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Mercury Filmworks is a Canadian independent animation studio based in Ottawa, Canada, that produces animated features and TV shows for the likes of Disney, Netflix, Warner Brothers and Nickelodeon as well as the firm’s own original projects.
|Founded||1997Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadain|
|Clint Eland (CEO, President)|
Number of employees
|Divisions||Lighthouse Studios (50%)|
Mercury has provided Toon Boom animation production for several of Disney Television Animation's projects since 2010. Prior to their co-operation with Disney Television Animation, they provided additional animation for the song sequence "Someone Like Me" in Disneytoon Studios' The Tigger Movie.
Mercury Flimworks was founded in 1997 in Vancouver by Clint Eland, who is the current Chief Executive Officer. In 2004, Mercury Filmworks was transferred to Toronto and then Ottawa, where it currently resides. Mercury is about one of five local animation studios that are producing content for customers around the world and have helped Ottawa forge a reputation as an industry leader.
Mercury Filmworks has shown solid growth over the past decade and currently employs 250 people at its Ottawa location.
|Little Witch||1999||Sony Wonder||digital paint and effects|
|Santa Mouse and the Ratdeer||2000||Sony Wonder||digital ink and paint|
|Timothy Tweedle the First Christmas Elf||2000||Evening Sky|
|Animated American||2008||James Baker and Joe Haidar||short film|
|Rapscallions||2012||Disney Television Animation||pilot|
|The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar||2015|
|Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special||2016|
|Tangled: Before Ever After||2017|
|The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!|
|Oh Canada! A Coast to Coast Celebration of 150 Years||short film|
|The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar||Disney Television Animation|
|The Tigger Movie||2000||DisneyToon Studios||"Someone Like Me" sequence|
|Joseph: King of Dreams||2000||DreamWorks Animation|
|The Little Bear Movie||2001||Nelvana|
|The Powerpuff Girls Movie||2002||Cartoon Network Studios|
|Looney Tunes: Back in Action||2003||Warner Bros. Feature Animation|
|Fat Albert||2004||20th Century Fox||animation|
|Legend of Frosty the Snowman||2005||Classic Media||additional digital ink and paint, compositing|
|Curious George||2006||Universal Animation Studios||digital ink and paint services|
|Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome||2014||Mattel|
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