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

By Mike Valiquette

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

jobby: 2D Animator, Cartoon Conrad, Nova Scotia

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

press release: Youth Media Alliance Announces New Board Members and Andra Sheffer Scholarship Winner

By Mike Valiquette

Youth Media Alliance welcomes new board of directors and unveils the YMA Andra Sheffer Scholarship winner Youth Media Alliance (YMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its board of directors: Jonathan Finkelstein (President and Executive Producer, Apartment 11 Productions), Marney Malabar (Director, KidsTV, TVO) Jennifer Twiner-McCarron (President, Atomic Cartoons). They… »

jobby: Lighting/Comp Artist, Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver

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

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

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

jobby: Storyboard Artist, Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver

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

jobby: Storyboard Artist, Imagimation Entertainment, Remote/Freelance

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

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

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

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9 Story Media Group’s Toronto studio is now Brown Bag Films! Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Animator (CG) As an Animator you will work closely with the Director to create a high standard of animation for broadcast. Key Areas of responsibilities: Use/manipulate available assets… »

jobby: Character Designer, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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

jobby: Background Designer, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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

jobby: Storyboard Artist, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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

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

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9 Story Media Group’s Toronto studio is now Brown Bag Films! Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Rigger (Maya) The position of Rigger requires someone with a good general knowledge of Maya and excellent specific knowledge of its constraint, deformer and dynamics systems. Successful applicants… »

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

jobby: Digital Media Producer, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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

events: Leadership Skills Workshop, Vancouver, November 29th

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

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

jobby: Location and Prop Designer, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Title: LOCATION & PROP DESIGNER Date: November 2017 Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for LOCATION & PROP DESIGNERS for an exciting new game project. The current team is composed of people… »

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

DHX Studios – Rigger, 3D – Mega Man Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Rigger to join our team! Do you have a passion for rigging and problem solving? Are you a proud video game nerd with a soft spot… »

jobby: Harmony Animator, Pipeline Studios, Hamilton ON

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Pipeline Studios www.pipelinestudios.com HARMONY ANIMATOR Pipeline is looking for skilled and passionate Harmony Animators to join its growing team. Pipeline is an industry leader and creates some of the most innovative projects currently on the market, delivering over 2000 minutes of high quality content per year; credited to our solid reputation in the global industry…. »

jobby: Special Pose Unit Supervisor (2D), DHX Studios, Vancouver

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Special Pose Unit Supervisor, 2D Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Special Pose Unit (SPU) Supervisor to join our team! The Special Pose Unit is a unique team where artists are responsible for improving the acting in scenes by hand… »

jobby: Storyboard Artists, DHX Studios, Vancouver

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DHX Studios – Storyboard Artists, 2D Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for experienced Storyboard Artists to join our team! Come join the ranks of epic Storyboard Artists that have passed through our studio doors! We are searching for inspired artists with a… »

jobby: Show TD (3D), DHX Studios, Vancouver

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DHX Studios – Show TD, 3D Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for experienced Show TD to join our team where you will help research, develop and support the technical aspects of the production. DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM) is a… »

jobby: Storyboard Revisionist, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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

jobby: Storyboard Artist, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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Elliott Animation is hiring! 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 an experienced Storyboard Artist to add to our team. 2D television… »

jobby: Storyboard Revisionist, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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JOB TITLE: Storyboard Revisionist Supporting the Storyboard Department, and the production as a whole, the Storyboard revisionist will completes revisions to the storyboards that are in line with the vision of the production.   Key Areas of responsibilities: Works closely with the team to completes revisions as assigned by Manager Improve the scenes or sequences… »

jobby: Flash Animator, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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Animator (Flash) Supporting the Animation Department, and the production as a whole, the Animator will develop animation with a variety of concepts, designs, and graphics, creating a variety of animated scenes. Key Areas of responsibilities: Animate scenes that have been assigned that are consistent in quality and style of the production and meet internal deadlines… »

jobby: Layout Artist, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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JOB TITLE: Layout Artist Supporting the Layout Department, and the production as a whole, the Layout Artist will support with the development of the environment for the production.   Key Areas of responsibilities: Complete line drawing of the backgrounds for scenes to be delivered to the Background Department, using approved assets when possible Define the… »

jobby: Background Painter, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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Background Painter Supporting the Background Department, and the production as a whole, the Background Artist will support with the development of the environment for the production.   Key Areas of responsibilities: Paint layouts and any other background-related art that the production may require, ensuring the style and quality of the show is met Collaborate with… »

jobby: Designer (Photoshop/Flash), Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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Designer (Photoshop/Flash) Supporting the Design Department, and the production as a whole, the Designer will create assets (character and props) in the style of the show.   Key Areas of responsibilities: Following the designs created by the Fun Pack Artist, the designer will create it within the style and model of the show Responsible for… »

jobby: Animation Supervisor (Flash), 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. We are looking for an Animation Supervisor to join our Toronto team. JOB TITLE: Animation Supervisor (Flash) Leading the Animation Department the Animation Supervisor will support a team… »

events: Cuphead Talk at TAIS, Toronto, November 24th

By Mike Valiquette

Cuphead is a huge hit, and a win for creator driven content everywhere. The Toronto Animated Image Society is hosting a few members of the crew for a behind the scenes chat. Here’s the info. Friday, November 24th OCAD University, 100 McCaul – Rm 230 7:00-9:00pm (doors 6:45pm) $5 at the door for general public… »

jobby: 2D Digital Animation Supervisor, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Limited – A Corus Entertainment Company 2D Digital Animation Supervisor – Contract Position Toronto Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Digital Supervising Animator in our Toronto office. This position reports to the Director, manages the animators and is responsible for ensuring animation quality is maintained and delivered on schedule. Duties include but… »

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… »

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

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

jobby: Animation Director, Yeti Farm, Kelowna BC

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Animation Director 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 for… »

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

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Animators (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: Layout, Posing, Animation, Cleanup, Studio Pascal Blais, Montreal

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STUDIO PASCAL BLAIS IS HIRING! Studio Pascal Blais is now hiring for a 2D traditional hand-drawn animation project. We are looking for passionate artists for a high-quality series. Recruitment has started for new openings in Layout, Posing, Animation and Clean-Up. Apply today at hr@pascalblais.com.   SPB produces series, short films and commercials for clients around… »

jobby: Harmony Animators, Big Jump Entertainment, Ottawa

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Animators needed (Harmony) Big Jump is looking for talented individuals to join our growing team of experts who work on awesome properties for young and old. We need animators who understand how to make characters come to life on screen through great acting, staging and timing for an upcoming series based on a popular live… »

TONIGHT! TORONTO! Animatic TO Presents Christian Potenza!!!!

By Mike Valiquette

Tonight’s the latest in the Animatic TO series of talks, and this one’s going to be fun. It’s voice actor Christian Potenza! Voice actor Christian Potenza of Switchboard Sessions enlightens us on the possibilities of voicing your own animated creations, from incubation to execution. We will also discuss the process of how to find the… »

jobby: Layout Artist, Clartoons, Toronto

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Job Description Clartoons Inc. is seeking a Layout Artist to join our 3D team.  The ideal candidate will need to be proficient in Autodesk Maya and should have excellent notion of perspectives and camera positioning.   Requirements: Create rough layout, including character animation blocking and camera movement, following the existing storyboard Creating and refining camera… »

jobby: Senior Lighter, Clartoons, Toronto

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Job Description Clartoons Inc. is seeking a Senior Lighter to join our 3D team. The ideal candidate must have expert level experience with Redshift, and proficient knowledge of Maya. Requirements: Experience lighting and rendering in Redshift In-depth knowledge of Maya Responsible in maintaining lighting pipeline and workflow as dictated by project Properly assess the appropriate… »

jobby: Lead Storyboard Revisionist, DHX Media, Vancouver

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Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Lead Storyboard Revisionist to join our team! As a Lead Storyboard Revisionist, you will be responsible for ensuring the accurate implementation of Directors’ notes. Aside from first-rate drawing skills, you will need to… »

jobby: BG Layout and BG Colour Artists, DHX Media, Vancouver

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Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for experienced BG Layout and BG Colour Artists to join our team. If you have a background in backgrounds, a solid understanding of perspective and space, and a keen eye for colour then we have… »

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

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FX Artist, 3D Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? Did you ever manage to beat at least one Mega Man game? Do you ever wish you could combine your passion for Mega Man and your vision for FX? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced FX… »

press release: 9 Story Secures Multiple Sales for Animated Series 3 AMIGONAUTS

By Mike Valiquette

9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has secured multiple international sales for the animated comedy 3 AMIGONAUTS (52 x 11’), aimed at children 6 to 11 years old. New licenses include Sony Pictures Television Networks (UK, Italy and Sub Saharan Africa), Canal+ (French-speaking Europe and Africa), RTP (Portugal), Disney (CEE), DKids… »

press release: YMA Conference, November 15 to 17, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

Children, Youth & Media conference: A look at the program, November 15 to 17 Once again this fall, Youth Media Alliance (YMA) presents a major event for youth screen-based media professionals: the Children, Youth & Media (CYM) conference, now in its seventh edition. Scheduled from November 15 to 17 in Toronto, the conference addresses the… »

jobby: Rigger, Clartoons, Toronto

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Job Description Clartoons Inc. is seeking a Rigger to join our 3D team. The ideal candidate must have 3+ years of overall rigging experience.     Requirements: Build rigs, own the skinning of a variety of characters, write tools and procedural rigging systems that support animators Troubleshoot and fix content and pipeline bugs as they… »

jobby: Production Coordinators, Stellar Creative Lab, Vancouver

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Production Coordinators – All Levels Stellar Creative Lab has just launched in Vancouver with a CG Animated feature. We live, breathe and love animation. A culture that is creative. A home for your talent. We mentor and train to help you meet your goals. We hire stars – work with the best in the industry…. »

jobby: Production Manager, Stellar Creative Lab, Vancouver

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Production Manager Stellar Creative Lab has just launched in Vancouver with a CG Animated feature. We live, breathe and love animation. A culture that is creative. A home for your talent. We mentor and train to help you meet your goals. We hire stars – work with the best in the industry. Work with Us…. »

jobby: Surfacing Artist, Stellar Creative Lab, Vancouver

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Surfacing Artist Job Description Mid and Senior levels Stellar Creative Lab has just launched in Vancouver with a CG Animated feature. We live, breathe and love animation. We foster a creative culture and strive to mentor our supervisors and artists to help them meet their goals. Our goal is to build the best team and… »

jobby: Visual Development Artists, Stellar Creative Lab, Vancouver

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Visual Development Artists – All Levels Stellar Creative Lab has just launched in Vancouver with a CG Animated feature. We live, breathe and love animation. A culture that is creative. A home for your talent. We mentor and train to help you meet your goals. We hire stars – work with the best in the… »

STARTOON WINNER: Pepper & Monterey, by Ryan MacNeil!!!!

By Mike Valiquette

Yesterday, a winner was picked in this year’s Startoon creative development outreach program. Vancouver-based animator Ryan MacNeil’s submission, Pepper and Monterey beat out 82 other contenders for a 25 thousand dollar development deal. Ryan put a ton of work into the various challenges, and responded incredibly well to the feedback from the judges. He also… »

jobby: Rigging Supervisor, Stellar Creative Labs, Vancouver

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Rigging Supervisor Stellar Creative Lab has just launched in Vancouver with a CG Animated feature. We live, breathe and love animation. A culture that is creative. A home for your talent. We mentor and train to help you meet your goals. We hire stars – work with the best in the industry. Work with Us!… »

jobby: Rigging Artists, Stellar Creative Lab, Vancouver

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Rigging Artists – All Levels Stellar Creative Lab has just launched in Vancouver with a CG Animated feature. We live, breathe and love animation. We are a culture that is creative, a home for your talent. We mentor and train to help you meet your goals. We hire stars – work with the best in… »

jobby: Modeling Supervisor, Stellar Creative Lab, Vancouver

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Modeling Supervisor Stellar Creative Lab has just launched in Vancouver with a CG Animated feature. We live, breathe and love animation. A culture that is creative. A home for your talent. We mentor and train to help you meet your goals. We hire stars – work with the best in the industry. Work with Us!… »

jobby: Modeling Artists, Stellar Creative Labs, Vancouver

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Modeling Artists – All Levels Stellar Creative Lab has just launched in Vancouver with a CG Animated feature. We live, breathe and love animation. A culture that is creative. A home for your talent. We mentor and train to help you meet your goals. We hire stars – work with the best in the industry…. »

from the internets: Cuphead in Rolling Stone

By Mike Valiquette

Cuphead. Seriously, how long have we been waiting for this? Since 2014, when the trailer blew up online. You can finally get your hands on the game tomorrow. And it’s from Canadian developers Studio MDHR. The team is scattered all over Canada and the “virtual studio” model seems to have worked for them. Rolling Stone… »

jobby: Storyboard Artist, Addison (Boulevard Productions), Nova Scotia

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Addison is a Flash Animated Series (10min/episode) looking for an experienced Storyboard Artist to join our team. Preference will be given to Nova Scotia residents and Canadian residency is required. Only experienced artists need apply. Please submit CVs to:… »

from the internets: Joan Lambur Exits Breakthrough, Forms Prodco Backed by Sinking Ship

By Mike Valiquette

Some interesting news from Kidscreen and other sources. Longtime Breakthrough Entertainment Exec, Joan Lambur, has left the company along with ex-Breakthrough VP of family entertainment Suzanne Wilson. Joan has launched Lambur Productions, with backing from Sinking Ship Entertainment. Sinking Ship has taken a minority stake in the new company, and they’ll be based out of… »

press release: ATOMIC CARTOONS BRINGS THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH TO TELEVISION

By Mike Valiquette

September 25th, 2017 / VANCOUVER – Thunderbird Entertainment announced today that its animation studio Atomic Cartoons has optioned the rights to bring Max Brallier’s New York Times bestselling book series THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH to television. Max will write the animated series and Executive Produce alongside Atomic’s Jennifer McCarron and Matthew Berkowitz. Atomic is… »

jobby: 2D Pose Artists and Animators, Smiley Guy Studios, Toronto

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2D Pose Artists & Animators, Smiley Guy Studios, Toronto Hey.  Are you the talent we need?  Smiley Guy Studios is looking for creative talent to join our upcoming production, Corner Gas Animated! – We need animators and posing artists with advanced/intermediate knowledge of Adobe Animate CC (Flash) – For Animators: Both Puppet and Traditional animation… »

jobby: Pipeline Technical Director, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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PIPELINE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Portfolio Entertainment is looking for a Pipeline Technical Director to support our 2D Harmony productions. The Pipeline Technical Director provides direct ongoing technical support to the production team as well as provides technical solutions, maintenance, and ongoing research and development of the pipeline. Pipeline Technical Director will report to the Head of… »

Say hi to this guy at OAIF 2017

By Mike Valiquette

It’s the eve of OIAF 2017 and we’re en route from Toronto today. I’m doing some Startoon stuff, including a Cartoons by Cartoonists panel tomorrow morning at TAC. I also finally get to see the Breadwinner on Friday night! Ottawa is where I grew up, and the festival is home. I’ve been going since around… »

jobby: Previs Artists, Yowza Animation, Toronto

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Yowza Animation – Previs Artists We are currently looking for talented Previs artists to work on Nickelodeon’s original series ‘Welcome to the Wayne’ season 2. This is a unique opportunity for highly skilled and motivated Previs artists who want to work on a challenging and rewarding series. Start date: September 2017 Est. End date: TBD Term… »

jobby: Layout Artists, Yowza Animation, Toronto

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Yowza Animation – Layout Artists Job description We are currently looking for talented layout artists to work on Nickelodeon’s original series ‘Welcome to the Wayne’. This is a unique opportunity for highly skilled and motivated layout artists who want to work on a challenging and rewarding series. Start date:  mid September 2017 Est. End date:… »

jobby: Animation Revisionist, DHX Media, Vancouver

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Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for experienced Animation Revisionists to join our team! As an Animation Revisionist, you’ll be responsible for providing the final polish on our shows before they go out the door. This is the perfect position for someone who loves… »

jobby: 3D Animator, DHX Media, Vancouver

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3D Animator Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced 3D Animator to join our team! DHX Studios Vancouver is seeking an Animator to join one of our awesome 3D productions! As an Animator, you will have exceptional character animation skills and considerable experience… »

jobby: Design Generalist, DHX Media, Vancouver

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Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Design Generalist to join our team! The Design Generalist role is perfect for a person who loves to mix it up and try new challenges! We’re searching for talented artists who are experienced… »

jobby: FX Artist, Jam Filled, Ottawa

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FX Artist | Ottawa Jam Filled Ottawa is looking for a highly skilled, 2D FX Animator to set things on fire, make things explode, and zap the crap out of our exciting lineup of high-profile series’! Job Responsibilities: (may include but are not limited to) Being ultra-awesome (will accept mega-awesome and even regular awesome) Create… »

jobby: Compositor, Jam Filled, Ottawa

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Compositor | Ottawa Jam Filled Ottawa is looking for a highly skilled 2D Compositor to slap things together, make stuff glow, and blur ALL THE THINGS for our exciting lineup of high-profile series! Job Responsibilities: (may include but are not limited to) Being super-brainy (will accept uber-brainy and even slightly less than spectacular brainy) Become… »

jobby: Senior 2D Animator, Jam Filled, Ottawa

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Senior 2D Animator | Ottawa Jam Filled Ottawa is looking for highly skilled 2D Animators to work on our ridiculously SWEET lineup of high-profile series’! Job Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to): Being ultra-awesome (will accept mega-awesome and even regular awesome) Animate sequences given by the Animation Supervisor, keeping the action and movements… »

jobby: Junior 3D Animators, Gallus Entertainment, Sudbury ON

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Gallus Entertainment is a Canadian CG animation studio located in Sudbury, Ontario Canada. We are looking for Junior 3D Animators to work on our latest animated series. Glowbies (52episodes*11mins) for CBC.   3D JUNIOR ANIMATORS Animators will work with the Director and Animation supervisor to produce creative and compelling animation for animated series. Starting date… »

jobby: Illustrators, peopleWatching Season 2, Toronto

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2d Animated Web Series – peopleWatching SEASON 2 – Looking for Illustrators compensation: Pay to be negotiated Season 1 playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buKMOxNzYjY&index=4&list=PL_saLI-LH-VrxFpFgk467Jn02i46arTyD The winner of the 2017 rockie award for Best Digital Fiction Series, peopleWatching, is coming back for a second season. Join our team and help us create an even bigger and better season 2! We’re… »

jobby: Art Director (3D), DHX Media, Vancouver

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Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Art Director to join our team! Are you looking for an opportunity to mentor and grow your own small team of designers? Do you want to be part of Nickelodeon’s TV series… »

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

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Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Rigger to join our team! Do you have a passion for rigging and problem solving? Do you have 3+ years of production experience? As a Senior Rigger you will work closely with the Rigging Supervisor & Lead Rigger… »

jobby: Technologist – New Media (Animation), Conestoga College, Kitchener ON

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School of Media and Design/Doon Payband I Range $33.17 – $38.44; Starting Salary $33.17 35 hours/week Posting Date: September 11, 2017 Closing Date: September 24, 2017 Vacancy Type: Full-time reclassified, support staff, replacement position (Full-time support staff will be given first consideration) We require a qualified individual to join the School of Media and Design… »

jobby: Stereo Compositors and Stereo Artists, Legend 3D, Toronto

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Legend 3D is currently hiring for Stereo  Compositors and Stereo Artists! We will be holding assessments in a couple weeks for anyone who may be interested! Candidates can apply directly through the following links below:   Stereo Compositors: http://www.legend3d.com/careers/#op-67812-junior-compositor Stereo Artists:… »

press release: NFB at OIAF 2017

By Mike Valiquette

A leader in auteur animation for over 75 years, the NFB has 12 new short films showcased at the 2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), including eight in official competition: Matthew Rankin’s THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT; Chintis Lundgren’s Manivald; Eva Cvijanovic’s Hedgehog’s Home; Christopher Auchter’s The Mountain of SGaana; Malcolm Sutherland’s Simulated Life; and three… »

The Breadwinner.

By Mike Valiquette

The Breadwinner had its world premiere yesterday at TIFF and the reviews are coming in. Oscar talk is already happening. This is an important film, for a variety of reasons. It’s the latest from Cartoon Saloon, the studio behind Secret of the Kells and Song of the Sea. Both those movies were nominated for Academy… »

Vancouver Short Film Festival Call For Submissions

By Mike Valiquette

Calling All Student Filmmakers: Submit to the Vancouver Short Film Festival A new school year has arrived, and with that comes the opportunity to get creative. As classes resume, the Vancouver Short Film Festival (VSFF) is inviting BC film students to submit their work before the October 13th deadline. There are no length restrictions (but… »

jobby: Legend 3D Recruitment Open House, Toronto, September 14th

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Legend Toronto is excited to host a Recruitment Open House on September 14th from 5:30pm to 9pm. Please drop by to meet the Legend team and enjoy light refreshments, fun-filled activities, studio tours and on-site reel reviews! We encourage all interested applicants to visit our careers page online and fill out an application prior to… »

events: Cartoon Forum, Quebec City, October 24 to 26

By Mike Valiquette

Cartoon Forum is coming up soon, and there’s a deadline this weekend for registration to their one on one meetings. Here’s the link. Worry free one-to-one meetings At Cartoon Connection there are NO unending email exchanges to organise your meetings. Everything is done online and the only email you will receive is the one with… »

jobby: Compositors, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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Snowball Studios Toronto is looking for talented Compositors to work as part of our Lighting, Rendering and Compositing (LRC) team on a high profile TV show for a well-known client. Based in our Toronto studio, you’ll be working with your LRC Lead to solve compositing challenges as well as develop the final look for this… »

jobby: Layout Artists, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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Snowball Studios Toronto is looking for talented Layout Artists! Based in our Toronto studio, you’ll be working with either a Lead Animator or Animation Director to set the perfect scene. From camera placement to set dressing, you’ll be helping to set up our animation team for success.   What you’ll be doing: Setting characters in… »

jobby: Storyboard Revisionist, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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

jobby: Harmony Animators, Big Jump Productions, Ottawa

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Key Animators and Inbetween Animators needed (Harmony) Big Jump is looking for talented individuals to join our growing team of experts who work on pretty awesome properties for young and old. We need animators who understand how to make characters come to life on screen through great acting, staging and timing. The BIG JUMP difference:… »

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

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Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Rigger to join our team! Do you have a passion for rigging and problem solving? Do you have 3+ years of production experience? As a Rigger you will work closely with the Rigging Supervisor & Lead… »

jobby: Storyboard Artists, DHX Studios, Vancouver

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Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for experienced Storyboard Artists to join our team! Come join the ranks of epic Storyboard Artists that have passed through our studio doors! We are searching for inspired artists with a keen eye for composition,… »

jobby: Key Animators/Posing Artists (2D), DHX Studios, Vancouver

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Key Animators/Posing Artists (Flash), 2D Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for experienced Key Animators to join our team!   We’re looking for someone with a strong sense of timing and an eye for appealing, funny, poppy and snappy posing to… »

jobby: Animation Supervisor (2D), DHX Studios, Vancouver

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Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio? DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Animation Supervisor to join our team! As the Animation Supervisor, you’ll be spearheading the animation on this well-known girls’ property and helping us take it to the next level! Working alongside the… »

jobby: Lighting and Compositing Lead, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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Snowball Studios Toronto is looking for a Lighting & Compositing Lead to work as part of our Lighting, Rendering and Compositing (LRC) team on a high profile TV show for a well-known client. What you’ll be doing: Working with the Producer and Head of LRC Department to maintain the established studio quality and expectations of… »

jobby: Rigging Artist, ON Animation Studio, Montreal

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About Us: Since 2013, ON Animation Studio has produced, developed and created the pipeline and tools used on the films “The Little Prince” (winner of the 2016 César for Best Animated Film) and “Mune” in Montreal. In 2016, we embarked on yet another adventure – operating as a full-fledged independent CG studio in the heart… »

CROWDFUNDING: A World Without End, by Pasquale La Montagna

By Mike Valiquette

Toronto Animator Pasquale La Montagna is trying to raise a few bucks to produce a cartoon. You know how this works. A World Without End – Episode One, A Beginning A Mad man. A King. The pursuit of truth. An evil intention. And a world which never seems to end! It looks great, and it’s… »

Startoon Cartoon Podcast: Emmy Nominated Voice Actor ERIC BAUZA

By Mike Valiquette

The latest Startoon Cartoon Podcast features the voice behind Marvin the Martian, the new Baby Fozzy, and the second man to voice Stimpy: Eric Bauza. Eric’s a real sport, and we get into some great behind the scenes of his time with Spumco working on Ripping Friends and the Ren and Stimpy Adult Cartoon Party…. »

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