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Podcast EP146: Show Creator Ali Kellner on How to Create a Winning Pitch Bible

The Toronto-based animator discusses her festival competition-winning pitch for ‘Melrose Middle School;’ the key to successful pitching; option agreements; and creating a compelling character for TV animation. 

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Podcast EP145: Adam Rosenberg and the Most Ambitious Pixilation Project Ever

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 2:49pm

The indie filmmaker, director, editor, and animator discusses his current production, ‘Alphabetical Athleticalz,’ which just might be the most ambitious pixilation project ever.

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Podcast EP144: Alex Plapinger Shares How to Become an Animation EP

The executive producer shares how he built his career producing projects for TV and short films including ‘Water Bear’ and ‘Desert Island,’ and the more recent FXX ‘Cake’ shorts such as ‘Swan Boy’ and ‘The Beings.’

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Podcast EP143: How William Allinson Gets Stop-Motion Gigs in Toronto

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 1:24pm

The artist shares how he’s built his career working on animated on projects like ‘New Math,’ ‘Dad Fight,’ Canadian Tire spots, and ‘Ultra City Smiths.’

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Podcast EP142: How Isaac King Established a Stop-Motion Career in Toronto

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 27, 2021 at 9:05am

The artist shares how he built a career in Toronto, directing commercial shorts for nearly two decades while producing his own award-winning films including ‘Whatever Tree,’ ‘Fly Away,’ and ‘Sticks and Stones.’

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Genius Brands Buys Wow! Unlimited Media

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 9:31am

Leading media company scoops up Canadian animation producer and its growing list of projects for clients like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Mattel; acquisition also includes famed Channel Frederator, which boasts 2,500 channels and over 1 billion ad-supported YouTube views each month.

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Podcast EP120: What 26 Years at Pixar Taught Shawn Krause

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 16, 2021 at 1:00pm

The creative director of animation and story at Spire Studios talks about his experience as an animator and animation supervisor at the legendary home of ‘Toy Story.’

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Podcast EP119: VFX Production Manager Wahid Ibn Reza's Career Move from Bangladesh to Canada

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 2:40pm

The writer, director, and VFX/animation production manager talks about how he became an accomplished actor before giving up everything to pursue a film career in Vancouver.

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Podcast EP118: Steve Angel on Running Head Gear Animation For 24 Years

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 25, 2021 at 10:20am

The Toronto studio’s co-founder and director shares how he quickly went from animator to director to starting his own award-winning company in 1997, and how he’s faced many ups and downs over the last two decades.

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Podcast EP117: Stop-Motion Director Sinem Sakaoglu on Building a Career In Germany

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 12:10pm

The film, commercial, and music video director shares what it was like moving from Turkey to the U.S., and finally Germany, in pursuit of a creatively fulfilling animation career.

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Podcast EP116: Stop-Motion Animator Max Winston on Running an Independent Studio

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 8:11am

Famed for ‘I Live in the Woods,’ the artist shares the journey that led to launching his own company, RatBat Studios.

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‘Castlevania’ Season 4 Images and Synopsis Revealed

Ahead of its May 13 premiere, Netflix shares that the new season focuses on the collapse of Wallachia as a mysterious force attempts to resurrect Dracula, and nobody can be trusted.

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Sypha, Trevor, Alucard and ‘Castlevania’ Return to Netflix May 13

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:01am

Let the vampire hunting begin! Frederator Studios’ hugely popular anime series, based on the Konami video game, is back for Season 4.

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Podcast EP100: Terry Ibele's Journey from Business to Stop-Motion and Starting This Podcast

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9:18am

Celebrating his 100th Animation Industry Podcast episode, our host shares his path from a career in business to starting over in the world of stop-motion.

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Podcast EP99: Matt Fernandes Shares How He Created 'Dino Ranch' From Sketch to Greenlight

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 22, 2021 at 8:50am

The co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Toronto’s Industrial Brothers discusses developing, funding, and selling an animated TV series.

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Frederator Studios Options ‘Parasol Protectorate’ Steampunk Novels

Genre-mashup book series by Gail Carriger follows the exploits of daring Alexia Tarabotti as she unravels a dangerous mystery in paranormal Victorian London.

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Podcast EP98: Nico Colaleo's Journey to Become an Animation Editor and Creator of ‘Ollie & Scoops’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 12:58pm

The artist discusses the ins and outs of what an editor for animation does, and what it takes to produce a new episode each month of his own indie show.

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Podcast EP97: Disney TV Animation Storyboard Artist Lila Martinez's Journey from Mexico to the US

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 10:07am

The Disney artist discusses her career path that eventually saw her work on some of TV’s biggest animated shows, including ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘American Dad!’

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Podcast EP96: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu And Joe Wilson Share Their ‘Kapaemahu’ Creative Journey

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11:24am

The Hawaiian filmmakers discuss their 2D animated short, which tells the story of the healing power of four mysterious stones found on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii - and the legendary dual male and female spirits within them.

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Podcast EP95: Clyde Henry Productions Talks About Animation, Storytelling, Puppets, and Snails

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 25, 2021 at 3:02pm

Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, who produced ‘Madame Tutli-Putli’ and ‘Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life’ with the National Film Board of Canada, discuss their upcoming NFB film and how they created strange hats for Cirque du Soliel.

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Podcast EP94: How Henry Bonsu Successfully Pitched ‘Lazor Wulf’ To Adult Swim

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 11:19am

The series creator discusses his show’s rollercoaster journey from humble webcomic to fan favorite and Season 2 renewal.

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