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from the internets: Bardel’s New CEO, Guru Inks Deal For Pikwik, BBC Solves How to Make a Hit Show, and WOW Network CRTC Approval

By Mike Valiquette

Bardel just got a new CEO. Former Sony Pictures Animation producer Rick Mischel will take over for company founders Delna Bhesania and Barry Ward. End of an era. Link here. Guru scores another deal, this time it’s with Disney Junior, for their new preschool series Pikwik (52 X 11). Congrats to Frank Falcone, Mary Bredin,… »

showcase: Catacomb, by Bijan Shahir

By Mike Valiquette

Bijan Shahir just shared this, and it’s great. Catacomb from Bijan Shahir on Vimeo. I’m a big fan of Bijan’s work. He’s a talented creator who, like most of us, spends his time making tv shows look great. I want to see more stuff like… »

press release: 9 Story Media Group’s Next Big Move: Acquiring Breakthrough Entertainment’s Kid’s and Family Catalogue

By Mike Valiquette

9 Story Media Group Acquires Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids and family library and development slate  Toronto, Canada – July 10, 2018 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids and family library and… »


Cartoon North is on Patreon

By Mike Valiquette

Well, we did it. We launched our Patreon. It’s a big leap for us, and as much as we try our best to help out in similar situations, it’s always… »

jobby: Animation and Visual Effects Technical Analyst, Red Deer College, Red Deer AB

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Apply here: https://employment.rdc.ab.ca/postings/1442 Animation and Visual Effects Technical Analyst Red Deer College (RDC) has been offering diverse programs and opportunities for learners since it was founded in 1964. In 2018,… »

jobby: Animation and Visual Arts Instructor, Red Deer College, Red Deer AB

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Apply here: https://employment.rdc.ab.ca/postings/1397 Animation and Visual Effects Instructor (Character Animation) Red Deer College (RDC) has been offering diverse programs and opportunities for learners since it was founded in 1964. In… »

from the internets: Frederator Interview with Ali Kellner

By Mike Valiquette

Ali Kellner is a Toronto based artist, Sheridan grad, and filmmaker. Her student film, Nana, has been really connecting with festival audiences over the last year, and it’s easy to… »

jobby: Line Producer/Production Manager, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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LINE PRODUCER/PRODUCTION MANAGER – ANIMATION Portfolio Entertainment is crewing up for some fantastic projects for 2018. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Line Producer/ PM to manage animated projects,… »

jobby: Character Builder/Rigger (Flash), and Scene Placement, Wuzzals, Remote/Full-time – Permanent Position

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Character Builder/Rigger, and Scene Placement. Remote/Full-time – Permanent Position. About Us. Wuzzals is a publisher that is passionate about creating books for children with dyslexia and ADP, so that they can… »

Events: the TWELFTH ANNUAL TAIS ANIMATION SHOWCASE, Toronto, July 28th

By Mike Valiquette

the TWELFTH ANNUAL TAIS ANIMATION SHOWCASE – Bringing the Best Independent Canadian and International Animation to Toronto! On Saturday, July 28th, the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) is thrilled to… »

Cartoon Connection Early Bird Deadline Ends Tonight!

By Mike Valiquette

Cartoon Connection has extended their early bird deadline for registration until midnight tonight! This year’s Cartoon Connection takes place October 1-3 in Québec City, and has become a pretty prominent… »

From the Internets: Window Horses Director, Anne Marie Fleming on Joining the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, courtesy of CBC.ca

By Mike Valiquette

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the organization that hands out Oscars every year, invited a ton of new members this year as part of a push to… »

jobby: Intermediate Animator, Sea Kids, Hamilton

By Mike Valiquette

Jobby: Intermediate Animator POSITION This Intermediate Animator position is on a new 26 x 11minute episodic children’s television series animated in Harmony. The position is responsible for delivering quality work… »

from the internets: CGSociety on e.d. films’ GIANT BEAR

By Mike Valiquette

I’ve got a short list of studios I truly admire, and Montreal’s e.d. films is firmly on it. They’re a small but growing shop that’s run by some really great… »

Cartoon North Is Coming: the Next Step For Canadian Animation Resources

By Mike Valiquette

Hi guys. Things are going to start changing around here pretty soon. We’ve been hinting at it for a while, but it’s time. Part of the reason is that we… »

jobby: Compositor, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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Compositor (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios in Halifax, Nova Scotia! Small town feel with big city amenities. Only minutes from the surfing beaches or the hiking trails. East Coast living at… »

jobby: Builders/Riggers (2D Harmony), Yeti Farm Creative, Kelowna BC

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Builders/Riggers (2D Harmony) About Us Yeti Farm is a full-service 2D and 3D studio covering every aspect of the animation pipeline. Located in beautiful Kelowna, BC, we partner with some… »

jobby: Clean-up/Revision Artists, Wuzzals, Remote/Full-time Permanent Position

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About Us. Wuzzals is a growing publisher that is passionate about creating books for children with dyslexia and ADP, so that they can learn how to read. How We Help We create… »

jobby: 2D Animators, Flash +/or Harmony, Yeti Farm Creative, Kelowna BC

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2D Animators, Flash +/or Harmony About Us Yeti Farm is a full-service 2D and 3D studio covering every aspect of the animation pipeline. Located in beautiful Kelowna, BC, we partner… »

jobby: Supervising Animator (2D), Flash +/or Harmony, Yeti Farm Creative, Kelowna BC

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Supervising Animator (2D), Flash +/or Harmony Reporting to the Assistant Series Director, the Supervising Animator defines the direction of the Animation department to achieve the Director and Creative Director’s vision…. »

jobby: Production Manager, 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… »

jobby: UI Artist, Gameloft, Toronto

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Are You Looking For a Fun Place to Work? Join The Game! About Gameloft Leader in the development and publishing of mobile games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of… »

jobby: Senior 2D Animator, Pipeline Studios, Hamilton ON

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Pipeline Studios is an industry leader and creates some of the most innovative projects currently on the market, delivering over 2000 minutes of high quality content per year; credited to… »

press release: Blues Clues Creator Joins 9Story Media as Chief Creative Officer

By Mike Valiquette

9 Story Media Group Appoints ANGELA C. SANTOMERO  As Chief Creative Officer Out of the Blue to be Rebranded 9 Story USA Toronto, Canada – June 18, 2018 – 9… »

jobby: Senior Technologist, Bachelor of Animation, Sheridan, Oakville ON

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Senior Technologist, Bachelor of Animation Job Description Employee Group: Support Staff Faculty/Department: Animation, Arts & Design Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) Reference Number: 18/S/53 Payband: K Hourly Range: $39.43… »

Art Book Tribute to Dominic Kardasiewicz

By Mike Valiquette

The recent, tragic passing of Toronto animator Dominic Kardasiewicz has hit a lot of people in the animation community really hard. Dominic was really loved, and his sudden death is… »

TIFF Presents: In Conversation With Brad Bird (video and highlights)

By Mike Valiquette

I wasn’t able to make it to the Brad Bird talk held at TIFF a few weeks ago, but thankfully I have good friends who were willing to share the… »

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