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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: 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… »

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… »

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… »

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

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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

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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: 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: Animation Library/Lead, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 (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

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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) 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

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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

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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

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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 Art Director… »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

jobby: Background Artist, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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… »

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

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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 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

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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

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

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… »

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