Barry A Sanders

The A is for Cartoons!

Experience

DHX Media, Halifax NS

Lead Animator — 2015-Present

Productions: Space Ranger Roger, Little People Place, Super Why, Wishenpoof

 

Animation Director — 2014-2015

Productions: Inspector Gadget

 

Nelvana Ltd, Toronto ON

Senior Animator — 2004-2013

Productions: Mike the Knight, Handy Manny, Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends, Pecola, Rolie Polie Ollie, Wild Wild Circus, Cyberchase

Lip-synch Artist — 2002

Productions: Rolie Polie Ollie

Animator — 2001-2002

Productions: The Santa Claus Brothers

 

Catapult Productions, Toronto ON

Lead Animator — 2002-2003

Productions: Monster by Mistake Season 3 & 4

Animator — 1998-2000

Productions: Monster by Mistake Season 1 & 2

 

Guru Studio, Toronto ON

Freelance Animator — 2002

Productions: Teletoon Interstitials, Kinder Egg Commercial, Teletoon “The Detour” Bumper

 

GVFX (Gajdecki Visual Effects), Toronto ON

Freelance Animator — 2002

Productions: The Santa Clause 2

 

Axyz Animation, Toronto ON

Animation Director, Animator, Storyboard Artist — 2002

Productions: Smithfield Ham Commercial

 

Animation Group Ltd, Toronto ON

Animator — 2001-2002

Productions: Ferreting, Apples & Oranges (NFB) 

Lead Storyboard Artist — 2000-2001

Productions: Ferretina

 

DKP (Dan Kerch Productions), Toronto ON

Modeller, Character Animator — 2000

Productions: Hess 2000 Christmas Truck Commercial, Toyota Ad Campaign

 

Loop Media Inc, Toronto ON

Modeller, Animator, Lighter — 1997-1998

Productions: Alpha Bits Commercial, Canadian Insurance Bureau Commercial, The New Music: Opening Credits

 

Centennial College: Creative Communication, Toronto ON

Instructor — 1997

Course: Multimedia Design

 

Cameron Interactive, Toronto ON

Animator, Designer, Graphic Artist — 1997

 

Funnybone Interactive, Canton CT

Project Manager, Illustrator, 2D Animator — 1994-1996

 

Acclaim Entertainment Inc, Oyster Bay NY

Graphic Designer — 1994

Education

Sheridan College, Toronto, ON

Building Digital Media Leaders Program, 2013

 

Centennial College: Bell Centre for Creative Communication, Toronto, ON

Certification for Computer Animation, 1997

 

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

BFA Illustration, 1994

 

Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY

Certification: Art Education Certification, 1994 

 

 

Professional Associations

Animatic T.O., Toronto, ON

Founder/Programmer, 2013-Present

 

Toronto Animated Image Society, Toronto, ON

Vice President, 2004-2007

Profile

A 19-year veteran of the animation industry, Barry recently completed Season One as the Animation Director for the new Inspector Gadget series at DHX in Halifax and is continuing there on new projects. His work includes commercial and television animation, storyboards, and illustration for a variety of clients and studios including DHX, Nelvana, Guru, Axyz and the National Film Board of Canada.

 

Barry also founded the Toronto based animation lecture series Animatic T.O. in 2013 and spent three years as the vice-president of the Toronto Animated Image Society.

 

A previous winner of TAC’s Pitch This competition and OIAF's Iron Developer contest, Barry has developed and continues to expand a slate of development-ready properties.

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