Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Online

When: November 11-13, 2021

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Adrian Thatcher

Director, Series Creator and Showrunner, Nelvana

Adrian Thatcher is a Toronto based animated series director and has worked in animation for over 22 years at both, Walt Disney Television Animation and Nelvana. In 2010, Adrian won a Daytime Emmy Award for individual achievement in art direction in recognition of his work on the Nelvana series, Willa’s Wild Life. Adrian’s most recent directing credits include Ollie’s Pack, Bravest Warriors, Ranger Rob, and Oh No, It’s an Alien Invasion!.

6:45PM - 7:45PM


Creators Conversations - Adrian and Vanessa

In conversation with Vanessa Esteves & Adrian Thatcher. Both talents really bring a unique perspective – Vanessa is a supervising producer and Adrian a director. They also created their own series, Super Wish, which is in production, and Vanessa’s screenplay Christopher and the Bug was a finalist for Hollyshorts. Their combined experience could be interesting for budding creators/writers’ and all you Industry folks!

With Adrian Thatcher Director, Series Creator and Showrunner, Nelvana Quinn Doherty Assistant Community Manager, TAAFI Vanessa Esteves Supervising Creative Producer, Series Creator and Showrunner, Nelvana

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