Month: December 2012

Last bit of Holiday Awesome

This should be our penultimate post for the Christmas.  I spotted a few last bit of awesome to share. I ran some coverage a few months back about an upcoming comics project, featuring Canadian superheroes: True Patriot.  Well, look what…

Ikea Munke: Animators finding creative ways to make a living

If there’s one thing we’re known for in Canada, it’s monkeys. That’s right.  Monkeys.  Used to be, our most famous animal would’ve been a beaver, or maybe a moose.  But one little monkey in a particularly smart winter coat changed…

Even more HOLIDAY AWESOME!

From designer, illustrator, ex-pat story-man, and all around swell fellah: Colin Jack.  Sheridan animated this fun little greeting: West-coaster, Cale Atkinson offers a how-to for a festive paper-box pug: And this one came in from Katarina Antonic: And while I’m…

More Holiday Awesome!

As promised, I’m sharing more holiday art, cards and animation. Ottawa native, and Warner Brothers hotshot, Jess Borutski posted this up on Facebook! Just got this card from Atomic Cartoons in Vancouver, they’re working on Rocket Monkeys. Capybara Games put…

jobby: Animators, NFB/Banff Center, Banff, AB

National Film Board of Canada – The Banff Center – Animator Positions Program dates: January 14, 2013 – March 29, 2013 (program start date is flexible) Application deadline: January 4, 2013 Program information: This collaborative National Film Board/Banff Centre work…

Magic Hockey Skates: Full episode up on CBC.ca

For those who missed it last night, CBC’s latest foray into holiday programming, the Magic Hockey Skates, is surprisingly up online, in it’s entirety. It won’t allow me to embed it, but here’s the link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/Holiday+Guide/ID/2315783844/ Congrats again to everyone…

Tonight on CBC: the Magic Hockey Skates

This is basically promotion, but I just wanted to draw everybody’s eyes to tonight’s animated special on CBC, the Magic Hockey Skates.  Produced by Ottawa’s Amberwood Entertainment, with animation from Big Jump Productions, also out of Ottawa.  They’ve got some…

showcase: Hair & Mole

It’s been a bit of a slow week on here, so I thought it might be a good time to share a couple of shorts produced at Smiley Guy Studios in Toronto (my employer, full disclosure!)  Hair & Mole is…

press release: Slap Happy Cartoons’ Nerds and Monsters gets a go from YTV

SLAP HAPPY CARTOONS BEGINS PRODUCTION ON NERDS AND MONSTERS FOR YTV (December 12, 2012 – Vancouver, Canada) – Vancouver-based animation studio Slap Happy Cartoons Inc. has secured a commission from Corus Entertainment’s YTV for the production of their animated series…

jobby: Production Coordinators, Guru Studio, Toronto

December 7, 2012 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 Production Coordinators who are responsible for supporting…

jobby: In-House Graphic Designer, Guru Studio, Toronto

December 7, 2012 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 a Graphic Designer who is responsible for…

jobby: ToonBoom/Flash BG Artists, Guru Studio, Toronto

December 7, 2012 Guru Studio’s dedicated creative team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Come be among the first join our team of 45 2D digital artists (Toonboom/Flash) now in production on a…

jobby: CG Compositing Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

December 7, 2012 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 a Compositing Artist who is responsible for…

jobby: CG Lighting Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

December 7, 2012 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 a Lighting Artist who is responsible for…

Showcase: Monkey and the Rabbit, by Rodney G King

As we approach the weekend, I thought I’d give you something to stick in your eyeholes.  It’s Monkey and the Rabbit, by Rodney G King.  I asked Rodney about himself and the short, here’s what he had to say: I’m…

CBC’s Wiretap Animation Contest: finalists announced

A few weeks back we announced a contest that CBC was running, asking listeners to animate segments from their popular series: Wiretap.  There was some discussion over the ethics of contests in our comments section, and not only was the…

jobby: ToonBoom/Flash Layout Artists, Guru Studio, Toronto

December 6, 2012 Guru Studio’s dedicated creative team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Come be among the first join our team of 45 2D digital artists (Toonboom/Flash) now in production on a…

jobby: ToonBoom/Flash Animators, Guru Studio, Toronto

December 6, 2012 Guru Studio’s dedicated creative team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Come be among the first join our team of 45 2D digital artists (ToonBoom/Flash) now in production on a…

jobby: ToonBoom/Flash Animation Supervisor, Guru Studio, Toronto

December 6, 2012 Guru Studio’s dedicated creative team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Come be among the first join our team of 45 2D digital artists (Toonboom/Flash) now in production on a…

jobby: Rendering Supervisor, Arc Productions, Toronto

December 6, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for a Rendering Supervisor to join our team. With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to…

jobby: Intermediate Compositors, Arc Productions, Toronto

December 4, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Junior to Intermediate Compositors to join the team. With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up…

40th Annual Annie Award Nominations

Spot the Canadians with me.  I’ll highlight any you guys can point out. CANADIANS IN RED! 2012 ANNIE AWARD NOMINATIONS Best Animated Feature Brave – Pixar Animation Studios Frankenweenie – The Walt Disney Studios Hotel Transylvania – Sony Pictures Animation…