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OIAF 2017 Poster!

By Mike Valiquette

I think it’s lovely. Here’s the info provided by Kelly Neal via Facebook: The 2017 poster is here! The stunning new poster was created by Montreal-based animator Elise Simard, a film director who has contributed visual signatures and handmade special effects for documentary features and animated shorts. For the past 10 years she has been… »

jobby: 3D ANIMATOR, L’Atelier Animation, Montreal

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L’Atelier Animation is an animation studio created in 2012. L’Atelier Animation specializes in the creation of 3D feature films and animated TV series. The studio has at heart the quality of the projects (eg Ballerina) and the well being of its employees. Job description: The 3D Animator works under the supervision of the Animation Director… »

jobby: Animation Revisionist (Senior Animator), 2D, DHX Studios, Vancouver

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DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With… »

jobby: Feature FX Animator (2D), DHX Studios, Vancouver

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DHX Media 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 a wide variety of projects, from… »

jobby: Production Manager, DHX Studios, Vancouver

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DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re… »

press release:BOAT ROCKER/INDUSTRIAL BROTHERS ANNOUNCE NEW SERIES MASTER TOY PARTNERSHIP WITH FISHER-PRICE

By Mike Valiquette

New Original Series Kingdom Force solidifies early-stage partnership with Fisher-Price as part of an innovative strategy for funding multiplatform IP TORONTO – March 21, 2017 – Boat Rocker and Industrial Brothers today announced a master toy partnership with Fisher Price as part of a unique development strategy for their ambitious new original series, Kingdom Force…. »

press release: Youth Media Alliance Announces Nominees for English Language Awards of Excellence

By Mike Valiquette

Montreal, March 21, 2017 – Youth Media Alliance (YMA) is pleased to announce the television series as well as digital and interactive productions in the running for an Awards of Excellence. The winners will be revealed at the awards gala to be held on May 31, at the CBC Glenn-Gould Studio, in Toronto. Based on… »

jobby: Production Coordinator, DHX Studios, Vancouver

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Production Coordinator  About Us DHX Media 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 a wide… »

jobby: Storyboard Artists, Yowza! Animation, Toronto

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Yowza Animation is looking to hire Storyboard Artists for our work on an exciting CG action-comedy production. This is a wonderful opportunity to join our growing team that encompasses talent from the highest experience levels in the industry to juniors being motivated and mentored in a positive, supportive, fun, fast-paced environment. Job description: Storyboard Artists… »

jobby: Prop Designers, 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 Prop Designers to add to our team. •Designers needed… »

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 looking for Senior Character Designers to add to our team. •Designers… »

press release: peopleWatching on Cracked.com

By Mike Valiquette

TORONTO, Feb 22, 2017 – For the second week in a row, Cracked.com, the popular humour and satire website viewed by millions of people each week has aired the latest episode of peopleWatching, an anthology-styled animated webseries based on author Winston Rowntree’s hit web comic Subnormality. People Watching deals with the lives of various 20… »

jobby: Rigging Lead, Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver

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Do you have a masterful ability to create complex rigs which work like they’ve sprung from an animator’s dreams? Considered a highly collaborative, proactive problem-solver? 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 searching for… »

jobby: Lighting Supervisor, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

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Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District. Since its inception over 18 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials and music videos. Our crew is made up of 250 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers and writers, and with multiple high… »

jobby: Pipeline Technical Director (Harmony), Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver

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Are you an expert working with Toon Boom Harmony software? Enjoy working in a highly collaborative team environment? 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 searching for a talented Pipeline Technical Director (Harmony) to join our Vancouver… »

jobby: Lighting/Comp Artists, Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver

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Do you believe strongly that effective lighting is a vital contribution to cinematic storytelling? Are you also detail-orientated to the point of minor obsession with it comes to compositing and effects integration? At Bardel, our greatest asset is our people. With multiple series currently in production, we are always looking for exceptional talent to join… »

jobby: Lighting/Comp Artists, Bardel Entertainment, Kelowna

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Do you believe strongly that effective lighting is a vital contribution to cinematic storytelling? Are you also detail-orientated to the point of minor obsession with it comes to compositing and effects integration? At Bardel, our greatest asset is our people. With multiple series currently in production, we are always looking for exceptional talent to join… »

jobby: CG Modeler, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

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Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District. Since its inception over 17 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials and music videos. Our crew is made up of 250 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers and writers, and with multiple high… »

Press Release: Cinesite Studios acquires Vancouver animation studio Nitrogen

By Mike Valiquette

Cinesite Studios is pleased to announce that it has acquired the full service animation facility Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc., based in Vancouver. The studio employs 70 creative and production staff and is known for animating many episodes of the iconic children’s show Thomas and Friends, and more recently Seth Rogen’s ground breaking R-rated Sausage Party…. »

jobby: Rigging Supervisor, 9Story Media Group, Toronto

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Rigging Supervisor 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.   We are looking for a Toon… »

jobby: C++/Python Software Developer (TD), 9Story Media Group, Toronto

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Job Title: C++/Python Software Developer (TD) Start Date: Immediate Reporting to: Head of Pipeline R&D 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… »

jobby: Flash Animator, Little Blackstone Studios, Toronto

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Little Blackstone is putting together a small dedicated crew for a new HBO animated series. Contract would start first week of April and last roughly 8 to 10 months. We are open to you working from home on occasion, but would ask you to be in-studio a few times a week. Requirements – Minimum 3… »

OIAF 2017 Submissions OPEN!!

By Mike Valiquette

ALL-OUT CALL-OUT: OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL OPENS SUBMISSIONS FOR 2017 OTTAWA, ON, CANADA (February 21, 2017) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, is now accepting entries for competition in 2017! Entries are due May 26, and there is no entry fee. From September 20-24, Ottawa will become the… »

jobby: Flash Animators, After FX Compositors, Scene Planners, Designers, Little Tugboat, Toronto

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Little Tugboat is hiring!  “The Adventures of Napkin Man” is returning for season 3. We will be interviewing and hiring for the following positions: -Jr. Flash Designer, character/location/props/fx -Scene Planner -Flash Animators, All levels – Senior, Intermediate and Junior -After Effects Compositors All levels – Senior, intermediate and Junior   Send your resume and online portfolio… »

2017 Animated Oscar Winners

By Mike Valiquette

Zootopia and Piper. Both good films, both very safe, mainstream picks. No huge suprises. Piper’s got a Canadian director, Alan Barillaro, Sheridan grad from Chippawa, Ontario. Here’s the Toronto Star coverage: https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/2017/02/26/ontario-animator-alan-barillaro-wins-best-animated-short-oscar-for-piper.html Congrats to the winners, and big congrats to all the nominees. We had a really strong group of Canadians representing this year. And… »

jobby: Feature FX Animator (2D), DHX Studios, Vancouver

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About Us DHX Media 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 a wide variety of… »

jobby: Key Animation/Posing Artists, DHX Studios, Vancouver

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About Us 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 a wide variety of… »

Jobby: 2D Animators, Canadian Spirits, Sudbury and Ottawa, ON

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Jobby: 2D Animators, Canadian Spirits, Sudbury and Ottawa, ON Canadian Spirits (Mini Series 1) Inc. is a Mini Series production. THE PROJECT: Canadian Spirits ( 8 episodes X 5 mins ) The Canadian Spirits Production is currently working on a special mini series titled, “Canadian Spirits”. This special mini series will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday…. »

jobby: Technical Director, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Industrial Brothers is looking for a Junior or Intermediate Technical Director to create and support pipeline and artist tools for series animation production.  The studio environment is friendly, fast-paced, and nimble. It’s an exciting opportunity to be a part of building a studio from the ground up. Responsibilities: Research, design, develop and test… »

jobby: CG Lighter, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

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CG LIGHTER Responsibilities: Ability to translate 2D Colour Keys into CG Collaborate with other team members regarding the look of the show Maintain the expected render time, quality and style Identify ad report issues that arise which may affect production timeline   Qualifications: Experience working in a CG preschool TV Series Extensive knowledge of Lighting,… »

from the internets: CBC Kids Makes It Official, Marie McCann In Top Job.

By Mike Valiquette

Kidscreen is reporting that acting Director Marie McCann is taking over the position permanently. Marie’s a great pick, she’s been with CBC for years, off and on, and really has a sense for the brand, including how it’s moving forward. Here’s the article. Congrats to… »

press release:9 Story Media Group Secures a Raft of Digital Sales for Animated Shorts Series SWEET TWEETS

By Mike Valiquette

I like this press release. Sweet Tweets is a series of shorts produced in BC at Yeti Farm. They produced it themselves, with Jon Izen providing the creative chops. And now they’re selling it. Congrats! -mike Toronto, Canada – February 6, 2017 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has secured… »

jobby: Designer, Guru Studio, Toronto

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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 a Designer for an exciting 3D animated series. This role reports directly to the Art Director. Responsibilities: Work with Director and Art Director to design… »

jobby: Jr. Stereo Compositor, Legend 3D, Toronto

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Jr. Stereo Compositor The Jr. Stereo Compositor is responsible for 3D compositing and artifact removal. They must be able to effectively take a shot through all compositing processes and techniques including but not limited to: matte painting, rig removal, Rotoscope, tracking, set extensions. A Jr. Stereo Compositor applies depth passes from Legend3D’s proprietary software to… »

jobby: CG Modeler, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

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Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District. Since its inception over 17 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials and music videos. Our crew is made up of 250 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers and writers, and with multiple high… »

jobby: CG Animator, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

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Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District. Since its inception over 17 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials and music videos. Our crew is made up of 250 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers and writers, and with multiple high… »

jobby: Freelance After Effects Animator, Taqqut Productions, Toronto

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Job Opportunity: Freelance After Effects Animator Employer: Taqqut Productions (Toronto Office) Reports To: Series Producer Terms of Employment: 4 months Compensation: negotiable Contact Information: Brittany Choquer, brittany@taqqut.com We are looking for freelance animators to supplement our small team animating short segments for an entertaining and educational preschool variety series. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong animation skills… »

press release: Theodore Ushev Receives Oscar Nomination for Blind Vaysha

By Mike Valiquette

NFB receives 74th Academy Award nomination Theodore Ushev’s Blind Vaysha is headed to the Oscars with a nomination for Best Animated Short Film January 24, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Theodore Ushev’s multi-award-winning Blind Vaysha (NFB) has been honoured with an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short Film. It’s… »

from the internets: Dierdre Brennan Leaves CORUS For Sprout

By Mike Valiquette

This is a tough one. It happened last week and was shared around a lot, but we should post it too, for good measure. Deirdre Brennan joined CORUS less than a year ago, so her departure is somewhat troubling. Here’s a link to Kidscreen’s sharing of the press release. Deirdre is a world class exec,… »

jobby: 2D Compositor, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Date: October 25th, 2016 Position Title 2D Compositor 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 a 2D Compositing Artist who believe they have the artistic and technical skills to bring a feature film… »

jobby: Community/Content Manager, Startoon, Toronto

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Startoon Canada is looking for a Community/Content Manager for the 2017 edition of Startoon. this is a full-time position starting in Febraury 2017 and based in our office in Parkdale, Toronto and running until the end of September 2017. Startoon is an innovative online talent show where all the contestants are animated characters and our… »

jobby: 3D Rigging Lead, Guru Studio, Toronto

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3D Rigging Lead 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 a 3D Rigger who is responsible for bringing our next batch of fantastic projects to life.  This role reports directly to the Asset… »

jobby: VFX Production Coordinator, AIC Studios, Toronto

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VFX PRODUCTION COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION: AIC Studios’ top notch visual effects team produces the latest and most innovative visual effects and CGI in both live action and animation. From pre-production, design, pre-visualization and on-set services to sophisticated composites and detailed digital matte paintings, we help to bring our clients’ vision to life. VFX Production Coordinator Responsibilities: The VFX Production Coordinator assists with the… »

jobby: CG Tools and Pipeline Developer, Nelvana, Toronto

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Corus Entertainment Inc. Nelvana Studio Operations S/W Developer Toronto, ON (Corus Quay) Nelvana Limited part of Corus Entertainment has an immediate contract opening for a CG Tools and Pipeline Developer serving Nelvana Animation Studio’s Production Pipeline in our 25 Dockside Drive (Toronto) location. Reporting to the Director, Operations/Technology, the successful candidate will be responsible for… »

Youth Media Alliance 2017 English-Language Awards of Excellence: Jury Members Wanted!

By Mike Valiquette

2017 English-Language Awards of Excellence: Jury Members Wanted! Youth Media Alliance (YMA) is looking for youth media professional to sit on the nomination jury for its 2017 English-Language Awards of Excellence. The involvement of the industry would be invaluable to us, and it’s also essential that our industry take part in the selection process. Nomination… »

jobby: Design and Asset Coordinator, AIC Studios, Toronto

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Description: The Design and Asset Coordinator assists the Producer and Production Manager with tracking and managing multiple departments on a Feature Film by maintaining the Production Data base, taking detailed notes from design and production meetings.  The role also requires constant communication with the artists from various departments and cross continental communication. This role also ensures the… »

jobby: Freelance Harmony Animator, Taqqut Productions, Toronto

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Job Opportunity: Freelance Harmony Animator, Toronto Employer: Taqqut Productions Contact Information: Brittany Choquer, brittany@taqqut.com We are looking for a freelance Harmony Animators to supplement our small team animating short segments for an entertaining and educational preschool variety series. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong animation posing and timing and work creatively and collaboratively with other animators…. »

jobby: Maya Pipeline TD, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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Maya Pipeline TD Snowball studios is currently looking for a Maya Pipeline Technical Director to join our expanding team for a large upcoming slate of productions with multiple major IP providers. A background in Maya is mandatory for this position. The Technical Director collaborates with Production and Studio Leadership to determine and manage the technical… »

jobby: 3DS Max Technical Director, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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3DS Max Technical Director Snowball Studios is currently looking for a 3DS Max Technical Director to join our expanding team for a large upcoming slate of productions with multiple major IP providers. A background in 3DS Max is mandatory for this position. The Technical Director collaborates with Production and Studio Leadership to determine and manage… »

jobby: Administrative Assistant, TAAFI, Toronto

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TAAFI, The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, is seeking applicants for the part-time position of Administrative Assistant. This person provides a wide range of administrative support to the organization’s Board of Directors and associates. BACKGROUND: The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International is a not-for‐profit arts organization formed in 2011 dedicated to showcasing the… »

jobby: Designer, Guru Studio, Toronto

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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 a Designer for an exciting 3D animated series. This role reports directly to the Art Director. Responsibilities: Work with Director and Art Director to design… »

jobby: SENIOR CHARACTER DESIGNER, Pipeline Studios, Hamilton

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Pipeline Studios www.pipelinestudios.com  SENIOR CHARACTER DESIGNER Pipeline is looking for skilled and passionate Senior Character Designer 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… »

jobby: 3D Modeler (Location), Guru Studio, Toronto

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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 a 3D Modeler for a premier international animated TV series! This position is responsible for making clean, production ready assets. This role reports to the Asset… »

jobby: 3D Modeler (character), Guru Studio, Toronto

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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 a 3D Character Modeler who is responsible for bringing our next batch of fantastic projects to life.  This role reports to the Asset Supervisor. Responsibilities: Model… »

Merry Christmas! Brian McPhail’s DOWN A DARK CHIMNEY

By Mike Valiquette

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

Merry Christmas from Tinman Creative Studios and the Super Science Friends!

By Mike Valiquette

Just in time for Christmas, a Super Science Christmas treat! Not for… »

jobby: Production Coordinator, Pipeline Studios, Hamilton

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Pipeline Studios, “Surf with the Best” Production Coordinator   Pipeline is looking for skilled and passionate Production Coordinator 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… »

jobby: 2D Digital Location/Layout Designers, Nelvana, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio, A Corus Entertainment Company 2D Digital Location/Layout Designers Toronto   Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Digital Location/ Layout 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… »

jobby: 2D Digital Designers, Nelvana, 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 FX Animator (Harmony), Copernicus Studios, Halifax

By Mike Valiquette

2D FX Animator (Harmony), Copernicus Studios, Halifax Why us? Copernicus Studios offers a fun, energetic work environment, competitive compensation and growth opportunities in an exciting business backed by highly experienced, top-ranked industry professionals. Come join Copernicus Studios where it is our mission to deliver excellence! Previous experience with Toonboom is an asset but not a… »

jobby: 2D Digital Design Supervisor, Nelvana, Toronto

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Nelvana – Limited, A Corus Entertainment Company 2D Digital Design Supervisor – Contract Toronto Nelvana Limited, A division of Corus Entertainment Inc. has an exciting opportunity for 2D 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… »

events: ANIMATIC TO presents, The War Stories on Christmas

By Mike Valiquette

Next week there’s an extra special Animatic TO happening. Barry Sanders has invited a group of industry veterans to share their “war stories”. It’s a tricky one, we’ve all got stories to tell of jobs that maybe left an emotional mark or two, but we also would like to continue to work in this industry…. »

jobby: Pipeline Technical Director, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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Technical Director (Animation) Pipeline Technical Directors are responsible for improving the overall efficiency of the facility-wide production pipeline. They design, implement, and manage tools that assist the digital artists with their daily use of both third party and in-house software and systems. Pipeline TDs work with peers and supervisors to craft tools, techniques, and procedures… »

jobby: Senior Matte Painter, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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Matte Painter Snowball Studios is currently looking for a talented Senior Matte Painter for an upcoming major television project in the realm of stylized worlds and colorful compositions. This will require an artist who is comfortable with bright colors, whimsical styles and other-worldly creations. And also someone who can tell a wonderful story with a… »

jobby: Character Designers, Yowza Animation, Toronto

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Yowza Animation – Character Designers Job description We are currently looking for talented characters designers. This is a unique opportunity for highly skilled and motivated artists who want to work on a challenging and rewarding series. Start date:  Dec 2016 Est. End date: TBD Term of employment:   full-time in-house Salary:  based on experience  … »

jobby: 2D Animator, Huminah Huminah Animation Ltd, Dartmouth NS

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2D animator Employer Details: Huminah Huminah Animation Ltd  Huminah Huminah Animation is an artist-owned and operated full production studio. We have facilities in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Since 2004 we’ve been producing animated television shows and interactive content in 2D (Toonboom, Flash) and 3D. We’re specialized in broadcast animation production. With just… »

showcase: Jam Filled’s Tom Pajdlhauser, “Get Off Your Computer”

By Mike Valiquette

Great little video on Art Director Tom Pajdlhauser, who works out of Ottawa studio Jam Filled. More of this, please. Captain Tom for Maru the Circle Brand from Maru Brand on… »

jobby: CG Animator, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

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Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District. Since its inception over 17 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials and music videos. Our crew is made up of 250 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers and writers, and with multiple high… »

jobby: Storyboard Artist, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

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Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District. Since its inception over 17 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials and music videos. Our crew is made up of 250 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers and writers, and with multiple… »

jobby: CG FX Artist, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

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Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District. Since its inception over 17 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials and music videos. Our crew is made up of 250 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers and writers, and with multiple high… »

jobby: Harmony Animator, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

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Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District. Since its inception over 17 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials and music videos. Our crew is made up of 250 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers and writers, and with multiple high… »

jobby: Compositing Supervisor, Legend 3D, Toronto

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Compositing Supervisor The Compositing Supervisor manages the creative and technical talent within the compositing department on his/her assigned projects. Working with the Stereo VFX Supervisor, Producer, Production Supervisor, and Department Manager assigns sequences/shots to Lead Composting Artists and coordinators, R&D’s techniques and workflows, verifies that proper assets are requested and utilized, reviews all shots, and… »

jobby: Technical Director, Legend 3D, Toronto

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Technical Director The Technical Director is a technical resource in the R&D Department and is responsible for providing process and project specific pipeline direction, as well aiding in testing internal and external software and tools. The Technical Director also evaluates, consolidates and optimizes VFX packages so they can be used efficiently in the L3D pipeline…. »

jobby: Render Technician, Legend 3D, Toronto

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Render Technician The Render Technician administers render job queues, checking and validating outputs of completed jobs and reporting any issues or failed jobs to the original submitter. This role troubleshoots issues regarding inconsistent or failed render nodes, reports critical issues as necessary and ensures the continuous running of the render farm. The Render Wrangler is… »

TONIGHT: Animatic TO presents Mike Valiquette, Deconstructing Development and the Startoon Experience

By Mike Valiquette

Yep. Animatic TO is back! And tonight’s presentation is gonna be me, talking about the development process here in Canada and how Startoon, the online development initiative I ran this pas year, fits into it. For those who weren’t constantly bombarded by my personal updates about Startoon, here’s a little breakdown on what it was… »

jobby: 2D Animators, Yowza Animation, Toronto

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Job description We are currently looking for talented animators. This is a unique opportunity for highly skilled and motivated artists who want to work on a challenging and rewarding series.   Start date: Dec 2016 Est. End date: TBD Term of employment:   full-time in-house Salary: based on experience   Job Responsibilities The animators will… »

jobby: Key Animation/Posing Artists (Flash), DHX Media, Vancouver

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DHX Studios – Key Animation/Posing Artists (Flash), 2D About Us 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…. »

jobby: 3D RIGGER, Guru Studio, Toronto

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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 a 3D Rigger who is responsible for bringing our next batch of fantastic projects to life.  This role reports directly to the Asset Supervisor.   Responsibilities:… »

jobby: Storyboard Artist (2D), DHX Studios, Vancouver

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DHX Studios – Storyboard Artist, 2D About Us DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to… »

jobby: Animators, PIP Animation, Ottawa

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PIP Animation  Services is Hiring Animators!   We currently have overlapping productions, and we are looking to hire animators for a short term contract working in Adobe Flash CS6.  We are looking for part time and full time both in and out of house.   The contract could start immediately and would end mid December to… »

jobby: Production Assistant, Chuck Gammage Animation, Toronto

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Chuck Gammage Animation is hiring a Production Assistant to help work on the studio’s various projects. Approximately 30 hours a week (negotiable). Experience or aptitude working in various software programs, such as Google Docs, Toonboom Harmony, Adobe, etc. Ideal candidate should have at least 1-year experience in an office environment or applicable schooling. For more… »

jobby: Senior Harmony Animators, Chuck Gammage Animation, Toronto

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Chuck Gammage Animation is hiring Senior Harmony Animators for a feature! Feature experience preferred, solid Harmony skills needed. For more information please contact tanya@cganim.com…. »

jobby: Intermediate Animator (CG), Snowball Studios, Toronto

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Snowball Studios Toronto is seeking an Intermediate Animator to create high quality 3D character animation for Television. Requirements: Working with the Animation Director to create high quality motion for characters, props and all scene elements from blocking to final animation. Performing adjustments and fixes of animation in accordance with notes and feedback. Ability to read… »

press release: Guru Studio’s Big Blue in Development at Kids’ CBC

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GURU STUDIO DIVES INTO THE BIG BLUE WITH CBC Toronto, ON., Oct 12, 2016 –  Guru Studio’s latest project Big Blue is now in development with Kids’ CBC. This fresh original show follows sibling underwater adventurers Lettie and Lemo and their quirky submarine crew as they explore and protect a vast ocean covered planet from… »

press release: 9Story Makes a Deal For Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter

By Mike Valiquette

 9 Story Media Group to produce new LITTLE CRITTER® animated series based on Mercer Mayer’s beloved book series Toronto, Canada –November 1, 2016 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Little Critter, LLC to produce a new animated series based on Mercer Mayer’s beloved Little Critter… »

jobby: Harmony Animator, Taqqut Productions, Toronto

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Job Opportunity: Harmony Animator Employer: Taqqut Productions Contact Information: Brittany Choquer, brittany@taqqut.com We are looking for a Harmony Animator to join our small team where we will work to design, storyboard, and animate short segments for an entertaining and educational preschool variety series. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a range of skills, contributing to all aspects… »

jobby: Production Coordinator, Yowza Animation, Toronto

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Yowza Animation – Production Coordinator Job description We are currently looking for a responsible coordinator. This is a unique opportunity for a highly skilled and motivated worker who will enjoy contributing to a challenging and rewarding series. Start date: Jan 2017 Est. end date: July 2017 Term of employment: full-time in-house (40-45 hours a week)… »

jobby: Background Artists, Yowza Animation, Toronto

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Yowza Animation – Background Artists Job description We are currently looking for talented background artists. This is a unique opportunity for highly skilled and motivated background artists who want to work on a challenging and rewarding series. Start date: Nov 2016 Est. End date: May 2017 Term of employment:   full-time in-house Salary: based on… »

jobby: HARMONY FX ARTIST, Yeti Farm Creative, Kelowna BC

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HARMONY FX ARTIST Yeti Farm Creative Kelowna, British Columbia CA From script to screen, our team delivers world class creative services. We help other studios with creative development, pre-production (design, storyboards, writing) and every other part of the animation pipeline in all three primary platforms (Flash, Harmony, Maya). Make your mark at Canada’s fastest growing… »

press release: New Content Focus At Nelvana

By Mike Valiquette

We got this press release a little late, but I thought it would be important to share it. Honestly, I’ve never been very excited about what happens at Nelvana, but this news is interesting. I firmly believe that the real change in our industry towards creator driven production will only occur in a place that… »

press release: Indie sci-fi feature Nova Seed to open GIRAF12 festival of independent animation

By Mike Valiquette

Quickdraw Animation Society announces features and visiting artist for Calgary animation festival’s 12th year   The Quickdraw Animation Society’s annual GIRAF animation festival (a.k.a. the Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival) will kick off its 12th year on Thursday, November 24 with a screening of NOVA SEED, a sci-fi adventure story animated single-handedly by Canadian artist… »

jobby: Shot Finaler, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Shot Finaler 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 a CG Finishing Artist who is responsible for finishing each shot in preparation for post production. This role reports directly to the CG… »

jobby: 2D Compositing Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

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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 a 2D Compositing Artist who believes they have the artistic and technical skills to bring a feature film to life for theatrical release. Responsibilities: Generate clean,… »

jobby: Surfacing Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Surfacing Artist 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 a Surfacing Artist for a premier international animated TV series! The Surfacing Artist is responsible for UV, texturing and developing shaders to be… »

jobby: Producer, Nelvana, Toronto

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Nelvana Limited, A CORUS Entertainment Company Producer 12 Month Contract Position The Producer is responsible for managing all physical aspects of production including; budgets, schedules and day-to-day operations. Working with the Supervising Producer they are responsible for ensuring productions deliver on time and budget meeting decided creative expectations.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Supporting creative vision and production… »

jobby: Jam Filled Job Fair Today! Toronto!

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Today, from 6 to 9 pm, 364 Richmond Street West, Toronto We’re thrilled to have opened the doors to our new Toronto studio and we’d love to have you come check out the space and jam with our staff about current and upcoming job openings! We have a number of positions that we’re looking to… »

jobby: Cloth/Hair/Fur TD, Cinesite Feature Animation, Montreal

By Mike Valiquette

Cloth/Hair/Fur TD, Cinesite Feature Animation, Montreal Cinesite Montreal is seeking a Cloth/Hair/Fur TD to join our Feature Animation team. The ideal candidate should be motivated and well-organized, with the desire to work within a fast-paced team of highly-skilled and experienced artists. The main focus of the position will be to set up and run hair, fur and cloth… »

jobby: CG Supervisor, Cinesite VFX, Montreal

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CG Supervisor, Cinesite VFX, Montreal Cinesite Montreal is seeking a CG Supervisor to direct and oversee the work of our VFX CG teams while providing technical and artistic leadership. The ideal candidate should be extremely organized and motivated, with the desire to work within a fast-paced team of highly-skilled and experienced artists. The Role:  You will direct… »

jobby: Background Designer, Cinesite Feature Animation, Montreal

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Background Designer, Cinesite Feature Animation, Montreal Cinesite Montreal is seeking a Background Designer to join our Feature Animation team. The ideal candidate should be motivated and well-organized, with the desire to work within a fast-paced team of highly-skilled and experienced artists. The Role:  You will be creating a unique world for a high-end, stylized Feature Animation film. We’d… »

jobby: CG Series Visual Development Artists, Picture This Studio, Bangkok

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Picture This Studio is looking for experienced CG Series Visual Development Artists Picture This Studio – an international CG Animation studio that is part of the M2 Group – is looking for a new colleagues to help define a brand new visual style for a high performing TV Series for a big name client. Check… »

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