Animation Students Land Jobs Before Graduation

Josh Murr, Cassandra Giles, Kristie Thomson, and Alex Gervais
From left to right: Josh Murr, Cassandra Giles, Kristie Thomson, and Alex Gervais

(Windsor, Ontario) – At least 6 Animation students have been hired for amazing positions in the animation industry before they have finished their schooling. We caught up with four of them before they head out in the next few weeks to a company called DHX Media in Halifax Nova Scotia. DHX is an international production, distribution, broadcast and licensing company of entertainment content for children and families. Some of their well known brands include Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award winning Degrassi franchise.

Cassandra Giles, Kristie Thomson, Alex Gervais and Josh Murr will all be working on the release of a new animated kids show. The title is still top secret. "This is the most amazing experience," says Thomson. "You always hope that the work you do in class and the things you learn will pay off. We could not be happier to be going together to work on this new show."