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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.[3]

Mercury Filmworks
IndustryAnimation
Founded1997; 22 years ago (1997) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada[1]
FounderClint Eland[1]
Headquarters,
Canada[1]
Key people
Clint Eland (CEO, President)[2]
Number of employees
250[1] (2016)
DivisionsLighthouse Studios (50%)
Mercury Active
Websitemercuryfilmworks.com

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.[1]

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.[3]

Mercury Filmworks has shown solid growth over the past decade and currently employs 250 people at its Ottawa location.[3]

In 2014, the studio opened a stand-alone operation named Mercury Filmworks Europe in Dublin, Ireland.[2]

Television seriesEdit

Show Year(s) Co-production with Notes
The Harveytoons Show 1998 Harvey Films intro and film restoration
Ned's Newt 1998–99 Nelvana/Studio B Productions Season 2
Yvon of the Yukon 1999–2003 Studio B Productions digital ink and paint
Mega Babies 2000 CineGroupe
Rainbow Fish 2000–2001 Decode Entertainment
Rescue Heroes 2000–2002 Nelvana Season 2-3
D'Myna Leagues 2001–2002 Studio B Productions digital paint
Undergrads 2001 Decode Entertainment digital ink and paint
Maggie and the Ferocious Beast 2002 Nelvana Season 3
The New Woody Woodpecker Show Universal Cartoon Studios Season 3 (digital ink and paint)
Dark Oracle 2004-2005 Cookie Jar Season 1
6teen 2004-2006 Nelvana Seasons 1–2
Mischief City 2005 Shaftesbury Films
Krypto the Superdog Warner Bros. Animation compositing, ink and paint
Gerald McBoing-Boing 2005–2007 Cookie Jar
Class of the Titans 2005–2008 Studio B Productions digital ink and paint
Grossology 2006-2007 Nelvana Season 1
Ruby Gloom
Weird Years 2006 Lenz Entertainment
Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 2007-2008 CCI Entertainment Season 2
Wilbur Chilco Productions
Wayside Nelvana
World of Quest 2008–2009 Cookie Jar
Toot and Puddle 2008 National Geographic Kids
Jimmy Two-Shoes 2009-2011 Breakthrough Entertainment
Producing Parker
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 2010–2012 Disney Television Animation
Doodlebops Rockin’ Road Show 2010 Cookie Jar
Fish Hooks 2010–2014 Disney Television Animation
Jake and the Never Land Pirates 2011-2015 Seasons 1–3
Bad Seeds 2013 Nickelodeon Animation Studios pilot
Mickey Mouse 2013–present Disney Television Animation
Stella and Sam 2013-2014 Radical Sheep Productions Season 1 and specials
Wander Over Yonder Disney Television Animation Season 1
Fangbone! 2014 Radical Sheep Productions pilot
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero 2014–2015 Disney Television Animation Season 1
Star vs. the Forces of Evil 2015 Season 1
Pickle and Peanut "Greg"
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie 2015–present Amazon Studios
The Lion Guard 2016–present Disney Television Animation
Atomic Puppet 2016-2017 Gaumont Animation
Technicolor Animation
Tangled: The Series 2017–present Disney Television Animation
Legend of the Three Caballeros 2018 Disney Digital Network
Hilda 2018–present Silvergate Media
The Bug Diaries 2019–present Amazon Studios produced by Lighthouse Studios
Guardians of the Galaxy 2019 Marvel Animation "Black Vortex, Part 1"
Kid Cosmic 2020 Netflix Animation

Specials/shortsEdit

Show Year(s) Client Notes
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
Shred Force
Thunderbeards
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
Canticos 2018-present Encantos Media

FilmsEdit

Show Year Client Notes
The Tigger Movie 2000 DisneyToon Studios "Someone Like Me" sequence
Joseph: King of Dreams 2000 DreamWorks Animation
The Kid 2001 Nelvana
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Capital a tough draw for animation firms". Ottawa Business Journal. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b Wolfe, Jennifer (May 7, 2014). "Mercury Filmworks Opens Dublin Studio". Animation World Network. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Sali, David (May 2, 2016). "Capital a tough draw for animation firms". Ottawa Business Journal. Retrieved December 9, 2016.

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