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

By Mike Valiquette

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… »

CAR welcomes our newest contributor: Kyu-bum Lee!

By Mike Valiquette

I’m very happy to announce that we’ve got a new contributor here at Canadian Animation Resources: Kyu-bum Lee! Kyu’s an enthusiastic and talented member of our community who spends an awful lot of whatever free time he’s got scouring the internet for amazing animation blogs and short films. And now, he’s going to be doing… »

technical difficulties abound.

By Mike Valiquette

Apologies to any and all who are visiting the site. During some routine maintenance, we hit a little snafu, and lost the customizations to the WordPress template we’ve been using for eons. Hopefully, things will be back to normal soon. In the meantime, the content is still here, it’s just really boring to look at…. »

5 years ago today: Happy Birthday, Canadian Animation Resources

By Mike Valiquette

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… »

Look what I missed: May 8th, 2009….Happy 3rd birthday to us!

By Mike Valiquette

On September 5th, 2008, I started a blog.  It was an extension of a Facebook Group I’d created for Canadian animators to share and talk.  Those first posts went up here and here, with absolutely no fanfare.  I remember hitting “publish”.  I also remember watching the hits and wondering if anyone was even interested.  A… »

CAR Funding Drive, approaching zero hour.

By Mike Valiquette

Ok gang, this’ll probably be my last update as the Funding Drive counts down over the course of the next 17 hours.  A big shout out to all those who jumped on board in the last couple of days.  Thank you to David Diaz, Amber Holowaychuk, Brittiny Lepage, and Kyle Marshall.  Every little bit helps… »

CAR Funding Drive, 4 days to go!

By Mike Valiquette

To be fair, I haven’t really been pushing this thing.  I don’t want to be the guy running around bugging my readers for cash.  That being said, I’ve only got four days to go to run around and bug my readers for cash!  We’ve logged in a pretty sad four hundred and sixty five dollars… »

Funding Drive is on! Support Canadian Animation Resources

By Mike Valiquette

Yep, it’s that time.  We’re running a funding drive again to help keep things going at Canadian Animation Resources.  Running this site takes time, and it takes money.  People keep telling me I should start charging for things, set up memberships, or pay sections, or at the very least, charge for the job posts.  But… »

30 Second Films update

By Mike Valiquette

A few weeks ago, I announced a project that we’ve undertaken here at Canadian Animation Resources, the 30 Second Film Challenge.  The Challenge involves a group of recent grads from Algonquin College’s animation program here in Ottawa setting out to make sophomore films.  Our approach has been very specific: make the film you can make,… »

Canadian Animation Resources presents: the 30 Second Film Challenge

By Mike Valiquette

We’re trying something new here at Canadian Animation Resources.  It’s called the 30 Second Film Challenge. Here’s what it’s all about.  For the last few years, I’ve been informally challenging recent grads to use the time after graduation to make a second film.  These kids, at that point, have just come off the most productive… »

blogroll update

By Mike Valiquette

Added a few more to the list: Ryan Wright Megan Kearney Rich Dannys Carla Veldman Carrie Mombourquette Ginny Milling Vanessa Stefaniuk Gerry Cleary Capilano University Animation Alumni blog and the brotherboxer blog (for purposes of transparency, it’s me and Tavis Silbernagel) Check ‘em out here. peace out…. »

More blogroll updates

By Mike Valiquette

Thanks for all the responses to my shout out for art blogs!  I’m adding a few today, and please be patient, if yours isn’t up yet, it will be soon.  blogspot is screwing with me a bit, and I can’t seem to add anything that isn’t a blogspot address right now.  I’ll get it sorted… »

blogroll update

By Mike Valiquette

We’ve just added a few names to our blogroll, and they’re doozies. Graham Falk (creator of Untalkative Bunny), Dave Cooper, Bob Jaques’ Popeye Animators blog, and Marc Bell.  Marc’s got less of a connection to animation than the others, but his work is gorgeous. You can check them, and a ton more, out on our… »

sitestuff: New Vimeo Channel

By Mike Valiquette

Hi gang! I’m trying to get a few features added/updated here, so please be patient.  As things get done, we’ll keep you updated.  For today, go check out our Vimeo Channel.  There’s a fair bit on there that’ll be familiar to anyone who follows out showcase page, but chances are you’ll see something new and… »

In Transit

By Mike Valiquette

Note to readers:  I’m taking a holiday.  First one in a looooong time.  Two weeks in Newfoundland. But… I’ll still be updating the site.  I won’t be on it 24/7, but I’ll be here.  So be patient, updates will continue, I just might sleep in a bit first. Thanks…. »

Site News: Welcome to new sponsors!

By Mike Valiquette

I just want to take a moment here to acknowledge all our sponsors here at Canadian Animation Resources.  If you, my readers, have a moment, click on any of the links you see in the sidebars or at the top of the page and check out the work being done here in Canada.  Just today,… »

blogroll update

By Mike Valiquette

Just added the new Fresh TV blog and the Total Drama blog to the blogroll. … »

press release: Teletoon launching Bolts and Blip

By Mike Valiquette

TELETOON LAUNCHES INTO SPACE WITH FUTURISTIC COMEDY-ADVENTURE SERIES BOLTS & BLIP World premiere of Bolts & Blip set for Monday, June 28 at 9:25 a.m. ET/PT Toronto, June 14, 2010 – TELETOON is amping up its summer programming with Bolts & Blip, a brand new CGI Canada-South Korea co-production slated to launch Monday, June 28,… »

blogroll update

By Mike Valiquette

May 31, 2010 Just wanted to mention a few new additions to the blogroll.  Four of my students from Algonquin College: Mike Collymore, Cassie Young, Brian Grzech, and Natasha Armolavicius.  Also, Kevin Parry (awesome stopmo from Sheridan), and Jon Izen (Yam Roll!).  Finally, a few readers also sent in there blogs a while back, apologies… »

funding drive update

By Mike Valiquette

Well,  midpoint of week two.  Things have cooled a bit.  I’m busy trying to nail down the commercial sponsors right now, which will take some time, but I’m hoping to hear back from one or two of you today.  I will go ahead and announce that we’ve got ToonBoom joining us as a sponsor!  The… »

Happy Birthday, Canadian Animation Resources

By Mike Valiquette

Tomorrow is May 8th, and it will officially be one year since Canadian Animation Resources migrated from a bunch of hacked together Blogspot pages to it’s current home, right here.  I’ve had an amazing year running this site.  It’s what I love doing, and I owe all of you a huge thank you for the… »

New contributor: Warren Leonhardt

By Mike Valiquette

I’d like to invite everyone to join me in welcoming Mr Warren Leonhardt the Canadian Animation Resources team.  I met Warren a few years ago at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.  We have a lot of people in common and I’m a huge admirer of his work.  Warren’s been a frequent commenter here and has… »

Support the ‘Source!

By Mike Valiquette

This Saturday, May 8th, will be our first anniversary here at www.canadiananimationresources.ca.  Before that, we were a hacked-together bunch of blog pages for about a year, and even before that, a simple Facebook Group.  The site has come a long way and it’s become something of a full-time job.  We’ve added new regular contributors (Rob… »

technical difficulties

By Mike Valiquette

Just a quick shout out to anyone who has emailed me over the past few days.  I had a snafu with my email and lost all received messages from about the 28th of April to this morning.  I apologize to those of you who I won’t be getting back to.  There were a few people… »

site news: bandwidth issues

By Mike Valiquette

Sorry to any and all who came by earlier today, only to have your heart broken by a big white page and a message about exceeded bandwidth.  I’ve got it fixed for now.  So many new readers this month… welcome! and thanks for reading and busting my bandwidth.  Don’t worry, we’ve got room for you… »

Welcome to Pixar Canada

By Mike Valiquette

Sorry for the lack of posts today, I’ll try to get a quick update up when the day ends.  I spent half the day travelling and the other half in meetings in Toronto.  I just need to give a moment to our newest sponsors: Pixar Canada.  Obviously, they’re hiring, so that’s a good thing.  Hopefully,… »

technical diffficulties

By Mike Valiquette

Apologies to anyone who popped by yesterday for their daily dose of Canadian-skewed animation goodness,  only to find themselves looking at Chinese television programming or being offered an online education in firearms repair.  It seems there was some malicious code embeddded in a plugin and yesterday the bomb went off.  Everthing should be ok now,… »

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