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Mercury Filmworks Teaming with Turnip + Duck Studio for ‘Bunny McBee’

Canadian-Irish co-production deal for original 2D-animated short-form preschool series created by Emmy-nominated 'Hilda' director Andy Coyle signed at Annecy.

Calling All Canadian Creators Headline News

Submissions Open: OIAF TAC Pitch THIS! 2024

Annual competition offers Canadian creators a unique opportunity to refine their craft and reach an audience of peers, studio executives, and potential buyers; semi-finals and finals take place during TAC, which run September 25-27.

Defeat the Badjelly Headline News

Production Underway on ‘Badjelly’ Kids’ Animated Series

Mukpuddy Animation, Sphere Animation, and Cantilever Media team up on the show, based on the beloved 1973 story from legendary comedian Spike Milligan, starring the ‘Harry Potter’ film franchise’s Miriam Margolyes OBE; debut set for 2025. 

All Eyes on Ottawa Headline News

Netflix’s ‘Hilda’ Season 3 Sneak Peek Comes to OIAF 2023

Sony Pictures Television-Kids and Mercury Filmworks bring 2-episodes of the Emmy, BAFTA, and Annie Award-winning animated series to the Ottawa International Animation Festival September 21; the 3rd and final season streams in December - the festival runs September 20-24.

On the Road to Ottawa! Headline News

All Eyes on Ottawa - OIAF 2023 Schedule is Live

The 5-day festival and TV animation conference, featuring screenings, exhibits, workshops, and entertainment, is around the corner, running September 20-24.

We're Sad to See You Go ANIMATIONWorld

Paul Rudish Talks ‘Steamboat Silly,’ the Final ‘New’ Mickey Mouse Short

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 28, 2023 at 10:30am

After a decade and more than 120 episodes, ‘The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse,’ previously known as ‘Mickey Mouse’ shorts, concludes its magnificent run with one last film, a walk down memory lane that pays homage to the one that started it all, premiering today on Disney+.

Calling All Canadian Creators Headline News

Call for Submissions: OIAF TAC Pitch THIS! 2023

The program, open exclusively to Canadian creators, pairs 10 semi-finalists with industry mentors for a chance to pitch animated series concepts – submissions begin May 1; The Ottawa International Animation Festival runs September 20-24.

Can I Get a Word In? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Interrupting Chicken’ Teaches Kids Storytelling Outside the Lines

2D series adaptation of David Ezra Stein’s award-winning children’s book series about a young chicken whose imagination runs wild as she continually interrupts her story time premieres today on Apple TV+.

As I Was Saying Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Interrupting Chicken’ Trailer

Based on the award-winning books by David Ezra Stein, new animated series introduces kids to the joys of creative writing with Piper, a young chicken with a wild imagination - the show hits the streamer this month, with holiday special ‘A Chicken Carol’ coming in December.

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+.

Countdown to Pitch THIS! Headline News

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.

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‘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.

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