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Abella, The World’s First Animated Tooth Fairy Influencer© Retains Switch VFX and Animation!

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Houston, TX – July 25, 2022–The award winning children’s book series, “The World’s First Tooth Fairy…Ever” by Zane Carson Carruth has retained Switch VFX and Animation for its upcoming, first ever, Animated Tooth Fairy Influencer©.


The World’s First Tooth Fairy series is loved by so many children as it follows the main character, Abella, through her adventures learning valuable life lessons from her tales and now talking about products that are helpful to parents, families and children world-wide.


“Bringing back innocence into news segments where my little Abella can share some great products while on her tooth flights is something to tune into,” said Abella’s creator, Zane Carson Carruth. “I couldn’t be happier working with Rick Siggelkow and Switch VFX and Animation on the 3D creation, it’s so very exciting!” added Zane.


As the pilot that Abella, The First Animated Tooth Fairy Influencer stars in is underway, brands and product companies have been writing to get involved.  Networks have shown interest and the excitement of what’s to come for viewers watching the news with their families just as bloggers have their segments; Abella will have her moment of flight!


“Great to join forces again with Rick Siggelkow to animate the continuing adventures of Abella, our first work for an influencer focused on content for children, parents and families.” says Pete Denomme CEO/ Executive Producer of Switch VFX and Animation.


For information on sponsorship opportunities, network slot or media inquiries, please contact Executive Producer for the series, Adrienne Mazzone, President, TransMedia Group 561-908-1683


About Switch VFX & Animation

Switch VFX & Animation is the only award-winning, artist owned, boutique Canadian studio that provides exceptional digital visual effects and animated content from initial concept development through to final delivery for some of the best names in the industry including Netflix, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Disney, Nickelodeon, Teletoon, Dreamworks and BBC Kids. Visit the Switch website at



About Zane Carson Carruth

Zane Carson Carruth is an award-winning international children’s book author, a certified business etiquette and protocol professional and sits on numerous non-profit boards in Houston, TX as well as the Vice President of Carruth Foundation.  Zane serves on the SPCA board of directors and the capital campaign committee. She has raised more than $3 million for the new campus, and last year as the co-chair of the 2021 Howl-O-Ween Ball, helped raise $1 million.

Her books have won awards such as the Story Monsters Seal of Approval, the Story Book of Approval, and the Purple Dragonfly Book AwardHer 4th book in her trademarked series The World’s First Tooth Fairy… Ever, titled Abella Goes to the Rodeo, is the winner of the 2022 Parent and Teacher Choice Award from and has also won the 2022 Purple Dragonfly Award. Abella is also the first animated Tooth Fairy Influencer!


Carruth has been honored to be named an ABC13 Woman of Distinction for 2020, Top Inspiring Woman Impact Maker for 2020, an honoree of The Houston Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Award, St Judes Woman of Philanthropy for Houston TX 2021. She is also honored to serve as First Lady of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for the 2021 to 2023 season, since her husband, Brady Carruth, was recently named chairman of the Rodeo. Carruth’s book series The World’s First Tooth Fairy… Ever are available on AmazonTarget online, Barnes and NobleWalmart, and

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2022 Switch Scholarship Winners!

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We at Switch Animation & VFX are passionate about our service work, co-production and supporting the education of the next generation of digital artists. Our investment in the industries future starts with scholarships at key Ontario Colleges teaching creativity in animation and visual effects.


See the 2022 recipients reels as chosen by their professors. Contact information can be found HERE





HIRING! VFX Compositors

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Come work your magic at Switch VFX as an experienced VFX Compositor




  • Responsible for creating high quality digital composites and visual effects
  • Take shots from start to finish and working elements generated by others to create more complex scenes
  • Taking briefs and direction from VFX supervisors to complete assigned shots
  • Integrate the various layers or elements of a live-action shot
  • Follow production process and develop creative approaches and problem-solving
  • Ability to work closely with visual effects supervisors and producers
  • Work with creative team to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard
  • Take lead in problem solving





  • 5+ years’ experience a must
  • Must be an Ontario Resident
  • College diploma in visual effect compositing
  • Must have knowledge working with 4K files
  • Must have film, grain, colour, rotoscopting and 2D tracking experience
  • Must have in depth knowledge of the tools available in Nuke
  • Must have knowledge of working in 3D space with Nuke
  • Must have knowledge of working with 3D cameras and projection systems within Nuke
  • 3D tracking skill with Nuke, Syntheyes or PFtrack
  • Must have a keen eye for detail, composition, light and color to create photo real scenes
  • Must be able to take direction and work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid knowledge of current art techniques and willingness to learn and adapt to new skills/tools
  • Ability to apply design principles in producing graphic arts reflecting instruction and guideline with a minimum supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills for multi-tasking in a dynamic working environment


We appreciate the time taken by all applicants, however due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee a reply. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Portfolios and extra materials will not be returned or kept on file but may be brought in for interview purposes if necessary.


Job Location:

Switch VFX

128 Sterling Road, Suite 301

Toronto, ON M6R 2B7


Permanent, Full-Time

40 hours per week


We thank you for your interest; however, please take note that we will be contacting only those candidates that have been selected for the next steps.


Please submit your resume and link to portfolio by email



New kick at a Cinderella story #Sneakerella

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After falling in love with Kira King, the daughter of basketball star and sneaker tycoon Darius King, an aspirant Queens sneaker designer gains the confidence to pursue his dream of becoming a professional sneaker designer with the help of his best friend, Sami, and his Fairy Godfather. (Credit IMDB)


Check out this Original Movie streaming on DisneyPlus May 13th!


Inspiring Toronto Students to Animate with xoTO Schools

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Partnering to create opportunities for a career in Animation with Switch Animation, The Animation Lounge & xoTO Schools.



The City of Toronto, in collaboration with the local screen industry established xoTO Schools, a pilot program with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to enable enhanced access for location shooting at TDSB properties. xoTO Schools also created interactive education opportunities for high school students in a variety of areas of the film industry that includes co-op placements and workshops. Pete Denomme, CEO/EP at Switch Animation saw this as an area to pursue with the City of Toronto as his companies guiding principles include animation, education and inspiration. As such, Switch Animation, host and main sponsor of the Animation Lounge is proud to work with xoTO Schools to provide hands-on workshops to inspire students towards a career in Animation.


The first workshop of 2022 will be held March 23, 2022.

Check out FROM…because one wrong turn can change your life.

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Premiering February 20th on EPIX, FROM unravels the mystery of a nightmarish town that traps all those who enter. As the unwilling residents search for a way out, they must also survive the threats of the forest including the terrifying creatures that come out at night.  This American science fiction-horror television series was created and written by John Griffin and executive produced by the Russo brothers. Visual Effects, Switch VFX.



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