Archive for September, 2013

jobby: 3D Animator, Mark Animation, Toronto

Monday, September 30th, 2013

September 30, 2013 Mark Animation is hiring a talented animator to join our production team in Toronto. The position offers a chance to work in a creative environment to produce kids’ animation TV series and contents for digital platform such as iPad game. If you are interested, please send your resume and links to your… »

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Hellzz Bellzzz!!! Dave Cooper’s gonna be on the TEEVEE!!!

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Word just got out that Nickelodeon is going to be in the Dave Cooper business! They’ve ordered 26 half hours of PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET (formerly PIG GOAT BANANA MANTIS). Dave is Ottawa-based, a good pal, and a cartoon superstar. He created the show with his pal, Johnny Ryan, a juicy comics powerhouse in his… »

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from the internets: Post-OIAF Roundup

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Ottawa 2013 has come and gone, and I had a great time, as usual. TAC went really well, I was able to do some real business this year. It’s a more intimate event than other markets, and you get to spend more time focusing on the meetings you’ve got, rather than speeding off to the… »

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press release: Cartoon Connection 2013! October 28-31!

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

  Quebec City Hosts 150 Top Animation and Video Game Decision-makers Cartoon Connection Canada now in its fourth year Quebec City, September 19, 2013 –Cartoon Connection Canada is back and better than ever this year from October 28 to 31 at Loews Hôtel Le Concorde. More than 150 animation and video game professionals from Europe,… »

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OIAF 2013 Winners Announced!

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

AN UNEXPECTED TWIST: ROSTO AND TITO WIN GRAND PRIZES AT OIAF 2013 OTTAWA (SEPTEMBER 21, 2013)— THE OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (OIAF) competition component has come to an end with the highly anticipated award ceremonies, which were held this evening at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. OIAF organizers announced the 2013 winners of the… »

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OIAF 2013 is NOW.

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Posting may be spotty. I’m in Ottawa for this year’s animation festival. Why aren’t… »

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The Chaperone is the BALLZ

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

I managed to get to a TIFF screening last week and saw a bunch of terrific short films. But if I had to single one out, and I don’t, but I will, it’s The Chaperone. You need to put your eyes on it. Here’s the trailer: Directed by Fraser Munden and Neil Rathbone, this thing… »

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from the internets: Asphalt Watches/VICE

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

I haven’t seen Asphalt Watches yet. I have to fix that. Soon.VICE has. And then they had a little chat with the… »

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Creamers Kickstarter

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Hilary Moses has been working on Creamers for a long time. She’s finally in the home stretch and is looking for some help via Kickstarter. I admire Hilary’s commitment to this project, and to independent production, so I’m more than happy to pass the link along to you readers. Go check it out, and if… »

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jobby: CG Rigger, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Atomic Cartoons is seeking a CG Rigger to join our studio for our next CG television series. Responsibilities: – The CG Rigger works closely with the Animators and Modelers to set up character, rigs that will maintain a cohesive look during the animation process. – Creates and supports interfaces, control mechanisms and tools for receiving… »

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jobby: Character Modeler and Texture Artist, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Character Modeler & Texture Artist Atomic Cartoons is seeking a Maya Character Modeler & Texture Artist to join our studio for our next CG television series. Responsibilities: As part of a project team, you will ensure the successful planning, development and creation of 3D characters. Candidate must have experience in modeling polygonal characters, using Maya… »

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jobby: Modeling Supervisor, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Modeling Supervisor The Modeling Supervisor is directly responsible for supporting the build of CG models and supervising the work of the modeling team. This role reports directly to the Line Producer. Responsibilities: -Build and execute CG models and supervise the work of the modelers -Interpret and translate creative direction given by the Supervising Director to… »

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press release: Yup Yups Launches on Multiple Platforms

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Toronto, Ontario ­ September 11, 2013 ­ Radical Sheep Productions, along with Industrial Brothers Canada, is proud to announce the launch of Yup Yups on multiple platforms this month. Beginning on September 16, 2013 at 7:25pm ET, the 3D animated series will air on Disney Junior Canada with a new episode debuting each night that… »

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Face-off at TAC 2013!!!! Iron Developer Competiton!!!!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

LAST CHANCE CALL FOR ENTRIES! Artists! Writers! Do you have what it takes to be an IRON DEVELOPER? Think you’ve got a great concept? think you can take development notes and keep the soul of your idea without selling your soul to Matthew Wexler, Chris P and Linda Simensky? OIAF is seeking two artist/writer teams… »

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Tinman Animates the Impossible for McDonald’s

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Tinman Creative Studios rock. I make no attempt to hide my affection for these guys and for what they do. Brett Jubinville and Morghan Fortier are two of my favourite people in this industry. They’re super nice, do great work, and have assembled an enviable little team at their shop in Toronto. Their latest project… »

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TAC at TEN, OIAF’s Television Animation Conference celebrates a decade

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

THE ANIMATION CONFERENCE CELEBRATES 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH THE DINOS OTTAWA (SEPTEMBER 11, 2013) – TAC, THE ANIMATION CONFERENCE, has undergone some big changes for its 10th anniversary this year including a new vision, a new venue, and an additional day. This year’s conference runs SEPTEMBER 18TH-20TH. Corus Entertainment Executive Vice President and General Counsel,… »

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press release: 9Story to Distribute Haunted Tales for Wicked Kids

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

9 Story acquires international distribution rights to the hit animated series Haunted Tales for Wicked Kids   Toronto, Canada – September 11, 2013 – 9 Story Enterprises, the international distribution arm of 9 Story Entertainment, has acquired worldwide distribution and licensing rights (excluding Brazil) to the animated comedy series Haunted Tales for Wicked Kids (Haunted Tales,… »

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5 years ago today: Happy Birthday, Canadian Animation Resources

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

I promised myself I was going to try to make a big deal out of this for a change, but, as usual, I’m too busy doing the things that I do with my life, including running this site, to take the time to celebrate it. Five years ago today, the very first post went up… »

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press release: Montreal Stop Motion FIlm Festival, 2013!

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

  The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival 5th Anniversary Edition Montreal, September 3, 2013 – Mark your calendars for the fifth edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, which will take place October 18th—20th at Concordia University’s J.A. de Sève Theater (1453 Mackay Street, Montreal). To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the first stop… »

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jobby: Pipeline TD, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

September 3, 2013 Atomic is looking for a Pipeline TD   Position Overview:   We are seeking a Pipeline TD to work closely with the Head Of Technology. The ideal candidate must have great asset management skills and the technical abilities to help develop and implement pipeline tools to streamline and solve digital production processes…. »

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from the internets: Mike Geiger’s Leroy Dorsalfin pitch

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Here’s a treat! Mike Geiger just posted up a whole bucketload of art from his Leroy Dorsalfin pitch. Check it… »

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New Fester Fish on it’s way!

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

For the fans out there, here’s a tiny tidbit of good news. According to the Fester Fish facebook page: Animation has finally started on the next short! Got 8 seconds done so far. Hopefully I can keep up this pace. Fester Fish is a series of animated shorts, by cartoonist Aaron Long. It’s got a… »

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from the internets: Globe & Mail on Corus/Shaw acquisitions

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

This article might seem peripheral to the animation sector in Canada, but the subject matter will have a very direct effect on the working futures of animators across this country: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/crtc-raises-flag-over-ties-between-corus-shaw/article14015455/ The relationship between Corus and Shaw is the bigger discussion, and of much greater interest to the CRTC. In our little world, there’s a… »

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