Job Description

Your adventure starts here! (Frying pan not included)

Tangled Recruitment - 1k-16-9

Who do you relate to more, Rapunzel, Eugene or perhaps, Maximus?

Whether you’re like Rapunzel who has big dreams or Eugene in search of something new and exciting, we want you to be a part of Disney TVA’s “Tangled: Before Ever After”.

We are looking for artists who were truly inspired by the feature film Tangled and have an immense passion for character animation. Join us and be mentored while working alongside some of the most passionate animation teams in the industry. You can be a part of bringing this beloved feature film to life.  So, come let your hair down and start your adventure with us!

About the show:

Tangled: Before Ever After is set between the events of the feature film Tangled and the start of the 2012 short Tangled Ever After and follows Rapunzel as she acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona.


Job Description

  • Positions: Animation
  • Term of employment: Permanent full-time employee – in house
  • Salary: TBD. Medical/Dental benefits and RRSP plan available
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Job Reference Number: 2D-TAN-1117
  • All applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident(candidates must be willing to relocate to Ottawa, Canada)


How you’ll contribute:

  • Plan, pose and produce high quality animation.
  • Provide feedback to the animation supervisor on a regular basis.
  • Work closely with the animation team and supervisor in order to reach the highest level of quality
  • Must have a dream.
  • Bring your “A” game


What we look for:

  • Must have a strong sense of animation timing, posing, weight and storytelling.
  • Able to work and communicate effectively in a collaborative, fast paced environment.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must be willing to learn.
  • 2+ years of experience is considered ideal.
  • Work experience with Toon Boom Harmony software is desired.
  • Will consider candidates with 3D background that have a strong sense of the animation basics.
  • Must be a team player


About us:  

Mercury Filmworks® is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Over its 19-year history Mercury has helped bring to life many of the most memorable modern animated television and film properties including the multi-award winning series Mickey Mouse Shorts, Lion Guard, Wander Over Yonder, Star and the Forces of Evil, Jake & the Never Land Pirates, Fish Hooks, Toot & Puddle, Gerald McBoing Boing, Atomic Puppet along with the feature films Curious George, The PowerPuff Girls Movie, and Looney Tunes: Back In Action. Mercury is proud to be associated with partners such as Disney, Amazon, NETFLIX, Warner Bros., Universal, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and its home networks CBC, SRC, TVO, Knowledge Network, DHX’s Family Channel and Family CHRGD and the Corus Entertainment family of networks, Teletoon, YTV, and Treehouse.


How to become part of the team:

Please send your resume and link to your portfolio to: and reference: 2D-TAN-1117 in the subject line of your submission. Please note that due to the volume of resumes received only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Mercury Filmworks welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


Mercury Filmworks®
53 Auriga Drive
Ottawa, Ontario Canada K2E 8C3
T: +1.613.482.1814

Job posting last updated on December 3, 2015