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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… »

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… »

Crowdfunding: Winston Rowntree’s Peoplewatching, Season 2

By Mike Valiquette

Produced for Cracked.com and CBC digital, Winston Rowntree’s Peoplewatching is back for a second season. They’re expanding their scope and looking for some extra budget, so they’re raising money on indiegogo! Check it out over here:… »

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… »

press release: peopleWatching on Cracked.com

By Mike Valiquette

TORONTO, Feb 22, 2017 – For the second week in a row, Cracked.com, the popular humour and satire website viewed by millions of people each week has aired the latest episode of peopleWatching, an anthology-styled animated webseries based on author Winston Rowntree’s hit web comic Subnormality. People Watching deals with the lives of various 20… »

press release:9 Story Media Group Secures a Raft of Digital Sales for Animated Shorts Series SWEET TWEETS

By Mike Valiquette

I like this press release. Sweet Tweets is a series of shorts produced in BC at Yeti Farm. They produced it themselves, with Jon Izen providing the creative chops. And now they’re selling it. Congrats! -mike Toronto, Canada – February 6, 2017 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has secured… »

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… »

Federal Tax Credits for Webseries! Raise Your Voices and Be Heard!

By Mike Valiquette

A week or two ago we posted a link to a federal government questionnaire regarding digital content development in Canada. That kind of initiative is great, and shows that someone’s listening and interested in helping to grow our creative industry. Now there’s this. CAVCO (Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office) has been taking what I like to… »

Watch this! Space Missionaries, by Solis Animation and M.R. Horhager

By Mike Valiquette

Want to watch a not-quite-safe-for-work cartoon? Well, Space Missionaries could be your thing. We posted a trailer way back in 2013 (right here, see? http://www.canadiananimationresources.ca/2013/04/showcase-space-missionairies-from-m-r-horhager-and-solis-animation/) And it looks like they got to make a few episodes with the folks at Mondo.  Here’s episode 2, HOLY SH*T. Written and directed by M.R. Horhager. Solis Animation does… »

SUPER SCIENCE FRIENDS: More Episodes!! Crowdfund the Cartoonery!!!

By Mike Valiquette

How is this happening? I know we haven’t covered it yet, and maybe the Robert Valley Kickstarter is sucking up the cartoon crowdfund dollar, but there’s seven days to go and the Super Science Friends Kickstarter is coming up WAY short. The first one was a huge success, and it lead to the coolest cartoon… »

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: 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: Sublo and Tangy Mustard, from Aaron Long

By Mike Valiquette

Aaron Long is back with a whole new cartoon show! The creator of Fester Fish has just launched what he’s describing as his next independent webseries, Sublo and Tangy Mustard. From Aaron’s Tumblr: Here’s Episode 1 of Sublo and Tangy Mustard, my new cartoon! It stars Ryan Long, Kevin Doan, Heather Mazhar and myself, with… »

Canada Day Treat: Captain Canuck Season II Teaser

By Mike Valiquette

Happy Canada Day everybody! I debated putting this one up, but damned if it isn’t totally appropriate. It’s Canada’s big day, and Captain Canuck is our very own national hero, so sharing the teaser trailer for season 2 of the animated webseries is the thing to do. I’d be excited about it even if I… »

press release: Chapterhouse and Smiley Guy Studios reteaming for Season 2 of Captain Canuck

By Mike Valiquette

CAPTAIN CANUCK IS BACK IN AN ALL-NEW ANIMATED SERIES TWO Chapterhouse and Smiley Guy Studios is proud to present the teaser trailer for the Second installment of Captain Canuck- The Animated Web-Series: The Prometheus Protocol, exclusively through captaincanuck.com and geeknation.com. The first of five episodes will premiere on Halloween in Halifax at Hal-con 2015 (hal-con.com)… »

Impotents Kickstarter Update: GOAL ACHIEVED! $20,542!!!!!

By Mike Valiquette

UPDATE, UPDATED: The Impotents has achieved it’s funding goal! We’re going to take all the credit for today’s push over the finish line and send out a thanks to those readers who jumped on board. Now they’ve gotta make the sucker! SSSOOOOOOO CLOOOOOOOOOSE!!!!! With only 46 hours to go, there’s less than a thousand bucks… »

Crowdfunding Cartoons: The Impotents Kickstarter UPDATE: $3500 TO GO!!!

By Mike Valiquette

  UPDATE: 8 days to go, and only about 3500 bucks left to  get these guys to the gate. Clearly they’ve got momentum in their campaign, clearly it’s being well-received by those who check it out. By crowd-funding standards, this one’s a good bet. Let’s spread the word some more and support home-grown, creator-owned cartoons!… »

jobby: Freelance Flash Animators, Jester Coyote, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette

Jester Coyote Animation is a versatile and experienced boutique animation studio based in Vancouver, BC. Our artist driven studio works with a large collective of freelance and in-house animation professionals to create, develop, and produce a wide variety of projects, from commercials and music videos to television broadcast animation. Our work can be viewed by… »

Bite on Mondo Deadline Looming! February 15th

By Mike Valiquette

It’s your last to chance to pitch to Bite on Mondo! That’s right lazybones. That idea for a hilarious cartoon that you smugly assume is better than everything else out there? Now could be a pretty good time to prove it. Here’s the link…. »

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… »

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…. »

press release: Super Simple Learning Teams Up with Tinman Creative Studios to Produce a Wide Range of Pre-School Series Content

By Mike Valiquette

Super Simple Learning, creators of the popular Super Simple Songs YouTube kids channel focusing on  music, learning, and entertainment, is excited to announce it will be expanding into long-form series production over the next 12 months. They’ve teamed up with animation studio Tinman Creative to develop and produce several new animated series about science, animals,… »

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… »

What? Another Super Science Friends update? $22,709 of $25,000! Big news: Fearless Fred Kennedy cast as Albert Einstein!

By Mike Valiquette

We heard a little rumour, and turns out it’s SUPER TRUE! Not only is Super Science Friends less than 3ooo bucks away from reaching their crowdfunding goal, but they just cast none other than Fearless Fred Kennedy to voice the young Albert Einstein in the show! So move over, Yahoo Serious, Fred Kennedy is Young… »

more Bite on Mondo: deadline for next round of pitches is October 15th

By Mike Valiquette

Bite on Mondo has opened the door for another round of pitches! Here’s the link:… »

Bite on Mondo Pitch Deadline, July 15th

By Mike Valiquette

The deadline for the latest round of pitches to Bite on Mondo is just around the corner. If you think you’ve got it in you to make a cartoon for the Mondo crowd, get it out of you by July 15th. Here’s the link. And here’s a few of the cartoons that have come out… »

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: Bite on Mondo’s Don’t Feed the Humans, by Jeff Shorkey and Solis Animation

By Mike Valiquette

Bite on Mondo’s started rolling out their pilots, and they got this one right. Don’t Feed the Humans. Created and written by Jeff Shorkey. Animation chores by Solis Animation. Jeff Shorkey. JEFF SHORKEY!!!! That name may not mean much to you, but it does to me. Jeff may not even remember this, but he used… »

Bite on Mondo announces shorts, next round of submissions.

By Mike Valiquette

(TORONTO, ON) APRIL 30, 2014: BLUE ANT MEDIA’S partnership with MONDO MEDIA and YOUTUBE, BITE ON MONDO, has received over 500 submissions since the program first launched in November of last year. BITE ON MONDO is designed to discover, foster and produce breakout animated content. The partnership targets teens and young adults through various distribution… »

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… »

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

By Mike Valiquette

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

RIDING SHOTGUN crowdfunding on Indiegogo

By Mike Valiquette

Throwing a little love towards my pal Ron Doucet and a project he and his cohorts are trying to fund: Riding Shotgun. They’ve got a pilot available, a bit NSFW, depending on where you work, but it got over 2 million views on Mondo Media last year. Lots of “likes” too. They’re trying to produce… »

Bite on Mondo, Round 2!!!!

By Mike Valiquette

I’m told announcements are forthcoming, but the first round of Bite on Mondo pitches have been reviewed, and the doors are being opened once again for submissions! “We’ve been overwhelmed by the volume and quality of the submissions we’ve received,” said Supervising Producer Josh Bowen. “The talent pool in Canada is vast, and the first… »

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… »

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… »

press release: BLUE ANT MEDIA & MONDO MEDIA TEAM UP WITH YOUTUBE TO LAUNCH $3 MILLION ANIMATED COMEDY PROGRAM IN CANADA

By Mike Valiquette

We’ve been watching for this announcement for a little while, and it’s going public today. Mondo Media, the hugely successful animation YouTube Channel, has teamed up with Blue Ant Media here in Canada for a new cross platform inititative. They’ve been quietly reaching out to talent for the last little while, but they’re making this… »

New Fester Fish on it’s way!

By Mike Valiquette

For the fans out there, here’s a tiny tidbit of good news. According to the Fester Fish facebook page: Animation has finally started on the next short! Got 8 seconds done so far. Hopefully I can keep up this pace. Fester Fish is a series of animated shorts, by cartoonist Aaron Long. It’s got a… »

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… »

Style5’s On a Crime Spree With MoCA.tv

By Mike Valiquette

I apologize for that headline. But hopefully it’s the snappy invitation you all needed to check out what Sam Chou and his crew at Style5 have been up to when they’re not animating Captain Canuck. It’s CRIME. I’ve been lucky enough to see a preview of these amazing shorts, and they’re gonna knock your socks… »

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,… »

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… »

Tinman Does Carolla for ANiMASHUPS

By Mike Valiquette

I’m a big fan of the guys at Tinman Creative. First of all, Morghan and Brett are two of the nicest people in this business, and secondly, every time they send me something, it’s pretty great. The latest something is a series of shorts they’re doing featuring Adam Carolla. Here’s what they have to say… »

press release: Smiley Guy signs on for Captain Canuck Web series

By Mike Valiquette

A Canadian Icon leaps off the Comic Book page and into Animation! Toronto, Canada – March 8, 2013 – As superheroes dominate the big screen, Canada’s own iconic champion, Captain Canuck, created in 1976 by Richard Comely, has been reinvented for 2013 and is stepping into the limelight in an exciting new 5-episode animated web… »

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 and Mondo Media team up for iPhone parody

By Mike Valiquette

Full disclosure: for those who don’t know, I work at Smiley Guy Studios in Toronto.  I try not to cross-pollinate what I do there, with what I do here, but every once in a while there’s going to be something that’s worth posting.  Today is one of those days. Smiley Guy has been doing some… »

Comix: Angora Napkin gets a wee bit racy

By Mike Valiquette

It’s Wednesday, and Troy Little’s as good as his word.  Here’s another Angora Napkin comic (we’re up to number 10 aleady!) There’s a bit of wink-wink, nudge-nudge going on in this one.  Just… »

new Goodwin VS Badwin on Mondo’s YouTube Channel

By Mike Valiquette

Well, it looks like Canadian-made Goodwin VS Badwin finally got it’s very own round 2.  The first four episodes found enough of a following to spawn a spin-off (Mrs Brickles) and now it looks like episode 5 is online. Co-creator Josh Bowen claims there are more to come, so GBV fans, stay… »

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… »

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… »

showcase: SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO!!! by Mike Geiger

By Mike Valiquette

Mike Geiger’s latest, SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO, is finally here! SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO – Episode 1 from mike geiger animation on Vimeo. Mike’s got four episodes planned so far, so look for them throughout the month of August!… »

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… »

from the internets: Mike Geiger’s Super Duper Super Hero, coming soon!

By Mike Valiquette

Over on his blog, Mike’s announced a web-series he’s independently producing, Super Duper Super Hero!  Coming August 6th!  Can’t wait!… »

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