PANELS - NFB's "Get Animated!" Panel in Toronto

"Get Animated!" is the NFB’s annual cross-Canada animation celebration, bringing you some of Canada’s finest animated films.

The NFB, in partnership with a number of organizations across the country, brought the magic of animation to over a dozen cities through three exclusive screening programs, including two for children and families.

Get Animated! marks International Animation Day with an amazing selection of films: from boldly experimental to flat-out funny, there’s something for everyone. Add workshops that show you how to make your own animated films, and you’ve got a truly irresistible series of events—all absolutely free.

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International ( ) arranged for us to cover this discussion, which was held at OCAD ( ), during the Toronto portion of "Get Animated!". "Get Animated!" is an NFB / ONF event currently crossing Canada. For more information about it visit the event page on the NFB website:

• Roddy McManus - Executive Director - Animation, NFB
• Philippe Blanchard - Professor, OCAD
• Heather Walker - Director of Development, Yowza Animation
• Frank Falcone - Creative Director / Founder, Guru Studio
• Mark Jones - Acting Dean, Seneca College School of Creative Arts and Animation
• Tony Tarantini - Professor, Sheridan College
• Peter Hudeki - Professor, Durham College
• Ben McEvoy - Co-Founder, TAAFI / Director, CASO