Barry A Sanders

The A is for Cartoons!


Snowball Studios, Toronto ON

Animation Director — 2016-2017

Productions: Untitled Muppet Project, Puppy Dog Pals


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


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


A 20-year veteran of the animation industry, Barry’s work includes commercial and television animation, storyboards, supervision, directing, and illustration for a variety of clients and studios including DHX, Nelvana, Snowball, Guru, Axyz and the National Film Board of Canada.

He 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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