Radio & Television at the Ottawa Animation Fest: Programmers smell of fear in move to multi-platform

OTTAWA - In the animation business, where technological revolution has been commonplace since Canada’s Norman McLaren began drawing directly onto film stock here 65 years ago, today’s multi-platform hype is just the latest phenomenon. It’s a development that poses challenges and creates opportunity, according to the keynote speaker and panellists at the third annual Television Animation Conference, held last week as part of the 30th Ottawa International Animation Festival. As Michael Ouweleen, senior vice-president programming and development at Cartoon Network, told TAC delegates, “In my meetings, there’s sort of a smell of fear in the room. Everyone in television, I...

Our industry and COVID-19

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