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‘The Flying Sailor’ Wins Sundance 2023 Animated Short Film Prize

Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis continue to rack up festival wins with their 2D/3D film, inspired by the 1917 Halifax Explosion, that tells the tale of the man who was hurled two kilometers by the blast and lived to tell.

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Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby Mark a Triumphant Return with ‘The Flying Sailor’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:16am

The Academy Award-nominated and Palme d’Or-winning duo reveal the poetry of a near-death experience in their latest animated short.

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Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’ Award-Winning ‘The Flying Sailor’ Now Streaming

Inspired by the true-life story of a man who survived being blown two kilometers through the air by the 1917 Halifax Explosion, the new animated short is now streaming free on ‘The New Yorker’ Screening Room’s digital channel.

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Corus Entertainment Launches Teletoon+

Premium kids streaming service now available in Canada on Amazon Prime Video Channels, Bell Fibe TV app and set-top-box, Virgin Plus, and RiverTV; popular series include ‘Teen Titans Go!’ ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons,’ and ‘Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?’

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Framestore Adds VFX Supervisor François Dumoulin

The studio’s Canada-based VFX supervisor roster expands with former Rodeo FX supe; this follows the integration of Method Studios’ team, which recently added 6 VFX supervisors across the company’s Montreal and Vancouver locations.

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Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’ ‘The Flying Sailor’ to Premiere at TIFF

Inspired by the true and tragic 1917 Halifax Explosion, the NFB-produced short contemplates the journey of a sailor who survived the blast and his ensuing sudden and unexpected voyage; film makes its North American debut next month at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

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The Deadline Approaches: Submit Now to OIAF 2022 Pitch THIS!

There are only 3 days left for Canadian creators to submit original animated series content to Mercury Filmworks’ annual pitching competition returning in-person to the festival’s TAC business conference, running September 21 – 23; entries must be received by June 30.

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OIAF 2022 Pitch THIS!’ Submissions Now Open

The festival and Mercury Filmworks announce the annual competition’s in-person return as part of TAC, offering Canadian creators a unique opportunity to refine their craft and reach an audience of peers, studio executives, and potential buyers; entry deadline is June 30.

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DNEG’s Toronto Studio Now Open

Studio’s doors opened May 13 with 150+ new hires; studio’s latest Canadian expansion comes amidst tremendous growth in worldwide demand for VFX and animation services.

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Podcast EP 159: Alba Medinyà's Journey from Spain to Canada in Pursuit of Stop-Motion

The Spanish illustrator and 2D/stop-motion animator discusses the journey she took to Canada to pursue her animation career, how she found work, and her ultimate decision to return to Spain.

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How to Dominate the Animation Industry in 2022

Animators in the $32B 3D & VFX industry are always working; with over 62,000 animation jobs in the US alone and continued growth expected for the foreseeable future, there’s never been a better time to start a career.

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Season 2 of ‘Cartoon Punch’ Launches on Twitch

Frederator Media’s interactive game show gives contestants audience prompts and challenges; the digital event will raise money for ‘Feed the Children’ with viewers able to make donations via a link on Twitch.

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Pixomondo Creates ‘McDonald’s Friends’ Via Virtual Production

LED Volume technology moves from otherworldly to Main Street with real-time CG digital environments that eliminate production cost overages common in on site shoots.

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Paramount+ Announces ‘Big Nate’ Voice Cast

The all-new animated series, based on the kids’ books and comics by Lincoln Peirce, will hit the streamer in 2022; voice actors include Rob Delaney, Dove Cameron, and Bryce Charles.

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Nelvana Greenlights ‘Bakugan: Evolutions’ Season 4

Studio also secures new licensing deals in Canada and France; the Bakugan heroes return with all new episodes in early 2022 – Seasons 1-3 now streaming on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada.

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Winners Revealed for 13th Festival Stop Motion Montreal

A virtual awards ceremony honored a multi-national list of films including ‘Fresh Breeze’ by Gabriella Coumau, Alyx Ecalle, Saliha Sittler and Constantin Rytz; ‘Love is Just a Death Away’ by Bára Anna Stejskalová; ‘Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice’ by Zacharias Kunuk; and ‘Üks imeline mees’ (‘A Most Exquisite Man’) by Jonas Taul.

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Federation Kids & Family Inks ‘Presto! School of Magic’ Distribution Deal

The kids’ animated series from TeamTO, produced by M6 and TéléTOON+, heads to Latin America, Africa, Norway and Canada; series is based on StudioCanal’s popular feature film.

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Nelvana Launches ‘Talent Incubator: Black Write Edition’

The initiative, developed in partnership with Kids Can Press, is designed to discover, support, and mentor emerging Black storytellers and illustrators in Canada; selected creatives interested in kids’ TV animation with receive support in pitch development and an introduction to industry professionals.

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Pixomondo Taps Alex Webster to Head New London Virtual Production Division

The award-winning studio announces UK operations will launch this month; former Framestore managing director will be joined in London by CEO Jonny Slow to directly support company’s VP services expansion in Europe.

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Festival Stop Motion Montréal Returns with Spotlight on Indigenous Artists

The 13th edition runs September 10-19, and features the panel discussion, ‘Indigenous Stop-Motion Productions—Voices and Images,’ and a stop-motion character workshop by Jean-François Lévesque.

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DNEG Animation Names Tom Jacomb President

Previous managing director will now oversee the studio’s worldwide expansion efforts; five new senior hires include VFX supervisors Freddy Chaleur and Yancy Lindquist, animation director Jay Boose, head of look development Sonja Burchard, and producer Audrey Ford.

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