Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Paul Madden

Assistant Director, The Cuphead Shows!, Lighthouse Studios

Paul Madden is the assistant director on The Cuphead Show! with over 14 years of experience in children's animated television, working his way through animation, compositing, and up to episodic director and most recently as assistant director on The Cuphead Show!. Paul has been involved in every step of the pipeline from script to offline and love learning about what everyone does on a production. He's had the pleasure of working with really talented people from all over the world to make the best shows they can. Paul enjoys the technical and creative challenges that are thrown his way on every production in trying to make the big visual story moments come to life.

10:30AM - 11:30AM

Online: Crowdcast

Behind the Scenes of The Cuphead Show!

This year, Cuphead made the jump from your video game console to your Netflix watchlist! Lighthouse Studios was given the challenge of adapting these beloved characters to a new medium, keeping intact the game's Fleischer Brothers-inspired rubber hose animation style. Join Animation Supervisor Andy Stevens and Assistant Director Paul Madden for a deep dive into how they brought Cuphead and Mugman to life in a whole new way on The Cuphead Show!

With Andy Stevens Animation Supervisor, Lighthouse Studios Paul Madden Assistant Director, The Cuphead Shows!, Lighthouse Studios

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