Archive for February, 2015

jobby: Production Coordinator, Guru Studio, Toronto

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Production Coordinator 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 PRODUCTION COORDINATOR who is responsible for supporting the Production crew for an animated television series production. This role reports directly to the… »

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jobby: Experienced Flash Animators, Little Tugboat, Toronto

Friday, February 27th, 2015

“The Adventures of Napkin Man” is returning for season 2. We are looking to add to our talented crew. In the coming weeks we will be interviewing experienced Flash animators, Several positions available. Please send your resume and online portfolio to opportunities@littletugboat.com Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please…. »

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OIAF 2015 Call for Submissions!

Friday, February 27th, 2015

World-Leading Animation Event Seeks Submissions for International Showcase in Ottawa OTTAWA, ON, CANADA (February 24, 2015) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), one of the world’s most respected film festivals, is seeking state-of-the-art, thoughtful, funny and provocative animated films to showcase at venues in the national capital region from September 16th through the 20th…. »

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jobby: Atomic Cartoons Open House, March 12th, Vancouver

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Atomic’s hosting a recruiting event and open house at their studio on March 12th, here’s the poster: If you’re in Vancouver and looking to work with some swell folks, here’s your… »

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jobby: Designer(CG), Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Atomic Cartoons Inc.  is an award-winning independent full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District.  Since its inception over 15 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials and music videos.   Our crew is made up of 250 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers, and… »

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jobby: CG Rigger, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Atomic Cartoons Inc.  is an award-winning independent full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District.  Since its inception 15 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials and music videos.   Our crew is made up of 250 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers, and writers,… »

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Press Release: NFB Launches Hothouse 10 Films Online

Friday, February 27th, 2015

DISCOVER NEW SHORT FILMS BY EMERGING ANIMATORS AT NFB.CA AS THE 10TH EDITION OF “HOTHOUSE” LAUNCHES ONLINE, MARCH 9 Oscar winner Chris Landreth is this year’s mentoring director February 26, 2015 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada Beginning March 9, animation lovers can discover eight new short works by emerging animators with the… »

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from the internets: Inspector Gadget Reboot Coming to Netflix

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Word’s getting out. DHX Media’s relaunch/reboot of the classic cartoon Inspector Gadget is going to be streaming on Netflix in the US. The show’s already been seen in Europe. Canada: Teletoon. Here’s some coverage from TIME: http://time.com/3722030/netflix-inspector-gadget-reboot/ And here’s the actual DHX press release:… »

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from the internets: Awards Season Hubbub, Canada at the Oscars

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Lots of Canadian representation at the Oscars this year, and big wins for the Mouse. Sheridan alumni went head to head as How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Dean Deblois) lost out to Big Hero 6 (Chris Williams). Torill Kove’s Me and My Moulton didn’t get the statue, but the nomination did keep the National… »

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iKids Awards! Marblemedia! DHX!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

The Kidscreen Summit in Miami (did I mention it’s in Miami this year? Because it is. In Miami) supports two sets of awards, the Kidscreen Awards, and the iKids Awards for digital media projects. We ran a post on the Kidscreen Awards, so it’s only fair we highlight the Canadians who picked up iKids awards… »

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Kidscreen Awards! Peg + Cat! Fangbone! Dino Dan! Stella and Sam!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

We haven’t been covering Kidscreen this year because: A) We aren’t there. and B) It’s in Miami, and we’re having a big hissy fit because all our friends are warm and sipping cocktails, and we’re not. But it’s a thing, and it’s happening right now. IN MIAMI. I’m sure there are a bunch of readers… »

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jobby: Production Manager, DHX Media, Vancouver

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. 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 seeking a Production Manager to join our team in March/April 2015 for a… »

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jobby: Storyboard Revisionists, DHX Media, Vancouver

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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 searching for extremely talented,… »

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

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows. With more than 250 employees and multiple projects on the go – including Looped, My Little Pony, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – we’re bustling! Our studio is full of talented and inspired… »

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jobby: Character & Prop Designer, DHX Media, Vancouver

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows. Employing a team of more than 250 of Canada’s top artists, our studio is full of talented and inspired professionals who are passionate about creating quality animation!   We’re hiring Character & Prop Designers with… »

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jobby: Location Designer, DHX Media, Vancouver

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows. With more than 250 employees and multiple projects on the go – including Looped, My Little Pony, and Littlest Pet Shop – we’re bustling! We have great events like our annual Art Show and Summer… »

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jobby: 3D Character Rigger, Guru Studio, Toronto

Friday, February 20th, 2015

3D Character Rigger 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 entertainment company is looking for a 3D CHARACTER RIGGER for a premier international animated TV series. Responsibilities: Use commercial and proprietary tools to rig characters, sets and props… »

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jobby: Harmony Animators, Big Jump Entertainment, Ottawa

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Looking for Animators to round out our crew for upcoming Prime Time Netflix series “F is For Family” starring Bill Burr and Laura Dern. Applicants must be Ontario Residents and Canadian Citizens. Animation starts mid-march and contract length is 14 weeks. Must have at least 3 years work experience as Harmony animator. Must have great… »

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press release: Jillianne Reinseth Heads to eOne Family as VP Creative Affairs

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

We didn’t get the press release fort this one, so I’m cut-and-pasting directly from Kidscreen: Entertainment One Family and Entertainment One Licensing (eOne), has appointed former Nerd Corps exec Jillianne Reinseth as VP of creative affairs for eOne Family. Based in Toronto, Canada, Reinseth steps into the new role on March 2. She will lead creative affairs for eOne Family and oversee the division’s linear… »

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press release: Pat Ellingson Announces Retirement from TVO

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Pat Ellingson, TVO’s long-serving Creative Head of Children’s and Parents’ Media, is retiring effectiveAugust 31, 2015. Pat joined TVO in August 1995 to help start up TVO’s venture into live current affairs programming, Studio 2. In 1998, she was named Creative Head of Children’s Programming. Working with some of Canada’s most notable producers, Pat consistently… »

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press release9 Story Media Group appoints Jennifer McCann to Director of Development

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Toronto, Canada – February 16, 2015 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce the appointment of seasoned producer Jennifer McCann to the position of Director of Development. Reporting to Vice President of Creative Affairs Natalie Dumoulin, McCann will be responsible for sourcing and developing animated and live-action properties for kids of all ages,… »

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Press Release: Michelle Melanson Cuperus Steps Up at Radical Sheep

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

It’s been a busy few weeks, and we’re playing a bit of catch up. There have been a few changes among the executive class in our community and I don’t want to overlook this piece of good news:  Radical Sheep President John Leitch announces the promotion of Michelle Melanson Cuperus, Vice President Development and Production… »

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jobby: Animation Editor, Little Tugboat, Toronto

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Little Tugboat is hiring! “The Adventures of Napkin Man” is returning for season 2. Animation Editor – Skills Required: -in depth knowledge/experience using Avid Media Composer -experience in animation editing -importing and exporting media to various codecs -consolidating locked edits using broadcast specifications for colour correction -intermediate knowledge of After Effects and Photoshop -basic understanding… »

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jobby: Surfacing Artists, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Surfacing Artists 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 to life in a… »

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jobby: Riggers, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in Toronto, Ontario Canada is looking for Riggers 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 to life in a… »

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jobby: Layout Artists, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Layout Artists for a short term contract. 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 to life in… »

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jobby: Matte Painter, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

POSITION OVERVIEW The Matte Painter creates digital matte paintings in the style of the show, working from visual direction provided by the Show Director and/or Art Director. This role works in adherence to budget and schedule constraints, and troubleshoots creative and technical issues as they arise. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES – Create digital matte paintings in… »

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Bite on Mondo Deadline Looming! February 15th

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

It’s your last to chance to pitch to Bite on Mondo! That’s right lazybones. That idea for a hilarious cartoon that you smugly assume is better than everything else out there? Now could be a pretty good time to prove it. Here’s the link…. »

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jobby: Arc Casts Recruiting Net Into American Waters

Monday, February 9th, 2015

It looks like exciting times at Toronto’s Arc Productions. They’ve always been a significant employer in the Toronto area, and have hired from outside of Canada on a few occasions before as well. But this announcement looks like they’re making a pretty aggressive push to recruit from an LA talent pool that has seen some… »

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press release: Way To Go is Yours to Experience

Friday, February 6th, 2015

After its world premiere at Sundance, Vincent Morisset’s  WAY TO GO is available today online for FREE! The online experience can be found at http://www.a-way-to-go.com Way to Go is an interactive experience for human beings between 5 and 105 years old. Maybe it lasts six minutes; maybe it lasts forever. Way to Go is ready… »

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jobby: Studio Assistant, Guru Studio, Toronto

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Guru Studio is a creative-focused entertainment company renowned for developing and producing internationally acclaimed and highly successful animated shows.   Job Title:        Studio Assistant Department: Operations Reports To:    Studio Manager   The Studio Assistant’s primary responsibilities are to assist the Studio Manager with the day-to-day operations of the studio (office environment).   Responsibilities:… »

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jobby: CG Compositing Lead, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Atomic Cartoons Inc.  is an award-winning independent full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District.  Since its inception over 15 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials and music videos.   Our crew is made up of 250 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers, and… »

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jobby: Compositor, Tinman Creative, Toronto

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Tinman is looking for an organized and hard-working compositor to work on a wide range of animation projects. We have a small team, and produce commercials, pre-school series and short content as well as adult/comedy shorts and series content. Duties: Compositing duties range from assembling and rendering simple comps (pairing character animation from Flash to… »

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Cast your vote for Uberdude!

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Toronto’s Smiley Guy Studios is in the running to get their original webseries, Uberdude, picked up by SMOSH’s Shut Up! Cartoons! Youtube channel. Shut Up! Cartoons! is collecting viewer feedback and votes on 4 separate shows, and right now, it looks like Uberdude is in the lead. (disclaimer: I work at Smiley) Voting ends on… »

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jobby: Program Head, Electronic Arts, Visual College of Art and Design, Vancouver

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

 The Visual College of Art and Design Vancouver (VCAD) is an innovative and dynamic Vancouver-based college of creative applied arts. Our Art and Design diploma programs cover the fashion, graphic and web design, interior design, and animation industries. We are currently seeking a full time Program Head for our Electronic Arts department. This department includes… »

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press release: Sheridan Graduate Receives Animation Industry’s Highest Honour

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

How to Train Your Dragon 2, written and directed by Dean DeBlois, picks up six Annie Awards, including Best Animated Feature (Oakville, Ontario): How to Train Your Dragon 2 took top honours at the Annie Awards on January 31, winning Best Animated Feature and Outstanding Achievement, Directing for Dean DeBlois. The 42nd Annie Awards, which… »

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jobby: Senior CGI Generalist, Zink, Toronto

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Zink, a multidisciplinary agency and production house that specializes in design, brand identity, animation, commercial production, motion graphics and digital content creation, is seeking an experienced Senior CGI generalist to join our team. General Requirements: – Computer graphics, fine art, design or relevant degree/experience. – Background in 2D and 3D CG techniques, applications and computer… »

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jobby: Key Animation Supervisor (Flash), DHX Media, Vancouver

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. 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. Employing a team of more than 200 of Canada’s top artists, our studio is full of talented and inspired professionals who are passionate about creating quality animation!… »

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