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Rescue Rangers Return! VFXWorld

Pre, Tech, and Post: The Many ‘Vizings’ of ‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’

Visualization supervisor Tefft Smith talks previs, techvis, and postvis on the production of Akiva Schaffer’s hybrid live-action/CG animated action-comedy, starring John Mulaney and Andy Samberg, now streaming on Disney+.

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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.

Rescue Rangers Return! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers’ Takes a Loving Jab at Reboot Culture

Writers Doug Mand and Dan Gregor never thought their offbeat comedy mystery 'comeback' film would get made, but when Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and John Mulaney came aboard, the 2D/CG/live-action hybrid film suddenly didn’t seem so crazy.

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Podcast EP 154: Mercury Filmworks CCO Heath Kenny on How to Leap From Maker to Manager

The animator, writer, producer and development exec discusses careers, opportunities, and choosing the best path forward; he shares his journey from New Zealand to Canada and how he ultimately made the jump to management.

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Mercury Filmworks Names Guillaume Dubois VP of Production

The veteran animation exec and co-founder of Caribara Montreal is tapped to manage studio’s production pipeline, including ‘Pangors of Puddle Peak,’ ‘Octicorn,’ and ‘Bad Jelly the Witch.’

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Mercury Filmworks and Mukpuddy Teaming on ‘Badjelly the Witch’

Studios to co-produce Spike Mulligan’s modern, irreverent fairy tale as a 2D animated series; adaptation promises madcaps adventures with quirky characters, matter-of-fact magic, and weird and wonderful surprises – and of course, good triumphing over evil.

Netflix ANIMATIONWorld

‘Centaurworld’ Shares Megan Nicole Dong’s Love of Animation and Musical Theater

The former ‘Pinky Malinky’ supervising director’s new series, about a war horse magically transported to a strange land of silly, singing centaurs of all species, shapes, and sizes, premieres July 30 on Netflix.

Got a Story to Tell? Headline News

Virtual OIAF Pitch THIS! Now Accepting Entries from Canadian Creators

Festival and Mercury Filmworks announce the second ever virtual competition, offering wider reach and accessibility to new creative voices; entry deadline is June 15.

In Passing Headline News

Mercury Filmworks Establishes ‘Kevin Kocvar Editing Award’

Created to honor the studio’s late employee, an alumnus of Algonquin College, the $5,000 annual gift will reward a Film and Media Production program graduate with passion for excellence in editing matched by leadership, mentoring, kindness, and desire to learn and grow in the editorial field.

Mickey Mouse in the House! ANIMATIONWorld

Paul Rudish Talks the All-New ‘The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 11:42am

Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and a slew of their friends, and a few villains, are back in a brand-new series of animated shorts, premiering today, Mickey’s birthday, on Disney+.

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OIAF Pitch THIS! Goes Virtual, Now Accepting Entries from Canadian Creators

Festival and Mercury Filmworks announce first virtual competition, offering wider reach and accessibility to new creative voices.

Cartoon Saloon Headline News

Lighthouse Studios Names Claire Finn Managing Director

Experienced media creative combines decades of content development and advertising experience in driving expansion for full-service animation studio formed by Canada’s Mercury Filmworks and Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon.

Cartoon Saloon Headline News

Mercury Filmworks and Cartoon Saloon Launch Lighthouse Studios

New full-service animation studio based in Kilkenny focused on the development of animated children’s and family television entertainment to create 140 jobs over the next three years.

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Toon Boom’s Harmony 14 is Here!

Latest release of award-winning 2D animation and storyboarding software employed at studios like Bento Box Entertainment, Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks Animation and Fox Television Animation features new toolsets for artists and an enhanced 3D workflow.