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Atomic Puppet is set to air on Disney XD in the US, UK, & Spain

Get ready for superheroics, adventures, and fun with Atomic Puppet this summer!

June 17th, 2016 - Technicolor’s 2D animated original comedy series, is set to air on Disney XD in the US, UK, and Spain beginning this June. Atomic Puppet premiered a sneak peek on Disney XD’s US station with two back-to-back 11-minute episodes airing on May 30th, and will continue airing in July.

The family-friendly show initially premiered in March on Disney XD France. In addition to upcoming airdates in...

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Disney sets premiere date for “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” TV Movie

October 14th, 2015 – Disney announced last Friday that “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar”, a primetime television movie, will premiere on Sunday, November 22 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel in Canada and in the U.S. The movie will also be available on the WATCH Disney Channel app, WATCH Disney Junior app, Disney Channel on Demand and Disney Junior on Demand following the premiere. The air date for the “The Lion Guard” television series has not yet...

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Disney’s Mickey Mouse gets another Emmy Nomination

August 25th, 2015 – The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced last month and Disney’s Mickey Mouse was once again nominated for best Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program. Mercury Filmworks' very own Graham MacDonald is up for another Emmy nomination for his role as Animation Director on the Mickey Mouse short "Mumbai Madness", alongside the Disney Television Animation team. The Emmy awards will take place on September 20th at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

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Disney unveils new clip from The Lion Guard

August 23rd, 2015 – Disney recently released a sneak peak of the TV movie, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, which will air in November on Disney Channel. The exclusive clip was first aired on stage at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.

Disney has also announced the impressive cast that will lend their voices to the TV movie and eventual series set to premiere in 2016 on Disney Junior.

To read more, and to watch this exciting new clip, visit the links below.

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Algonquin College’s one-on-one interview with Jerry Popowich

June 1st, 2015 – Executive and Animator Jerry Popowich is the co-founder of one of Ottawa’s largest and most successful animation companies, Mercury Filmworks. His credits include The Simpsons, Woody Woodpecker, Mickey Mouse, Stella and Sam, Anthony Ant and the preschool hit Toot & Puddle. His work has garnered two Emmy awards—for Toot & Puddle and Mickey Mouse—as well as a Daytime Emmy nomination for Stella and Sam.


“Mercury Filmworks is one of the busiest studios, even in 2008 when the market struggled,” he says....

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Disney TVA names Mercury Filmworks studio of choice on new animated TV movie and series “The Lion Guard”

May 1st, 2015 – Disney announced back in June 2014 that development had begun on “The Lion Guard”, a new animated television movie and series that continues the iconic story of “The Lion King.” Disney Television Animation has since named Mercury Filmworks its partner of choice to help bring this exciting new production to life.


“The Lion Guard” begins as Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, assumes the role of leader of the Lion Guard, a group of the bravest and brightest tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. Instead...

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Penn Zero reaching new worlds

April 21st, 2015 – Disney Television Animation has again teamed up with Mercury Filmworks to bring to life a new animated series; “Penn Zero: Part- Time Hero”. The show follows Penn Zero, an ordinary boy and a part-time hero who is sent into various dimensions to finish adventures other heroes have left unfinished.

The creators of the show, Jared Bush and Sam J. Levine, wanted a character driven show that allowed them to dive into bizarre worldly settings while the characters figure out who they are and they how they work together.


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Mercury’s own Graham MacDonald wins an Emmy!

August 25th, 2014 – Mercury Filmworks' own Graham MacDonald has officially been deemed a winner at this year's Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Nominated for his role as Animation Director on the Mickey Mouse short film "O Sole Minnie", he along with an illustrious group of Disney Television Animation pioneers took home a golden statue for Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program, beating other nominees Adventure Time, Phineas and Ferb, Regular Show and Robot Chicken.

"It's extremely exciting to win considering what it's for! Mickey Mouse is so iconic,...

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Pushing the Limits of Augmented Reality Books

July 17th, 2014 – Given that augmented and virtual reality were big topics at this year’s GDC and that new VR projects from Sony and Oculus were the talk of E3, it’s not shocking the industry is seeing a bump in the number of improved virtual experiences reaching the market. For Mike Montgomery, CCO of Ottawa, Canada-based tech startup Mercury Active (a sister company of animation producer Mercury Filmworks), it’s been a long time coming.

He says advancements in technology are finally catching up in the AR space, particularly for books,...

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Mercury Filmworks Announces New European Production Studio and Appoints Alan Gregg President

May 2nd, 2014 – Mercury Filmworks, Canada’s premiere animation studio, proudly announces its expansion into Europe’s creative market with former Teletoon content chief, Alan Gregg, at the helm. Citing high demand for its creative services and production pipelines, the move marks a significant step toward accessing a broader talent pool and developing a meaningful presence in the European market. Mercury Filmworks Europe will be a stand-alone operation with development and production activities that encompass service, co-production, and proprietary business...

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