Industry Survey

31 08 2009

Toronto Animation Live would like to get your feedback in order to serve you better. Please take the time to fill out this quick survey and stay posted for feedback and new features to the site.



Writers, FanExpo, Boards Summit and ‘Titan Maximum’

28 08 2009


Guru Studio is looking for exceptional Intermediate and Senior Animators for an Emmy award winning children’s series, to start immediately. A background in art, showing a solid understanding of physical motion, dance, weight and balance would be an asset.

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the unit’s animation supervisor and lead animator, you will be responsible for animating assigned scenes based on available live action references, storyboards and director’s notes, while maintaining weekly animation quota in addition to retakes.



  • Strong abilities in traditional animation skills and principles
  • Natural sense of human and non-human movement, timing, weight and balance and the ability to use this to bring characters to life
  • Understand musical timing and how it applies to animated characters
  • Fanatical attention to detail

To apply visit



Flemish Beauty is seeking digital animators for one of their upcoming projects. This Toronto based collective has received accolades for both their polished work and fresh perspective on film-making.

Fluent in digital animation programs such as Maya, Blender or a similar program. Recently, Flemish Beauty was named one of Canada’s Top 20 Promising Filmmakers by the Victoria International Film Festival.

For information on Flemish Beauty visit

Send Submissions To:
Adam Kirkham

pg2Toronto Animation Live is looking for writers. If you have something that you would like to share, an idea for an article based on the Toronto Animation scene or would like to report on local events happening within the community please contact Alexis Victor


15th Annual Fan Expo Canada this weekend.

WHEN: AUGUST 28 – 30, 2009
Friday, August 28th 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 29th 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 30th 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
222 Bremner Blvd. Toronto, Ontario
TICKETS: Basic Adult Day Pass $25.00
Kids under 12 years old are FREE when accompanied by an adult
See website for further details
SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS: Some celebrity presentations are specially ticketed events – for dates, times and prices,
please call Ticketmaster (416) 872-7777 or visit

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Robot Chicken “Titan Maximum” comes out on Adult Swim September 27th.

boardsBoards Summit coming this Oct 26-27. Get your tickets now and don’t miss the early bird rate.

‘Shazam’, TAC and Nine Twitterview

20 08 2009
dc-treasury-c-58-superman-shazamBill Birch has been tapped to reboot “Shazam!,” Warners’ adaptation of a DC Comics series featuring Captain Marvel.

DC Comic Geoff Johns was hired by Warner studio to act as consultants on DC projects and will now be working with Bill Birch to kick-start, co-writing the story. Bill is currently working on Warners ‘One Finger Salute’. Bill has contrinuted to the content on several shows including 90210, Grey’s Anatomy and The Unit.

Elijah Wood and Jennifer Connelly answer your questions tomorrow on a live Twitterview!


Sign up for your TAC passes now.

The Ottawa International Festival is coming up October 14th – 18th.


12 08 2009

girafCALL FOR SUBMISSIONS GIRAF5: (Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival) is an international festival of independent and experimental animation, presented by Quickdraw Animation, and takes place this November 4-8, 2009 at  the Plaza Theatre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. GIRAF celebrates the spirit of independent and underground animation, showcasing animators from across Canada and around the Globe. GIRAF is the only exclusively independent animation festival in Canada, with a hands-on approach, focusing on process and experimentation.


Acclaimed documentary WALT & EL GRUPO, a festival favourite in Rome, Rio, San Francisco, Palm Springs and Seattle, is set to begin its theatrical run with limited releases in Los Angeles and New York on September 11, 2009. The film, from writer /director Theodore Thomas (Frank and Ollie) and producer Kuniko Okubo, is a documentary about the amazing ten-week trip that Walt Disney and his hand-picked group of artist and filmmaking talent (later known as ‘El Grupo’ took to South American in 1941.

The documentary is set to release across several US cities with no screenings yet available in Canada. Toronto Animation Live is working to bring this story of the Great Walt Disney to a theater here in Toronto. Stay posted for details.

Get Animated Coming October

11 08 2009

getanimatedThe NFB’s 70th Anniversary Edition

Get Animated!
October 23–31, 2009

Free screenings and animation workshops across Canada!

Get Animated! is a Canada-wide series of free screenings and activities from the NFB, to mark World Animation Day.

Watch the NFB’s latest animated films on the big screen for free and attend workshops led by Oscar®-winning animator Chris Landreth (Ryan), and Oscar®-nominated animator, Cordell Barker (The Cat Came Back). You can also enjoy the NFB’s online film festival programmed exclusively for Get Animated!

Look for the complete schedule online as of September 1st, 2009.

10 08 2009

nineCheck out the 9 Experiment. Follow Elijah Wood as he introduces the film and view scene from the movie Nine coming this September 9th.

Next Issue Coming Soon!

21 07 2009

The new release of the Possum Press is coming soon. It will launch at this years Canada FAN EXPO.