Calgary based animation studio Squid Brain Studios Inc. (newly formed and partnering with New Machine Studios, website: is looking for 2D animators to work on a new production. The contract for animation on this production will take place over several months (August 2020 – February 2021) and final animation including credits will be 24 minutes in length. 


About the project:

Start Date: August 3, 2020

End Date: End of January/Mid February 2021

Contract duration: 7 months

Technology requirements: TVPaint (production will be completed in TVPaint, program license provided) 

Compensation: $1 per completed frame of clean animation. 



  • Work from keyframes on each shot and deliver a rough animation pass for review
  • Once rough animation pass is approved, complete a pass to clean up rough linework so that the shot can be passed on to be colour
  • Report to the Animation Director



  • Knowledge of/experience using TVPaint an asset
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of 2D animation
  • Creative problem-solving skills and a keen eye for detail
  • Willingness to work on a team and take direction
  • Currently legally entitled to work in Canada.


Interested animators should send CV and demo reel to Pat Wilding (, animators selected will be contacted further. 

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