Tag: showcase

It’s A Dance Off! Sublo and Tangy Mustard #9, by Aaron Long

Bojack Horseman director and amazing Canadian, Aaron Long, makes cartoons when he’s not making cartoons. If you’re not aware of the adventures of Sublo and Tangy Mustard, you’re about to be. Aaron’s on episode 9, and it’s one of the…

showcase: Host Body, by Chad VanGaalen

A new video from Chad VanGaalen is always a cause for celebration, and today, we celebrate! There’s things to read about this amazing musician/animator over here. But basically: he’s from Calgary, he’s made a bunch of records, and they’re awesome,…

Kyle Marshall’s 3 Amigonauts, FULL EPISODE

Is the best cartoon to come out of Canada in eons? Maybe. Is the creator, Kyle Marshall, currently living in Los Angeles and working for Nickelodeon? Darn right he is! Did this get made at 9Story? Yes indeed. Watch it.…

SUPER SCIENCE FRIENDS!!!! Cartoons for you to watch!

I haven’t properly updated the universe about Super Science Friends in a while. And it’s an exciting time for Super Science Fans! The gang at Tinman have been hard at work creating more amazing episodes for us mere mortals. The…

Merry Christmas! Brian McPhail’s DOWN A DARK CHIMNEY

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

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Does Whatever a Spider Can! Spidey Redux, courtesy of a whole bunch of Halifax animators.

So cool to see this making the rounds. Gizmodo picked it up. Polygon posted about it. Something called the Awesomer shared it. And so did GeekTyrant. The Nerdist was all over it. Stan Lee even shared it! (or at least,…

showcase: OLYMPIA, by Henrique Barone, Rafael Mayani, Conor Whelan and John Black

Henrique Barone, Rafael Mayani, Conor Whelan and John Black just finish a collaboration, titled OLYMPIA. It’s an animated tribute to the Olympic Games, especially the athletes and their amazing moves! OLYMPIA from henrique barone on Vimeo. You can see the…

Gradfilm Showcase: Luggage & Interview with Tracy Harris

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…

showcase: Kafka’s Little Fable, by M. R. Horhager

Something a little different from Toronto-based director, M. R. Horhager. Kafka’s Little Fable features really gorgeous art direction from his frequent collaborator Aaron Hong, and some rock solid animation by Omar Al-Hafidh We’ve featured Horhager’s work on here before. He’s…

Demo Reels: Blame Your Brother Creative Workshop

Want to watch another cool reel? Well look no further. Here’s the latest one from Blame Your Brother Creative Workshop. Blame Your Brother is Darren and Geoff Donovan, actual brothers, actual twins, actual crazy talented individuals. Darren’s an animator, Geoff’s…

DEMO REELS: Tinman Creative Studios

I’m tired of posting jobs. It’s great, there’s lots of work out there, but sometimes I get buried under the job posts and it feels like that’s all we share around here anymore. Want to watch some demo reels? Some…

showcase: Jo Minkus, by Benjamin Anders

Nickelodeon International has unveiled another Canadian creation. This one is Jo Minkus, from Sheridan alum Benjamin Anders. It’s a ton of fun. Jo Minkus from Nickelodeon International on Vimeo. This film was originally conceived during Ben’s time at Sheridan, and…

Showcase: Eoin Duffy’s Einstein100 – General Relativity

We’ve showcased his work before (check out the Missing Scarf here), and now we’re doing it again. This one’s got it all: Einstein, animation, and Doctor Who himself, David Tennant!!! Last time they got Sulu, this time Dr. Who. Crazy.…

showcase: TRUTH OR DARING, The Canadian Federal Election Cartoon, by Barnabas Wornoff and Friends, UPDATED: Part 1 and 2 are up!

It’s topical, and almost dirty. It’s maybe not-totally-safe-for-work. It’s the latest offering from Toronto animator and madcap animation hooligan, Baranabas (Barney) Wornoff (along with a whole gaggle of other animation types, this stuff doesn’t just make itself). Barney’s the manic…

showcase: Foxed!, by James Stewart

I’m overdue sharing this. It’s James Stewart’s awesomely creepy stopmo film, FOXED! Foxed has a bit of history, making the rounds on the festival circuit and finally securing a development deal to be adapted as a feature. It’s a unique…

Cast your vote for Uberdude!

Toronto’s Smiley Guy Studios is in the running to get their original webseries, Uberdude, picked up by SMOSH’s Shut Up! Cartoons! Youtube channel. Shut Up! Cartoons! is collecting viewer feedback and votes on 4 separate shows, and right now, it…

Amir Avni’s McLaren retrospective available online

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…

showcase: Black Sugar, by Jiani Cao

Finally! I caught a look at this film at the Sheridan Gradshow last spring, and was hooked. The design is amazing, from the individual characters to the overall art direction. Jiani understands how colour design works as a storytelling tool.…

showcase: Lumberjacked, by Joel Mackenzie

This all that there needs to be today. Joel’s getting love from Muchmusic: http://blog.muchmusic.com/rich-aucoins-new-music-video-is-the-ultimate-video-game/ And Vice’s Noisey: http://noisey.vice.com/en_ca/blog/premiere-rich-aucoin-yelling-in-sleep

showcase: Mike Edel’s The Closer, Mike Edel, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone, Thanat Sattavorn, Cesar Martinez, Breno Licursi

The Closer, a short film wrapped up as a video for musician Mike Edel, premiered today on Vimeo. Henrique Barone, a west coast animator originally from Brazil, sent me the link last night. He described the project as extremely collaborative,…

Showcase: On the Subway, Mike Geiger

Mike Geiger is back, united once again with none other than the inimitable Hobo Divine! These guys are a dream team, and the latest concoction is On the Subway. Stick your eyes on this, readers! On The Subway from mike…

Gradfilm Showcase: JOHNNY SPACE CAT!, by Michael Robot

Michael Robot recently completed digital character animation course at Sheridan College and the end product is one hilarious film, JOHNNY SPACE CAT! I personally really dig the animation on the Evil Robot Dog. You can see more of Mike’s videos on…

Gradfilm Showcase: Waterfront, by Ashly Phaphonsomkham

It’s that time of year again: 2014 Gradfilm season is upon us. We’re going to get the ball rolling with Waterfront, from former Sheridan student, now Sheridan alumni, Ashly Phaphonsomkham. Enjoy! Ashly Phaphonsomkham FINAL from Ashly Phaphonsomkham on Vimeo.

East Coast Anijam: Beat Boxing!

Anijams everywhere!!!! This one’s was put together by a group of Halifax animators as an entry for the Nocturne Arts Festival 2013. It’s called “Beat Boxing” Pretty much a who’s who of East coasters. Nocturne Festival Entry 2013 – Beat…

Merry Christmas!

I’m clocking this one in at 1:46 am on Christmas Day this year, by the light of the tree. So, rather than waste time with any seasonal musings, let’s get on with our annual tradition, posting the coolest Christmas Special…

Holiday animation roundup

I already posted Shaz Lym’s Hollidizzle greetings, but there are usually a few notable animated greetings worth showing off at this time of year. I’ll update as I find ’em. Here’s the Cineplex holiday bumper, with character animation from Toronto’s…

Showcase: Cuppa Coffee’s Fordtacular Spectacular!

Entertainment Tonight Canada’s site reported that Toronto’s Cuppa Coffee Studios has produced a 90 second short, Fordtacular Spectacular! Here’s the link: http://www.etcanada.com/blogs/etc_77387/fordtacular-spectacular-canadian-animators-rob-ford-parody-sparks-bidding-war/ And now, just a few short days later, here’s the film! According to the article, American and Canadian…

showcase: Adam Brown’s Calvin & Hobbes dance

Toronto animator Adam Brown likes to make things. The latest thing he made was a short bit of animation featuring the iconic comic strip characters of Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes. It’s a cute little dance, and the internets sure…

showcase: Dog Walker, The Most Loyal, by Carla Veldman

A really lovely stop-motion video to get the day started. Carla Veldman produced this for Toronto band, The Most Loyal. Dog Walker – The Most Loyal from Carla Veldman on Vimeo. Plus, there’s a bunch of behind-the-scenes stuff over on…

Happy Canada Day!

A little classic Canadiana to celebrate our big day, the National Film Board’s classic, Log Driver’s Waltz: Canada Vignettes: Log Driver’s Waltz by John Weldon, National Film Board of Canada Directed by John Weldon, based on the song by Wade…

showcase: Basilisk, by (M)Ami Thompson

So this is Basilisk. Ami Thompson‘s grad film from Sheridan. I’ve been told she interned at both Disney and Studio Ghibli. Basilisk by Ami Thompson from Ami Thompson on Vimeo. Kinda breaks your brain, no?  

showcase: TITAN, by Al Torrijas

Another grad film from Sheridan: Titan, by Al Torrijas. This was my personal favourite at the screening, amazing action, great economical grasp of anatomy, fantastic sense of staging and scale. TITAN from Al Jerek Torrijas on Vimeo.  

Showcase: ‘Merica, by Perin McLean

Went to the Sheridan Industry Day yesterday. Got my socks blown off by a couple of films. Here’s one: ‘Merica from PerinMclean on Vimeo. Still lookin’ for my socks. More stuff by Perin here.

showcase: more Kurtoons, The Plight of the VCR

Kurtis Scott is a machine. He rolls out cartoons on his Youtube channel with impressive regularity. Plus, he’s funny. I don’t give him nearly enough love on here. Time to correct that. Here’s the latest:

showcase: Space Missionaries, from M.R. Horhager and Solis Animation

Space Missionaries is an animated series mini-pilot created at Solis Animation Inc., a Toronto based animation house. Solis has a record of working on largely edgy, adult fare, including Wondershowzen, Motorcity, SNL, and Ugly Americans. This project was basically a…

A little sloppy slap-n-tickle for your Tuesday, courtesy of Toronto’s Noam Sussman. sexy times at the drive-in from Noam Sussman on Vimeo. It’s for loopdeloop.  If you like it, go vote for it.  

showcase: Hair & Mole

It’s been a bit of a slow week on here, so I thought it might be a good time to share a couple of shorts produced at Smiley Guy Studios in Toronto (my employer, full disclosure!)  Hair & Mole is…

typesetter blues

another Toronto-area production, this one’s called Typesetter Blues: Typesetter Blues is a 3-minute animated short starring a likeable monster named Harold. In this melancholy love story, Harold falls for a new coworker, who unfortunately falls harder for someone else. Voiced…

Ringo, by M.R. Horhager

M.R. Horhager is a Toronto-based animator and film-maker.  His film, Ringo has been popping up all over the place: RINGO or: The story of a couple who tried to revitalize their relationship but instead ruined a child. from MR Horhager…

Snowboy and Crow, by Ken Turner

Toronto’s Ken Turner has been making cartoons.  They’re called the World of Snowboy and Crow, and they’re about a boy made of snow, and a crow.  And Ken likes Tim Burton.  I think. I’ve been meaning to post Ken’s work…

showcase: Smiley Guy’s Cloud 8

We’ve been sitting on this one for a while as it does the festival circuit, but Smiley Guy Studios’ Cloud 8 is now online.  This is the film that convinced me to join the studio.  The use of flash is…

showcase: the Railway Steam Gallop

This came in from Carla Veldman.  It’s a film she did with legendary animator, Kaj Pindal. Here’s what she has to say about the film: A short stop-motion film I worked on with animator Kaj Pindal at Sheridan College in…

SUPERDUPERSUPERHERO!!!!!

Episode three!  Featuring the diabolical menace of…… the Future!!!! SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO – EPISODE 3 from mike geiger animation on Vimeo.

Super Duper Super Hero! Episode 2!

It’s Monday!  It’s August!  You know what that means? Mike Geiger’s got another episode of Super Duper Super Hero all ready for you to stick in your eye-holes! SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO – Episode 2 from mike geiger animation on…

Shameless Plug Thursday: Youth Troop Tommy

First it was Colin’s book, now it’s this: Youth Troop Tommy.  For those of you who don’t know, when I’m not barely maintaining this site, I work at Smiley Guy Studios in Toronto.  We do a lot of different things…