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Reflecting on Lessons & Life in Animation with Chris Wieme

Reflecting on Lessons & Life in Animation with Chris Wieme

Chris Wieme is an incredibly capable and efficient animator, and he has carved out a lifelong career in 2D animation in central and western Canada. In this episode Chris talks about some of the key lessons he's learned as an animator. For anyone embarking on a career...

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Looney Tunes Have Returned

Looney Tunes Have Returned

 Anyone who grew up in my era remembers Saturday morning cartoons.  Even back then we knew that Bugs Bunny was the best, back before the cheap animation coming from overseas was available on a myriad of channels. Give me Warner Brothers and 3 working channels back in...

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Looney Tunes reboot will premiere at Annecy

Looney Tunes reboot will premiere at Annecy

Looney Tunes returns! It has been a dream to be part of the effort working with the talented team at Warner Bros to bring the Looney Tunes characters back to life at animation shop Tonic DNA in Montreal. With producer Howard Huxham, our core team of animators brought...

Green Eggs and Ham Coming to Netflix this Fall

Green Eggs and Ham Coming to Netflix this Fall

https://youtu.be/_LAUBQTyE5M  Green Eggs and Ham animated series is coming to Netflix this November. Produced by Ellen Degeneres. Voice talent includes Adam Devine and Michael Douglas. I worked on this project with Michael Greenholt on episodes 6 and 8. The story is a...

Les Dindons, or Turkeys, for Educ’Alcool

Les Dindons, or Turkeys, for Educ’Alcool

The Educ'Alcool campaign in Quebec has been a lot of fun as we were mandated to produce old school animation. Both are getting loads of air time in Canada. This spot is Turkeys, or Les Dindons, below both the English and French versions. Les Dindons...

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