Tag Archive

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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

By admin

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… »

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

By Mike Valiquette

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… »

showcase: Host Body, by Chad VanGaalen

By Mike Valiquette

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… »

2018 Oscars: Coco and Dear Basketball Win Animation Categories

By Mike Valiquette

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… »

events: TAAFI/CASO Animation VFX Job Fair, Toronto, May 5th, 2018

By Mike Valiquette

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 effects, gaming students and professionals. Once again, this year’s job fair is multiplied exponentially through our partnership with Computer… »

from the internets: LA Times On Point Analysis of Bravest Warriors Via Nelvana

By Mike Valiquette

I’ve been throwing around a lot of big talk lately about creative risk-taking in Canada and how we inevitably play it safe in pretty much everything we make. It’s tough, but it’s a fact we have to face, and one that we seem to understand really well in the trenches. We hear about how people… »

Press Release: Reboot is Back. Netflix Premiere of Reimagined Series March 30th

By Mike Valiquette

NELVANA AND WOW! UNLIMITED MEDIA’S MAINFRAME STUDIOS REIMAGINE 90S CULT CLASSIC WITH NEW SERIES REBOOT: THE GUARDIAN CODE Series Set to Debut Worldwide March 30 Toronto, CANADA – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana is excited to announce that the hybrid live-action/CG animated hybrid ReBoot: The Guardian Code will premiere as a Netflix original series worldwide excluding Canada on March… »

jobby: One World Animation, Toon Boom Harmony Trainer, Canadian Citizen needed for training in India

By admin

Company: One World Animation Position: Toon Boom Harmony Trainer Type: 3 Week Contract Start Date: March 19th, 2018 (or March 26th if applicant can not go at this original time) Location: Applicants must be a Canadian citizen and hold a valid passport and willing to travel to Pune, India for 3 weeks (2 weeks if… »

jobby: Full-Time Faculty Position, Layout, Sheridan, Oakville ON

By admin

Faculty/Department:     FAAD, Honours Bachelor of Animation Employee Group: Academic Campus:   Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) Application Deadline: April 15th, 2018 Start Date: August 2018 Reference Number: 18/F/10 Salary Range: $61,638 – $106,853 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience. The Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design is a leader… »

jobby: Junior Background Artist, Little Blackstone Studios, Toronto

By admin

Position: Junior Background Artist Type: Full time. **Part time is a possibility depending on experience level Start Date: March 2018 Contract Length: 8 months **Possibility of extension Location: Applicants accepted in this position would preferably be residents of Toronto. Show: Screechers Job Description: You will work with a collaborative team of artists to create high quality backgrounds for use in Flash… »

jobby: 2D Rotoscope Flash Animator, Little Blackstone Studios, Toronto

By admin

Position: 2D Rotoscope Flash Animator Type: Full time. **Part time is a possibility depending on experience level Start Date: Mid April 2018 Contract Length: 8 months Location: Applicants accepted in this position would preferably be residents of Toronto. Show: HBO/Cinemax “Tales of the Tourbus” Season 2. Created and directed by Mike Judge (https://youtu.be/X2-zL7aLbrI) Season 1… »

jobby: 2D Digital Animator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

By admin

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: Animation Library/Lead, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

By admin

Animation Library / Lead Start Date: March 2018 Overview: Industrial Brothers is currently looking for an enthusiastic Animation Library/Lead to join the team for Season Two of our 2D Animated Series, DOT. As a Animation Library /Lead you will be working directly with the Animation Supervisor to create key animation and poses in CelAction Responsibilities… »

jobby: Animation Revisionist, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

By admin

Animation Revisionist Start Date: March 2018 Overview: Industrial Brothers is currently looking for an enthusiastic Animation Revisionist to join the team for Season Two of our 2D Animated Series, DOT. As a Animation Revisionist, you will be working directly with the Animation Supervisor to revise animation in CelAction Responsibilities Revise animated sequences assigned by the… »

jobby: 2D Animator, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

By admin

Animator Start Date: March 2018 Overview: Industrial Brothers is currently looking for an enthusiastic Animator to join the team for Season Two of our 2D Animated Series, DOT. As an Animator, you will be working directly with the Animation Supervisor and Series Director to create high quality animation in CelAction Responsibilities Animate sequences given by… »

jobby: 2D/3D Digital Design Supervisor, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

By admin

Nelvana Studio – A Corus Entertainment Company 2D/3D Digital Design Supervisor – Contract Toronto Nelvana –Corus Kids has an exciting opportunity for 2D/3D Digital Design Supervisor in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Producer, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the design team in establishing and creating the Character, Prop and… »

The Future of Canadian Animation Resources, and maybe the future of animation in Canada too!

By Mike Valiquette

We got a little chatty on Twitter this week, with a bit of a rant about creator-driven content and creative control in the Canadian industry. It took off a bit, so I thought I’d share it here too, for those who are interested. We opened with a comment about the site itself. It’s old and… »

jobby: Flash Animator, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

By admin

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 (Flash) Supporting the Animation Department, and the production as a whole, the Animator will develop animation with a variety of concepts, designs, and graphics, creating a variety… »

jobby: Harmony Animator, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

By admin

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) 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… »

jobby: 2D Digital Designers, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

By admin

Nelvana Studio, A Corus Entertainment Company 2D Digital Designers Toronto Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Digital Designer in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Design Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for the creation of Location and Character designs for production: RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with Director and Design Supervisor to… »

jobby: 2D Digital Posing Artist, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

By admin

Nelvana Studio, A Corus Entertainment Company 2D Digital Posing Toronto Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Digital Posing in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Design Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for the creation of Location and Character designs for production: RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with Director and Design Supervisor to… »

jobby: 2D Digital Animator (senior), Nelvana Studio, Toronto

By admin

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 Art Director… »

jobby: Director (series), Brown Bag Films, Toronto

By admin

Director (Series) Working closely with the Producer and Client, the Director is responsible for transforming a vision into an animated production. The Director will play a critical role in the success of the production, the Director will guide, supervise and review the work produced by the team ensuring the style and vision of the show… »

from the internets: Frederator Interview with Mathieu Hains

By Mike Valiquette

Frederator sure is taking an interest in Canadian creators lately. First, it was Elise Simard, now it’s Mat Hains! Mat’s an Ottawa-based animator/board artist/creator who made a big splash in the first season of Startoon with his second place finisher, the Angry Little Cupcake. I like Mat. And I like this interview. Check it… »

jobby: Rigger, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

By admin

Rigger Start Date: March 2018 Overview: Industrial Brothers is currently looking for an enthusiastic Rigger to join the team for Season Two of our 2D Animated Series, DOT. Dot is created using CelAction and Paid Training will be provided.  The unique software allows Artists to create scenes in a 2D world with 3D capabilities. As… »

jobby: Scene Planner, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

By admin

Scene Planner Start Date: March 2018 Overview: Industrial Brothers is currently looking for an enthusiastic Scene Planner to join the team for Season Two of our 2D Animated Series, DOT. As a Scene Planner you would be responsible for setting up shots for a CelAction animated show. Paid Training Provided.   Responsibilities Responsible for setting… »

from the internets: Frederator Talks to Animation Director Elise Simard

By Mike Valiquette

Interesting to see Montreal animation director Elise Simard getting some attention from the gang at Frederator. There’s a terrific interview with Elise up on the Frederator tumblr, here’s the link: http://frederator-studios.frederator.com/tagged/Canadian_animation Go read… »

jobby: Lead Character Build Artist (2D Harmony), Wild Kratts, Ottawa

By admin

Lead Character build artist (2D Harmony) Wild Kratts is the #1 rated show on PBS Kids and TVO. Translated into 18 languages and airing in over 180 countries! The exciting animated property stars the Kratt brothers who explore the creature world with the help of their awesome animal-inspired Creature Power Suits. Combined with comical stories… »

jobby: Prop Designer, Elliott Animation, Toronto

By admin

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 Prop Designer to our team. We are looking for… »

jobby: Background Artist, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

By admin

Background Artist Start Date: March 2018 Position Overview: Industrial Brothers is currently looking for an enthusiastic Background Artist to join the team for Season Two of our 2D Animated Series, DOT. As the Background Artist you would be supporting the Art Director to create final coloured backgrounds for scenes. Responsibilities: Working closely with the Art… »

jobby: Flash Designer (characters/props), Industrial Brothers, Toronto

By admin

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

jobby: Storyboard Revisionist, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

By admin

Storyboard Revisionist Start Date: February 2018 Position Overview: Industrial Brothers is currently looking for an enthusiastic Storyboard Revisionist to join the team for Season Two of our 2D Animated Series, DOT. As a Storyboard Revisionist, you will be working closely with the Series Director and Storyboard Supervisor to complete revisions within the schedule established by… »

jobby: 2D FX Artist, Yowza! Animation, Toronto

By admin

We are currently looking for talented 2D FX effect artist to work on Nickelodeon’s original series ‘Welcome to the Wayne’. This is a unique opportunity for highly skilled and motivated artists who want to work on a challenging and rewarding high profile series.   Start date:   DEC 2016 Term of Employment: full-time in-house, benefits… »

jobby: 2D Animators, Yowza! Animation, Toronto

By admin

We are currently looking for talented animators to work on Nickelodeon’s original series ‘Welcome to the Wayne’. This is a unique opportunity for highly skilled and motivated artists who want to work on a challenging and rewarding series. Start date: November 2017 Est. End date: TBD Term of employment: full-time in-house Salary: based on experience… »

jobby: Harmony Animator, Taqqut Productions, Toronto

By admin

Job: Harmony Animator Taqqut is a small collaborative studio that is growing. We are starting production on our second TV series, an Inuit-language preschool show, and we’re looking for great animators. Our company is based out of Iqaluit, Nunavut and Toronto, Ontario, but the animation position is located in Toronto. We have a down-to-earth atmosphere… »

jobby: Storyboard Artist, Elliott Animation, Toronto

By admin

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 for a Storyboard Artist to add to our team. 2D… »

jobby:2D Digital Animator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

By admin

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… »

from the internets: the Secret to Paw Patrol’s Success, Origin of Cuphead, Canadian Films, blahblahblah

By Mike Valiquette

The Globe and Mail looks into the massive success of Spinmaster’s unavoidable hit series, Paw Patrol: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/television/whats-paw-patrols-secret-how-it-captivated-children-and-conquered-theworld/article37417532/ The origins of Cuphead, and StudioMDHR, via Polygon: https://www.polygon.com/features/2017/12/7/16745144/cuphead-artists-illustrate-five-year-development-cycle More Globe and Mail from December. This one’s a discussion of what needs to happen to make Canadian films successful. This conversation is eternal, but I’m always glad we’re… »

jobby: 2D Design Lead, DHX Media, Vancouver

By admin

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Design Lead to join our team! Are you a born leader with a keen eye for design? Were you destined to be a creative superstar and guide a team of talented artists… »

jobby: Character Builds Artist, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

By admin

Character Builds Artist (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios is an entertainment content development and production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We produce original, high-quality animated content for television, feature film, and digital platforms. We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic full-time Character Builds Artists, to join the Copernicus team for an exciting… »

jobby: Senior Storyboard Revisionist, Elliott Animation, Toronto

By admin

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 for a Senior Storyboard Revisionist to add to our team…. »

jobby: 2D Flash Animator, Little Blackstone Studios, Toronto

By admin

Studio: Little Blackstone Position: 2D Flash Animator Type: Full time. **Part time is a possibility depending on experience level Start Date: March 2018 Contract Length: 8 months Location: Applicants accepted in this position would preferably be residents of Toronto. Show: HBO/Cinemax “Tales of the Tourbus” Season 2. Created and directed by Mike Judge https://youtu.be/X2-zL7aLbrI Season… »

Super Science Friends Video Game Kickstarter!!!!! Only 2 Days To Go!!!!

By Mike Valiquette

The gang from Tinman are expanding the Super Science Friends experience with a new game, and they’re looking for your support to get it up and running. We’ve never hidden our admiration for Tinman, or the Super Science Friends show they make, so we’re always happy to give them a plug. These guys are a… »

Christmas Cartoons: A Super Science Friends Christmas, Tinman Creative, 2016

By Mike Valiquette

Yesterday we posted a blast from the distance past of 1990, today we’re only going back a year. But time travel is nothing new to the Super Science Friends! From the amazing gang at Toronto’s Tinman Creative, Super Science Friends is a truly independent animated series, and the Christmas episode is a personal favourite. If… »

Christmas Cartoons: The Nutcracker Prince, Lacewood Productions, 1990

By Mike Valiquette

It’s the holidays, and Christmas is just days away. Full disclosure, I’m a huge sucker for this time of year. We celebrate a lot of different things during this season, but Christmas is the one I grew up with, and so it’s the one I wish people. I love all the lights, I love that… »

jobby: 2D Builders/Riggers (Harmony), Toutekartoon, Montreal

By admin

Job title : 2D Builders/Riggers (Harmony) Toutekartoon, located in Montreal, is looking for a highly skilled, 2D Harmony Build Artist, to join our growing studio and work on our new series produced by Nickelodeon. WHAT YOU’LL DO: Work closely with, and take direction from the Builds Supervisor to create and revise the characters and prop… »

Call for Submissions: Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival (deadline January 10, 2018)

By Mike Valiquette

Submit your animation short films! The Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival is Hungary’s biggest short film festival, taking place every year in Budapest. The deadline for submission is 10 January, and the festival will be held between 3-8 April. Winners are awarded with up to 8000 Euros. Categories: live-action fiction, animation, documentary, LGBTQ,… »

press release: NFB PAYS TRIBUTE TO FILM AND ANIMATION LEGEND GRANT MUNRO

By Mike Valiquette

December 11, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) mourns the passing of Canadian film and animation legend Grant Munro, O.C., who died in Montreal on December 9 at the age of 94. Born in Winnipeg on April 25, 1923, Munro attended the Musgrove School… »

TONIGHT!!!! TORONTO!!!!! Animatic TO presents: The War Stories on Christmas!!!!

By Mike Valiquette

 Last year was a blast. See?  And we’re doing it again! All the behind the scenes, crazy shit that’s usually not fit to tell. Here’s the details. For one festive night Toronto’s animation community comes together to tell their best “War Stories” about life in the trenches of the industry. There will be drinks available… »

jobby: Script Coordinator, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

By admin

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. Script Coordinator Based out of our Toronto Studio the Script Coordinator will work closely with our Manchester Studio and support as needed with the Script to record stage… »

TONIGHT: TAAFI presents Creator Driven Shows: A Cartoon Discussion, LIVESTREAM!!!!!!

By Mike Valiquette

UPDATE: Our pals at Canadian Animation Blog will be livestreaming, for anyone who can’t make it. You’ll find the live stream here: https://www.youtube.com/user/canadiananimation/live Creator Driven Shows: A Cartoon Discussion SOLD OUT! Rush line seating available at the door. Thursday, December 7th, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Corus Quay Over the past few years there have been many… »

jobby: 2D Animator, Cartoon Conrad, Nova Scotia

By admin

Cartoon Conrad is on the hunt for talented 2D Animators to work on several exciting new productions in Flash and Harmony! Position: 2D Animator Type: Full time, on site Start Date: January 2018 Contract Length: 5-12 months, depending on the production Location: Applicants accepted in this position must be a resident of Nova Scotia or… »

jobby: Lighting/Comp Artist, Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver

By admin

At Bardel, our greatest asset is our people. With multiple series currently in production, we are always looking for exceptional talent to join our winning team! We are currently recruiting for Lighting/Comp Artist to join us on an amazing production team. Do you believe so strongly in effective lighting being a vital contribution to cinematic storytelling? Are you… »

jobby: 3D Animator (Intermediate), Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver

By admin

Position: 3D Animator (Intermediate) Location: Vancouver, BC Company: Bardel Entertainment Inc. Address: 1523 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver BC, V6J 1J8 Terms of employment: Full-time (contract) Language of work: English Do you love to explore a story through expressive character movement? Do you have a good grasp of weight, timing, lip sync and posting? At Bardel, our greatest asset is our people. With… »

jobby: Storyboard Artist, Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver

By admin

Position: Storyboard Artist Location: Vancouver, BC Company: Bardel Entertainment Inc. Address: 1523 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver BC, V6J 1J8 Terms of employment: Full-time (contract) Language of work: English Bardel is currently recruiting for talented Storyboard Artists to work collaboratively with our Emmy award winning studio team. Working with one of our prominent clients, such as DreamWorks, Mattel, and Rovio Entertainment, this person will… »

jobby: Storyboard Artist, Imagimation Entertainment, Remote/Freelance

By admin

Storyboard Artist (Remote – Freelance) We are looking for storyboard artists to help us out with an award-winning CG series for an international client.  Residency is not an issue, and you can be from any province, working remotely with Storyboard Pro. JOB DESCRIPTION: Collaborate with the Canadian Storyboard Supervisor to create high-quality, dynamic storyboards Bring… »

events: Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of The End, Toronto Screening, December 3rd, 2017

By Mike Valiquette

Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of The End, Toronto Screening Cast and Crew in Attendance Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 7:00 PM–9:00 PM, Royal Cinema Continuing where the critically acclaimed cult TV series left off, Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of The End returns to Crowley Heights to find… »

from the internets: Add John Lasseter to the “terrible men” list.

By Mike Valiquette

Alright, we’re going to share this news too. Not with the obvious glee that Cartoon Brew is indulging in, but it’s real, and it’s big. Pixar’s chief creative officer, John Lasseter, has taken a six month “sabbatical” from the company amid numerous allegations of inappropriate behaviour. Rarely have I seen my social media feeds react… »

jobby: Modeler (Maya), Brown Bag Films, Toronto

By admin

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. Modeler (Maya) The position of Modeller requires someone with several years of experience in a similar role working on broadcast or film projects. Successful applicants will have excellent… »

jobby: Animator (CG), Brown Bag Films, Toronto

By admin

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 (CG) As an Animator you will work closely with the Director to create a high standard of animation for broadcast. Key Areas of responsibilities: Use/manipulate available assets… »

jobby: Character Designer, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

By admin

Character Designer (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios is an entertainment content development and production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We produce original, high-quality animated content for television, feature film, and digital platforms. We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic full-time Character Designers, to join the Copernicus team for an exciting new Primetime… »

jobby: Background Designer, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

By admin

Background Designer (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios is an entertainment content development and production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We produce original, high-quality animated content for television, feature film, and digital platforms. We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic full-time Background (BG) Designers, to join the Copernicus team for an exciting new… »

jobby: Storyboard Artist, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

By admin

Storyboard Artist (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios is an entertainment content development and production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We produce original, high-quality animated content for television, feature film, and digital platforms. We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic full-time Storyboard Artists, to join the Copernicus team for an exciting new Primetime… »

jobby: Rigger (Maya), Brown Bag Films, Toronto

By admin

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 (Maya) The position of Rigger requires someone with a good general knowledge of Maya and excellent specific knowledge of its constraint, deformer and dynamics systems. Successful applicants… »

jobby: Lighter (CG), Brown Bag Films, Toronto

By admin

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. Lighter (CG Animation) The position of lighter requires someone with a thorough knowledge of 3D software, with at least 2 years of experience in a similar role working… »

jobby: Interstitial Animators, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

By admin

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. Call out for Interstitial Animators Have you ever wanted to take a script and give it life? Have you ever wanted to design the characters and locations from… »

jobby: Digital Media Producer, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

By admin

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. Digital Media Producer Reporting to the VP, Production, the Digital Media Producer will coordinate and manage the creation of content for digital delivery, such as web games, apps… »

events: Leadership Skills Workshop, Vancouver, November 29th

By Mike Valiquette

Coming up in Vancouver. Drawn Together Vancouver is hosting a Leadership Skills workshop On Wednesday November 29th. You can get tickets here…. »

from the internets: Women in Animation Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By Mike Valiquette

This is important. We haven’t commented here about the recent surge in overdue “outings” of shitty men in the entertainment world and beyond. Honestly, it’s been overwhelming and finding a voice in it is intimidating. But there are good, strong people stepping up and creating change on behalf of women everywhere. Deadline’s got an article… »

jobby: Builds/Rigging Supervisor (2D Harmony), Yeti Farm, Kelowna BC

By admin

Builds/Rigging Supervisor (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… »

jobby: Location and Prop Designer, Guru Studio, Toronto

By admin

Title: LOCATION & PROP DESIGNER Date: November 2017 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 LOCATION & PROP DESIGNERS for an exciting new game project. The current team is composed of people… »

from the internets: Former CBC Kids Exec Lands at Titan1, Women in Animation launches Vancouver Chapter, Animation Art Collection At Risk in Sault St Marie

By Mike Valiquette

Kim Wilson, who ran CBC Kids for a decade, has signed on at Titan1 Studios to help develop their various graphic novel properties into other media. Consulting Producer Christina Rotsaert is attached in a non exclusive capacity. Titan1 bills itself as an incubator, but is largely unknown in kids media circles. They also seem to… »

jobby: Rigger (3D), DHX Studios, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette

DHX Studios – Rigger, 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 Rigger to join our team! Do you have a passion for rigging and problem solving? Are you a proud video game nerd with a soft spot… »

jobby: Harmony Animator, Pipeline Studios, Hamilton ON

By admin

Pipeline Studios www.pipelinestudios.com 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…. »

RSS Canadian Animaton Blog

Cartoon Awesome!

User Login