McManus to Run Canada’s NFB Animation Studio

The National Film Board of Canada has named Roddy McManus as the new executive producer of its Oscar-winning English-language animation studio. McManus succeeds veteran animation producer ... Continue Reading →

DHX Sells 75 Hours of Kids’ Shows to BBC Canada

DHX Media has signed a major package deal with BBC Kids in Canada covering more than 75 hours of programming. The channel, operated by Knowledge Network, has acquired broadcast rights ... Continue Reading →

Rainmaker’s New Short ‘Luna’ Set to Screen at SIGGRAPH

Rainmaker Entertainment’s just-completed animated short film Luna has been chosen to screen at the Electronic Theater at the upcoming SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival set ... Continue Reading →

Ottawa’s TAC Open for Pitch THIS! Submissions

The Ottawa International Animation Festival’s industry event TAC is accepting proposals for its 2011 Pitch THIS! Program, presented by 9 Story Entertainment. This year’s event will ... Continue Reading →

Wildbrain’s Polis, ‘Moral Orel’ Creator to Keynote at TAC

The Ottawa International Animation Festival’s industry event, the Television Animation Conference or TAC, announces Michael Polis of Wildbrain Entertaiment and Moral Orel creator ... Continue Reading →

Canada’s Modus FX Preps 3D Feature ‘Sarila’

Montreal-based Modus FX has announced work on Sarila, which the studio says is the first stereoscopic 3D animated feature film created in Canada. Directed by Nancy Florence Savard, ... Continue Reading →

Rhythm & Hues Plans Vancouver, India Expansions

Rhythm & Hues is heading north, announcing plans to open a studio in Vancouver by Jan. 9, according to Variety. The new studio will start small but is expected to grow quickly, ... Continue Reading →

Little Tugboat Academy Offers Course on Preschool Series

Little Tugboat Academy is kicking off its offerings with a three-day course titled “How to Make a Great Preschool Series,” to be held July 8-10 at Cuppa Coffee Studios in ... Continue Reading →

Arc Productions — Formerly Starz — Signs with Paradigm

Arc Productions — formerly Starz Animation — has signed with Paradigm for representation as it offers its visual effects and animation services for hire and develops its own intellectual ... Continue Reading →

Atomic, Ellipseanime Get OK to Develop ‘Pirate Express’

Vancouver-based Atomic Cartoons is proceeding with development on Pirate Express, an animated comedy series for children ages 7-11. With a green light from Teletoon Canada, the 52 x ... Continue Reading →