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Events: TAAFI Industry is Right Around the Corner! Toronto, November 2 – 4

By Mike Valiquette

It’s coming up fast, and it looks like I’m going to be opening my big mouth and hoping to not get into too much trouble. The Toronto Animated Arts Festival International is hosting an industry conference in a couple of weeks, and the speaker lineup is out. Interesting mix of folks, and yes, I’m among… »

jobby: Architectural 3D Modeler, Proslide Technology, Ottawa

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ProSlide Technology creates the most innovative water rides for the best waterparks in the world. Almost 70 percent of the waterparks in North America own our rides, including Disney, Six Flags, Great Wolf Resorts and many more. We’re the fastest growing water ride company in China and have made strong inroads in the rest of… »

Press Release: 9 Story Announces Key Appointments and Promotions

By Mike Valiquette

9 Story Strengthens Creative Affairs with New Appointments and Key Promotions Additional promotions within Brown Bag Films, 9 Story Distribution International, and Marketing also announced Toronto, Canada – 9 Story Media Group today announced structural and management changes to its Creative Affairs team, welcoming new additions and promoting top talent to key positions under the… »

press release: Toonbox Signs Jackie Chan for New Feature, ONCE UPON A ZODIAC

By Mike Valiquette

Jackie Chan to produce and voice in ONCE UPON A ZODIAC Toonbox Entertainment and GAMA Entertainment announced that Jackie Chan has been tapped as an Executive Producer and cast to voice in their upcoming production, ONCE UPON A ZODIAC. The film is currently in production. Galen Walker, producer said: “We are proud to have Jackie… »

jobby: Animators, Smiley Guy Studios: Corner Gas Animated, Toronto

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You itchin’ to animate?  Ready to show off your acting chops?  Come and join our talented crew on Season Two of Corner Gas Animated.  We are looking for experienced animators proficient in Animate/Flash, ready to go, ready to learn and ready to kick Butt.  Brent Butt.  So, reach out, send us your reel and let’s… »

jobby: Line Producer, Pipeline Studios, Hamilton ON

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Pipeline Studios www.pipelinestudios.com LINE PRODUCER Pipeline Studios is looking for skilled and passionate Line Producer to join our growing team. As an industry leader, Pipeline creates some of the most innovative projects currently in production with a solid reputation in the global industry. Pipeline Studios has produced some of the most exciting CG, 2D and custom hybrid digital… »

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: 1 month Compensation: negotiable Contact Information: Rebeka Herron, rebeka.herron@taqqut.com We are looking for a freelance animator to supplement our small team animating short segments for an entertaining and educational preschool animation series. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong animation… »

jobby: Layout 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 LAYOUT ARTIST who is responsible for laying 2D scenes reflective to the story, to join us on a brand new, studio-original preschool IP. This role reports… »

OIAF 2018!

By Mike Valiquette

Tomorrow is the big day, it’s Day o1 of the Ottawa International Animation Festival and The Animation Conference (TAC). AND, for the first time in a very loooong time, I’M NOT GOING TO BE THERE! But don’t fret, Cartoon North will be valiantly represented by a few carefully selected ambassadors: 1) Brent Smith. This guy’s… »

jobby: 3D Animator, Lofty Sky Entertainment, North York ON

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3D Animator Lofty Sky is seeking a 3D Animator with good animation skills to join our team. The candidate should have a good understanding of 3D Animation in Autodesk Maya and be ready for new challenges.   Lofty Sky is located in North York, Ontario.   Responsibilities 3D animation for main characters including facial and… »

jobby: 3D Model & Texture Artist, Lofty Sky Entertainment, North York ON

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3D Model & Texture Lofty Sky is seeking a CG Artist with 3D Model & Texture skills to join our animation team. The candidate should have a good understanding of 3D Modeling & Texture in Autodesk Maya and be ready for new challenges.   Lofty Sky is located in North York, Ontario.   Responsibilities 3D… »

jobby: 2D Lead Animator, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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2D Lead 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 experienced 2D Lead… »

jobby: Compositor, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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Are you a creative problem solver? A puzzle master? Some kind of matte cutting ninja who’s a pro with shadows and reflection? Then look no further and join our amazing team! Along with your skillset you will bring 2+ years of experience working with After Effects and Harmony. The ideal candidate will have fully submerged… »

jobby: Modeling Artist, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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MODELING ARTIST Snowball Studios is looking to expand its amazingly talented modelling team. Our modelling artists work closely with top creatives and production personnel to achieve the overall vision of both the highest level of clients and our creative drivers alike. DESCRIPTION Work closely with team leads and creative leads to achieve quality target. Interpret… »

jobby: Technical Director, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Snowball Studios has an exciting opportunity for an animation Technical Director on a huge hit property. The TD will work closely with the CG Supervisor to establish proper workflows between departments and their artists, along with maintaining the foundation of the pipeline itself. DESCRIPTION Determine, modify and maintain the most effective and efficient… »

jobby: CG Supervisor, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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CG SUPERVISOR Snowball Studios is looking to fill an integral role within our top tier talent pool for an upcoming big brand TV show. The CG Supervisor will work with Project and Studio Leadership to determine and manage the technical approach(s) needed to achieve the creative and quality goals of the show within the project… »

jobby: Shading Artist, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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SHADING ARTIST Snowball Studios is looking to add some colour to this world with some amazing shading and texture artists for a new hit show! DESCRIPTION Unwarp UV and create textures for animation characters (human, animal). Collaborate with the Shading Lead to determine the look of the CG objects of the project. Work closely with… »

jobby: Rigging Artist, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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RIGGING ARTIST Snowball Studios is looking for awesome riggers to join our team! The rigging department is integral to any animation studio, and we understand and nurture this. Together, we want to make the most unified and community-oriented asset dev team so that everyone works alongside one another, problem solving together. DESCRIPTION Create advanced character… »

jobby: Producer, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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PRODUCER Snowball Studios is looking to hire a leader, a motivator, a team builder and a down right cool client communicator for one of our biggest clients. A Producer at Snowball is responsible for managing all physical aspects of production including; budgets, schedules and day-to-day operations. Working with the senior production staff, they are responsible… »

jobby: IT Help Desk Technician, Titmouse, Vancouver

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IT Help Desk Technician GENERAL FUNCTION: The IT Help Desk Technician’s role is to ensure the streamlined operation of employee workstations, network equipment, file servers, and UPS.   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all-inclusive. Ensure optimal operation of end-user… »

jobby: Line Producer, Titmouse, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette

Line Producer Titmouse has an exciting new opportunity for a Line Producer to join our team based in Vancouver to assist with our projects. GENERAL FUNCTION Responsible for driving the physical production process under the guidance of the Head of Production and Supervising Producer, maintaining clarity or information and good channels of communication between production… »

jobby: Render Wrangler, 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 RENDER WRANGLER who will be responsible for helping the Supervisor track renders. This role reports directly to the Line Producer and CG Supervisor. Responsibilities:… »

RIP Mik Casey

By Mike Valiquette

We lost Mik Casey a little over a week ago. He suffered a stroke shortly after his 71st birthday and succumbed 2 Friday’s ago. I’ve been trying to write about him ever since, but it’s really hard. His name may not be familiar to those outside of the Ottawa animation community, but to Ottawa folks,… »

jobby: Jam Filled Job Fair! Toronto! Wednesday, September 19th!

By Mike Valiquette

Jam Filled Toronto is doing the job fair thing this week. They’re opening their doors of Wednesday, September 19th at 6pm. I’m told they’ll be doing a bit of a studio overview and outlook for the future at the event, with a focus on Final Space starting up this fall, a second 2D pipeline rolling… »

jobby: Shot Finaler, 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 Shot Finaler who is responsible for finishing each shot in preparation for post production. This role reports directly to the CG Supervisor. Responsibilities: Fix… »

jobby: 3D Layout Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

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3D Layout Artist Guru Studio, the animation powerhouse behind global hits Paw Patrol and Justin Time, is looking for a 3D Layout Artist who is responsible for laying scenes with 3D Assets and environments reflective of the story. This role reports directly to the Layout Supervisor, all from our state-of-the art downtown Toronto studio! Responsibilities:… »

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

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Nelvana Studio – A Corus Entertainment Company 2D Digital Animator, Senior 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 to… »

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 of… »

jobby: 2D Digital Animator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio – A Corus Entertainment Company 2D Digital Animator 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 enhance… »

jobby: 2D/3D Technical Directors, Nelvana, Toronto

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Nelvana Limited – A CORUS Entertainment Company 2D/3D Technical Directors Nelvana Limited has an exciting opportunity for a 3D/2D Technical Director in our Toronto office. Reporting directly to the Directors and Producers, the successful candidate will be responsible for acting as a primary support for technical problems in the production department. Responsibilities: Provide high-level technical… »

jobby: Production Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Title: Production 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 PRODUCTION ARTIST who is responsible for creating and organizing digital media for a visual bible. This role reports directly to the… »

TAAFI Announces Industry Conference, November 2nd to 4th, 2018

By Mike Valiquette

The kind folks at TAAFI have just officially announced a new event coming up very soon! TAAFI INDUSTRY 2018. They’re describing it as a 3-day event offering exclusive talks from top animation artists and creators. This year’s conference is the first of its kind for Toronto, and is sure to knock those lovely socks off… »

REQUIRED READING: Globe & Mail Breaks Down the Issues Facing the Canadian Kids TV Biz

By Mike Valiquette

The Globe and Mail ran an extensive article about the Canadian kids TV business. It’s pretty spot on in its assessment of what’s going on, what the issues are that we’re facing, and how we got here. It’s required reading for anyone in the industry. Please read it here. I’ll try to break it down… »

jobby: 3D Modeler, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Position: 3D Modeler Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a 3D CHARACTER MODELER to help bring our next batch of fantastic projects to life. Responsibilities: Model appealing production friendly Characters for a television series based on 2D Designs Identify problems in 2D Designs and provide well… »

jobby: 3D Rigger, Guru Studio, Toronto

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3D Rigger 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…. »

jobby: Storyboard Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Title: Storyboard 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 STORY BOARD ARTIST to join our team on one of our CG productions. This position will report directly to the Director… »

jobby: 3D Lighting Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

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3D LIGHTING 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 Lighting Artist to work on one of our brand new shows Responsibilities: Use existing light rigs to generate a large volume of… »

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

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

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

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

jobby: 2D Animation Instructor, Herzing College, Ottawa

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

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

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

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

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

Montreal Animators! 48 Hour Animation Competition – Animaze 2018

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

jobby: Lead Designer, Titmouse, Vancouver

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

jobby: 2D Animator, Titmouse, Vancouver

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

jobby: Art Director, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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

jobby: Storyboard Director, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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

jobby: After Effects Animator, Taqqut Productions, Toronto

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

jobby: Art Director/Designer, Wonderlust, Halifax

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

jobby: 3D Layout Manager, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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

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

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

jobby: 2D Digital Animator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

Cartoon North is on Patreon

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

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

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

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

from the internets: Frederator Interview with Ali Kellner

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

Cartoon Connection Early Bird Deadline Ends Tonight!

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

jobby: Compositor, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

jobby: Production Manager, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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Elliott Animation is hiring in Toronto! Elliott Animation is one of Canada’s few artist owned and managed studios that is dedicated to creatively and technologically empowering our people. Our team thrives on our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for talent and ability. We are looking to add a Production Manager to our team. The ideal… »

jobby: UI Artist, Gameloft, Toronto

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

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

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Pipeline Studios is an industry leader and creates some of the most innovative projects currently on the market, delivering over 2000 minutes of high quality content per year; credited to our solid reputation in the global industry. Pipeline’s world class creative and technical talent join us from studios such as Pixar, ILM, WB and Disney… »

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

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

jobby: Character Designer, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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Elliott Animation is hiring in Toronto! Elliott Animation is one of Canada’s few artist owned and managed studios that is dedicated to creatively and technologically empowering our people. Our team thrives on our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for talent and ability. We are adding a senior Character Designer to our team. We are looking… »

jobby: Background Painter, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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Elliott Animation is hiring in Toronto! Elliott Animation is one of Canada’s few artist owned and managed studios that is dedicated to creatively and technologically empowering our people. Our team thrives on our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for talent and ability. We are adding a Background Painter to our team. We are looking for… »

jobby: Artist Manager, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Artist Manager Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character-driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for an Artist Manager to support our artists as they grow within our studio. Summary: As Guru’s newly created Artist Manager role you will be… »

jobby: Art Director, Guru Studio, Toronto

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ART DIRECTOR Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character-driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for an Art Director for a brand new, studio-original preschool IP. Guru is looking for someone to oversee the look of a bold, colourful new… »

jobby: Production Manager, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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

RIP Dominic Kardasiewicz

By Mike Valiquette

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

press release: Oasis Animation Announces Major Expansion in Montreal

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

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

jobby: Editor, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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

jobby: Accounting Administrator, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

jobby: Producer, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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

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

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

jobby: Compositor, Titmouse, Vancouver

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

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

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

TIFF Wants Tiny Films: TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival

By Mike Valiquette

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

jobby: Series Producer, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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

jobby: Overseas Production Supervisor, Brown Bag Films, Indonesia

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

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