Archive for March, 2018

Upcoming Events: TOON HALL, Toronto, April 25th

Friday, March 30th, 2018

This is coming up soon, and the timing is pretty great. The intention behind it is pure and honest, just a safe place to discuss the realities of the business, the hurdles we face, the issues we’d like to see addressed. No recordings, no streaming, just show up and share. Here’s the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/179160406209694/… »

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jobby: Senior Character Designer, Elliott Animation, Toronto

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Elliott Animation is hiring in Toronto! Elliott Animation is one of Canada’s few artist owned and managed studios that is dedicated to creatively and technologically empowering our people. Our team thrives on our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for talent and ability. We are adding a senior Character Designer to our team. We are looking… »

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jobby: Harmony Animator, Pipeline Studios, Hamilton

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

HARMONY ANIMATOR Pipeline is looking for skilled and passionate Harmony Animators to join its growing team. Pipeline is an industry leader and creates some of the most innovative projects currently on the market, delivering over 2000 minutes of high quality content per year; credited to our solid reputation in the global industry. Pipeline’s world class… »

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It’s A Dance Off! Sublo and Tangy Mustard #9, by Aaron Long

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Bojack Horseman director and amazing Canadian, Aaron Long, makes cartoons when he’s not making cartoons. If you’re not aware of the adventures of Sublo and Tangy Mustard, you’re about to be. Aaron’s on episode 9, and it’s one of the best he’s made. (also, it’s totally set in Toronto.) Check it… »

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jobby: Production Coordinator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for a Production Coordinator in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Producers, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative assistance to the Producer of an animated series:   Animation Production Coordinator Division: NELVANA Studio Production Work Status: Contract Position Location: Toronto   About the Role: Ensure coordination… »

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DHX Media Restructures Upper Management

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

The Toronto Star is reporting that DHX Media, one of a small handful of Canada’s media giants, is restructuring after a disappointing fiscal year: https://www.thestar.com/business/2018/02/26/dhx-media-shakes-up-top-management-amid-strategic-review.html Co-Founder Michael Donovan is stepping back into the Chief Executive position as Dana Landry departs. Rumours of a sale have been around since October of last year. We’ll report on… »

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jobby: 2D Animator, Squareship, Toronto

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Welcome to SquareShip; a motion graphics startup based out of Toronto’s Kensington Market. We’ve done work for a lot of great clients, and now we’re moving into developing our own IP. We are looking for a full-time 2D animator for a new YouTube channel of videos on general interest subjects like science/tech/history and such, produced… »

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Tonight! Animatic TO Presents: Mike Geiger and Matt Fernandes

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Want to hear about how Matt Fernandez and Mike Geiger are developing shows at Toronto’s Industrial Brothers? Well, thanks to Barry Sanders and Animatic TO, you can! Tonight, at 7:30, at 410 Richmond St, Toronto. Should be a good one! Here’s the event… »

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jobby: Storyboard Artists and BG Designers, Look Mom! Productions, Toronto

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Look Mom! Productions, A Blue Ant Media Company located in Toronto, is seeking storyboard artists and background designers to work on a new prime time animated comedy series. Services will be performed under a “work for hire” services agreement, which will be supervised and directed by Blue Ant Prod Co Inc. Responsibilities and Duties: Provide… »

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Call for Entries: Digital Animators of Nova Scotia Outstanding Achievement Awards

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Call for entries for the DANS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Animation! Deadline: March 23rd. This category allows for commercial submissions, music videos, short films, YouTube content or any animated scene in a show or film produced in Nova Scotia. Based on overall artistic achievement in the field of digital animation, this award will shine… »

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jobby: Lead Character Designer, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Lead Character Designer Start Date: March 2018 Overview Industrial Brothers is currently looking for an enthusiastic Lead Designer to join the team for Season Two of our 2D Animated Series, DOT. As a Lead Designer, you would be working closely with the Art Director to create final Character and Prop designs based on Animatics and Storyboards. Responsibilities:… »

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Canadian Screen Awards 2018

Monday, March 12th, 2018

The CSA’s wrapped up last night, after a series of ceremonies over the last week. Here’s the animation rundown. The Breadwinner picked up 4 awards out of a possible 6: – Anita Doron for Adapted Screenplay – Qais Essar & Joshua Hill for Original Song – Jeff Danna & Mychael Danna for Original Score -Nelson… »

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from the internets: Mysticons Comic Book, Seneca Celebrates Alumni, Daughter of Bells Next for Breadwinner Producers

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Dark Horse publishing Nelvana’s Mysticons. Cool and progressive move for Nelvana. Good call. Comics!! Seneca celebrates Oscar-winning alumni for Shape of Water and Coco. Congrats! Aircraft Pictures (The Breadwinner) announces next animated feature: Daughter of Bells… »

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showcase: Host Body, by Chad VanGaalen

Monday, March 5th, 2018

A new video from Chad VanGaalen is always a cause for celebration, and today, we celebrate! There’s things to read about this amazing musician/animator over here. But basically: he’s from Calgary, he’s made a bunch of records, and they’re awesome, and he’s also made a bunch of equally awesome animated music videos. Plus a big… »

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2018 Oscars: Coco and Dear Basketball Win Animation Categories

Monday, March 5th, 2018

That’s the news. Pixar’s Coco took the feature animation award, and Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant’s Dear Basket ball won for short animation. I’m sorry that the Breadwinner didn’t win. Coco is a terrific movie. And when Pixar makes a good movie, this category is theirs. I personally feel that The Breadwinner is a superior… »

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Submissions Open for TAIS Animation Showcase

Monday, March 5th, 2018

The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) has just announced its call for submissions for the 2018 TAIS Animation Showcase. The deadline is May 28th, 2018. Here’s the link to the event page. From the event page: Each year, the TAIS Animation Showcase presents the best local, national and international independent animation talent. With films from… »

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TOMORROW!!!!! TAAFI/CASO Animation VFX Job Fair, Toronto TOMORROW!!!!!

Monday, March 5th, 2018

That’s right! JOB FAIR is upon us! George Brown Campus on Toronto’s waterfront, and EVERYBODY’s coming!!!!!! Well, not everybody. May 5th, 2018. George Brown Waterfront Campus, Toronto The TAAFI/CASO job fair is back. Here’s the details: The Animation / VFX Job Fair is a one-of-a-kind recruitment fair connecting top studios with Canada’s best animation, visual… »

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