Archive for December, 2012

Merry Christmas, one and all.

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

It’s 12:49 am on Christmas Day.  Cookies and milk are set out, tree is glowing, presents are wrapped, and Die Hard is on the TV.  All’s quiet, and I’ve got a few minutes before John McClane saves the day. So it’s time to post the coolest Christmas Special ever made, Nelvana’s trippy Cosmic Christmas. Merry… »

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Last bit of Holiday Awesome

Monday, December 24th, 2012

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 showed up in my inbox, courtesy of Jack Briglio! Here’s Noam Sussman‘s take on the… »

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Merry Christmas from Aaron Long and Fester Fish

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Toronto’s Aaron Long managed to produce a Fester Fish Christmas episode in 3 weeks! Enjoy!… »

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Holiday Awesomest: Secret Location and Fred and Sharon

Friday, December 21st, 2012

This wasn’t meant to be a contest, but if it were, we’d have a winner. Secret Location hired the pros to make their Holiday video: Kelowna’s Fred and Sharon. You should watch this…. »

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Ikea Munke: Animators finding creative ways to make a living

Friday, December 21st, 2012

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 all that about a week ago by paying a mysterious visit to a Toronto Ikea. … »

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Even more HOLIDAY AWESOME!

Friday, December 21st, 2012

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 at it, here’s the link to the animated Christmas Card my gang here at Smiley… »

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More Holiday Awesome!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

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 together a bunch of animated GIFS, they’re calling it the 12 GIFs of Loltide.  Here’s… »

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Holiday Awesome! Animated Cards and Artwork from the Canadian Animation Community

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

This time of year sees a lot of cool art and animation popping up in people’s in-boxes.  We’re going to try to provide a sampling: You can find this rendition of Old St. Nick on Montreal animator  Veronique Paquette’s blog.                 And Toronto’s Guru Studio sent this little… »

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

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

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 study program will provide the opportunity for 2 participants to work on a National Film… »

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Magic Hockey Skates: Full episode up on CBC.ca

Friday, December 14th, 2012

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 at Amberwood and Big Jump on this…. »

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Tonight on CBC: the Magic Hockey Skates

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

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 great voice talent lined up, including Claude Giroux, Don Cherry, and Bob Cole.  And there’s… »

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showcase: Hair & Mole

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

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 a series of really simple, really short, really goofy cartoons about… you guessed it: a… »

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

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

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 (40 x 11 min) Nerds and Monsters. Created by Slap Happy Cartoons, Nerds and Monsters… »

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jobby: Production Coordinators, Guru Studio, Toronto

Friday, December 7th, 2012

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 the producer and production manager with various aspects of 2D/3D productions. This role reports directly… »

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

Friday, December 7th, 2012

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 producing and generating all internal design needs. This role reports directly to the President and… »

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

Friday, December 7th, 2012

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 ground breaking new design driven comedy drama series with an epic storyline! A variety of… »

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jobby: CG Compositing Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

Friday, December 7th, 2012

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 generating clean and efficient comp structures. This role reports directly to the Line Producer. Responsibilities:… »

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jobby: CG Lighting Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

Friday, December 7th, 2012

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 using existing light rigs to generate shots weekly. This role reports directly to the Line… »

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Showcase: Monkey and the Rabbit, by Rodney G King

Friday, December 7th, 2012

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 from New Brunswick, went to animation school out there, NBCC Miramichi. After that I got… »

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jobby: Toonboom/Flash Lead Character Designer, Guru Studio, Toronto

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

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 ground breaking new design driven comedy drama series with an epic storyline! A variety of… »

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CBC’s Wiretap Animation Contest: finalists announced

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

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 CBC listening, but they also acted, taking our comments into consideration and amending the contest… »

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

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

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 ground breaking new design driven comedy drama series with an epic storyline! A variety of… »

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jobby: ToonBoom/Flash Build and Pose Artists, Guru Studio, Toronto

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Decemeber 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 ground breaking new design driven comedy drama series with an epic storyline! A variety of… »

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jobby: ToonBoom/Flash Animators, Guru Studio, Toronto

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

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 ground breaking new design driven comedy drama series with an epic storyline! A variety of… »

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

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

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 ground breaking new design driven comedy drama series with an epic storyline! A variety of… »

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jobby: Rendering Supervisor, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

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 date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers… »

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jobby: Intermediate Compositors, Arc Productions, Toronto

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

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 to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent… »

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40th Annual Annie Award Nominations

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

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 ParaNorman – Focus Features Rise of the Guardians – DreamWorks Animation The Pirates! Band of… »

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