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WildBrain Overview

Toronto, ON
501 to 1000 employees
2006
Company - Public (DHX)
Film Production & Distribution
$100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
Competitors

Bardel Entertainment, Corus Entertainment, Atomic Cartoons

At WildBrain, we create world-class content and brands for kids and families everywhere. We have one of the world’s most extensive entertainment libraries and our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. We inspire ... Read more

Mission: We create world-class content and brands for kids and families everywhere.

WildBrain Reviews

  • "Great company so far"

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    Current Employee - Post Coordinator in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Post Coordinator in Vancouver, BC
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WildBrain full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly supportive environment. Not as stressful as other film/TV positions

    Cons

    none yet so far as of yet

    Advice to Management

    keep 'er lit

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WildBrain Photos

WildBrain photo of: Pet-friendly animation studio!
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WildBrain Interviews

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    Senior Animator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at WildBrain (Toronto, ON) in August 2020.

    Interview

    It took about 2 weeks before I even got to a video interview. Once I had the meeting with these two guys they basically told me about the show "Peanuts". They showed me some stuff without even having me sign an NDA. I saw some designs and some poor animation attempts they told me was in the rough stages. Looked nothing like Charles Schultz's work. I thought okay- it's still needs work in development. Everything thing seemed fine like they wanted me to work on the show after seeing my years of animation experience and even working for Disney as a lead animation director. I spoke to them about animation timing and expressions, as the true Charlie Brown characters have very subtle expressions. It appeared like I was going to be hired. Most questions were basically answered if they read my resume but...The final question was very odd. What is your favorite song? So I played the Peanuts theme on my piano for them. I thought hey- we were talking about peanuts and that came to mind. Then I had to wait for about 2 weeks after that and by me following up every few days to get an answer about being hired. I finally get an answer they want me now to do some kind of a test. I was a little stunned by that. Anyway, this is where i should have realized this was some kind of a game to get artwork for free. However, I gave them the benefit of the doubt and did what I would call a very unprofessional test. Even though at this point I had now signed an NDA they sent poor board sketches with a bold watermark through the work I was trying to see. The instrustions were not clear as to what they even wanted done. Becuase they were not paying me for the test I did up some very nice clean drawings of Schutz styled poses. I had to do my own research to get model sheets of the characters and try and design them from a few different time periods. I realized I was putting way too much time into this and finally sent them a few, but not all of the work. I became very skeptical, thinking back on the meeting, that they had no clear direction for character models yet. It was even in the test notes to reference comic strips from 1965- 1975. I sent in my test and waited yet another week to hear anything back. At this stage I had to move on to something else- but was surprised to finally hear back from a very green recruiter that I was not being hired. Wow, I showed my work to many of my professional colleagues and they all thought, based on the poor direction or what they were looking for, my work was of the highest quality so what the hell were they looking for? I have to wonder now seeing how under developed the show was at that time they were gathering artwork from artist for free. So I guess you could say working for Wild Braindead pays you peanuts!

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Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    WildBrain needs your help to continue to bring our content to families all over the world during this difficult time. Our Vancouver animation studio has 50+ job openings with more being added every week! We’re looking for all levels, all departments, in both 2D and 3D on some incredible shows. At this time the studio is providing at-home work stations until we can return to the studio, and we have measures in place to ensure pristine hygiene and social distancing within the studio itself.

  • DHX Media has rebranded as WildBrain and has begun rolling out a new company-wide brand identity reflecting our commitment to creativity, imagination and innovation. Our new “WildBrain” name and tag line — “Imagination runs wild” — is much more than a slogan. It is a commitment to making our company the very best home for talent and a place where creativity comes first.

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