The other day I was graciously invited by my new friend Lola to come check out the Guru animation studio located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Very cool office and open-concept studio with lots of cool art and busy looking CG artists. Guru has produced some excellent animations for commercials and in partnership with Nelvana, has animators working on an animated series on Nickelodeon called The Backyardigans. The artists and animators seem very happy to work there. Hopefully this studio will begin developing it’s own long-format animated properties in the near future. I got some good advice about my demo reel and portfolio while I was there. Professional advice of this sort is always invaluable. I’d love to work there, perhaps it will happen!