Archive for June, 2014

jobby: Animator, Toonbox, Toronto

Friday, June 27th, 2014

JOB DESCRIPTION Position: Animator Reports to: Animation Supervisor/ Animation Director Position Description: Creates the motions, gestures, and expressions of three-dimensional computer graphics characters and objects To tell a story with meaning through movement Principal Duties and Responsibilities: To receive with each assigned shot: storyboards, story reels, recorded dialogue, set layout, and direction; To read soundtrack… »

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jobby: Character Artists, Bitstrips, Toronto

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Character Artist Millions of people around the world have used Bitstrips to transform themselves and their friends into living cartoon characters. Bitstrips Avatars are an extension of our users’ personalities, and to capture everyone’s individual style we need to expand our wardrobe. We’re looking for talented character artists who know how to bend vectors to… »

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crowdfunding cartoons: HP Lovecraft’s Mountains of Madness!!!

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

The latest Kickstarter campaign I wanted to stick in front of your charming little faces is a feature adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness”. It’s being spearheaded by Algonquin College alum Stephen Robert Sloan, and looks both ambitious and exciting. I’m not a Lovecraft guy, but the impact the writer has had… »

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jobby: 3D Animator, Mark Animation, Toronto

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Apex Media Corp. (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 a children’s animated TV series and content for digital platforms such as iPad games. Please send your resume and links to your demo reel (a… »

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jobby: Character Animators (Maya), Feature Film, Toronto

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Hello! I am writing from Fringe Talent, on behalf of our clients who are in the midst of creating their next animated feature film, based in Toronto. They are looking for some great character animators to help finish it up and get it out the door!  Since this is 911 work, applicants must have some… »

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jobby: IT Coordinator, Guru Studio, Toronto

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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 an IT COORDINATOR who is responsible for providing administrative and project management support to a busy IT team supporting 200+ artists. Responsibilities: * Act as… »

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press release: OIAF ANNOUNCES THE SHORT ANIMATION AND SERIES FOR KIDS COMPETITION

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

OTTAWA (June 24, 2014) The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce the finalists for the competition of Short Films for Kids and Series for Kids at this year’s Festival running September 17-21. While last year’s OIAF winner in Series for TV, Regular Show, returns with the hilarious The Last Laserdisc Player, France… »

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TAAFI winners!

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

TAAFI 2014 has released a list of their winners. Congrats to all! Best Student Short: Blackout – dir. Sharron Mirsky (Chosen by Education Specialist, National Film Board of Canada, Laurence Desrosiers-Guité) Best Canadian Short: Bless You – dir. David Barlow-Krelina (Chosen by Programming and Technical Coordinator – Ottawa International Animation Festival, Keltie Duncan) Best International Short:… »

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press release: PEG + CAT picks up 3 Daytime Emmy Awards

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

PEG + CAT wins 3 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animation Program Toronto, Canada – June 23, 2014 – 9 Story Entertainment is pleased to announce that its series Peg + Cat (80 x 12’) has won three Emmys at the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animation Program, Outstanding Performer in… »

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Showcase: Starboard and Stern, by M.R. Horhager and Solis Animation

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Another fun cartoon from Bite on Mondo? Say it ain’t so. The latest offering is Starboard and Stern: Two shipwrecked castaways, Starboard and Stern, live on a small remote island within swimming distance of the Bermuda Triangle. It’s good fun, and the guys at Solis did a great job on a webchannel budget to make… »

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crowdfunding cartoons: The Sketchbook, by Chris Williams

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Expat Canadian animator, Chris Williams, is running a Kickstarter campaign for an ambitious short film, The Sketchbook. It’s a Canadian story of a 16-year-old boy who enlists in the army to search for his father, who is away at war in World War I. Chris has set himself a goal of $198 000 dollars to… »

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press release: Warren United premieres on BiteTV tonight!

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

BITE TV WELCOMES WORLD CUP WITH WARREN UNITED, A NEW ANIMATED SITCOM ABOUT FAMILY, FOOTBALL AND THE PASSION OF BEING A FAN SHOW KICKS OFF MONDAY, JUNE 23, 8:30 P.M. EST ON BITE TV TORONTO, ON: An all-star international comedy team brings the first ever animated sitcom about family, football and the passion of being… »

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press release: 9 Story Entertainment Announces Sale of CAMP LAKEBOTTOM Season Two to Disney XD U.S.

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Toronto, Canada – June 22, 2014 – 9 Story Entertainment is pleased to announce that it has licensed an additional 26 x 22’ episodes of the animated comedy series Camp Lakebottom to Disney XD U.S. The second season of the series has also been picked up by Disney Channel and Disney XD channels in international… »

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jobby: Asset Coordinator, Guru Studio, Toronto

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

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 an ASSET COORDINATOR who is responsible for supporting the Asset Team of a 3D preschool television series production. This role reports directly to the Asset… »

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events: Glenn Vilppu Masterclass, June 21-29, Toronto

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Haven’t had enough of TAAFI? Feeling over-TAAFI-nated? (see what I did there?) Well, hang on for just one more second! Even though the festival is over, that doesn’t mean that our pals at TAAFI don’t have more in store for you. Coming up June 21 to 29 is an amazing opportunity to study at the… »

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jobby: Storyboard Artists and Revisionists, DHX Media, Vancouver

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Storyboard Artists & Revisionists DHX Media – Vancouver is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows such as Kid vs. Kat and Martha Speaks. We are also proud to employ a team of more than 200 of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers. We are currently crewing… »

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jobby: Animation Revisionists, DHX Media, Vancouver

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Animation Revisionists 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 are currently looking for Animation Revisionists to join us on several new productions starting in June and July! You’ll be responsible… »

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showcase: Bite on Mondo’s Don’t Feed the Humans, by Jeff Shorkey and Solis Animation

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Bite on Mondo’s started rolling out their pilots, and they got this one right. Don’t Feed the Humans. Created and written by Jeff Shorkey. Animation chores by Solis Animation. Jeff Shorkey. JEFF SHORKEY!!!! That name may not mean much to you, but it does to me. Jeff may not even remember this, but he used… »

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jobby: Line Producer, SpinMaster Entertainment, Toronto

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Line Producer   Position Summary We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Animation Line Producer in the Spin Master Entertainment division, based out of our Toronto head office. Reporting to the Supervising Producer of Spin Master Entertainment, the Line Producer executes the overall strategy and production plan and oversees the global schedule, and daily production… »

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jobby: AFX Artist, DHX Media, Vancouver

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

AFX Artist 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 and… »

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Behind A Table At TAAFI 2014

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

  Gosh I love TAAFI.  You can ask Mike, he’ll back me up.  The atmosphere is what I like the most, I think. The air at TAAFI is laid-back and happy.  There are cartoons to watch, panels to attend and lots of people who are more than happy to meet you! So when TAAFI announced… »

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jobby: Storyboard Revisionist, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Storyboard Revisionist Type: In house Salary: $ TBD Positions available: 3 Start Date: Immediately   Company Info: Mercury Filmworks is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Mercury has helped bring to life many of the most… »

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jobby: Junior Storyboard Artist, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Junior Storyboard Artist Type: In house Salary: $ TBD Positions available: 1 Start Date: Immediately   Company Info: Mercury Filmworks is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Mercury has helped bring to life many of the… »

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jobby: Video Game Producer, DHX Media, Toronto

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

About DHX Media DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and marketing of family entertainment.  DHX Media owns, markets and distributes over 10,000 episodes of entertainment programming worldwide and licenses its owned properties through its dedicated consumer products business.  DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies,… »

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jobby: 2D Character and Prop Build Artist, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

2D Character & Prop Build Artist Type: Permanent full-time employee Salary: Commensurate with experience. Medical/dental benefits and RRSP plan available. Positions available: 1 Start Date: Immediately   Company Info: Mercury Filmworks is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability,… »

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press release: Radical Sheep’s Stella and Sam nominated for Daytime Emmy!

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Toronto, Canada – June 16, 2014 – Radical Sheep Productions is proud to announce the multi award-winning Stella and Sam has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award! Stella and Sam has won Canada’s top awards including a Canadian Screen Award, Juno Award and Grand Prize of the Children’s Media Alliance. Now Stella and Sam… »

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TAAFI: Day 4 Highlights, Impressions & Thoughts

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The day began early and strong as Rex Grignon guided the audience through his personal and very historical journey of the birth of 3D animation and how he ended up at Dreamworks Studio. It was surreal to see his interview footage from when he was at Sheridan 30 years ago. It would be interesting to see… »

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Ticket Giveaway in the GTA: Smiley Guy Studios is premiering Warren United on the big screen

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Warren United, the hit British animated comedy about being a working-class supporter cheering on a team that’s totally crap, is coming to the big screen, and Smiley Guy Studios wants to put you in the theatre! We’ve got 10 tickets to offer our readers in the Greater Toronto Area for the event this Thursday, June… »

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TAAFI: Day 3 Highlights and Impressions

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Alright, TAAFI day 3. I started the day by checking out Darren Donovan’s demo on creating 2D FX in flash. I thought the demo would have been great if Darren had more time and had proper setup he was used to instead of trying to make do with a tiny tablet. Though brief, it was cool… »

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TAAFI 2014: #FindKyu update

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Film-maker. animator, designer, CAR contributor and sneaky guy Kyu-bum Lee has been posting updates on his various TAAFI activities, and yet there have still been very few confirmed sightings. We caught him stopping by the booth yesterday with Darren Rawlings. And here’s a sneaky shot of free-range Kyu. But apart from that, he’s pretty much… »

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TAAFI Maarket Booth Pics! Today’s Guests: Kris Pearn, FunkFuzz, Jon Ng, Joel MacKenzie, Lillian Chan, Kaj Pindal!

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

The Animation All-Stars booth at this year’s TAAFI Maarket is a hit. I’m calling it. Yesterday’s turnout was amazing. Despite a few slow patches, we had a pretty steady stream of fans stopping by to say hi to our lineup of amazing guests. Aaron Hong, Dave Cooper, Jon Ng, Jess Borutski, Mike Geiger, Kalman Andrasofszky… »

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TAAFI: Day 2 Highlights & Impressions

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Hey guys, it’s midnight. I just got back from full day of TAAFI day 2. The day was really great. I’ll write quick summary of what was fun and unique about it. The first place I visited after I picked up my pass was the Animation Arts Maarket. That’s where some studios and artists had… »

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TAAFI: Day 1 Impressions

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Toronto Animation Arts Festival International 2014 officially started off today. I didn’t attend the first event of the day Pitch-a-Palooza. Perhaps our very own Mike, who was one of many speakers, can shine a light on his experiences. I just came back from the opening ceremony and screening .  This is my first time at TAAFI… »

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Where in the World is Kyu-bum Lee?

Friday, June 13th, 2014

CAR contributor Kyu-bum Lee is going to be out and about this weekend at TAAFI. I can’t keep track of the guy, but perhaps you, our readers, can! Kyu’s a little on the quiet side, so if you see him skulking about, I want you to walk right up to him and say hello, snap… »

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jobby: 2D Digital Animator, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

2D Digital Animator                                                                      Type:  Permanent full-time employee – in house Salary:  Pay is by approved frame. Medical/Dental benefits and RRSP plan available Positions available: 5+ Start Date:  Immediately Company Info: Mercury Filmworks is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in… »

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Do you Jalloo?

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

TAAFI, TAAFI, TAAFI…. seems like that’s all we talk about around here. Well TAAFI, there is another event happening this weekend. It’s out in Miramichi, NB, it’s called Jalloo, and it’s a ton of fun. Also, there’s lobster. I haven’t been back in a few years, but I love going. It’s a smaller, more intimate… »

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from the internets: Ontario Provincial Politicians Attemtping to Make Tax Credits an Election Issue

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

It’s voting day in Ontario, and, as usual, it’s turned into a mudslinging affair. In the last few days, the various representatives, and their representatives, have been shaking the political tree to see what kind of spoiled fruit will fall from the branches. One topic they’ve tried out is our provincial tax credits. It doesn’t… »

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TAAFI Pass Giveaway!!! CLAIMED!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

We’ve got a festival pass to give away right now!!!!  AAaaaaaaaaannnnnnnd it’s gone! Bam! Thanks for playing…. »

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CAR Presents: Animation All-Stars booth at the TAAFI MAARKET! June 14th and 15th!

Monday, June 9th, 2014

I don’t have an official schedule yet, but I’m super pleased to announce that Canadian Animation Resources is sponsoring a booth at the TAAFI MAARKET this weekend! We’ve got some prime real estate, and will be hosting shifts of top notch talent as they meet and greet and peddle swag. Curious who would set their… »

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Hothouse 10 Call for Submissions

Friday, June 6th, 2014

This post is pure cut and paste, respectfully. Go here to see the original post. I should just add that the NFB’s Hothouse program is one of the most important and vital film-making opportunities in Canada. There aren’t  lot of chances for emerging film-makers to get funded, so the role of the NFB in this… »

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jobby: Offline Editor, DHX Media, Vancouver

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Offline Editor 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 and Summer… »

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jobby: Director, Guru Studios, Toronto

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Guru is a Toronto-based entertainment company known for its top-tier animation quality and award winning content such as: Justin Time, Dinopaws and PAW Patrol. Our exceptional work is produced by artists at the top of their game striving to be the best in the business, and we’re always on the lookout for like-minded talent to… »

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New York International Children’s Film Festival call for entries

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival is North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more provocative and compelling film for kids. Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Bill Plympton, Christine Vachon, James Schamus, Henry Selick and Gus van Sant are on the… »

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TAAFI TALKS special offer!

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

TAAFI’s got a couple of special packages available until 11:59 pm today: For less than 48 hours buy three talks and get a Nelvana Bouncing Ball 2014 ticket FREE*. Act now as this offer ends 11:59pm Tuesday, June 3 (Only available at the link below)! Or just buy the Fest Pass** now to get all… »

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jobby: 2D Animators, Effects Artists, Compositors, Guru Studio, Toronto

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

2D Animators, Effects Artists and Compositors Summer is here and Guru is hiring! We’re currently crewing up for a brand new 2D Production and are looking for talented 2D artists to join our growing team! We’re on the lookout for: *  Harmony Animators *  Harmony Effects Animators *  After Effects Compositors We want to hear… »

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jobby: Set Dressing/Shot Finaling Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

SET DRESSING/SHOT FINALING ARTIST Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for a SET DRESSING/SHOT FINALING ARTIST to join an exceptionally talented team of artists on the production of a 3D animated television series. Responsibilities * Work with director, art director and asset team to set dress shots and sequences…. »

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