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Kyle Marshall’s 3 Amigonauts, FULL EPISODE

By Mike Valiquette

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. We can discuss… »

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

By Mike Valiquette

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 best thing you could do with your day is to hit this link: http://supersciencefriends.com/ Trust… »

Merry Christmas! Brian McPhail’s DOWN A DARK CHIMNEY

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

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

By Mike Valiquette

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, whoever runs Stan’s Facebook page did) You get the picture. A bunch of animators did… »

showcase: Money Trees by Dylan Glynn

By Mike Valiquette

Cool little film from Dylan Glynn. Loose and gentle and dynamic and full of stuff for your brain. Just how I like… »

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

By Mike Valiquette

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 video and some production gifs here:… »

gradfilm showcase: Jack the Rabbit, by Steven Woolley (Algonquin)

By Mike Valiquette

A few months back I was visiting my hometown, Ottawa, and booked in a few hours to go and pay a visit to my pals over at Algonquin College. I taught there for a while, about 6 or 7 years ago. I had a strange cross section of classes. Acting for Animation, and Business of… »

gradfilm showcase: Beauty, by Alice Lemma (Sheridan)

By Mike Valiquette

I’m really thrilled to see so many of the films from last week’s Sheridan Gradshow actually online. A lot of grads hold off due to somewhat archaic festival rules. I’m 3 for 3 on some of my favourites so far. So here’s Beauty, by Alice Lemma. Amazing work. Easily one of my favourites from this… »

gradfilm showcase: Veggiemancer, by Justin Chan (Sheridan)

By Mike Valiquette

Veggiemancer was another standout at the Sheridan Industry Day this year. Great design and colour styling, solid storytelling, and excellent animation. Justin Chan did a really great job on this one. I’m now a fan. VEGGIEMANCER from Justin C on Vimeo.   VEGGIEMANCER: MAKING OF from Justin C on… »

gradfilm showcase: Blue, by Jason McLean (Sheridan)

By Mike Valiquette

This is beautiful. Great work by Jason McLean. Blue. from Jason McLean on Vimeo. There;s a great interview with Jason over here on Character Design… »

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… »

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

By Mike Valiquette

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 an interesting director in that he doesn’t have an obvious visual style and he doesn’t… »

watch this! Sam Chou’s 2016 Director Reel.

By Mike Valiquette

Pretty badass. Sam Chou DIRECTOR REEL 2016 from Sam Chou on… »

WATCH THIS! Sheridan College Industry Day Promo 2016

By Mike Valiquette

Lots of great stuff teased in here. Can’t wait to see the films. Sheridan College Industry Day Commercial 2016 from Jessica Mao on… »

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… »

Demo Reels: Blame Your Brother Creative Workshop

By Mike Valiquette

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 a graphic designer. They make a great team. They’re also really nice guys, but don’t… »

DEMO REELS: Tinman Creative Studios

By Mike Valiquette

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 of them are pretty fucking great. Let’s start with my pals at Toronto’s Tinman Creative…. »

showcase: Jo Minkus, by Benjamin Anders

By Mike Valiquette

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 a lot of people noticed it at graduation time. I remember it well. It’s easy… »

showcase: Mercury Filmworks Holiday Card 2015

By Mike Valiquette

Here’s this year’s offering from Ottawa’s Mercury Filmworks. Someone liked Fury Road. Mercury Filmworks 2015 Holiday eCard from Mercury Filmworks on… »

Showcase: Eoin Duffy’s Einstein100 – General Relativity

By Mike Valiquette

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. Vancouver animator Eoin Duffy makes films I like to watch.  So here it is, watch… »

IT’S HERE: SUPER SCIENCE FRIENDS, from Tinman Creative Studios

By Mike Valiquette

Months ago, Toronto animation shop Tinman Creative Studios decided they wanted to make a cartoon. I know. Revolutionary. They had an idea that no one in the broadcast industry wanted to give them money to make, so they stepped around them and went right to the people. To no one’s surprise, THEY gave them money…. »

showcase: Starboard and Stern – SOS, by M.R. Horhager

By Mike Valiquette

I’m going to try to play a bit of catch up on various cartoons that have been popping up online. We’ve been so overwhelmed by job posts that sometimes we don’t get around to posting the fun stuff. Speaking of fun stuff! This one’s Starboard and Stern, a pretty straight up cartoon by Toronto director… »

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

By Mike Valiquette

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 man child behind a few other torn-from-the-headlines favourites, like the Ikea Monkey game, and last… »

showcase: Foxed!, by James Stewart

By Mike Valiquette

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 film, with a unique voice. I’m a fan. Here ya go. FOXED! from James Stewart… »

gradfilm showcase: The Casebook of Nips and Porkington, by Melody Wang

By Mike Valiquette

Some very creative storytelling, accompanied by rock solid design and animation, from Sheridan grad Melody Wang. The Casebook of Nips & Porkington (2015) from Melody Wang on… »

Showcase: Cats Can Wear Suits, by Cale Atkinson

By Mike Valiquette

Fun. By Cale Atkinson. Sometimes it’s just about cartoons. Cats Can Wear Suits from cale atkinson on… »

Cast your vote for Uberdude!

By Mike Valiquette

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 looks like Uberdude is in the lead. (disclaimer: I work at Smiley) Voting ends on… »

Just in time for Halloween… it’s RINGO

By Mike Valiquette

An eerie little film to tickle your Halloweenie (can I say that?). Here’s M.R. Horhager’s… »

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… »

showcase: Black Sugar, by Jiani Cao

By Mike Valiquette

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. That’s something that few artists ever really grasp, and she’s making a solid attempt in… »

showcase: Lumberjacked, by Joel Mackenzie

By Mike Valiquette

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:… »

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

By Mike Valiquette

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, but I was able to get a credits list out of him. Mike Edel’s The… »

Gradfilm Showcase: Happy Unhappy, by Jean Liang

By Kyu-bum Lee

Happy Unhappy. Jean Liang‘s film completed at Sheridan College. I’ve been waiting to see this film for awhile and now it’s publicly available for all to enjoy. Fantastic art direction and story telling. Great work,… »

Happy Canada Day!

By Mike Valiquette

A little Log Driver’s Waltz, for those of you feeling… »

Showcase: Starboard and Stern, by M.R. Horhager and Solis Animation

By Mike Valiquette

Another fun cartoon from Bite on Mondo? Say it ain’t so. The latest offering is Starboard and Stern: Two shipwrecked castaways, Starboard and Stern, live on a small remote island within swimming distance of the Bermuda Triangle. It’s good fun, and the guys at Solis did a great job on a webchannel budget to make… »

Showcase: On the Subway, Mike Geiger

By Mike Valiquette

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 geiger animation on… »

Gradfilm Showcase: JOHNNY SPACE CAT!, by Michael Robot

By Kyu-bum Lee

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 his Vimeo and his art… »

Gradfilm Showcase: The Hunt, by Celina Hulshof

By Mike Valiquette

A great mix of traditional and stopmo, here’s The Hunt, from Sheridan grad Celina Hulshof. The Hunt from Celina Hulshof on… »

Gradfilm Showcase: Lift Me Up, by Eden Esposo

By Kyu-bum Lee

Sheridan 2014 Graduate Eden Esposo‘s film Lift Me… »

Gradfilm Showcase: Plugin, by Sergio Di Bitetto

By Mike Valiquette

Another on from VFS: Plugin by Sergio Di Bitetto. Plugin – VFS Mix version from Sergio Di Bitetto on… »

Gradfilm Showcase: Solace, by Nneka Myers

By Mike Valiquette

Another Sheridan film: Solace, by Nneka Myers. I really like this one. Solace from Nneka Myers on… »

Gradfilm Showcase: Yeti For Breakfast, by Josh Adler

By Mike Valiquette

Josh Adler, from Vancouver Film School, sent us a link to his film: Yeti For Breakfast.  It’s short, solid, and goes a little dark at the end. Yeti For Breakfast from Josh Adler on… »

Gradfilm Showcase: The Champ, by Rosemary Travale

By Mike Valiquette

Another Sheridan grad, Rosemary Travale sent us a link to her film, the Champ. Stop-motion, YAY! There was a fair amount of stopmo at Sheridan Industry Day, something that I noticed last year as well. Great work by Rosemary. The Champ from Rosemary Travale on Vimeo. Here’s the desciption: A little boy obsessed with professional… »

Gradfilm Showcase: Waterfront, by Ashly Phaphonsomkham

By Mike Valiquette

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… »

Happy Friday!

By Mike Valiquette

A little something to end the week, from Toronto animator Freddy… »

East Coast Anijam: Beat Boxing!

By Mike Valiquette

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 boxing from grahaeme on… »

Smiley Guy is back with another round of Furry Force

By Mike Valiquette

Another Smiley Guy related post, sorry. Furry Force 2 came out this past week, on College Humor. The first one broke 2 million views in about a week, so the order came in pretty quickly for a second one. Not totally SFW. You are warned. CollegeHumor’s Favorite Funny… »

Best thing today: Yellow Sticky Notes Anijam, by Jeff Chiba Stearns and Friends

By Mike Valiquette

It’s finally here! Look at all the amazing talent! I don’t think I’m going to post anything else today, it would be unfair to everything. There’s a press release attached after the film, it’s worth reading. For those of you who don’t know, Jeff Chiba Stearns made a film called Yellow Sticky Notes, then he… »

It’s finally happened: No Ford Nation presents, the Toronto Mayor Show

By Mike Valiquette

This popped up on BlogTO today: 3 episodes so… »

showcase: Backwards Cat, by Versiris

By Mike Valiquette

Have I mentioned I love Backwards Cat? Because I do. Follow Versiris on… »

Latest instalment of Michael Habjan’s CG Hulk/Superman slugfest hits Youtube

By Mike Valiquette

Toronto-based CG Animator Michael Habjan uploaded the latest in his ongoing Superman vs the Hulk videos to YouTube over the holidays. Michael’s been plugging away, producing segments in his spare time, improving his craft with each new video. I love watching this project evolve. The models get better, the acting and camera work get better,… »

Merry Christmas!

By Mike Valiquette

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 ever made, Nelvana’s trippy Cosmic Christmas. Merry Christmas everybody. Be safe, be well, and let’s… »

Holiday animation roundup

By Mike Valiquette

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 Blame Your Brother. Cineplex Holiday from Blame Your Brother on Vimeo. And Sam Chou’s Style5… »

Happy Hollidizzle, Y’all. from Shaz Lym

By Mike Valiquette

Something short and… »

showcase: I Hate You Red Light, MR Horhager and JM Walter

By Mike Valiquette

Audience choice winner at this past year’s TAAFI, I Hate You Red Light is finally available online for your eyes to eat with their bare hands. It’s a great example of old-school cartoonery…. »

Showcase: Cuppa Coffee’s Fordtacular Spectacular!

By Mike Valiquette

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 broadcasters were interested, which is a bit odd for a short. But the world media… »

showcase: Adam Brown’s Calvin & Hobbes dance

By Mike Valiquette

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 like it. Here ya… »

showcase: Blurton Animated, by Ian Jeans

By Mike Valiquette

One of the best things about going to events like the Ottawa festival is little gems like this. I bumped into a pal of my, Ian Jeans. Ian teaches at Algonquin, and has been a fixture in the Ottawa animation scene for as long as I can remember. My first exposure to him was the… »

showcase: Style5’s CRIME, MARCUS McGHEE, by Sam Chou and Freddy Carrasco

By Mike Valiquette

Style5’s been launching episodes of their CRIME webseries in a very timely fashion. The latest one just went up, and it’s my favourite of the bunch. Freddie Carrasco did a great job with it. Marcus McGhee, a school teacher in Hartford Connecticut, tells the story of when his car was stolen and the police did… »

showcase: Overboard, on producing animation

By Mike Valiquette

A cartoon about producing cartoons. Here’s what the producer, Ariel Chao, shared with us about the origins of the film: This journey started with an idea to highlight the production side of animation where the spotlight rarely shines. That idea flourished with imagination and passion fueled by our amazing crew members. The final result of… »

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

By Mike Valiquette

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 her blog. Check it out… »

Captain Canuck Animated, Episode One Premiere

By Mike Valiquette

Just in time for Canada Day! Here’s the first episode of the new Captain Canuck animated webseries! Produced by Smiley Guy Studios and Captain Canuck INC, and directed by Style5’s Sam Chou. Happy Canada Day,… »

Happy Canada Day!

By Mike Valiquette

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 Hemsworth, and performed by Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Enjoy…. »

showcase: Basilisk, by (M)Ami Thompson

By Mike Valiquette

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: Ghana, by Gyimah Gariba

By Mike Valiquette

Another Sheridan Grad Film, Ghana, by Gyimah Gariba. Gorgeous. Ghana from Gyimah on… »

showcase: TITAN, by Al Torrijas

By Mike Valiquette

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

By Mike Valiquette

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… »

showcase: more Kurtoons, The Plight of the VCR

By Mike Valiquette

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… »

showcase: Leroy Dorsalfin, by Mike Geiger

By Mike Valiquette

Mike Geiger passed this along. You might’ve seen it elsewhere online, when Mike’s got a cartoon available, people tend to share it. This one is a pilot he put together for Nickelodeon back in 2009. Nick does this. They find awesome animators and work on these mini-pilots with them in total secrecy. No one gets… »

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

By Mike Valiquette

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 way to play off that momentum, but with their own IP. Lou Solis told us,… »

showcase: Perihelion, by Nick Cross, a little nsfw.

By Mike Valiquette

Nick Cross has been teasing, via Twitter, that he’d have something new for us today. Most assumed it would be an update on his feature film, Black Sunrise. Nope. Here’s what Nick has to say about the film: WTF did you just watch? Perihelion is a sort of animated tone poem. It is a short… »

By Mike Valiquette

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…. »

Merry Christmas, one and all.

By Mike Valiquette

It’s 12:49 am on Christmas Day.  Cookies and milk are set out, tree is glowing, presents are wrapped, and Die Hard is on the TV.  All’s quiet, and I’ve got a few minutes before John McClane saves the day. So it’s time to post the coolest Christmas Special ever made, Nelvana’s trippy Cosmic Christmas. Merry… »

Merry Christmas from Aaron Long and Fester Fish

By Mike Valiquette

Toronto’s Aaron Long managed to produce a Fester Fish Christmas episode in 3 weeks! Enjoy!… »

showcase: Hair & Mole

By Mike Valiquette

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 a series of really simple, really short, really goofy cartoons about… you guessed it: a… »

showcase: Knot in My Heart, the Zolas, directed by Sean Arden

By Mike Valiquette

Got this by carrier pigeon the other day: it’s a lovely little stop-mo piece directed by Algonquin College alum, Sean Arden.  I asked Sean to give me some low-down on the short: Conceptually we wanted it to seem as much like video as possible. We went to great length to try to keep it smooth… »

Why did the animator cross the road?

By Mike Valiquette

Brent Forrest supplies the answer after the… »

showcase: the Right Place, by Jamie Gallant

By Mike Valiquette

Nice little bit of character animation by Ottawa-based Jamie Gallant.  Nice to see full animation, with solid timing.  Nicely done Jamie! The Right Place from Jamie Gallant on Vimeo…. »

typesetter blues

By Mike Valiquette

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 by Canadian legend Gordon Pinsent (Away From Her, Pillars Of The Earth) Typesetter Blues is… »

Ringo, by M.R. Horhager

By Mike Valiquette

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 on Vimeo…. »

Snowboy and Crow, by Ken Turner

By Mike Valiquette

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 for a long time.  He’s at every comic convention I go to, and he’s a… »

showcase: Smiley Guy’s HALO 401K

By Mike Valiquette

Another short from my gang here at Smiley Guy Studios.  HALO 401K.  Just in time for the launch of the game tomorrow, and this one we just made for ourselves. … »

showcase: Subway Thoughts – Boz and Coco, by Kurtis Scott

By Mike Valiquette

Kurtis keeps cranking out more Subway thoughts episodes… here’s the… »

showcase: For Baltimore, Tinman Creative Studios

By Mike Valiquette

Something cool for you to watch.  By Tinman Creative, from Toronto.  I like it a lot. All Time Low “For Baltimore” from Tinman Creative Studios on Vimeo…. »

Happy Halloween Canada.

By Mike Valiquette

In honour of this very odd holiday, here’s the zombie-riddled Teletoon pilot for Angora Napkin, by Troy Little and Nick Cross! Angora Napkin – pilot from Troy Little on Vimeo…. »

showcase: Smiley Guy’s Cloud 8

By Mike Valiquette

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 really top notch.  Made with the assistance of BravoFact. Enjoy…. »

showcase: the Railway Steam Gallop

By Mike Valiquette

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 the summer of 2010, documenting a day in the life of a train. Music: The… »

Aaaawwwwwwwwwwwww! It’s the last episode of SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO.

By Mike Valiquette

Four in a row for Mike Geiger.  Here’s the fourth episode of SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO: SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO – EPISODE 4 from mike geiger animation on… »

showcase: Mulvar

By Mike Valiquette

He’s got my vote.  Wait, everybody’s making that joke. Mulvar, by Patrick Désilets. … »

SUPERDUPERSUPERHERO!!!!!

By Mike Valiquette

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

PIGGOATBANANAMANTIS! by Dave Cooper, Johnny Ryan, and Nick Cross

By Mike Valiquette

Yep, you read that right.  The creative partnership of Dave Cooper and Nick Cross just added a whole new layer of awesome, with the help of Johnny Ryan.  Johnny’s not Canadian, but we won’t hold that against him, since he makes cool comix. So aim your eyeballs this way, for some sweet, sweet cartoonery. On… »

Super Duper Super Hero! Episode 2!

By Mike Valiquette

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: Kurttoons

By Mike Valiquette

Another shameless plug for you before the day is truly done.  Kurttoons, by the very funny Kurtis Scott.  Kurtis has found a way to make quick little outlets for his writing using some pretty minimal animation. Here are his links: http://www.kurttoons.com https://twitter.com/#!/kurttoons http://www.youtube.com/user/Kurttoons There’s a bunch of the “Subway Thoughts” up in the YouTube page…. »

Shameless Plug Thursday: Youth Troop Tommy

By Mike Valiquette

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 at Smiley Guy, and the latest was this little gig for Mondo Media.  They gave… »

Post-TAAFI: Style5’s TAAFI Bumper

By Mike Valiquette

The other piece of filmic goodness to be produced for this year’s TAAFI is this, the TAAFI Bumper, by Style5.  We talked about it here.  And now you can see it for yourselves!   TAAFI Bumper 2012 from Sam Chou on Vimeo. Credits on the film include: Lettie Lo lettielo.blogspot.ca/ Marko Bajic mbajic.com/ Kristoffer W…. »

Post-TAAFI: Sponsor film by Tinman Creative

By Mike Valiquette

Lovely film by Tinman Creative for the 2012 sponsor reel.  Actual narrative. Here’s what they had to say about the film on their blog: We had the privilege of creating the Sponsorship Film for this year’s Toronto Animated Arts Festival International, otherwise known as TAAFI. This was the first year of the Festival, and it… »

Greatest Cartoons Never Made (sorta): Angora Napkin

By Mike Valiquette

Troy Little and Nick Cross just posted a Director’s Commentary of the Angora Napkin cartoon they produced as part of the Teletoon Pilot Project a few years ago.  It’s pretty much my favourite cartoon ever, but I’m biased. It’s a fun commentary, and you can really hear how much they enjoyed making it. The show… »

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