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Hi! Our house is full of easels, oil paint, film equipment, and animation tables, because we all create. Yep, every single one of us. Come on in…

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Animating From Saskatoon to Kelowna with Chris Wieme

Animating From Saskatoon to Kelowna with Chris Wieme

Canadian animator Chris Wieme trained in animation and fashioned an early career in the most unlikely of places: the prairie provinces of Canada. Yet his work is as strong as any who have trained at the more prestigious animation schools or worked at the bigger...

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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...

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...

Educ’ Alcool Porcupine

Educ’ Alcool Porcupine

Another Educ' Alcool commercial of mine that Guillaume Blackburn and Sam Cabanac animated. We all have a lot of unbelievable fun on these particular commericals. https://vimeo.com/246454867 Here's some rough animation by Sam Cabanac of some of the characters....

Educ’ Alcool Gorilla

Educ’ Alcool Gorilla

Guillaume Blackburn and Sam Cabanac both animated on this Educ' Alcool commercial I directed at Tonic DNA. It's rare that an agency gives us as much freedom to have so much fun creating characters and animating them in old school 2D animated worlds.  This one is...

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