Archive for February, 2013

events: Toons On Walls gallery show: Saturday, March 2, Toronto

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Toronto’s Toons On Tap is going strong, and to celebrate a whole year of drawing and sketching, they’re hosting a gallery show: Toons On Tap presents TOONS ON WALLS a group showing of artwork created at and inspired by Toons On Tap costumed gesture drawing sessions. After one year of running Toons On Tap, our… »

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press release: Peg + Cat, from 9Story and Fred Rogers Company

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

9 Story Entertainment to produce and distribute new animated preschool series Peg + Cat launching at MipTV Toronto, Canada – February 26, 2013 – 9 Story Entertainment announced today it will be producing and distributing the new animated preschool series Peg + Cat (80×11′), and will be launching sales of the series at Miptv. Peg… »

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VFX industry controversy.

Monday, February 25th, 2013

I don’t feel too qualified to discuss this, but I want to open the door to anyone who wants to.  I’m going to try my best to formulate some thoughts on the subject, but until I feel like I can get into the subject from an educated standpoint, I just don’t feel like I should… »

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cool beans! Scott MacDonald is Tea Ballin’ for loopdeloop

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Loopdeloop‘s got another Canadian submission. This one’s from Scott MacDonald, and it’s gorgeous. See for yourself: Tea Ballin! from Scott MacDonald on Vimeo…. »

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from the internets: Mark Mayerson’s review of Sick Little Monkeys

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Thad Komorowski has written an unauthorized, behind-the-scenes account of the making of Ren & Stimpy.  Here’s Mark Mayerson’s… »

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jobby: Storyboard Revision Artist, Big Jump Productions, Ottawa

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

February 22, 2013 BIG JUMP Productions is a privately owned, independent, 2D hybrid animation production facility in Ottawa that specializes in the seamless combination of traditional and digital techniques. Our team of industry professionals is comprised of highly accredited specialists in all elements of production, prepared to develop projects from concept to post. With experience… »

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jobby: Character Animator Work Study, NFB/BANFF Centre, Banff

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

National Film Board/Banff Centre Character Animator Work Study This collaborative National Film Board/Banff Centre Work Study Program will provide the opportunity for two participants to work on a National Film Board of Canada feature animated film, WALL, written by British playwright David Hare, which explores both sides of the Israel/Palestine separation barrier. Acerbic, challenging, and… »

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events: Toons On Tap, Toronto: 1 Year Aniversary Edition

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Toons On Tap is a local event in Toronto that’s gaining some popularity with the animation crowd.  We posted about their last session, and they’ve been good enough to send us some follow up pics and a little write-up.  The next one is on February 26th, and it marks the 1 year anniversary of the… »

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jobby: Series Director (Flash Animation), DHX Media, Vancouver

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

February 14, 2013 DHX Media – Vancouver is an award-winning animation studio which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows. We are also proud to employ a team of more than 200 of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers. We have a great artist-centric environment, staff events like our annual Art Show… »

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jobby: 3D Animator, 90NineCents, Toronto

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

February 13, 2013 90NineCents was founded on the principle of enjoying and creating great cross-platform games. The immense talent and boundless experience of the team, combined with their passion for gaming, make 90NineCents a force to be reckoned with in developing top tier games. We’re looking for a 3D Animator to join our crew! An… »

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jobby: Senior Character Animator, Opus Visual Effects, Winnipeg

Monday, February 11th, 2013

February 11, 2013 Start Date: ASAP Job Title: Senior Character Animator Job Type: Contract to May 1, 2013 Salary: Based on experience Experience: 2 years of 3D animation production experience We are seeking talented 3D Character Animators with experience and knowledge of the principles of character animation to join our growing team. Working knowledge of… »

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events: Toons on Tap, Toronto

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

For those of you in the Toronto area who are looking fora fresh take on life drawing, I suggest Toons on Tap.  I haven’t been to one yet, but a lot of pals have, and they love it.  Costumed figure drawing, pretty straightforward, and a lot of fun.  Each model has their own “thing”, but… »

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press release: Teletoon study says “Cartoons are good for you!”

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

I think it’s pretty clear that I love cartoons.  I remember watching Bugs Bunny with my mom as a kid.  I watch them with my daughter. BUT. I’m really not too sure I’m down with this as a way of promoting the rebranding of your network. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Canadian Study on Cartoon-Watching Reveals… »

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Annie Award winners

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

  The Annie Awards happened last night in LA.  There were a number of Canadians nominated, can we spot any winners? PRODUCTION CATEGORIES Best Animated Feature Wreck-It Ralph — Disney Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem – Illumination Entertainment Best Animated Short Subject Paperman (Disney) Best General Audience Animated TV… »

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jobby: 3D Technical Directors – contract position, Nelvana Limited, Toronto

Friday, February 1st, 2013

February 1, 2013 Nelvana Limited has an exciting opportunity for a 3D Technical Directors in our Toronto office.  Reporting directly to the Technical Supervisors, Directors and Producers, the successful candidate will be responsible for acting as a primary support for technical problems in the production department. Responsibilities: Provide technical solutions to artists and other TD’s… »

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jobby: 3D FX Technical Directors, Nelvana Limited, Toronto

Friday, February 1st, 2013

February 1, 2013 Nelvana Limited has an exciting opportunity for a 3D FX Technical Director in our Toronto office.  Reporting directly to the Directors and Producers, the successful candidate will be responsible for acting as a primary support for technical problems in the production department. Responsibilities: Develop and support CG effects using Maya and other… »

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press release: Mercury Filmworks and Technicolor bring Atomic Puppet to Teletoon

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Ottawa, Canada & Paris, France – (January 29, 2013) – Canada’s Mercury Filmworks and Paris-based Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today jointly announce a development deal with TELETOON Canada for animated comedy television series, Atomic Puppet. Mercury Filmworks, Technicolor and TELETOON will co-develop Atomic Puppet as a 2D animated comedy series targeting kids 6–11. Atomic Puppet was… »

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