‘This is a first for Calgary’: Public art on 17th Avenue S.W. aims to bring back business – Calgary – CBC News

The City of Calgary hopes a series of public art projects will draw people to businesses affected by 17th Avenue S.W. construction, but restaurant owners in the area aren’t so sure it will work.”I know that New York and Montreal and cities like that have done this in the past. This is a first for Calgary,” said Logan Tolsma, a senior project engineer with the city.

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7 NFB Movies That Prove Canada Is An Animation Powerhouse | Cultured Vultures

Formed in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada has been bringing the work of great Canadian filmmakers to the world.

They are responsible for some of the most politically incisive and socially impactive documentaries of the 20th century, their initiatives to create programs for indigenous filmmakers has helped to promote diversity in the arts, and their influence on the technology of medium is immeasurable.

But, more importantly, they produce cartoons.

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Largest Hand Drawn Animation Studio Formed in Canada-Colombia JV

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ConVRter Technologies Inc. of Vancouver, announced that it is forming Last Studio Standing Inc. (www.laststudiostanding.com) with Conexion Creativa of Colombia in order to make the largest hand drawn studio in the Americas.

The company is focusing on science fiction-based animated film and television productions including science based children’s content.  In addition, they will co-produce adult animation content that does not fall into the manga genre. “We are taking a new path for animated film, but one that is well traveled in graphic novels and popular with audiences, yet not as prevalent in the mainstream media as it should be,” said ConVRter Technologies CEO Jonathan Kitzen.

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