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NFB Web Documentary "Do Not Track" Gets Animated for Fourth Episode

by Ed Liuon May 15, 2015
Is your mobile phone spying on you? NFB’s web documentary series Do Not Track on Internet privacy gets animated for fourth episode “A cautionary tale about the web as a menacing, all-seeing eye” – The New York Times Do Not Track – Episode 4 (Clip) from National Film Board of Canada on Vimeo. May 12, […]
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Inspired by the Muse - Toonzone Interviews Actor Sunday Muse

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2014
The multi-talented Sunday Muse wears many hats in her career, with the first being an actor on stage, on-camera, and in voiceover. She also claims credits as an author (of the book You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too!), a stand-up comedian (with Toronto Life naming her ‘one of the funniest ladies in Toronto’), and an […]

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Canada's DHX Media to Acquire Nerd Corps

by Ed Liuon December 2, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter covers DHX Media’s acquisition of the Nerd Corps animation studio and its library of 11,000 half-hours of kids’ content for $57 million. The acquisition will add shows like Slugterra, League of Super Evil, and Storm Hawks to DHX’s media library, and will place Nerd Corps co-founder Asaph Fipke and president Ken Faier […]
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Sandra Oh to Crowdfund Animated Feature Film "Window Horses"

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that actor Sandra Oh’s next project after exiting the hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy is an animated feature film titled Window Horses: a collaboration with Canadian director Ann Marie Fleming that is raising initial funding through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The movie will center on Rosie Ming, a young mixed-race Canadian […]

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PR: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s "Jutra" Selected for Directors' Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival

by Ed Liuon April 22, 2014
Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s Jutra selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes The prestigious Cannes International Film Festival has announced that Jutra, a short film directed and produced by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (MJSTP Films) in co-production with the NFB (Marc Bertrand), will feature on the lineup of the 46th Directors’ Fortnight. An international showcase organized by the Film Directors’ […]
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Canadian Animators and Broadcasters Seeking UK Partners (and Tax Breaks)

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes a trip by several Canadian animation studios and broadcasters to the United Kingdom, seeking opportunities for co-productions that can take advantage of British animation skills, creativity, and newly implemented tax breaks for high-end TV and animated productions. Animation studios making the trip include Atomic Cartoons, Big Bad Boo, DHX Media, Eaglecliff […]

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Canada Has Pride And Joy For 2014 Winter Olympics In Sochi

by Alex Beanon February 7, 2014
The Canadian affiliate of the gigantic food conglomerate Mondelez [think Oreo, Ritz, Cadbury, etc…you get the picture] has partnered with the Canadian Olympic Committee to create animated characters named Pride and Joy for a special app that will result in Pride and/or Joy doing backflips or catapults or other expressions of pride or joy whenever […]
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Lawsuit Roundup: "Robinson Curiosite" vs. "Robinson Sucroe", "Frozen" vs. "Frozen Land"

by Ed Liuon December 26, 2013
The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Canadian animator Claude Robinson in a copyright infringement lawsuit against animation firm Cinar over Robinson’s proposal for a cartoon character titled “Robinson Curiosite.” After submitting his proposal to a number of production companies over 20 years ago, Cinar brought the extremely similar show Robinson Sucroe to […]

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Disney to Shut Down Pixar Canada Studio

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2013
Variety reports that the Walt Disney Company will be shutting down its branch of Pixar Animation Studios based out of Vancouver, Canada, focusing its animation efforts solely in the main Pixar campus in Emeryville, CA. The studio was originally able to take advantage of tax incentives offered in Vancouver, and the shuttering of the studio […]
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Hornet Films Goes Down Under with Australia's XYZ Studios

by Alex Beanon October 6, 2013
New York-based animation house Hornet Films has entered into a reciprocal partnership with Australian animation house XYZ Studios to produce animated features and commercials for the USA and Australia and New Zealand. Hornet Films is the home of Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson, creators of this year’s Rocket Monkeys television series on Nickelodeon [and which […]