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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… »

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… »

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: 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: Lighter (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. Lighter (CG Animation) The position of lighter requires someone with a thorough knowledge of 3D software, with at least 2 years of experience in a similar role working… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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: 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: 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:… »

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… »

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… »

Tomorrow Night! Toronto! Amblin’ Along Art Show at the Gladstone!!!!

By Mike Valiquette

Every year or two, Tammy Semen finds time in her very busy schedule to put together an amazing themed art show at the Gladstone Hotel in the west end of downtown Toronto. She always gets a great turnout of inspiring talent, and, in turn, a great turnout for the show. This year looks to be… »

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: 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… »

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… »

TAIS 2017 Artist in Residence Call for Proposals

By Mike Valiquette

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) announces its CALL FOR PROPOSALS for Year Four of its Artist in Residence program This program supports the production of new animated work by artists through a combination of funding and in-kind resources. After the success of the first three years of TAIS’ artists in residence, anticipation is high for… »

jobby: 2D Digital Animation Supervisor, Nelvana, 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… »

jobby: Motion Designer/Animator, Squareship, Toronto

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Welcome to SquareShip; a motion graphics startup based out of Toronto’s Kensington Market. We are looking for a full-time motion designer / animator for a new YouTube channel of videos on general interest subjects like science/tech/history and such, produced through a grant from the OMDC. It’s pretty open, but the direction will be a bit… »

jobby: Contract Game Animator (Unity), Stitch Media, Toronto

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What is the project? Rival Books of Aster is a turn-based one-on-one collectable card game. The art style is based on an ink-and-paper aesthetic, with primarily 2D assets/animations but minor 3D effects.   What is the contract? We are seeking a Contract Game Animator to work full time for 2 months editing existing animations and… »

events: 11th annual TAIS Animated Showcase, Toronto, July 29th

By Mike Valiquette

This is happening. Official Trailer – 11th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase from TAIS on Vimeo. 11th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase Saturday July 29th – 7:00PM Geary Lane – 360 Geary Ave. Toronto $10 advance / $12 door / $8 door TAIS members Advance tickets – HERE w​ww.tais.ca Bringing the Best Independent Canadian and International Animation to… »

jobby: CG Tools and Pipeline Developer, Nelvana Studios, Toronto

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Corus Entertainment Inc. Nelvana Studio Operations S/W Developer Toronto, ON (Corus Quay) Nelvana Limited part of Corus Entertainment has an immediate contract opening for a CG Tools and Pipeline Developer serving Nelvana Animation Studio’s Production Pipeline in our 25 Dockside Drive (Toronto) location. Reporting to the Director, Operations/Technology, the successful candidate will be responsible for… »

press release: Puppetry Workshop for Animators, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

TAAFI OPENS DOORS FOR PUPPETRY TRAINING FOR ANIMATORS TAAFI and Skyship Entertainment announce exclusive workshop with leading puppetry professionals   TORONTO, ON – The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) announced a partnership with Skyship Entertainment to host an exclusive workshop called PUPPETRY FOR ANIMATORS: ANIMATING THE INANIMATE. Led by industry veterans Trish Leeper (The… »

jobby: 3D Modeler/Rigger, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio A Corus Entertainment Company 3D Modeler/Rigger – Contract Position Toronto Nelvana Studio, A Corus Entertainment Company has an exciting opportunity for 3D Modeler/Rigger in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Modeling Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for creating digital models and rigging them for production:   RESPONSIBILITIES: Create digital… »

jobby: 3D TD Compositor, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Limited A CORUS Entertainment Company 3D TD Compositor – Contract Position Toronto, Ontario Nelvana Limited has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Director specializing in Compositing in our Toronto office. Applicants should have a minimum 3 years of professional experience as a Compositor, using node-based production level compositing software. They must be proficient in… »

jobby: Producer, Guru Arcade, Toronto

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Producer – Arcade Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character-driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning, and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company, is looking for a Producer who is responsible for implementing and managing Guru’s interactive / web-based content. This role reports directly to the President and EVP,… »

jobby: 3D Layout Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

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3D Layout Artist Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character-driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning, and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company, is looking for a Layout Artist who is responsible for laying scenes with 3D Assets and environments reflective of the story. This role reports directly to… »

jobby: 3D Pre Viz Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

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

jobby: Junior Production Accountant, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Junior Production Accountant Guru Studio, the animation powerhouse behind global hits Paw Patrol and Justin Time, is looking for a Junior Production Accountant who will assist the Production Accounting staff with a goal to working independently on productions. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with an accounting background who would like to break into… »

jobby: Storyboard Supervisor, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

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Storyboard Supervisor RESPONSIBILITIES: Work closely with Director and production team Launch storyboards with Storyboard Artists and Director Review boards from Storyboard Artists and with Director and give revision notes Manage animatic reviews/edits with Director Responsible for generating new panels and executing board revisions. Managing the revisionist to stay on schedule Address Client comments on animatic… »

jobby: 3D Animator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio – A Corus Entertainment Company 3D Animator – Contract Position Toronto Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for a 3D Animator in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Animation Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for:   RESPONSIBILITIES: Work closely with the Animation Director to bring our characters to life. Character performance… »

jobby: 3D Layout Artist, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio – A Corus Entertainment Company 3D Layout Artist – Contract Position Toronto Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 3D Layout Artist in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Layout Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for the creation of the Layout for production:   RESPONSIBILITIES: Create all camera moves… »

jobby: 2D Animator, Yowza! Animation, Toronto

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2D Animator Job description: We are currently looking for talented animators to work on Nickelodeon’s original series ‘Welcome to the Wayne’. This is a unique opportunity for highly skilled and motivated artists who want to work on a challenging and rewarding high profile series. Start date: May 2017 Term of Employment:Full-time in-house Salary:based on experience… »

jobby: 2-D Pipeline TD, Yowza! Animation, Toronto

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Responsibilities and Duties: Direct development resources to build software systems and tools to support production. Collaborate with the Head of IT and Production Teams to prioritize project goals. Work with the Project Manager to integrate the Pipeline with the in-house tracking software. Maintain and troubleshoot technical issue with the Pipeline. Work with a positive, productive,… »

jobby: Lead Character Designer, Yowza! Animation, Toronto

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Yowza Animation is seeking a Lead Character Designer to work on a really exciting upcoming kids show for Nickelodeon. We’re looking for portfolios that show a strong understanding of human/creature design, a strong and flexible design sense, good posing, face and hand expressions, and strong turnarounds.   Responsibilities -Assisting our Design Supervisor in leading the… »

jobby: Production Manager, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Title: Production Manager Guru Studio, the animation powerhouse behind global hits Paw Patrol and Justin Time, is looking for a Production Manager who will be responsible for supporting the Producer with all aspects of a 3D series. This role reports directly to the Line Producer. Responsibilities: Organize, attend, and prepare detailed notes for production meetings… »

jobby: Studio Coordinator, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Title: Studio Coordinator Date: May 2017 Guru Studio, the animation powerhouse behind global hits Paw Patrol and Justin Time, is looking for a Studio Coordinator! This fast-paced role will require a dynamic individual who can help keep the Studio running smoothly. This role reports to the Studio Manager. Duties Include: Assisting with administrative and operational… »

jobby: Texturer/Shader, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio, A Corus Entertainment Company Texturer/Shader – Contract Position Toronto Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for a Texturer/Shader in our Toronto office. Reporting to the series Art Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in maintaining the established art direction on a 3D series. RESPONSIBILITIES: Texturing/Shading/UV mapping of sets, props and… »

jobby: 3D Lighting Technical Director, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio, A CORUS Entertainment Company 3D Lighting Technical Director – Contract Position Toronto, Ontario Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for a 3D Lighting Technical Director in our Toronto office. Reporting directly to the Art Director and Technical Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for creating high quality Light rigs required for series… »

jobby: Creative/Art Lead (Interactive), Guru Studio, Toronto

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CREATIVE / ART LEAD 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 and arcade company is looking for a CREATIVE LEAD for the interactive department. The successful candidate will be directly responsible for overseeing the creative development… »

events: 2017 Animation Job Fair, Toronto, April 29

By Mike Valiquette

TOMORROW!!!!!! TAAFI did one of these a couple years ago, and it was a madhouse. This time around they’ve teamed up with CASO and it looks like it’s going to be another doozy! So if you’re looking for work, just want to connect with people, or even just look around at what the other studios… »

jobby: Senior Technical Director, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

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SENIOR TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Industrial Brothers is looking for a Senior Technical Director to create and support pipeline and artist tools for series animation production.  The studio environment is friendly, fast-paced, and nimble. It’s an exciting opportunity to be a part of building a studio from the ground up.   Responsibilities: Research, design, develop and test… »

jobby: Line Producer, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

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Line Producer – Job Description Industrial Brothers is hiring! We are looking for an experienced full-time in house Line Producer. The Line Producer is responsible for managing the schedule and budget of the production. Reporting to the Head of Production, the Line Producer will be tasked with overseeing all aspects of the series from script… »

jobby: Cinema 4D Generalist, Boost Agents, Toronto

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Cinema 4D Generalist We are looking for a Cinema 4D artist to join our team. The role will require a solid working knowledge of: 3D high-poly modelling     -Procedural texturing for both organic and non-organic objects -Texture mapping -Advanced lighting techniques -Optimising Rendering -Working with render farms Please apply to apply@boostagents.com with portfolio, rate… »

Startoon Cartoon Podcast, featuring Brett Jubinville, Stephanie Kaliner and Brandon Lane

By Mike Valiquette

The second episode of the new Startoon Cartoon Podcast is online, and, as warned, I’m sharing it here. This week’s episode is an almost 2 hour long conversation with 3 amazingly talented and pretty darn candid human beings. Tinman Creative Studio‘s co-founder and creator of Super Science Friends, Brett Jubinville Writer, comedian, and creator of… »

jobs: 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:  March 2017 Est. End date: TBD… »

jobby: CG Supervisor, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

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CG SUPERVISOR Responsibilities: Work with the Director & Art Director to find creative solutions to technically challenging tasks with the available resources Identify areas of R&D for the show, and guide artists on path to solutions Work with Production to manage the day to day of the team Work with Production to create bids in… »

jobby: Art Director, Nelvana Ltd, Toronto

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Nelvana Limited, A CORUS Entertainment Company Art Director Contract Position Toronto   Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for an Art Director in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Producer, the successful candidate will be responsible for collaborates with the Director to establish the look of the series and ensure episodic consistency. Duties… »

jobby: After Effects/Motion Graphics Artist, Tangent Animation, Toronto

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Tangent animation is looking for a senior After Effects / Motion Graphics artist for a feature film contract. Candidate is ideally skilled in both Motion Graphics and Visual Effects compositing workflows. Feature film experience is a plus. Responsibilities: – Design and creation of Motion Graphics elements that will be integrated into CG feature film shots…. »

press release:BOAT ROCKER/INDUSTRIAL BROTHERS ANNOUNCE NEW SERIES MASTER TOY PARTNERSHIP WITH FISHER-PRICE

By Mike Valiquette

New Original Series Kingdom Force solidifies early-stage partnership with Fisher-Price as part of an innovative strategy for funding multiplatform IP TORONTO – March 21, 2017 – Boat Rocker and Industrial Brothers today announced a master toy partnership with Fisher Price as part of a unique development strategy for their ambitious new original series, Kingdom Force…. »

jobby: Storyboard Artists, Yowza! Animation, Toronto

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Yowza Animation is looking to hire Storyboard Artists for our work on an exciting CG action-comedy production. This is a wonderful opportunity to join our growing team that encompasses talent from the highest experience levels in the industry to juniors being motivated and mentored in a positive, supportive, fun, fast-paced environment. Job description: Storyboard Artists… »

jobby: Prop Designers, 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 Prop Designers to add to our team. •Designers needed… »

jobby: Senior Character Designer, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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

jobby: Rigging Supervisor, 9Story Media Group, Toronto

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Rigging Supervisor 9 Story Media Group is an industry leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning animated and live action content for young audiences around the world. 9 Story has produced over 900 animated and live action episodes, seen on some of the world’s most respected children’s channels.   We are looking for a Toon… »

jobby: C++/Python Software Developer (TD), 9Story Media Group, Toronto

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Job Title: C++/Python Software Developer (TD) Start Date: Immediate Reporting to: Head of Pipeline R&D 9 Story Media Group is an industry leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning animated and live action content for young audiences around the world. 9 Story has produced over 900 animated and live action episodes, seen on some of… »

jobby: Flash Animators, After FX Compositors, Scene Planners, Designers, Little Tugboat, Toronto

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Little Tugboat is hiring!  “The Adventures of Napkin Man” is returning for season 3. We will be interviewing and hiring for the following positions: -Jr. Flash Designer, character/location/props/fx -Scene Planner -Flash Animators, All levels – Senior, Intermediate and Junior -After Effects Compositors All levels – Senior, intermediate and Junior   Send your resume and online portfolio… »

jobby: Technical Director, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Industrial Brothers is looking for a Junior or Intermediate Technical Director to create and support pipeline and artist tools for series animation production.  The studio environment is friendly, fast-paced, and nimble. It’s an exciting opportunity to be a part of building a studio from the ground up. Responsibilities: Research, design, develop and test… »

jobby: CG Lighter, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

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CG LIGHTER Responsibilities: Ability to translate 2D Colour Keys into CG Collaborate with other team members regarding the look of the show Maintain the expected render time, quality and style Identify ad report issues that arise which may affect production timeline   Qualifications: Experience working in a CG preschool TV Series Extensive knowledge of Lighting,… »

jobby: Designer, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for a Designer for an exciting 3D animated series. This role reports directly to the Art Director. Responsibilities: Work with Director and Art Director to design… »

jobby: Jr. Stereo Compositor, Legend 3D, Toronto

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Jr. Stereo Compositor The Jr. Stereo Compositor is responsible for 3D compositing and artifact removal. They must be able to effectively take a shot through all compositing processes and techniques including but not limited to: matte painting, rig removal, Rotoscope, tracking, set extensions. A Jr. Stereo Compositor applies depth passes from Legend3D’s proprietary software to… »

jobby: Freelance After Effects Animator, Taqqut Productions, Toronto

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Job Opportunity: Freelance After Effects Animator Employer: Taqqut Productions (Toronto Office) Reports To: Series Producer Terms of Employment: 4 months Compensation: negotiable Contact Information: Brittany Choquer, brittany@taqqut.com We are looking for freelance animators to supplement our small team animating short segments for an entertaining and educational preschool variety series. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong animation skills… »

jobby: 2D Compositor, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Date: October 25th, 2016 Position Title 2D Compositor Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character-driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning, and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company, is looking for a 2D Compositing Artist who believe they have the artistic and technical skills to bring a feature film… »

jobby: Community/Content Manager, Startoon, Toronto

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Startoon Canada is looking for a Community/Content Manager for the 2017 edition of Startoon. this is a full-time position starting in Febraury 2017 and based in our office in Parkdale, Toronto and running until the end of September 2017. Startoon is an innovative online talent show where all the contestants are animated characters and our… »

jobby: 3D Rigging Lead, Guru Studio, Toronto

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3D Rigging Lead Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character-driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning, and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company, is looking for a 3D Rigger who is responsible for bringing our next batch of fantastic projects to life.  This role reports directly to the Asset… »

jobby: VFX Production Coordinator, AIC Studios, Toronto

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VFX PRODUCTION COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION: AIC Studios’ top notch visual effects team produces the latest and most innovative visual effects and CGI in both live action and animation. From pre-production, design, pre-visualization and on-set services to sophisticated composites and detailed digital matte paintings, we help to bring our clients’ vision to life. VFX Production Coordinator Responsibilities: The VFX Production Coordinator assists with the… »

jobby: CG Tools and Pipeline Developer, Nelvana, Toronto

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Corus Entertainment Inc. Nelvana Studio Operations S/W Developer Toronto, ON (Corus Quay) Nelvana Limited part of Corus Entertainment has an immediate contract opening for a CG Tools and Pipeline Developer serving Nelvana Animation Studio’s Production Pipeline in our 25 Dockside Drive (Toronto) location. Reporting to the Director, Operations/Technology, the successful candidate will be responsible for… »

jobby: Design and Asset Coordinator, AIC Studios, Toronto

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Description: The Design and Asset Coordinator assists the Producer and Production Manager with tracking and managing multiple departments on a Feature Film by maintaining the Production Data base, taking detailed notes from design and production meetings.  The role also requires constant communication with the artists from various departments and cross continental communication. This role also ensures the… »

jobby: Freelance Harmony Animator, Taqqut Productions, Toronto

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Job Opportunity: Freelance Harmony Animator, Toronto Employer: Taqqut Productions Contact Information: Brittany Choquer, brittany@taqqut.com We are looking for a freelance Harmony Animators to supplement our small team animating short segments for an entertaining and educational preschool variety series. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong animation posing and timing and work creatively and collaboratively with other animators…. »

jobby: Maya Pipeline TD, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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Maya Pipeline TD Snowball studios is currently looking for a Maya Pipeline Technical Director to join our expanding team for a large upcoming slate of productions with multiple major IP providers. A background in Maya is mandatory for this position. The Technical Director collaborates with Production and Studio Leadership to determine and manage the technical… »

jobby: 3DS Max Technical Director, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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3DS Max Technical Director Snowball Studios is currently looking for a 3DS Max Technical Director to join our expanding team for a large upcoming slate of productions with multiple major IP providers. A background in 3DS Max is mandatory for this position. The Technical Director collaborates with Production and Studio Leadership to determine and manage… »

jobby: Administrative Assistant, TAAFI, Toronto

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TAAFI, The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, is seeking applicants for the part-time position of Administrative Assistant. This person provides a wide range of administrative support to the organization’s Board of Directors and associates. BACKGROUND: The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International is a not-for‐profit arts organization formed in 2011 dedicated to showcasing the… »

jobby: Designer, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for a Designer for an exciting 3D animated series. This role reports directly to the Art Director. Responsibilities: Work with Director and Art Director to design… »

jobby: 3D Modeler (Location), Guru Studio, Toronto

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Guru studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character-driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning, and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company, is looking for a 3D Modeler for a premier international animated TV series! This position is responsible for making clean, production ready assets. This role reports to the Asset… »

jobby: 3D Modeler (character), Guru Studio, Toronto

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Guru studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character-driven stories to screens around the world.  Our award winning, and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company, is looking for a 3D Character Modeler who is responsible for bringing our next batch of fantastic projects to life.  This role reports to the Asset Supervisor. Responsibilities: Model… »

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