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25th July 2013

Toon Boom’s Flip Boom Draw bundled On Toshiba Excite Write Tablets

Toon BoomTwo-time Emmy® award recipient Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced yesterday that its new app is now bundled with Toshiba‘s Excite Write tablets, offering users the ability to capture hand-written notes digitally as well as create fun animations in this unique high-resolution display. Excite Write tablets bundled with Flip Boon Draw will be available in Canada and other selected countries in Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd July 2013

BC Steals The Show At SIGGRAPH 2013

Province of BCBritish Columbia representatives are in the spotlight as tens of thousands of participants converge on Anaheim for SIGGRAPH 2013, the place to be if you work with computer graphics and interactive technologies. B.C. is preparing to host SIGGRAPH 2014, the 40th anniversary edition of the influential event next year in Vancouver, which became the first location to host SIGGRAPH North America outside of the United States in 2011. That event welcomed 15,872 artists, research scientists, game developers, filmmakers and researchers from 74 countries. SIGGRAPH 2011 broke the city’s previous conference attendance records and, according to the Vancouver Convention Centre, generated an estimated $38.5 million in direct spending for the local economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th July 2013

Side Effects Announces The Houdini Engine

side effects software3D animation and visual effects software developer Side Effects Software has announced the Houdini Engine, which allows for deep integration of Houdini technology into a wide variety of Digital Content Creation tools. Now both film and game studios can load Houdini Digital Assets into their goto applications and build a more integrated procedural pipeline that does not rely on baked-out data. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th June 2013

Own Your Creativity With New Toon Boom Animate Family

Toon BoomTwo-time Emmy award recipient, Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced yesterday the pre-launch of Toon Boom® Animate™ 3 and Toon Boom® Animate Pro™ 3, ideal for frame-by-frame and cut-out rigging animation respectively. With these new versions, Toon Boom has reorganized its product line to give each of these products a clear set of capabilities required for the animation style of your choice. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th June 2013

Seneca College Involved In Third Award-Winning Chris Landreth Film

senecaSubconscious Password, the latest film by Oscar®-winning director Chris Landreth was produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) with the participation of Animation Arts Centre of Seneca College and Copperheart Entertainment. It recently had its world premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France and won the prestigious Annecy Cristal for best short film. Landreth joined forces once again with producer Marcy Page of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), producer Mark Smith of Copperheart Entertainment, and the Seneca College Animation Arts Centre, who collaborated with him to make Ryan (2004) and The Spine (2009). Read the rest of this entry »

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12th June 2013

David Silverman of The Simpsons Joins Toronto Animation Arts Festival International Line-Up

taafiThe Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) adds to their programming roster, kicking-off the Festival with a keynote address by Oscar-nominated animator David Silverman, Director of The Simpsons and The Simpsons Movie. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th June 2013

Inspector Gadget Reboot Tops Off TELETOON Canada’s Latest Original Production Slate

teletoonTELETOON Canada Inc. has announced its latest original production slate, featuring a brand new CGI version of the beloved Canadian animated series Inspector Gadget and swashbuckling new series Pirate Express, as well as the renewals of Rocket Monkeys (Season 2), Endangered Species (Season 2), Total Drama (Season 6) and Johnny Test (Season 7). This announcement was made from the Banff World Media Festival, where TELETOON is a proud sponsor of the Kids and Animation program for the fourth consecutive year. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th June 2013

NFB Launches Free iPad App McLaren’s Workshop

nfbiPad users can now discover the genius of animation pioneer Norman McLaren and find out how their artistic skills compare to his, using his creative tools and techniques to make and share new works of their own. All of this and more can be found in McLaren’s Workshop, the new free iPad app developed by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and now available in Apple’s App Store. Selected as the Editors’ Choice at Apple’s App Store, McLaren’s Workshop lets users discover the techniques pioneered by the founder of animation at the NFB, enabling them to bring images to life, just as he did. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th June 2013

DHX Media Inks Merchandising Licenses For Johnny Test And Caillou

dhx mediaDHX Media Ltd. has signed a number of licensing deals for its popular kids’ and entertainment properties Johnny Test and Caillou. Johnny Test has been licensed in a multiyear worldwide deal with Percy3D for their line of digital party products, and toy licensee Imports Dragon has renewed their license with DHX Media for Johnny Test. Caillou has been licensed by PlayWorld Mobile which will be producing a global mobile app. An agreement has also been signed by Les Chocolats Vadeboncoeur, who will be making chocolates inspired by the show in a multiyear deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th May 2013

Toronto Animation Arts Festival International Returns This July

taafiThe Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI), celebrating the best of animation arts from around the world, is back for its second year this July 26th through 28th at TIFF Bell Lightbox and Corus Quay. With the addition of expanded industry and family programming new this year, TAAFI is quickly becoming Canada’s premiere animation festival. The industry-focused festival programme will continue to broaden and enlighten audiences from all strata of the animation industry with insights from industry leaders and speakers, exclusive events, a range of skills and business development opportunities for the amateur and professional artist alike, and a platform for the burgeoning animation industry within Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

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