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jobby: Lead Animator, Animators, Blue Spirit Studio, Montreal

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Blue Spirit Canada is a Montreal based animation studio. We’re used to doing 3d animation and we’re excited to begin our first 2d production! Kikoumba a fun and dynamic TV show about a lion who needs to show every single day that he is the king of the jungle. Not as easy as it sounds!… »

jobby: 2D Animation Instructor, Herzing College, Ottawa

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2D Animation Instructor Herzing College – Ottawa, ON $30 – $35 an hour – Full-time, Part-time, Contract Herzing College has been a recognized leader in high quality, market-driven education programs for over 50 years. We currently offer programs in healthcare, business, legal studies, social media, 2D animation, web design and computer technology. We have immediate full and part-time career opportunities… »

jobby: Animators, Supervisors, ALL POSITIONS – Yeti Farm Creative, Kelowna BC

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YETI FARM CREATIVE IS HIRING!!! ABOUT US: Yeti Farm is a full-service 2D and 3D studio covering every aspect of the animation pipeline. Located in the centre of the Okanagan in beautiful Kelowna, BC, we partner with some of the best world-class names in the industry, and have our own line up of original shows,… »

jobby: Senior and Intermediate Animators, Seakids – P23 Entertainment, Hamilton ON

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POSITIONS: SENIOR and INTERMEDIATE ANIMATORS These Animator position are for a new 26 x 11minute episodic children’s television series animated in Harmony. The positions are responsible for delivering quality work in a quick and efficient manner under the supervision of the Animation Director and Animation Leads. They will manage their time effectively, apply notes as… »

Montreal Animators! 48 Hour Animation Competition – Animaze 2018

By Mike Valiquette

Take part in the first AniMTL: Montreal 48 hour Animation Competition! During the 5th anniversary of Animaze, August 16-19 we call all Montreal animators to compete in a 48 hour animation challenge. Animators will be given a theme on Thursday afternoon, on the opening day of Animaze. Then, they will have 48 hours to create… »

jobby: Clean-up/Revision Artists, Wuzzals, Remote/Full-time Permanent Position

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About Us. Wuzzals is a growing publisher that is passionate about creating books for children with dyslexia and ADP, so that they can learn how to read. How We Help We create books that teach the skill of reading that can be enjoyed by all ages. So that readers DO NOT face the social stigma of being… »

jobby: Brown Bag Films Hiring Fair, Toronto, August 16th 2018

By Mike Valiquette

Brown Bag Films (formerly 9Story) is holding a Hiring Fair and Mixer on August 16th. Here’s the info: To see if Brown Bag Films is the right fit for you, come check out our Hiring Fair & Mixer on August 16th and learn about our exciting new projects. The event will be held at our Toronto studio… »

press release: NFB at TIFF 2018, Snowden and Fine’s Animal Behaviour and Patrick Bouchard’s the Subject

By Mike Valiquette

August 1, 2018 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, Astra Taylor’s latest National Film Board of Canada www.nfb.ca (NFB) feature documentary, What Is Democracy?, makes its North American premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. It will be joined at TIFF… »

jobby: Lead Designer, Titmouse, Vancouver

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LEAD DESIGNER RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead the Design department to meet the client’s vision and expectation   BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Harmony experience would be an asset Character design experience Background layout and paint experience Prop design experience Character design experience Color styling experience Experience leading a design team Experience as an Art Director or Production Designer would be… »

jobby: 2D Animator, Titmouse, Vancouver

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: – Create high quality 2D Flash/Harmony animation sequences by creating storytelling poses and putting them on model – Animate scene from rough to clean and complete work by the scheduled deadline – Perform one or more passes of revisions according to client/director notes – Draw in Adobe Flash to create designs/poses for animation… »

Guru Studio’s Space Between Stars at OIAF 2018, Fantasia International Film Festival, Animation Block Party, SIGGRAPH

By Mike Valiquette

Guru Studio is doing exciting work. Originally a commercial shop, Guru evolved into a TV powerhouse with hits like Justin Time and their work on Spinmaster’s Patrol. Recent productions like True and the Rainbow Kingdom and the upcoming Blue look great and really reaffirm their place in the TV market. Last year, Guru worked on… »

jobby: Art Director, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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Bring it together. Mercury Filmworks is looking for an experienced Art Director to join our team in Ottawa. This position is an excellent opportunity to live in Canada’s beautiful capital city while working alongside our creative team to inspire and lead the visual direction of a 2D production. We genuinely believe in attracting the best… »

jobby: Storyboard Director, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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Storyboard Director Mercury Filmworks is looking for an experienced Storyboard Director to join our team in Ottawa. This position is an excellent opportunity to live in Canada’s beautiful capital city while working on an exciting project with one of the most respected animation studios in the industry. We are looking for a person that wants… »

jobby: After Effects Animator, Taqqut Productions, Toronto

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Job Opportunity: After Effects Animator Employer: Taqqut Productions (Toronto Office) Reports To: Series Producer Terms of Employment: 6 months Compensation: negotiable Contact Information: Brittany Choquer, brittany@taqqut.com We are looking for an After Effects animator to supplement our small team animating short segments for an entertaining and educational preschool variety series. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong animation… »

jobby: Art Director/Designer, Wonderlust, Halifax

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Wonderlust is looking for a full-time Art Director / Designer to join our Halifax, NS studio. You must have a strong sense of design and a desire to creatively push the envelope. Job description: • Concept, design  2D projects in partnership with creative leads. This includes initial development, storyboarding, character + environment design. • Work… »

jobby: 3D Layout Manager, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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3D Layout Manager Our Toronto team is currently looking for an experience 3D Layout Manager. Applicant will work alongside our client in establishing and creating the IS sequence of the series and mentoring the Layout department, following the style established. The IS sequence utilizes 2D multiplane backgrounds and often integrates 2D characters with our 3D… »

jobby: Senior 2D Digital Animator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio – A Corus Entertainment Company – 2D Digital Animator, Senior – Toronto Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Digital Animator, Senior in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Animation Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for: RESPONSIBILITIES: The creation and compositing of 2D animation Work alongside the Animation Director and… »

jobby: 2D Digital Animator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio, A Corus Entertainment Company – 2D Digital Animator, Toronto Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for a 2D Digital Animator in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Animation Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for: RESPONSIBILITIES: The creation and compositing of 2D animation Work alongside the Animation Director and Art Director to… »

jobby: 2D Location/Layout Design Supervisor, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio, A Corus Entertainment Company – 2D Location/Layout Design Supervisor – Contract, Toronto Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Location/Layout Design Supervisor in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Producer, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the Location and Layout team in establishing and creating the Location and… »

jobby: 2D Remote Freelance Character Builder/Rigger, Animator (Adobe Animate / Flash), Wuzzals

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2D Remote Freelance Character Builder/Rigger, Animator (Adobe Animate / Flash) About Us: Wuzzals is a growing publisher that is passionate about creating books for children with dyslexia and ADP, so that they can learn how to read. How We Help We create books that teach the skill of reading that can be enjoyed by all ages. So… »

from the internets: Bardel’s New CEO, Guru Inks Deal For Pikwik, BBC Solves How to Make a Hit Show, and WOW Network CRTC Approval

By Mike Valiquette

Bardel just got a new CEO. Former Sony Pictures Animation producer Rick Mischel will take over for company founders Delna Bhesania and Barry Ward. End of an era. Link here. Guru scores another deal, this time it’s with Disney Junior, for their new preschool series Pikwik (52 X 11). Congrats to Frank Falcone, Mary Bredin,… »

press release: 9 Story Media Group’s Next Big Move: Acquiring Breakthrough Entertainment’s Kid’s and Family Catalogue

By Mike Valiquette

9 Story Media Group Acquires Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids and family library and development slate  Toronto, Canada – July 10, 2018 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids and family library and development slate. Under the terms of the agreement, 9 Story… »

Cartoon North is on Patreon

By Mike Valiquette

Well, we did it. We launched our Patreon. It’s a big leap for us, and as much as we try our best to help out in similar situations, it’s always a tricky thing to actually reach out and ask for help. I’m not good at it. But we did it, and you guys are responding…. »

jobby: Animation and Visual Effects Technical Analyst, Red Deer College, Red Deer AB

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Apply here: https://employment.rdc.ab.ca/postings/1442 Animation and Visual Effects Technical Analyst Red Deer College (RDC) has been offering diverse programs and opportunities for learners since it was founded in 1964. In 2018, RDC was given approval by the Government of Alberta to become a recognized university. Looking to this exciting future, RDC is seeking highly qualified, committed… »

jobby: Animation and Visual Arts Instructor, Red Deer College, Red Deer AB

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Apply here: https://employment.rdc.ab.ca/postings/1397 Animation and Visual Effects Instructor (Character Animation) Red Deer College (RDC) has been offering diverse programs and opportunities for learners since it was founded in 1964. In 2018, RDC was given approval by the Government of Alberta to become a recognized university. Looking to this exciting future, RDC is seeking highly qualified,… »

from the internets: Frederator Interview with Ali Kellner

By Mike Valiquette

Ali Kellner is a Toronto based artist, Sheridan grad, and filmmaker. Her student film, Nana, has been really connecting with festival audiences over the last year, and it’s easy to see she’s a talent to watch. Frederator, in its increasing coverage of Canadian creators, has a great interview with her. Here’s the link! And you… »

jobby: Line Producer/Production Manager, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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LINE PRODUCER/PRODUCTION MANAGER – ANIMATION Portfolio Entertainment is crewing up for some fantastic projects for 2018. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Line Producer/ PM to manage animated projects, animation tests and demos. Duties include managing designated projects from pre-production through post production to final delivery, including human resources, workflow process, production progress and… »

jobby: Character Builder/Rigger (Flash), and Scene Placement, Wuzzals, Remote/Full-time – Permanent Position

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Character Builder/Rigger, and Scene Placement. Remote/Full-time – Permanent Position. About Us. Wuzzals is a publisher that is passionate about creating books for children with dyslexia and ADP, so that they can learn how to read.   How We Help We create books that teach the skill of reading that can be enjoyed by all ages. So… »

Events: the TWELFTH ANNUAL TAIS ANIMATION SHOWCASE, Toronto, July 28th

By Mike Valiquette

the TWELFTH ANNUAL TAIS ANIMATION SHOWCASE – Bringing the Best Independent Canadian and International Animation to Toronto! On Saturday, July 28th, the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) is thrilled to present a summer night of animated dreams: two 45 minute programmes of short animated films, the results of the 2018 Anijam competition, and a new… »

Cartoon Connection Early Bird Deadline Ends Tonight!

By Mike Valiquette

Cartoon Connection has extended their early bird deadline for registration until midnight tonight! This year’s Cartoon Connection takes place October 1-3 in Québec City, and has become a pretty prominent event on the calendar for people doing business in animation. Here’s a few off their own words. Cartoon Connection is the perfect platform : To… »

From the Internets: Window Horses Director, Anne Marie Fleming on Joining the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, courtesy of CBC.ca

By Mike Valiquette

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the organization that hands out Oscars every year, invited a ton of new members this year as part of a push to integrate more diverse voices into their membership. One of those voices is Anne Marie Fleming, the Vancouver based animator behind Window Horses and The Magical… »

from the internets: CGSociety on e.d. films’ GIANT BEAR

By Mike Valiquette

I’ve got a short list of studios I truly admire, and Montreal’s e.d. films is firmly on it. They’re a small but growing shop that’s run by some really great people, and they do genuinely interesting work that comes from a place of real passion. At Annecy a week or so ago, they released the… »

Cartoon North Is Coming: the Next Step For Canadian Animation Resources

By Mike Valiquette

Hi guys. Things are going to start changing around here pretty soon. We’ve been hinting at it for a while, but it’s time. Part of the reason is that we simply need to be doing more. Also part of the reason is that the tools we’re using are getting more complicated. For instance, Facebook just… »

jobby: Compositor, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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Compositor (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios in Halifax, Nova Scotia! Small town feel with big city amenities. Only minutes from the surfing beaches or the hiking trails. East Coast living at its best! Industry veterans and new grads working in a collaborative environment focusing on learning and career growth! We are looking for a Compositor to join… »

jobby: Builders/Riggers (2D Harmony), Yeti Farm Creative, Kelowna BC

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Builders/Riggers (2D Harmony) About Us Yeti Farm is a full-service 2D and 3D studio covering every aspect of the animation pipeline. Located in beautiful Kelowna, BC, we partner with some of the best world-class names in the industry, and have our own line up of original shows which means a wide variety of creative opportunities… »

jobby: Clean-up/Revision Artists, Wuzzals, Remote/Full-time Permanent Position

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About Us. Wuzzals is a growing publisher that is passionate about creating books for children with dyslexia and ADP, so that they can learn how to read. How We Help We create books that teach the skill of reading that can be enjoyed by all ages. So that readers DO NOT face the social stigma of being… »

jobby: 2D Animators, Flash +/or Harmony, Yeti Farm Creative, Kelowna BC

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2D Animators, Flash +/or Harmony About Us Yeti Farm is a full-service 2D and 3D studio covering every aspect of the animation pipeline. Located in beautiful Kelowna, BC, we partner with some of the best world-class names in the industry, and have our own line up of original shows which means a wide variety of… »

jobby: Supervising Animator (2D), Flash +/or Harmony, Yeti Farm Creative, Kelowna BC

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Supervising Animator (2D), Flash +/or Harmony Reporting to the Assistant Series Director, the Supervising Animator defines the direction of the Animation department to achieve the Director and Creative Director’s vision. They supervise, assist, and motivate animators to ensure that their work is completed at the highest quality and on schedule to reflect the Director’s vision…. »

jobby: Production Manager, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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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 looking to add a Production Manager to our team. The ideal… »

jobby: UI Artist, Gameloft, Toronto

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Are You Looking For a Fun Place to Work? Join The Game! About Gameloft Leader in the development and publishing of mobile games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms and with an audience of 113 million monthly users offers… »

jobby: Senior 2D Animator, Pipeline Studios, Hamilton ON

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Pipeline Studios 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 creative and technical talent join us from studios such as Pixar, ILM, WB and Disney… »

jobby: Senior Technologist, Bachelor of Animation, Sheridan, Oakville ON

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Senior Technologist, Bachelor of Animation Job Description Employee Group: Support Staff Faculty/Department: Animation, Arts & Design Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) Reference Number: 18/S/53 Payband: K Hourly Range: $39.43 – $45.72 Hours/Week: 37.5 Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm Application Deadline: Open until filled Application Details: Position is being reposted to consider external candidates.   Reporting to the Manager,… »

TIFF Presents: In Conversation With Brad Bird (video and highlights)

By Mike Valiquette

I wasn’t able to make it to the Brad Bird talk held at TIFF a few weeks ago, but thankfully I have good friends who were willing to share the experience. And ALSO thankfully, TIFF thought they’d share it too! Here’s the video: Here’s a few highlights thanks to Sean Janisse, Barry Sanders and Rich… »

Events: (Toronto) Elliott Animation Presents, Animation Masterclass with Michael Makarewicz (Incredibles 1 and 2, Finding Dory)

By Mike Valiquette

Very cool event coming up thanks to the gang at Elliott Animation, July 28-29th Hello fellow animation friends! Elliott Animation will be hosting a master animation workshop with Michal Makarewicz – animator on The Incredibles and The Incredibles 2, Finding Dory, Up, Inside Out, Brave, Wall-E, Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, Cars and more. The event… »

jobby: Character Designer, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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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… »

jobby: Background Painter, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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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 Background Painter to our team. We are looking for… »

jobby: Artist Manager, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Artist Manager 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 Artist Manager to support our artists as they grow within our studio. Summary: As Guru’s newly created Artist Manager role you will be… »

jobby: Art Director, Guru Studio, Toronto

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ART DIRECTOR 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 Art Director for a brand new, studio-original preschool IP. Guru is looking for someone to oversee the look of a bold, colourful new… »

jobby: Production Manager, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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Manage Much? Mercury Filmworks is looking for an experienced in-studio 2D animation production manager to work in our Ottawa studio. This position is an excellent opportunity to live and play in Canada’s beautiful national capital area while building a career at one of the most respected animation studios in the industry. We are looking for great people… »

RIP Dominic Kardasiewicz

By Mike Valiquette

We shared some troubling news recently about a member of our animation community who went missing a week and a half ago. Dominic Kardasiewicz was found a few days ago, and sadly, he has passed on. A gofundme campaign that was launched to help pay for the search efforts has now been aimed at helping… »

press release: Oasis Animation Announces Major Expansion in Montreal

By Mike Valiquette

Reports are popping up in the usual places about some interesting news out of Quebec. Oasis Animation is expanding in a big way. Here’s the press release. OASIS ANIMATION LAUNCHES A MAJOR EXPANSION PROGRAM AND ANNOUNCES NEW AGREEMENTS WITH LEADING BROADCASTERS Highlights Creation of 100 jobs. 2 new television series contracts: o Kulipari (Season 2)… »

jobby: 2D Character EFX Artists, Deluxe Animation, Toronto

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Deluxe Animation is looking for experienced and dynamic 2d Character EFX artists. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a fun and quirky hand drawn animated television series that has the quality of a feature film. Responsibilities: Follow and understand animation workbook information given by the Client Read and understand exposure sheets Work with… »

jobby: Editor, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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9 Story Media Group’s Toronto studio is now Brown Bag Films! Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Editor At Brown Bag Films, our motto is simple: “We love animation.” In fact, we love it so much we trademarked it! ‘We Love AnimationTM.’ We are one… »

jobby: Accounting Administrator, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette

Ottawa, Canada – We are currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced Accounting Administrator to join the Mercury Filmworks finance team. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Finance, this employee will work collaboratively and provide bookkeeping and administrative support for our fast paced accounting and finance team.  This is an excellent opportunity to work within the Film and… »

jobby: Software Developer (Pipeline TD), 9Story Media, Toronto

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Software Developer (Pipeline TD) 9 Story Media Group is an industry leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning animated and live action content for young audiences around the world. 9 Story has produced over 900 animated and live action episodes, seen on some of the world’s most respected children’s channels. 9 Story Media Group is… »

TAAFI Presents: EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES TALK BY PIXAR’S DOMEE SHI, DIRECTOR OF “BAO.”

By Mike Valiquette

DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE: TAAFI ANNOUNCES AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES TALK BY DOMEE SHI, DIRECTOR OF “BAO.” Toronto, ON (May 30, 2018) – Today, the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) announced an exclusive event with Toronto-raised director, Domee Shi. The screening includes an exclusive, behind-the-scenes talk with the director of the latest short from… »

jobby: Producer, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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Are You an Animation Producer? Mercury Filmworks is looking for an experienced in-studio 2D or 3D animation producer to work in our Ottawa studio and oversee multiple series. This position is an excellent opportunity to live in Canada’s beautiful capital city and build a career at one of the most respected animation studios in the industry. We are… »

jobby: 2D ToonBoom Harmony Builds and Rigging Artist, Titmouse, Vancouver

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: – Builds and constructs rigs for 2D characters, vehicles and props using Toon Boom Harmony – Creates animation interfaces that meets the requirements and the artistic vision of the project – Creates new angles and animation cycles in Toon Boom Harmony based off the original design – Works with the Supervisor to create… »

jobby: Compositor, Titmouse, Vancouver

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Build all of the elements necessary to assemble the final shot to the satisfaction of the director and producer Use of software including, but not limited to Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop Fix shots with After Effects Make corrections and improving shots, based on notes by Producer and Art Director Add special… »

jobby: Technical Director – Animation, L’Atelier Animation, Montreal

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L’Atelier Animation is an animation studio that specializes in the creation of 3D feature films and television series. Founded in Montreal in 2012, L’Atelier has distinguished itself by its choice of highly creative projects to work on and its constantly evolving technological infrastructure. At its core, L’Atelier is a place of creativity, and the studio… »

TIFF Wants Tiny Films: TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival

By Mike Valiquette

Do you make (tiny) films? We want to see your miniature masterpieces TIFF joins forces with Instagram to present the TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, a digital shorts competition that invites aspiring and established filmmakers from around the globe to share their original 60-second-or-less short films. A total of 30 finalists will be selected and highlighted on… »

jobby: Series Producer, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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9 Story Media Group’s Toronto studio is now Brown Bag Films! Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Series Producer In this role the Series Producer will facilitate the show’s creative vision across all stages of production, by communicating updates between departments, supervising workflow, and managing… »

jobby: Overseas Production Supervisor, Brown Bag Films, Indonesia

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9 Story Media Group’s Toronto studio is now Brown Bag Films! Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Overseas Production Supervisor SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Overseas Production Supervisor will be responsible for acting as a liaison on Pre-school series, working in collaboration with Industrial Brothers and… »

jobby: Rigger (3D), Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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9 Story Media Group’s Toronto studio is now Brown Bag Films! Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Rigger – 3D At Brown Bag Films our motto is simple: “We love animation.” In fact, we love it so much we trademarked it! ‘We Love AnimationTM.’ We… »

jobby: Harmony Animator, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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9 Story Media Group’s Toronto studio is now Brown Bag Films! Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Animator (Harmony) – FALL 2018 START Do you have a contract that is ending this summer? Are you are looking for your next position? Then look no further!… »

jobby: Senior Animator, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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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 Animator to our team. We are looking for… »

from the internets: Catching Up on Canadian Animation News

By Mike Valiquette

2018 is in full force, and there’s been a lot going on. Here’s a little sampler. -Nelvana signed a big ole deal for the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to Sesame Street. Read about it here. Here’s what I find interesting about this. It’s Nelvana, and not Corus, that made the deal. Nelvana isn’t a broadcaster,… »

jobby: 2D FX Animator, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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 2D FX Animator (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios, Halifax Nova Scotia! Small town feel with big city amenities. Only minutes from the surfing beaches or the hiking trails. East Coast living at its best! Industry veterans and new grads working in a collaborative environment focusing on learning and career growth! We are looking for 2D FX Animators… »

jobby: 3D Animation Instructor, Atlantica College, Saint John, NB

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Atlantic Canada’s Premiere 3D Animation College is looking for the next great animation instructor. We are a small college that takes a different approach to teaching creative students. We have small class sizes and spend a lot of time working one-on-one with our students to have them excel in the program. We use a unique… »

jobby: Freelance Designers, Art Directors, Epic Story Media

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EPIC STORY MEDIA has EPIC opportunities for part time freelance character designers, location designers and art directors. Please send your resume and online portfolio to epicopportunities@epicstorymedia.comand indicate the role that interests you. Only those selected will be contacted. No phone calls please.Please indicate whether you are a Canadian Citizen or have Permanent Resident Status in Canada. EPIC STORY MEDIA  putting creators at… »

jobby: Lighting Artist (3D), DHX Media, Vancouver

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Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Lighting Artist to join our team! The role: As a Lighting Artist, you will demonstrate a broad range of lighting abilities to conceptualize and create the overall look, attitude, and style of character and set… »

jobby: 2D Animation Supervisor, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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2D Animation Supervisor (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios is an entertainment content development and production company based in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – only minutes from the surfing beaches or the hiking trails. Industry veterans and new grads working in a collaborative environment focusing on learning and career growth! Working closely with Production Management… »

jobby: 2D Harmony Animator, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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2D Harmony Animator (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios, Halifax Nova Scotia! Small town feel with big city amenities. Only minutes from the surfing beaches or the hiking trails. East Coast living at its best! Industry veterans and new grads working in a collaborative environment focusing on learning and career growth! We are looking for 2D Harmony Animators… »

jobby: Clean Up Artist, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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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 Clean Up Artist to our team. We are looking… »

Tonight: Toronto! Toon Hall!!!

By Mike Valiquette

This is tonight, and if you’re in any way invested in your career in this industry, and you’re nearby, you should come. We’re not the ones organizing it, but we support it whole-heartedly.  It’s not a pro-unionization event. A lot of people seem to think it is. It’s not anti-union either, but don’t let that… »

jobby: Breaking Artist, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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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 Breaking Artist to our team. We are looking for… »

jobby: Director, Big Jump, Ottawa

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Big Jump is seeking to fill a director position on one of its upcoming 2D animated series. Responsibilities:    Oversee all pre-production and production departments: Design, Storyboard, Animation, and Comp Maintain a cohesive vision for the project Collaborate with Clients and Producers to ensure that the project remains within the  production’s parameters, the quality expected, on… »

Friday fun: SKATE, by Diane Shaher

By Mike Valiquette

It’s Friday! Watch this! SKATE from Diane Shaher on Vimeo. And check out Diane… »

jobby: Professor of Animation (Digital Tools), Sheridan College, Oakville ON

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Faculty/Department: FAAD, Department of Animation and Game Design Employee Group: Academic Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) Application Deadline: May 15th, 2018 Start Date: August 2018 Reference Number: 18/F/19 Salary Range: $61,638 – $106,853 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience) (pending budget approval) The Honours Bachelor of Animation program invites… »

jobby: Animator (3D), DHX Media, Halifax

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DHX Halifax – Job Description: Animator, 3D OVERVIEW DHX Studios is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into… »

jobby: 2D Harmony Animator, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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2D Harmony Animator (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios, Halifax Nova Scotia! Small town feel with big city amenities. Only minutes from the surfing beaches or the hiking trails. East Coast living at its best! Industry veterans and new grads working in a collaborative environment focusing on learning and career growth! We are looking for 2D Harmony Animators… »

jobby: 2D Flash Animator, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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2D Flash Animator (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios, Halifax Nova Scotia! Small town feel with big city amenities. Only minutes from the surfing beaches or the hiking trails. East Coast living at its best! Industry veterans and new grads working in a collaborative environment focusing on learning and career growth!   We are looking for 2D Flash… »

Studio Day at Algonquin College: April 25th, 2018

By Mike Valiquette

Algonquin College School of Animation Studio Day! It says by invitation only, but they sent it to me to post up, so here you go!! Algonquin’s got a great program, full of amazing people, I’m going to try to get to Ottawa for this myself. If you’re doing any hiring, it’s somewhere you should be…. »

Kidscreen Magazine Appoints New Editor: Mike Drach

By Mike Valiquette

Kidscreen is a publication familiar to most of us in the kids media industry. They run a big conference every year in Miami, and they’re pretty much the go-to publication for the business. And now, they have a new editor! Mike Drach is a well known face in the animation industry, and a fixture of… »

Guru EVP Mary Bredin Exits Studio

By Mike Valiquette

A surprising announcement this week from Guru Studio in Toronto: Mary Bredin, who has held the title of EVP of Content and Strategy for the past 10 plus years, will be leaving the company at the end of April. Mary is one half of the leadership at Guru, next to studio founder Frank Falcone, and… »

jobby: Senior Previs Artist (3D), DHX Media, Vancouver

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Senior Previs Artist, 3D – Mega Man Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Layout Artist (Senior Previs Artist) to join our team! As a Senior Previs Artist on Mega Man you will get to interpret storyboards and realize… »

jobby: Lead Animator (CG), DHX Media, Vancouver

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DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Animator (Lead Animator) You will get to: Oversee and assist in training on an ongoing basis both technically and creatively Communicate and set expectations to ensure on-time delivery Ensure and maintain the quality, style, and continuity of animation across the show Review the work of each Animator… »

GLAS Animation Launches Grant Program

By Mike Valiquette

This is some very cool shit. GLAS Animation (Global Animation Syndicate) has taken a simple, but fairly unprecedented step, and has launched the GLAS Animation Grant Program, currently consisting of two separate grants of $2500 each. It’s limited to American applicants, but I wanted to mention it here on the site because I think it’s… »

Upcoming Events: TOON HALL, Toronto, April 25th

By Mike Valiquette

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/… »

jobby: Senior Character Designer, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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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… »

jobby: Harmony Animator, Pipeline Studios, Hamilton

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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… »

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

By Mike Valiquette

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… »

jobby: Production Coordinator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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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… »

DHX Media Restructures Upper Management

By Mike Valiquette

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… »

jobby: 2D Animator, Squareship, Toronto

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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… »

Tonight! Animatic TO Presents: Mike Geiger and Matt Fernandes

By Mike Valiquette

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… »

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

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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… »

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

By Mike Valiquette

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… »

jobby: Lead Character Designer, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

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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:… »

Canadian Screen Awards 2018

By Mike Valiquette

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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