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2D Traditional Animator

Tonic DNA Temporary  Montreal, Quebec, Canada 21 Jul 2022
2D Traditional Animator

Job Description


Job: 2D Traditional Animator

We are currently looking for 2D Traditional Animators for a wonderful new Feature production. If you want to bring some classic characters to life, please send your Resume & Reel along.

The Role:

Joining the Animation Team, your responsibilities are:

  • Upon receiving the Harmony File, with board, relevant reference & source material in hand, you will be responsible to deliver full Rough Animation for review before tackling your own Tie-down.
  • You’ll add clear timing-charts for the Clean-up team to follow.
  • With the style of the animation being more classic cartoon squash & stretch, we want you to have fun pushing the poses & acting while keeping the essence in the boards.
  • You will collaborate with your supervisor to get the most out of your work & talents, as well as having fluid communication with other Seniors in the team for additional guidance to help keep continuity across the team.
  • The timing is very much humour driven, so pay close attention to dialogue & comedy queues to help sell the performances.
  • You will oversee your own full Lip-sync as well.

The Project. Exact details aside, it can be related that:

  • It is one of the few local opportunities to do traditional, hand-drawn animation.
  • The project is an exciting opportunity to animate in a more classic style, getting to exaggerate poses & expressions.

Used software:

  • Toon Boom Harmony.
  • Following specific structures & organization within the Harmony file.

Who are you?

  • Prior experience animating on several TV Series or feature film. Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in animation.
  • Knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony.
  • Strong understanding of form, structure & draftsmanship.
  • Experience in using & creating timing charts.
  • Life Drawing experience a big plus.
  • Passionate about creating fun, energetic work.
  • Adaptable to different animation styles & designs.
  • Strong time management skills & understanding of your own achievable goals to keep on track.
  • Open & clear communication, especially if working remotely.
  • You are entitled to work in Canada.


The position is full-time starting mid-September (there is a possibility to start earlier) and ends in February. It can be remote or in our studio based in downtown Montreal.

Candidates located in Quebec will be given priority.

About the recruitment process:

  1. Send us your portfolio (including examples of Traditional Animation and life drawing) and resume/LinkedIn profile
  2. If selected, we will send you a test to complete which takes two days to complete.
  3. Interview
  4. The last step would be the offer.

About the studio

We are TONIC DNA, a full-service, award-winning studio with clients and collaborators around the globe.

We provide high-quality animated creative content for films, series, documentaries, and interactive experiences that capture the imagination while serving a worldwide clientele and advancing the animated art form for over 30 years.


You can apply by clicking on the link:

If you are facing any difficulties sending your application, just send us an email at

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