Jam Filled Entertainment

Jam Filled Entertainment is a Canadian animation studio based in Ottawa, Ontario. Jam Filled is a division of Boat Rocker Media and has additional facilities in Toronto and Halifax. It is best known for animating the Nickelodeon series The Loud House.

Jam Filled Entertainment
FormerlyJam Filled Toronto:
Dan Krech Productions (September 14, 1989-July 12, 2002)
DKP Studios (December 12, 2001–July 12, 2003)
IDT Entertainment (September 26, 2003-July 21, 2006)
Starz Animation (September 4, 2006–July 25, 2011)
Arc Productions (September 19, 2011–July 1, 2016)
FoundedMarch 15, 2007; 14 years ago (March 15, 2007)
Headquarters65 Auriga, ,
OwnerBoat Rocker Media
DivisionsJam Filled Toronto
Jam Filled Halifax


Jam Filled Entertainment was founded in Manotick in 2007 by Kyle MacDougall, Phil Lafrance, and Jamie Leclaire. In January 2011, Jam Filled moved to a new location in Ottawa. On August 3, 2016, Boat Rocker Media acquired Jam Filled Entertainment.[1] On August 22, Jam Filled purchased the assets of Arc Productions, allowing them to expand into creating CGI animation in Toronto. Jam Filled opened a 10,000 square feet studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the fall of 2019 to work on more 2D animation projects.[2]

Jam Filled TorontoEdit

In 2004, U.S. telecom company IDT Corp. purchased DKP Studios from its founders. IDT had already acquired in 2003 controlling interest of Film Roman and Anchor Bay Entertainment Group.[3]

On May 26, 2006, Starz Media's parent company Liberty Media bought IDT Entertainment from IDT, including Anchor Bay Entertainment and Film Roman.[4] Under its new management in 2007, the studio began a "Starz Shortz" program which has produced Bundle of Joy, Enter the Sandbox, Ormie and Lovebirds.[5] In 2007, Starz Animation took over animating Shane Acker's feature 9 from Attitude Studio, Luxembourg.[6] In 2010, the studio opened a major VFX wing to create all the effects for the new Starz Channel/Graham King Productions miniseries, Camelot, Alcon Entertainment's Dolphin Tale, and producer Avi Arad's family feature, Robosapien: Rebooted.

In April 2011, the Starz Animation was sold to a Canadian consortium, and renamed itself to Arc Productions. Under the new owner, the studio was planning to do more proprietary production.[7]

On August 1, 2016, Arc Productions announced that they were closing down the studio because they were filing for bankruptcy and locked out over 500 employees after telling them there was a payroll glitch and no one had been paid.[8] On August 10, 2016, following Arc's closure, Jam Filled Entertainment entered an agreement to acquire Arc Productions' assets in which they call "substantially all of the business".[9] Jam Filled Entertainment also acquired 248 of Arc's former employees. Later on August 22, 2016, Arc Productions was reopened as Jam Filled Entertainment's Toronto facility.[10]

In 2020, Jam Filled announced that they would no longer animate episodes for Thomas & Friends after the 24th series, with Nelvana taking over for future productions.


Arc ProductionsEdit

Formerly known as Dan Krech Productions, DKP Effects, DKP Studios (IDT Entertainment), and Starz Animation.

Independent era (1991-1999)Edit

Dan Krech Productions era (1999-2001)Edit

DKP Effects era (2002-2004)Edit

DKP Studios era (2004-2006)Edit

Starz Animation era (2006-2009)Edit

Logo of Starz Animation

Arc Productions era (From 2011)Edit

Logo of Arc Productions

Jam Filled Entertainment (2011-present)Edit


  1. ^ "Boat Rocker Media Acquires Jam Filled Entertainment". Boat Rocker Media. August 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "JAM FILLED IS DROPPING ANCHOR IN HALIFAX!". Jam Filled Entertainment. September 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "DKP acquired by U.S. animator". Playback Magazine. March 29, 2004. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  4. ^ "Liberty Media to acquire IDT Entertainment". IDT. May 16, 2006. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  5. ^ Lacey, Liam (March 24, 2011). "Animation company aims for 3D without nausea and headaches". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  6. ^ "New Starz studio busy on Burton's 9". Playback Magazine. Retrieved 2007-09-17.
  7. ^ Vlessing, Etan (April 13, 2011). "Starz Animation Studio Renamed Arc Productions". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  8. ^ Valiquette, Mike (August 1, 2016). "BREAKING NEWS: Arc Productions Files for Bankruptcy". Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  9. ^ http://kidscreen.com/2016/08/10/jam-filled-looks-to-acquire-arc-productions-assets/
  10. ^ a b c d Wolfe, Jennifer (August 22, 2016). "Jam Filled Entertainment Acquires Arc Productions". Animation World Network. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  11. ^ Vlessing, Etan (June 6, 2011). "Arc To Animate 3D TV For Platinum and Endemol". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 20, 2013.
  12. ^ "Arc to Provide Visual Effects for 'Halo 4'". Animation World Network.
  13. ^ "Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload".
  14. ^ a b Zahed, Ramin (February 6, 2012). "Arc is on Board HIT's 'Thomas & Friends'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
  15. ^ "King of the Railway (Thomas and Friends)". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  16. ^ Strom, Marc (November 12, 2015). "TV ULTRON CRASHES THE PARTY IN FIRST 'LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES: AVENGERS REASSEMBLED!' CLIP". Marvel. Archived from the original on January 8, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2017.

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