Welcome to WildBrain Studios!
WildBrain Studios creates award-winning content that kids and families love in every corner of the globe. Our animation studio in Vancouver has roots going back 30+ years, and we are now home to over 800 artists letting our imaginations run wild.
With between 10-12 lines of production operating at a time, including 2D and CG animation, preschool to tween, comedy to mystery, we’re up for anything—especially a new challenge. We’ve been trusted with some of the world’s most beloved characters, including Snoopy and Carmen Sandiego, as well as original stories by renowned creators. With full-scale pre-production teams, we can take a project all the way from script through post production, in a constantly expanding variety of styles.
Some of our latest work includes animated series such as Sonic Prime, The Proud Family: Louder & Prouder, Snoopy in Space, The Snoopy Show, brand new Peanuts specials, Carmen Sandiego, Ninjago, Dorg Van Dango, Go, Dog. Go!, Chip and Potato, Polly Pocket, and Johnny Test.
WildBrain Studios is home to wildly talented artists from around the globe, and we are committed to nurturing that talent and making the studio a place to continue to grow and learn. Many of our crew have been with us for years—some since the very beginning 30+ years ago—and we continue to welcome both exciting up-and-commers and industry-leading veterans into the WildBrain family.
Here’s what a few of our artists have to say about working at WildBrain:
“WildBrain Studios is a diverse studio that celebrates what makes us unique and make sure that marginalized folks like me feel included by creating cultural events and fostering an inclusive studio culture.”
-Greg Sanchez, Production Manager
“I love how connected me and my coworkers are – when I’m working, I’m just hanging out with friends.”
-Zora Wang, BG Layout & Colour Artist
“Working at WildBrain Studios means having people around who care about and support your career growth. As someone with big aspirations, with each step I’ve taken from my first days answering phones at the front desk to now, directing and in development for my own series, the people at WildBrain have been there to lift and encourage me. From peers to supervisors to executives I’ve felt that my experience, enthusiasm, and long-term goals have been taken seriously. It’s given me the confidence needed to put myself out there for advancement opportunities and drives me to maintain that supportive and encouraging environment on each show I’m a part of.”
-Megan Russell, Co-Director
“The studio is very diversity and inclusion oriented and takes care to give people as many opportunities as possible to have long contracts and continued work instead of the unsure situation in most larger VFX houses. It’s nice to work for a studio that actually cares about its employees and this has to be the nicest studio I’ve ever had the pleasure of working for. Honestly, I would recommend working here to anyone, if a good work life balance and a studio that cares about your growth as an artist is what you’re looking for.”
-Shirin Chawla, Lighter/Compositor
“WildBrain is a great place to foster creativity and motivate artistic growth. It’s awesome to work with such talented and compassionate artists!”
-Tori Grant, Storyboard Supervisor
“The people! Everyone on my show from artists to production is always doing their best to push the show quality, while maintaining a friendly and healthy work environment.”
-Renato Neves, Lead Animator
“First and foremost the gorgeous dogs are one of my favourite aspects of working in the studio. Secondly WildBrain has always made a push for a healthy work/life balance which I appreciate. Lastly I feel I can always voice my opinion and feel it will be heard.”
-Matthew Enright, Production Manager
“What I love most about working at WildBrain is the friendly and collaborative atmosphere the studio has. Whether it is working with my production team or interacting with people from other departments and productions, everyone comes together to create a warm and inviting space. I like that even my dog gets to be included!”
-Lindsay Booth, Episode Director
Life as a Wild Brain!
We make sure to take care of all our hard-working Wild Brains by offering a comprehensive benefits package and a workplace culture that values our artists’ wellbeing.
With an artist-driven studio culture, we provide training and growth opportunities, a healthy work-life balance, and fun activities throughout the year to meet, mingle and get creative with your colleagues. We’ve worked hard to keep that culture alive during the pandemic, with virtual fitness classes each week, drawing socials, a series of staff-led webinars on anything from photoshop skills to rubber stamp making, and much more.
Diversity & Inclusion is a top priority for us. Our leadership team work closely with a dedicated studio D&I Committee to foster an inclusive culture and a work environment where every person feels safe to be themselves.
Our staff enjoy RRSP matching, multi-tiered health and dental benefits so you can pick the coverage that’s best for you, free mental health resources, and additional perks like half-days in the summer, extra holidays in the winter, regular Showcase events to see what other teams have been up to, local discount offers, cool swag, and events like our annual holiday party and summer barbeque.
Thanks to the amazing efforts by our IT, Facilities and HR teams, we were able to deploy workstations to all staff almost overnight so we could all continue to work safely from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. A small number of staff have chosen to return to the studio at their discretion, where there is plenty of space for physical distancing and extremely thorough safety protocols in place. All new staff will be equipped with everything they need to work from home while the pandemic lasts.
When the studio fully reopens, we look forward to returning to our custom-built home in the heart of Vancouver’s Animation District near Olympic Village. Our five stories of state-of-the-art studio space includes a library, pool table and table tennis, theatre, gym, common areas on every floor, a community garden, two rooftop patios (with bbqs!) and daily food truck visits.
And did we mention that we’re dog-friendly?
We work with the best in the business, and even some outside the business…like NASA.