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gradfilms 2020: Home, by Michelle Chua

I haven’t seen too many of the 2020 Sheridan Gradfilms, but this latest one, Home, by Michelle Chua, seems to be of a similar sensibility to the previously shared In Paint, by Aldi Abujan. It’s gentle, nostalgic, beautifully art directed…

Gradfilms 2020: Seneca 2D Films!

Different schools take different approaches to their gradfilms. Sheridan has each student do an individual thesis film, for example. At Seneca, where they keep their student intake to a smaller group, they break into teams and make group films. And…

Gradfilms 2020: In Paint, by Aldi Abujan

I’m going to try to share as many of these as I can, as they’re starting to pop up online, but yeah, it’s Grad Film Season! And first up is a short film from Sheridan grad Aldi Abujan, In Paint.…

showcase: How Does Animation Work? by Tyler Pacana

Finally! Something you can send to your friends and family to explain it all. Seriously, Tyler has done a really great job at making something fun, eminently watchable, and that really effectively breaks down the basics of animation. Really awesome.

It’s That Time of Year – Cosmic Christmas

From the Nelvana that brought you Rock & Rule and Boba Fett’s first appearance, it’s Cosmic Christmas! A bit of a tradition around here, this is what you could get away with back in 1977. Try pitching this to a…

Showcase: Nana, by Ali Kellner

I’m super excited to share this with you guys. Nana is a standout film, from a standout creator. Ali Kellner made this very personal and poignant film during her final year at Sheridan, and it’s been on the festival circuit…

showcase: Catacomb, by Bijan Shahir

Bijan Shahir just shared this, and it’s great. Catacomb from Bijan Shahir on Vimeo. I’m a big fan of Bijan’s work. He’s a talented creator who, like most of us, spends his time making tv shows look great. I want…

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

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…

showcase: Host Body, by Chad VanGaalen

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,…

Kyle Marshall’s 3 Amigonauts, FULL EPISODE

Is the best cartoon to come out of Canada in eons? Maybe. Is the creator, Kyle Marshall, currently living in Los Angeles and working for Nickelodeon? Darn right he is! Did this get made at 9Story? Yes indeed. Watch it.…

SUPER SCIENCE FRIENDS!!!! Cartoons for you to watch!

I haven’t properly updated the universe about Super Science Friends in a while. And it’s an exciting time for Super Science Fans! The gang at Tinman have been hard at work creating more amazing episodes for us mere mortals. The…

Merry Christmas! Brian McPhail’s DOWN A DARK CHIMNEY

Yesterday, we posted Tinman’s amazing Super Science Friends Christmas special, and today we’re giving you a rarely seen treat: Brian McPhail’s dark cult favourite, Down A Dark Chimney. In the past, our Christmas tradition at Canadian Animation Resources has always…

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Does Whatever a Spider Can! Spidey Redux, courtesy of a whole bunch of Halifax animators.

So cool to see this making the rounds. Gizmodo picked it up. Polygon posted about it. Something called the Awesomer shared it. And so did GeekTyrant. The Nerdist was all over it. Stan Lee even shared it! (or at least,…

showcase: OLYMPIA, by Henrique Barone, Rafael Mayani, Conor Whelan and John Black

Henrique Barone, Rafael Mayani, Conor Whelan and John Black just finish a collaboration, titled OLYMPIA. It’s an animated tribute to the Olympic Games, especially the athletes and their amazing moves! OLYMPIA from henrique barone on Vimeo. You can see the…

showcase: Howie Shia’s BAM, courtesy of the NFB

This. Thank you to the NFB for working with directors like Howie. I love this film. Howie Shia’s BAM is next to perfect. The craft and skill of execution so wonderfully compliment the creative. Enjoy. BAM, Howie Shia, National Film…

Gradfilm Showcase: Luggage & Interview with Tracy Harris

Grad film season is upon us yet again. With Calart films popping up on the web and Sheridan Industry day 2016 happening very soon, lets warm up with one from last year, Luggage (2015) by Tracy Harris. Interview to follow…

showcase: Kafka’s Little Fable, by M. R. Horhager

Something a little different from Toronto-based director, M. R. Horhager. Kafka’s Little Fable features really gorgeous art direction from his frequent collaborator Aaron Hong, and some rock solid animation by Omar Al-Hafidh We’ve featured Horhager’s work on here before. He’s…

Watch this! Space Missionaries, by Solis Animation and M.R. Horhager

Want to watch a not-quite-safe-for-work cartoon? Well, Space Missionaries could be your thing. We posted a trailer way back in 2013 (right here, see? http://www.canadiananimationresources.ca.php72-4.phx1-1.websitetestlink.com/2013/04/showcase-space-missionairies-from-m-r-horhager-and-solis-animation/) And it looks like they got to make a few episodes with the folks at…

Demo Reels: Blame Your Brother Creative Workshop

Want to watch another cool reel? Well look no further. Here’s the latest one from Blame Your Brother Creative Workshop. Blame Your Brother is Darren and Geoff Donovan, actual brothers, actual twins, actual crazy talented individuals. Darren’s an animator, Geoff’s…

DEMO REELS: Tinman Creative Studios

I’m tired of posting jobs. It’s great, there’s lots of work out there, but sometimes I get buried under the job posts and it feels like that’s all we share around here anymore. Want to watch some demo reels? Some…

showcase: Jo Minkus, by Benjamin Anders

Nickelodeon International has unveiled another Canadian creation. This one is Jo Minkus, from Sheridan alum Benjamin Anders. It’s a ton of fun. Jo Minkus from Nickelodeon International on Vimeo. This film was originally conceived during Ben’s time at Sheridan, and…

showcase: Happy Holidays from Eoin Duffy

One of the great things about this time of year, for animation fans, is all the animated greetings that start to pop up. Like this one, from Eoin Duffy! Happymerry! Happy Holidays from Eoin Duffy on Vimeo.

Showcase: Eoin Duffy’s Einstein100 – General Relativity

We’ve showcased his work before (check out the Missing Scarf here), and now we’re doing it again. This one’s got it all: Einstein, animation, and Doctor Who himself, David Tennant!!! Last time they got Sulu, this time Dr. Who. Crazy.…

showcase: TRUTH OR DARING, The Canadian Federal Election Cartoon, by Barnabas Wornoff and Friends, UPDATED: Part 1 and 2 are up!

It’s topical, and almost dirty. It’s maybe not-totally-safe-for-work. It’s the latest offering from Toronto animator and madcap animation hooligan, Baranabas (Barney) Wornoff (along with a whole gaggle of other animation types, this stuff doesn’t just make itself). Barney’s the manic…

showcase: Foxed!, by James Stewart

I’m overdue sharing this. It’s James Stewart’s awesomely creepy stopmo film, FOXED! Foxed has a bit of history, making the rounds on the festival circuit and finally securing a development deal to be adapted as a feature. It’s a unique…

showcase: Sublo and Tangy Mustard, from Aaron Long

Aaron Long is back with a whole new cartoon show! The creator of Fester Fish has just launched what he’s describing as his next independent webseries, Sublo and Tangy Mustard. From Aaron’s Tumblr: Here’s Episode 1 of Sublo and Tangy…

Canada Day Treat: Captain Canuck Season II Teaser

Happy Canada Day everybody! I debated putting this one up, but damned if it isn’t totally appropriate. It’s Canada’s big day, and Captain Canuck is our very own national hero, so sharing the teaser trailer for season 2 of the…

Gradfilm Showcase: Stay Positive, by Tom Henderson

Another favourite from Sheridan: Stay Positive, by Tom Henderson. Clearly a David OReilly fan, and it’s evident in more than just the use of rigs. I smelt it in the pacing right away. “‘Stay Positive” – 4th year Thesis Film…

Showcase: Lost Daughter & Interview with Dylan Glynn

I knew little of Dylan when I was at Sheridan (I was two years ahead) but it didn’t take long for me to notice his great sense of art when I saw his beautiful illustration. More than that, I love…

WACKATDOOO! by Benj Arcand!

From Benjamin Arcand: After screening in more than 20 film festivals around the world, my film Wackatdooo is finally available online! Watch it and let me know what you think, if you like it please share it!  Cheers. Wackatdooo from Benjamin…

Cast your vote for Uberdude!

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…

from the internets: Flooby Nooby talks to Copernicus’ Murray Bain on the release of “Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo”

Just in time for the holiday season, a great new animated music video from the gang at Copernicus for David Myles’ Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo”, plus an interview over at Flooby Nooby! http://floobynooby.blogspot.ca/2014/12/david-myles-santa-never-brings-me-banjo.html?m=1

Amir Avni’s McLaren retrospective available online

In honour of the legendary Canadian-by-way-of-Scottish animation pioneer, Norman McLaren’s 100th birthday, animator Amir Avni put together a wonderful tribute that was presented at this year’s Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI). I wasn’t able to catch it there, but…

SUPER SCIENCE FRIENDS Master Post- Animation update #7

I love this more than most things. Maybe as much as I love sandwiches. Tinman Creative Studios is a wonderful little studio in Toronto run by wonderful people. They make wonderful things. The most wonderful of those things is Super…

showcase: The Missing Scarf, by Eoin Duffy

Just watch this.  It’s terrific. And it’s got Sulu narrating. Original Sulu, not Harold & Kumar Sulu. George-freaking-Takei. The Missing Scarf is Now Available Online! Press release: One of the year’s most successful short films premieres online. The animated dark-comedy,…

showcase: Black Sugar, by Jiani Cao

Finally! I caught a look at this film at the Sheridan Gradshow last spring, and was hooked. The design is amazing, from the individual characters to the overall art direction. Jiani understands how colour design works as a storytelling tool.…

showcase: Lumberjacked, by Joel Mackenzie

This all that there needs to be today. Joel’s getting love from Muchmusic: http://blog.muchmusic.com/rich-aucoins-new-music-video-is-the-ultimate-video-game/ And Vice’s Noisey: http://noisey.vice.com/en_ca/blog/premiere-rich-aucoin-yelling-in-sleep

showcase: Mike Edel’s The Closer, Mike Edel, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone, Thanat Sattavorn, Cesar Martinez, Breno Licursi

The Closer, a short film wrapped up as a video for musician Mike Edel, premiered today on Vimeo. Henrique Barone, a west coast animator originally from Brazil, sent me the link last night. He described the project as extremely collaborative,…

Showcase: On the Subway, Mike Geiger

Mike Geiger is back, united once again with none other than the inimitable Hobo Divine! These guys are a dream team, and the latest concoction is On the Subway. Stick your eyes on this, readers! On The Subway from mike…

Gradfilm Showcase: JOHNNY SPACE CAT!, by Michael Robot

Michael Robot recently completed digital character animation course at Sheridan College and the end product is one hilarious film, JOHNNY SPACE CAT! I personally really dig the animation on the Evil Robot Dog. You can see more of Mike’s videos on…

Gradfilm Showcase: Waterfront, by Ashly Phaphonsomkham

It’s that time of year again: 2014 Gradfilm season is upon us. We’re going to get the ball rolling with Waterfront, from former Sheridan student, now Sheridan alumni, Ashly Phaphonsomkham. Enjoy! Ashly Phaphonsomkham FINAL from Ashly Phaphonsomkham on Vimeo.

East Coast Anijam: Beat Boxing!

Anijams everywhere!!!! This one’s was put together by a group of Halifax animators as an entry for the Nocturne Arts Festival 2013. It’s called “Beat Boxing” Pretty much a who’s who of East coasters. Nocturne Festival Entry 2013 – Beat…

showcase: 40K Anijam

Here’s a little story about an anijam that spontaneously erupted last week. On Monday morning, I noticed a Facebook update from musician Buck 65, known also as Rich Terfry. Rich hosts the afternoon drive show on CBC 2, something I…

Holiday animation roundup

I already posted Shaz Lym’s Hollidizzle greetings, but there are usually a few notable animated greetings worth showing off at this time of year. I’ll update as I find ’em. Here’s the Cineplex holiday bumper, with character animation from Toronto’s…

Showcase: Cuppa Coffee’s Fordtacular Spectacular!

Entertainment Tonight Canada’s site reported that Toronto’s Cuppa Coffee Studios has produced a 90 second short, Fordtacular Spectacular! Here’s the link: http://www.etcanada.com/blogs/etc_77387/fordtacular-spectacular-canadian-animators-rob-ford-parody-sparks-bidding-war/ And now, just a few short days later, here’s the film! According to the article, American and Canadian…

showcase: Adam Brown’s Calvin & Hobbes dance

Toronto animator Adam Brown likes to make things. The latest thing he made was a short bit of animation featuring the iconic comic strip characters of Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes. It’s a cute little dance, and the internets sure…

showcase: Dog Walker, The Most Loyal, by Carla Veldman

A really lovely stop-motion video to get the day started. Carla Veldman produced this for Toronto band, The Most Loyal. Dog Walker – The Most Loyal from Carla Veldman on Vimeo. Plus, there’s a bunch of behind-the-scenes stuff over on…