnight Artwork will be up in the Art Bar.  Surf rock band The Calrizians will be on stage in the Melody Bar…. »

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from the internets: Guys With Pencils

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Do you like podcasts?  Do you like animation and comics?  Then you might like this: Guys With Pencils. The guys in question are Adam Hines and Andrew Murray.  They’re graduates of the animation program at Sheridan and have been doing this podcast for around a year.  They get some pretty good guests, including the likes… »

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jobby: 2D/3D Digital Design Supervisor, Nelvana, Toronto

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

June 20, 2012 2D/3D Digital Design Supervisor – Contract Toronto Nelvana Limited, A division of Corus Entertainment Inc. has an exciting opportunity for 2D/3D Digital Design Supervisor  in our Toronto office.  Reporting to the Director and Producer, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the design team in establishing and creating the Character, Prop… »

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press release: 9 Story takes Wibbly Pig to Sprout

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

9 Story announces acquisition of Wibbly Pig by 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout(r) Toronto, Canada – June 19, 2012 – 9 Story Entertainment announces the acquisition of preschool animated comedy series Wibbly Pig (26×22′) by 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout. “We are thrilled that Wibbly Pig will be joining Sprout’s highly respected line-up of preschool… »

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press release: Pitch-a-palooza at TAFFI 2012

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

CALLING ALL BUDDING ANIMATORS, WRITERS AND CREATIVES WITH BIG IDEAS! REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY FOR PITCH-A-PALOOZA Toronto, ON (June 18, 2012) ­ Today, the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) announces an animation-focused pitch event, Pitch-a-Palooza, and two supporting events, Pitch Lab and The Monkeyworks. TAAFI, widely supported by Canada¹s animation community, is the inaugural three-day… »

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jobby: Matte Painter/Digital Illustrator, Optix Digital, Toronto

Monday, June 18th, 2012

June 18, 2012 Optix Digital is looking for an experienced matte painter and digital illustrator to join our team starting early July. Applicants should have professional experience Photoshop and After Effects, experience in asset creation for puppet animation and exceptional visual storytelling skills. All interested applicants should forward a cv, demonstration reel and/or portfolio to… »

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jobby: Assistant Leica Editor, Guru Studio, Toronto

Friday, June 15th, 2012

June 15, 2012 Assistant Leica Editor Location: 110 Spadina Ave Suite 500, Toronto Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience Hours of Work: 40 hours per week. Overtime as required. Duration: TBD Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for an Assistant Leica Editor to assist the Editor with… »

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jobby: Senior IT Manager, Guru Studio, Toronto

Friday, June 15th, 2012

June 15, 2012 SENIOR IT MANAGER Posting Date: June 01, 2012 Closing Date: June 15, 2012 Location: 110 Spadina Ave Suite 500, Toronto Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience Hours of Work: 40 hours per week. Overtime as required. Duration: TBD Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking… »

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jobby: GUI, Kiwi, Nova Scotia

Friday, June 15th, 2012

June 15, 2012 Graphical User Interface(GUI) artist Location: Nova Scotia Requirements: •    Design Icons, popups, organize game information •    Make UI layout •    Texture popups, buttons and UI related assets •    Coordinate with art lead and maintain continuity/consistency throughout game experience •    Work with existing designs and styles and potentially improve older designs •    Requires… »

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jobby: 2D Animator/Illustrator, Kiwi, Nova Scotia

Friday, June 15th, 2012

2D Animator/Illustrator Location: Nova Scotia We are looking for full time, experienced 2D Animator/Artist to join our team, and create an outstanding visual gaming experience for our users on our existing and upcoming Android & iOS games titles. Responsibilities •    Work closely with the Lead Animator and Art Director to explore and create animation and… »

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jobby: Production Assistant, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

June 14, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for a Production Assistant to join the team. With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers… »

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jobby: Systems Resource Manager, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

June 14, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto has an opening for a Systems Resource Manager.  With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to life… »

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Rock and Rule screening at TAAFI 2012, with special guests!

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

TAAFI is coming up fast, and we’re starting to get more info about the programming.  Looks like they’re getting the gang back together for a screening of the Nelvana classic, Rock and Rule, followed by some kind of Q&A . The TAAFI 2012 presentation of Rock & Rule July 07 2012 at 7:00 pm, TIFF… »

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jobby: Production Coordinator, Cookie Jar Entertainment, Toronto

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

June 12, 2012 Position: Production Coordinator Cookie Jar Entertainment in Toronto is seeking an experienced Production Coordinator to primarily provide administrative support for Storyboards and Animatics on two productions. Position Responsibilities: Cropping of digital storyboards and storyboard revisions for Animatic assembly and editing Managing the flow of design and storyboard materials between Storyboard Artists, Production… »

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jobby: Preschool Storyboard Artist, Cookie Jar Entertainment, Toronto

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

June 14, 2012 Position: Preschool Storyboard Artist Cookie Jar Entertainment in Toronto is seeking experienced Storyboard Artists for the production; “Ella the Elephant” Ella is a preschool series currently in production and we are looking for new artists to join the team already in production. Position Responsibilities: Illustrating the script into visual sequences; Working directly… »

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jobby: Storyboard/Animatic Revision Artist, Cookie Jar Entertainment, Toronto

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

June 14, 2012 Position: Storyboard/Animatic Revision Artist Cookie Jar Entertainment in Toronto is seeking experienced Revision Artists for the storyboard/animatic revisions. Position Responsibilities: Revising and drawing storyboard panels for animatics Following direction as per notes and discussions from the series Assistant Director & Director Ensuring quality and style of the series is consistently achieved Refining… »

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jobby: Storyboard Artist, Cookie Jar Entertainment, Toronto

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

June 14, 2012 Position: Comedy/Action Storyboard Artist Cookie Jar Entertainment in Toronto is seeking experienced Storyboard Artists for the sixth season of “Johnny Test” Johnny is a comedy/action series returning to production late summer and we are looking for new creative artists to join the existing team. Position Responsibilities: Illustrating the script into visual sequences;… »

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jobby: Assistant Director, Cookie Jar Entertainment, Toronto

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

June 14, 2012 Position: Assistant Director Cookie Jar Entertainment in our Toronto office is seeking an experienced Assistant Director to join our team on the preschool series “Ella the Elephant”. Position Responsibilities: Revising and drawing storyboard panels for animatics Following direction as per notes and discussions from the series Director Ensuring quality and style of… »

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press release: 9 Story Entertainment announces Season 2 Renewal of “Fugget About It” on TELETOON

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Toronto, Canada – June 12, 2012 – 9 Story Entertainment announces its animated primetime comedy series Fugget About It (13 x 22′) has been renewed by TELETOON Canada for a 2nd season of 13 new episodes for Fall 2013.  Originally developed for the 2007 TELETOON at Night Pilot Project, Fugget About It season 1 premiere… »

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press release: TELETOON REVEALS ITS LATEST CROP OF ORIGINAL ANIMATED SERIES

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

TELETOON Canada announces the development of two new series and the renewal of three others (Banff, AB, June 12, 2012) – The Canadian animation world is about to gain one pair of cosmic power pants and a trio of insane animals. TELETOON Canada Inc. today announced its latest original production slate featuring kids comedies Dr…. »

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jobby: Lighters, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

June 6, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Lighters to join our team. With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to life… »

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jobby: Maya Animators, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

June 6, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Animators to join our team mid-July. With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to… »

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jobby: Studio Technician, Animation, Emily Carr University, Vancouver

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

June 6, 2012 Employment Opportunity: Competition #S013-2012 Studio Technician 3, Animation Temporary Part-Time (60%) Term Position (20 August 2012 to 18 May 2013) Hours to be Determined (3 days per week) Pay Grade I ($25.66 to $27.48 per hour) Applications are invited for a Studio Technician to provide technical support to the delivery of curriculum… »

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Call for Entries: Jalloo Festival, deadline Monday June 11th

Friday, June 1st, 2012

There’s a really great little event that happens every year out in Miramichi, New Brunswick.  It’s the Jalloo Festival of Animation and Games.  I love going.  I try to go every year.  I’m still trying to make it for this year’s show, where they let me talk and talk and talk. Usually we arrange a… »

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from the internets: just wrong

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Oh dear.  I want to know who approved the posing on this one.  I actually managed the studio that likely did layout on this season of Franklin, so I’m looking at you, Keith Savage. (clip found via Cartoon… »

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