Animation Day: a 50 year celebration at Sheridan

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Animation Day: a 50 year celebration at Sheridan

To mark a half-century of teaching animation at Sheridan, the college is hosting an Animation Day on Campus this Thursday, February 7th.

Graduates of Sheridan’s Animation programs have produced some of the most beloved characters in television and film and have been recognized for their work with Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys and Annie Awards.

Alumni from the Honours Bachelor of Animation program’s Class of 2009 will attend Animation Day on Campus, representing studios like DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Animation, Warner Bros. and Corus Entertainment.

The event will include screenings of student films from the past 50 years, a ‘wall of success’ displaying a history of Sheridan’s animation programs, a craft-making booth and games. There will also be an opportunity to send best wishes to the three Sheridan graduates who are currently Oscar contenders.

All members of the community, students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Animation Day Information

Animation Day takes place on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The celebration happens in the A-Wing Pit at Sheridan College, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville.

Oscars and Sheridan Animation

Historically, Sheridan alumni have had a strong representation at the Oscars.

  1. 1985, John Minnis (Animation ’83) won Best Animated Short Film for Charade.
  2. 2003, Eric Armstrong (Computer Animation ’88) won for his work on The Chubbchubbs!
  3. 2015 three of the five films nominated for Oscars in the Best Animated Feature category were directed by Sheridan-trained animators, including Chris Williams, who won that year for Big Hero 6.
  4. 2017 Alan Barillaro (Animation ’96) took home an Academy Award for his short film, Piper.

For the 91st Academy Awards Sheridan has 4 Animation Alumni:

  1. Trevor Jimenez
  2. Domee Shi
  3. Michael Fukushima


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