Animation

A Visit from YOWZA! Animation

Posted:March 03 2020

Post Categories: AlumniAnimationBlogCareersConcept ArtIndustry Event

Recently, Max the Mutt (MTM) was pleased to welcome Kat Curwin (Production Manager) and Jack Carr (Creative Producer) of YOWZA! Animation for a visit. Kat and Jack gave a presentation on life at YOWZA and working in the industry to our Fourth Year Animation and Concept Art students. Students then got the chance to pepper our […]

2013 Graduate Aaron Long Visits Max the Mutt

Posted:November 20 2019

Post Categories: AlumniAnimationCareersEventsMaxine's Updates

Director of BoJack Horseman offers valuable advice to MTM students Aaron Long, Canadian animator and filmmaker, well known as a director on BoJack Horseman (Netflix), was in Toronto in early November to make an appearance at TAAFI INDUSTRY 2019‘s 2-day event, which offers exclusive talks from top animation artists and creators. TAAFI INDUSTRY 2019 At TAAFI, Aaron […]

Brown Bag Films Visits, Hires Summer Interns, Endorses Max the Mutt’s Animation Program!

Posted:May 31 2019

Post Categories: AnimationBlogCareersIndustry News and JobsMax the MuttNews from Max the Mutt

As seen in the above photo taken at Brown Bag Films – from left to right: Erik Segriff – MTM Animation Intern, Kevin Seto – Recruitment Coordinator, Christine Huot – Recruitment & Resourcing Manager, Jana Kosanavich – MTM Rigging Intern, and Ryan Persaud – Recruitment Administrator Max the Mutt has had many graduates hired by […]

First Year Student Art Show! Visit Max the Mutt Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28!

Posted:April 03 2019

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept ArtIllustration for Sequential ArtsNews from Max the Mutt

Max the Mutt will be hosting a First Year Student Art Show, an exhibition of first year student art work from all programs, on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th from 11 am to 3 pm ! Our semester is ending, and soon we’ll be setting up this year’s show! Below are photos from last year’s preparation […]

YOWZA! Animation Visits Max the Mutt And Interviews Year 4 students!

Posted:March 01 2019

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept ArtNews from Max the Mutt

 Yowza! Animation  dropped in to talk to our Animation and Concept Art students last Friday. Sally Walker, Studio Coordinator of Yowza! Animation, gave us a call in January to suggest visiting MTM for early portfolio reviews with year 4 Animation and Concept Art students. We agreed on February 22 to give students a little more time to get […]

How to Prepare a Portfolio for Art School Applications, A General Guide.

Posted:December 12 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogCareersFine Art & Portfolio Skills

Whether you’d like to start formal studies in art and design, animation, concept art or a sequential arts program, it helps to learn more about how to prepare the portfolio required for your review. For an outstanding portfolio, we suggest that in addition to the required pieces asked for by the college, you should consider […]

4 Pioneering Digital Animation Innovations from Pixar

Posted:November 22 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogMax the Mutt

You don’t get very far in any conversation about digital animation, or film animation, before the name Pixar pops up. That’s true even if the chat isn’t about technical innovations. Many people who are interested in digital animation, from fans of the genre to those who want to make a career , got their first […]

BONE MOTHER Screening: a Halloween Treat for MTM Students

Posted:November 05 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogNews from Max the Mutt

On Tuesday, Oct 30,  Montreal-based animator and director, Dale Hayward, a graduate of Max the Mutt’s animation program, visited us just in time for Halloween! Dale give our students a talk about his work as a stop-motion animator, and gave a special screening of his new award winning, stop-motion animated film, BONE MOTHER !! Film synopsis: “A […]

A Quick Look at 5 Different Types of Animation

Posted:October 16 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogFine Art & Portfolio Skills

If you’re thinking about a career in animation, you’ve probably done some animating. Maybe you’ve always doodled on a flipbook. Or you might have grown up with a computer animation program. In any case, you have a pretty good idea of what is animation, or you wouldn’t be thinking about making it your career! But, […]

Updates re: COVID-19

Last updated Monday, March 23, 7:00PM

Our top priority is to ensure students can finish the year and that they are still getting a proper and excellent learning experience, while also making sure everyone is safe and healthy. 

At this time, we will be moving all diploma courses to an online format for the remainder of the school year. We are working carefully with instructors as we develop a course-by-course plan to ensure students do not miss out on any learning, while also ensuring we do not place any undue burden on our instructors. 

While we are operating online, our physical location and office are temporarily closed.  Please email us at  info@maxthemutt.com for any inquiries. 
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will post updates here as we get them as well as sending emails to all students and instructors.

We will be moving our Portfolio Reviews and Tours to online-only. 

All planned events, talks, workshops, classes, etc. will not be taking place at the school. We are working hard to have as many things moved online that we can. Keep checking back for updates!