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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…. »

Startoon Cartoon Podcast: Brent Butt talking about comics, cartoons, and Corner Gas Animated

By Mike Valiquette

Startoon’s latest Cartoon Podcast is up, and this week it’s an interview with comedian Brent Butt. We get to hear a lot about Brent’s relationship with animation. He started out drawing as a kid, spent 4 days at Sheridan College in the animation program before deciding it wasn’t for him, and ended up back in… »

Gradfilm Showcase: Luggage & Interview with Tracy Harris

By Kyu-bum Lee

Grad film season is upon us yet again. With Calart films popping up on the web and Sheridan Industry day 2016 happening very soon, lets warm up with one from last year, Luggage (2015) by Tracy Harris. Interview to follow after the video. Kyu: Hi Tracy, thank you for agreeing to do the interview. Can you… »

Gradfilm Showcase: Shadow Boxing & Interview with Ricardo Regalado

By Kyu-bum Lee

Another gradfilm showcase today is ShadowBoxing by Ricardo Regalado. In a mood for a silent film? Take a look and also check out the interview to follow below.   Kyu: Hi Ricardo, thank you for agreeing to do the interview. Can you tell us bit about yourself? Ricardo Regalado: I was born in Merida, Venezuela and have moved… »

Gradfilm Showcase: Puppy Knight & Interview with Julien Capati

By Kyu-bum Lee

I first watched Puppy Knight at Sheridan’s Industry day in 2015. I had immediate attachment to it since I am a lover of video games and action anime alike. Puppy Knight was one of those films that were didn’t take itself too seriously and just fun to watch. Please enjoy the film and the interview… »

OIAF 2015 coverage by David Cuevas, aged 12. Today’s Greatest Thing Ever and a Reminder To Us All About Why We Do What We Do.

By Mike Valiquette

I can’t even. This is the best. If only we could do this much amazing coverage. I think I’m tearing up a bit. And he’s on twitter. Go watch them… »

from the internets: Canadian Animation Blog Interviews M.R. Horhager

By Mike Valiquette

Grayden Laing’s got another interview up on his Canadian Animation Blog, and this time it’s with Toronto-based director Mathias (M.R.) Horhager. Mathias is a good friend of mine and a coworker at Smiley Guy Studios. He’s also one of the hardest working guys I know. He’s been in the business about 5 years now and… »

Showcase: Lost Daughter & Interview with Dylan Glynn

By Kyu-bum Lee

I knew little of Dylan when I was at Sheridan (I was two years ahead) but it didn’t take long for me to notice his great sense of art when I saw his beautiful illustration. More than that, I love how he translate his illustrative style to the animation medium and invoke emotional response from… »

creator profile: World Doctors’ Bart Batchelor and Chris Neilson

By Mike Valiquette

Bite on Mondo’s got another Q&A to share, this time with World Doctors creators Bart Batchelor and Chris Nielsen. Here ya go! (1) How did you learn about Bite on Mondo? We created a webseries called Archeologists, which was the spiritual predecessor to our series World Doctors. Josh Bowen saw that and hunted us down…. »

creator profile: JEFF SHORKEY!!!! (Bite on Mondo’s Don’t Feed the Humans)

By Mike Valiquette

Bite on Mondo is pulling out all the stops as they approach their third, and LAST submissions deadline. This week, they’re rolling out the big gun: JEFF SHORKEY!!!! Here are some words he made in response to other words:   (1) How did you learn about Bite on Mondo? Bart and Chris, the guys who… »

Creator Profile: Terrificland’s Dan Dillabough

By Mike Valiquette

The Bite On Mondo webseries programme is nearing the deadline for their last call for submissions. Leading up to the deadline they’ve been sharing access to a bunch of their creators. Today, we’ve got a Q & A with Terrificland creator Dan Dillabough where he shares his humble beginnings and teases a bit of the… »

from the internets: Flooby Nooby talks to Copernicus’ Murray Bain on the release of “Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo”

By Mike Valiquette

Just in time for the holiday season, a great new animated music video from the gang at Copernicus for David Myles’ Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo”, plus an interview over at Flooby Nooby!… »

from the internets: Interview with Joel Mackenzie

By Mike Valiquette

Fantastic Music Videos has an interview with Fantastic Music Video maker Joel Mackenzie. It’s fantastic…. »

Amir Avni’s McLaren retrospective available online

By Mike Valiquette

In honour of the legendary Canadian-by-way-of-Scottish animation pioneer, Norman McLaren’s 100th birthday, animator Amir Avni put together a wonderful tribute that was presented at this year’s Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI). I wasn’t able to catch it there, but thankfully, it’s now available on Amir’s Vimeo page. “A retrospective I curated about Norman McLaren… »

from the internets: Grayden Laing interviews Torill Kove

By Mike Valiquette

Here’s the link:… »

Rebecca David chats with Rebecca Sugar (STEVEN UNIVERSE!!!)

By Rebecca David

    With Steven Universe premiering on Teletoon late last month, we were given an opportunity to speak with creator Rebecca Sugar. Within our talk we cover Rebecca’s journey from school to now, her hopes and intentions with the show, how marvelous her crew is (both at Cartoon Network and overseas in Korea) and how she’s… »

from the internets: It’s Mark Mayerson day!

By Mike Valiquette

Mark Mayerson did an Animatic TO event in March: Don’t Pitch To the Buyer, Pitch To the Audience. It was great. I always enjoy getting Mark’s side of things, despite wanting to argue a couple of points with him. We chatted afterwards, and he gave me a hard time for not opening my big mouth… »

from the internets: Lillian Chan interview on Film Annex

By Mike Valiquette

Jeff Chiba Stearns continues his series of interviews with Lillian Chan:… »

from the internets: Jeff Chiba Stearns interviews Paul Driessen for Film Annex

By Mike Valiquette

Jeff Chiba Stearns has been releasing a series of interviews on Film Annex. The subjects are all animators who contributed to his Yellow Sticky Notes Anijam. So far, we’ve seen Marv Newland and Alison Snowden, two heavyweights in the Canadian animation landscape. The latest is another legend: Paul Driessen. Read it… »

from the internets: Alison Snowden Interview on Film Annex

By Mike Valiquette

Last time it was Marv Newland, now it’s Alison Snowden. Jeff Chiba Stearns is sharing a who’s who of animation talent on Film Annex. This is another case of “if you don’t know who she is, you should”. Alison, along with her husband, David Fine, are the creative voices behind classic NFB shorts George and… »

from the internets: Interview with Marv Newland on Film Annex

By Mike Valiquette

Jeff Chiba Stearns has a great little chat with legendary Canadian animator Marv Newland over at Film Annex. Read it. Educate thyself. Here’s the… »

from the internets: AWN talks to Jonathan Ng

By Mike Valiquette

Jonathan Ng is one of those guys who’s always got a project on the go. One of those projects, Requiem For Romance, has been shortlisted for the Oscars. AWN posted an interview with him last week. Here it is: http://www.awn.com/animationworld/jonathan-ng-talks-requiem-romance     And here’s the film: Requiem for Romance from Jonathan Ng on Vimeo. Congrats… »

More Bite on Mondo, Q&A With Supervising Producer Josh Bowen

By Mike Valiquette

A few weeks ago, Blue Ant Media and Mondo Media announced a new venture called Bite On Mondo. BOM02-PPT The plan is to commission about a billion shorts that will be distributed via the Mondo Media Youtube channel, as a means of piloting concepts that will then be spun into series. Those series will also… »

from the internets: a conversation with Tinman’s Brett Jubinville

By Mike Valiquette

M.R. Horhager is back with another interview via TAAFI. This time he’s chatting with Brett Jubinville, one of the partners at Toronto’s Tinman Creative Studios. I’m a genuine fan of all things Tinman, it’s a good little read. Check it out… »

from the internets: Guys with Pencils talk to Adam Brown

By Mike Valiquette

Remember Calvin & Hobbes? Remember that sweet animated clip of them dancing that the internets loved soooo much a few weeks back?! Well, Guys with Pencils want to remind you, and more! On their latest podcast, they talk to Adam Brown, the Hamilton-based animator who created the clip. Check it out… »

from the internets: Interview with 9Story’s Brandon Lane, via TAAFI

By Mike Valiquette

Our pals over at TAAFI just posted an interesting conversation between M.R. Horhager and Brandon Lane. Brandon works at 9Story, until recently, as a development executive, and has just shifted into a creative producer role. Brandon’s taken a different route than some to get to where he is. Check out his origin story. Here’s the… »

Bite on Mondo: the start of a conversation with Josh Bowen

By Mike Valiquette

As announced earlier today, Mondo Media has teamed up with Toronto-based Blue Ant Media in a joint production called Bite on Mondo (Blue Ant owns the comedy-oriented TV channel Bite, thus the name). It’s an ambitious endeavour that’s aimed at creating a pretty massive volume of short form animated programming. They’re reaching out to the… »

from the internets: House of Cool’s Ricardo Curtis on Guys With Pencils

By Mike Valiquette

The Guys With Pencils podcast has a special two hour edition with House of Cool top dog, Ricardo Curtis. Check it out here:… »

from the internets: Amid Amidi (Cartoon Brew) Identifies Exactly What Canadian Animation Should Aspire to

By Mike Valiquette

Amid’s a pretty opinionated guy, and I don’t always agree with him. But in his description of the European animated feature climate, he presents very eloquently the model Canada should be aspiring to: Amid: The big advantage that European animated features have is their lower budgets. Why is that an advantage? The benefit of smaller… »

from the internets: Noam Sussman on Animation Insider

By Mike Valiquette

Looks like it’s unofficially Noam Sussman week.  There’s a quick interview with the Toronto Animator on Animation Insider where Noam answers the usual set of questions.  Check it out… »

Michael Fukushima at Reel Asian Film Festival

By Mike Valiquette

Following part one of our interview with Michael Fukushima, we present, care of Grayden Laing, Michael’s presentation at this year’s Reel Asian International Film Festival.  Michael is the first producer to be honoured by the festival.  Traditionally they recognize directors. A selection of films were screened, including Michael’s first film, Minoru: Memory of Exile, that… »

A conversation with Michael Fukushima

By Mike Valiquette

Last week felt like Michael Fukushima Week here at Canadian Animation Resources.  He was in town being honoured by the Reel Asian International Film Festival, and I had a two day period that was pretty much all him.  For those who don’t know, Michael is a producer for the National Film Board of Canada, his… »

from the internets: Ted Wilson, Animation Insider interview

By Mike Valiquette

More Animation Insider interviews: today’s Canadian Animator is Ted Wilson, co-creator of Mondo Media’s Gundarr the Barbarian. Here’s the… »

from the internets: Sandra Loke on Animation Insider

By Mike Valiquette

So the other day, Animation Insider drew my attention with a Dave Merritt interview.  As is usually the case, I started poking around to see who else had recently been subjected to the Insider questionnaire.  I found another Canadian: Sandra Loke.  Sandra’s a talented artist who works at Chuck Gammage Animation. Here’s her interview. And… »

from the internets: Animation Insider interviews Diamond Dave Merritt

By Mike Valiquette

Animation Insider has a great formula.  Standardized interview questions that they send out to all kinds of animation types.  There’s a pretty huge catalogue on there, including a number of notable Canadians.  The latest is “Diamond” Dave Merritt.  Whether you know it or not, you’re probably familiar with the man’s work. Have a read here…. »

A conversation with Josh Bowen, creator of Mondo Media’s Goodwin VS Badwin

By Mike Valiquette

  A little while back, I had a few minutes to chat with Toronto’s Josh Bowen.  Josh is an independent producer who had some recent success with Goodwin VS Badwin, a webseries being showcased on Mondo Media’s YouTube channel.  GvsB has ranked up a solid chunk of numbers, and while it hasn’t been a breakout… »

Education and Exploitation with John Textor

By Rebecca David

Publisher’s Note(Mike V): Apologies to those readers still interested in following this story.  We were unable to schedule the second half of our interview with John Textor in an expedient fashion, and felt it best to get what we do have to you sooner rather than later.  The first half felt like a warm-up, to… »

Q&A with John Textor – CEO of Digital Domain

By Rebecca David

Editor’s Note: We’ve been running coverage following the reveal that Digital Domain is setting up a school, using government funding, to enable students to pay tuition for the “privilege” of working on their upcoming animated features.  The bit that really lit the fire was a villainous address by their CEO, Joh Textor, to a group… »

from the internets: Guys With Pencils interview Colin Jack

By Mike Valiquette

It’s an audio extravaganza today! The Guys With Pencils podcast had a visitor last week in Toronto’s Colin Jack.  Colin’s an aces designer and story man.  He does kid’s book illustration, and was responsible for the art side of “Fifi et Bobo” from Duncebucket, one of the better offerings from Teletoon’s original pilot project. He’s… »

from the internets: CBC on animation

By Mike Valiquette

House of Cool’s Wes Lui (also head of CASO) talks about the industry on CBC radio.  Here’s the… »

from the internets: Frenzer Foreman Animation Podcast, OIAF 2011 coverage

By Mike Valiquette

I’m only just listening to them now, but the last two Frenzer Foreman podcasts are OIAF 2011-related.  Here ya go: Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum link. There’s the live coverage of their Q&A with Dino Stamatopoulos, and the latest is coverage from the Animator’s… »

from the internets: Jon Klassen on Cartoon Brew

By Mike Valiquette

Great interview by Chris Arrant with Toronto-based artist Jon Klassen over on Cartoon Brew.  Jon’s an animation guy who’s moved into illustration and pretty much kicks ass.  I’m a fan. Go read. Here’s the… »

from the internets: Mark Mayerson on Animation Insider

By Mike Valiquette

Mark Mayerson takes his turn with the usual round of questions on Animation Insider. Here’s the… »

from the internets: Ken Davis on Animation Insider

By Mike Valiquette

Storyboard artist Ken Davis shares his thoughts on Animation Insider. Here’s the… »

from the internets: Rob Davies on Animation Insider

By Mike Valiquette

Got another Insider interview for you.  This one’s with Rob Davies.  Rob’s one of the founders of Vancouver’s Atomic Cartoons, and also the guy who gave me my first job in this business back when he was a young hotshot at Studio B. There’s a lot in this one, go read. Here’s the… »

from the internets: Jess Borutski on Animation Insider

By Mike Valiquette

One more pillaged from my Awesome List.  Here’s Jess on Animation Insider…. »

from the internets: Robbie Anderson on Animation Insider

By Mike Valiquette

Here’s another one!  Once again, one of our very own, Mr Robbie Anderson, answers the usual round of questions on Animation Insider. I should swipe their format. Here’s the link…. »

from the internets: Mike Geiger on Animation Insider

By Mike Valiquette

Animation Insider is on a roll.  First Warren Leonhardt, now Mike Geiger.  It’s like they swiped my awesome list. Here’s the… »

from the internets: Warren Leonhardt on Animation Insider

By Mike Valiquette

Well, well, well.. if it isn’t our very own Sir Warren B Leonhardt the first over on Animation Insider.  As someone who is prone to bouts of grumpiness, I’m constantly inspired by Warren’s seemingly boundless positivity and love for what he does.  Animation Insider managed to turn the tables on our Mister Leonhardt and get… »

Checking in with Kevin Parry

By Mike Valiquette

I’ve been meaning to post this chat I shared with Kevin Parry.  It’s been a busy year for Kevin, with a lot of well-deserved attention from his first film, the Arctic Circle, and the release of a new film, a music video he directed with the help of a few friends.  I though it would… »

A conversation with Nick Cross, part II

By Mike Valiquette

A while back, I posted part I of my conversation with indie-director, Nick Cross.  Here’s part two.  Nick’s got less than a month left on his IndieGoGo fundraising campaign to finance his next film, an ambitious attempt at producing an animated feature, Black Sunrise.  We’ve got a link posted to the campaign, and I’d encourage… »

A conversation with Nick Cross, part I

By Mike Valiquette

Back on April fourth, we reported filmmaker Nick Cross’ announcement that he was embarking on the production of his latest film, Black Sunrise.  Regular readers will be familiar with Nick and his work, along with my clear and unabashed bias towards both.  With Black Sunrise, he’s making a big jump, from short films to features. … »

from the internets: Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum Podcast, OIAF 2010, part II

By Mike Valiquette

Here’s the latest from this past fall’s Ottawa International Animation Festival from the guys at: Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) Special Guest:  Ottawa International Animation Festival – Part 2 The Big Bang, Opposable Thumbs, Fire, the Wheel, Chop-Sticks, Animal Husbandry, The Mona Lisa, Gigli, Head-On, the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum.  Now, the most exciting conclusion… »

profile: Kevin Parry

By Mike Valiquette

Last week I posted a fantastic film in the showcase, the Arctic Circle,  by Toronto’s Kevin Parry.  Months back, Kevin was good enough to take some time to chat with me about himself and the film.  Not long after,   I had one of what amounted to three major system crashes over the course of… »

profile: Kris Pearn

By sir warren b leonhardt

image © ken bautista EDIT NOTE: This article was originally run in the Spring 2007 issue of Apatoons , a closed-loop a.p.a., and the longest running animation related publication in American history. With permission from all those involved, we’ve managed to get a Canadian Animation Resources exclusive! *Be sure to read through to the end… »

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