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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 10-12, 2022

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair

We Made Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

Sat, Nov 12th

5:30PM - 6:45PM

Reference Library: Epic Hall & ONLINE!

Can't get enough Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie?

We have the crew coming all the way from Nickelodeon to give you the scoop first hand on how they transitioned to the big screen for their first NETFLIX feature!

Attending IN-PERSON is Director Andy Suriano and Executive Co-Producer Ant Ward!!

Get your questions ready, and pens ready for autographs. This ninja trained team of superstars will rock our world!

Note: This TMNT Session will be STREAMED LIVE for our International Friends! It's included in the ONLINE PASS as well.


Andy Suriano, Director, Nickelodeon Animation

Andy Suriano is a 20+ year veteran of animation and comics, having worked on such series as Samurai Jack, Disney's Mickey Mouse shorts and most recently was an Executive Producer of the RISE of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Nickelodeon. Currently Andy co-directing the RISE movie for Netflix. 


Ant Ward, Executive Producer, Nickelodeon Animation

Ant Ward is an award-winning animator, writer, and producer. He has worn many hats working on several shows, including Camp Lazlo, Penguins of Madagascar, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He recently served as an Executive Producer for Nickelodeon’s Rise of the TMNT and Co-Directed the Rise movie for Netflix.


Eric Bauza, Voice Actor, Hollywood

Eric Adrian Bauza is a Canadian-American voice actor from Scarborough, Toronto who is known for being one of Mel Blanc's successors for Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. He also voiced Stimpy Cat in Ren & Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon, White Pantera in El Tigre, Foop from The Fairly OddParents, Fozzie Bear from Muppet Babies and the Beagle Boys from DuckTales.

But most importantly he voiced Splinter in RISE of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV Series


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