Mike Valiquette is an award-winning animation producer and director and a vocal leader in Canada’s animation community. Over the course of his career, he has worked with some of the biggest producers of animated content in the world, such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network and Nelvana and has been involved in the delivery of over 400 half hours of TV animation, more than half in a supervisory capacity, dozens of shorts, 6 features and 30 mass-participation video games to the NBA and NHL. Mike has also provided management and production consultation and recruitment services to startups and established studios in Canada and abroad.
An outspoken industry leader, Mike is a respected and in-demand public speaker, and advocate for the animation community. He holds positions on various industry advisory boards, including Algonquin and Seneca College, and the Jalloo, Ottawa and Toronto Animation Festivals.
Mike is the founder and publisher of www.canadiananimationresources.ca, the primary online resource to the Canadian animation community, and runs a small boutique creative studio, Go Lucky, in downtown Toronto.