Fall 2016 News from Switch VFX & Animation

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The new Switch VFX & Animation tagline Two Talents, One Switch (VFX & Animation) revealed recently showcases the depth of our newly energized company. We have built a creative powerhouse, unlike any other in Canada that delivers breathtaking visual effects and quality animation to our clients, partners and viewers worldwide.

Watch for George of the Jungle on Teletoon in Canada. This exciting co-production with Singapore is just one of our many international relationships which have resulted in entertaining animated content for children around the world.

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In addition, check out this incredible commercial for Plan Canada we were privileged to work on.  Join Switch in rallying behind girls and cheering for gender equality.

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Also, now available: The SWITCH Scholarship at Seneca College awarded to deserving third year students in the 2D or Digital Animation stream of the Animation program. Apply by the end of October!

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Take a look at our reels to see our work.  Animation and Visual Effects

Two Talents, One Switch

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New tagline. Same creators.

The new Switch VFX & Animation tagline revealed today showcases the depth of the energized company. Two Talents, One Switch will be seen in the new Fall 2016 trade advertising campaign in both print and online.

Pete Denomme, Executive Producer of both entities is excited by the prospect of offering both talent and opportunity to the global production community from an 8000 square foot contemporary Canadian headquarters stating “We have built a creative powerhouse, unlike any other in Canada that delivers breathtaking visual effects and quality animation to our clients, partners and viewers around the world”

The campaign launches this month in advance of MIPCOM and MIP Junior.

About Us

Switch VFX & Switch Animation is an award-winning artist owned studio that provides exceptional digital visual effects and animated content from initial concept developments all the way to the final deliveries for some of the best names in the industry including Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Disney, Nickelodeon, Teletoon, Dreamworks, and BBC kids. We foster creative excellence, technology innovation, and straightforward communication that reaches the sweet spot between artists and technical specialists.

Yowza Exec Switches to New Firm

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A former executive at the digital arm of Canadian studio Yowza Animation has relaunched the company under a new name via a partnership with Toronto-based Switch VFX.

Pete Denomme, who set up the Yowza Digital arm of Yowza Animation in 2003, has now joined forces with Switch VFX to create Switch VFX & Switch Animation. This follows Denomme parting company with Yowza Animation co-founder Claude Chiasson in the fall of last year, with Denomme retaining ownership of Yowza Digital, which focuses on 3D animation. Chiasson, meanwhile, retained Yowza Animation and has since sold the company to veteran Yowza Digital executive Heather Walker for an undisclosed fee.

“Expertise in dual disciplines allow us to offer two creative services to our client partners with the ease of only one phone call,” said Denomme, who will be CEO of the new entity.
New work from Switch will launch early in September 2016 on Canadian broadcaster Teletoon, while projects are also lined up with major studios, according to the company.

This article was originally posted on C21 Media.

Denomme Launches Switch VFX & Switch Animation

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Pete Denomme, formerly of Yowza! Animation, has announced the formation of a new company.

Switch VFX & Switch Animation is a new Toronto-based production studio focused on 2D-animation service work. The studio provides digital visual effects and animated content from initial concept development through to final delivery for Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Disney, Nickelodeon, Teletoon, Dreamworks and BBC kids. Denomme will serve as CEO.

Switch is also currently working on 52 x 11-minutes series George of the Jungle—in partnership with Corus Entertainment—which will launch in September on Teletoon. The studio plans to roll out an initial development slate at the 2017 edition of Kidscreen Summit.

Additionally, the company is currently in pre-production on a Mexican animated feature in partnership with Studio Upstairs, is finalizing an animated opening sequence for a video game and has completed two versions of a CGI-animated commercial for Stride Rite.

Recently, Heather Walker purchased traditional 2D-toon studio Yowza! Animation from founder Claude Chiasson.

This article was originally posted on Kidscreen.

Switch VFX Launches Animation Biz

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Switch VFX has grown a new production company, Switch Animation, to be headed by the former Yowza Digital’s co-founder Pete Denomme. Based in Toronto, the new united force of Switch VFX and Switch Animation will bring cutting-edge technological capabilities and a reputation for creative excellence to both animation and visual effects projects.

“Expertise in dual disciplines allow us to offer two creative services to our client partners with the ease of only one phone call” says the new entity’s CEO, Denomme. “We also provide great opportunities to new artists with a deep desire for varied learning and career development”

New work from Switch is set to launch on Teletoon in September, and the company has major studio projects lined-up through 2017.

This article was originally posted on Animation Magazine.

Switch VFX Welcomes Switch Animation: A Dynamic Brand Built on Partnership

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Toronto Ontario, June 23, 2016 – Pete Denomme, former Yowza Digital Co-Creator announced today the formation of an exciting new company that builds on the legacy of a great brand with a reputation for creative excellence.

Switch VFX & Switch Animation is a unique production company in Canada whose mandate is to transform great ideas into impactful imagery using both leading edge animation and inventive visual effects.

“Expertise in dual disciplines allow us to offer two creative services to our client partners with the ease of only one phone call” says Pete Denomme, CEO of the new entity. “We also provide great opportunities to new artists with a deep desire for varied learning and career development”

New work from Switch will launch early in September 2016 on Teletoon with projects lined up from major studios to keep the teams busy through 2016/2017.

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Website: www.switchent.com
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About Us: Switch VFX & Switch Animation is an award-winning artist owned studio that provides exceptional digital visual effects and animated content from initial concept developments all the way to the final deliveries for some of the best names in the industry including Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Disney, Nickelodeon, Teletoon, Dreamworks, and BBC kids. We foster creative excellence, technology innovation, and straightforward communication that reaches the sweet spot between artists and technical specialists. Visit the Switch website at www.switchent.com

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Anne Denomme, Marketing & Communication @ Switch VFX & Switch Animation 416-578-0017 OR [email protected]