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VP MARY BREDIN FEATURED IN KIDSCREEN'S 'HOW I DID IT' - Sep 19 2014

Click on the pdf link below to read this Kidscreen article titled “How I Did It - Mary Bredin, Persistence Pays Off ”. The article summarizes Mary's whole career from her start as a lawyer, her transition…

NEW Justin Time products with Cafe Press - Jul 11 2014

A range of Justin Time products are now available on CafePress.com (http://bit.ly/1qU0Cnv) and ShopSprout.com (http://bit.ly/1kjOjvQ)! The online stores have launched with new T-shirts, beach towels, tote…

Guru's Jakub Pazera Featured on CASO Visionary Panel - Apr 07 2014

Guru Studio’s Jakub Pazera, Lead Animator and also a Professor of Animation and 3D Modeling at Ryerson University, was part of the Ontario Animation Colleges expert panel at the CASO Visionary…

Guru Masterclass - Director Panel - Feb 24 2014

We had a fantastic turnout at our first Masterclass of 2014!

Aspiring directors and curious talent alike assembled to hear the thoughts and insights of a panel of three seasoned Guru Directors.…

Justin Time The Big Pet Story: A review - Jul 01 2013

The Washington Times reviewed Justin Time: The Big Pet Story as "a good book to address the desire almost every child has for a pet." The review was featured in the Big Reads For Little Hands section.

JUSTIN TIME NOMINATED FOR EMMY! - May 02 2013

Guru Studio is proud to announce that its international hit pre-school show JUSTIN TIME (52 x 11) has been nominated for a prestigious Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Pre-School Animated…

Justin Time Season 2 Award Nomination - Jul 23 2012

Guru is excited to announce that an episode from season 2 of Justin Time, The Thirsty Garden , has been selected for competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) in the Television…

LOVE OUR TV SERIES JUSTIN TIME? - Jul 12 2012

Justin Time's very first book, Pankcake Express, will be available for sale starting September 11, 2012. It is available for sale online through Amazon.

LICENSING SHOW BY LESLEY SALIWONCHYK - Jun 27 2012

My first experience with The Licensing Show could not have been better. I traveled as an associate with Guru's president as the company came to embark upon their very first licensing program around their…

SEE FRANK SPEAK AT TAAFI! - Jul 06 2012

This Saturday @ TIFF Cinema 2, 1:30PM, Frank Falcone, President & Creative Director of Guru Studio joins Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI)‘s panel “State of the Union:…

Partnership with Home Plate Entertainment - Jun 04 2012

Exciting things are happening at Guru! We recently announced our partnership with US based Home Plate Entertainment on a CG animated preschool series entitled Wish Come True.

Justin Time Scores a Hat Trick - Mar 14 2011

Our 26 x 11 minute CGI series, which was launched at MIPCOM 2010, has been sold to Discovery Kids Latin America, YLE Finland and Hop! Channel Israel.

Bell Lightbox Screening - Nov 29 2010

Kevin Parry, Justin Time Animator, recently had the opportunity to screen his short film for Tim Burton.

Guru Studio Rocks the Mudpit - Sep 17 2010

Four teenage friends form a band and hit the virtual road in the online world of Muzika where they compete to win in the world’s wildest rock and roll adventure game. MUDPIT is a TELETOON Original Production…

HAZED to be screened at the Roving Eye Festival! - Apr 08 2010

The RIIFF provides the kind of intimate festival experience that will change your life.The Festival is one of only a handful of broadly focused, independent festivals in New England accepting works of…

HAZED accepted in the Green Film Festival in Seoul! - Apr 08 2010

The Green Film Festival in Seoul(GFFIS) is the first film festival in Korea to highlight environment issues. First established in 2004 by Korea Green Foundation, the GFFIS is a festival that seeks to share…

HAZED to be screened at Athens Film Festival - Mar 31 2010

The Athens International Film and Video Festival was founded in 1974, and since then has presented independent films from around the world. The Festival is sponsored by the Athens Center for Film and Video,…

HAZED wins Use of Animation at the Telly Awards - Mar 31 2010

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. Their mission…

HAZED Accepted into The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival - Mar 02 2010

The BNFF is a filmmaker’s festival. A festival hosted by filmmakers and screenwriters for filmmakers and screenwriters…In a region that loves the arts and has produced many famous industry icons both…

Introducing some of our new JUSTIN TIME CREW! - Jan 29 2010

Guru studio adds new faces as we start production on our brand new original children series JUSTIN TIME. Joining us is: Brandon Scott - Creator, Harold Harris - Director, Christine Davis - Line Producer,…

HAZED wins Platinum at The Pixie Awards! - Jan 15 2010

In just a few years, the world of moving pixels has been magically transformed by highly innovative software and the people who create “pixel magic.” The Pixie Awards honors outstanding work in the…

HAZED Gets into the Dark River Film Festival and wins - Jan 07 2010

The Dark River Film Festival is dedicated to recognizing and awarding the best films period! Unlike other festivals, Dark River looks for the best film with the best story. Located in Louisville, Kentucky…

HAZED screened at Kinofest - Jan 07 2010

Kinofest is the first and most important digital film festival in Romania, since 2007, and one of the most significant in the Central-East Europe. Kinofest is an independent project that has the explicit…

HAZED gets into the Durango Independent Film Festival - Jan 07 2010

The Durango Idependent Film Festival is committed to developing film literacy and to being a welcoming, intimate, and unique film organization that screens global, innovative, and diverse films that connect…

HAZED selected to screen at Artivist! - Sep 02 2009

Founded in 2003 the Artivist Film Festival is the only festival dedicated to raising awareness for international human rights, children’s advocacy, environmental preservation, and the humane treatment…

HAZED official film selection for Malibu Film Festival! - Jul 20 2009

Malibu is the world famous home to film industry: agents, studio executives, producers, movie stars and the paparazzi. Malibu International Film Festival's mission is to showcase the most talented emerging…

HAZED to be screened at Austin Film Festival! - Jul 17 2009

AFF provides many local arts organizations and businesses with a creative platform to showcase their services through programming collaborations and social events, all of which serve to show off Austin…

HAZED to be showcased at Animation Block Party! - Jul 02 2009

Some call it punk rock, some call it grass roots, but labels aside - NYC based Animation Block Party is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. Since the first official ABP film festival on September…

HAZED gets into Rome International Film Festival! - Jun 23 2009

From 2006 to 2010, the event – which takes place in the Auditorium Parco della Musica and other areas around Rome, such as the renowned Via Veneto, focal point of the “Dolce Vita” – has hosted…

Guru Studio Hires Randle as Head of Commercial Sales - Apr 16 2009

Jaime's focus will include commercials, on-air branding, music videos, interactive media, show openers and film titles and will work alongside Mary Bredin, Head of Development and Acquisitions on branded…

Year of the Polygon at Pictoplasma Animation Festival! - Nov 25 2007

The annual Pictoplasma Festival is an incomparable experience: unconventional design conference, dense line-up of international artist lectures, forward looking animation film festival, communal play ground…

Year of Polygon at Ottawa 2007 - Aug 10 2007

This thing we did for our friends at Board's Mag back in March was so fun to watch we thought we'd turn it into a Meaningful Thought Provoking Short Film.Of course we didn't want to waste any more precious…

Backyardigans Season III - Feb 15 2007

Guru takes on a full 15 episodes of every parent's favourite kid show, The Backyardigans. Now go buy your kids all the toys so we can make some more for everyone next year!

Enablex National Campaign Spots for DDB NY - Jan 23 2007

We did 'em. You'll see them if you watch Jay Leno or Conan. Ok, I guess you won't see them. The orange pastel coloured balloon is a Mrs. She shops and travels and generally lives the good life but then…

C-Rex in the Wilderness - Jan 21 2007

He's trying to find himself. Next year we'll probably see him doing some radical self expression at Burning Man. no biggie there. He's already naked.

Minute Maid Rolling Orange - Sep 02 2006

Weird I know, but the salesdude inside is kind of funny. Plus, the orange is really, really big. Like a Chernobyl orange. You can get a lot of juice from an orange that big and then you can hollow it out…

Nick Jr.'s Backyardigans - Mar 25 2006

Guru and Nelvana Limited/Corus Kids join forces on 5 new full Episodes of the hit Nick Jr preschooler show The Backyardigans marking guru's debut in episodic television. We've assembled a talented crew…

Naked Grapes Sing Karaoke, Get FriskY, Then Cry - Dec 19 2005

Typical Friday. Bos hired guru to bring to a few grapes to life from Vincor's new Naked Grape collection of wines.These wines bear the distinction of being un-oaked. No wood.None.Zippo.Tree-free.Not bark…

New F-Night Promo Block for Teletoon - Nov 20 2005

A mysterious elevator, some shocking off camera hi-jinx, a subway, some violent graffiti, a butt plug (literally), a mug shot, parkour, pigeons, poker and a pinata. Let us know when you've figure it all…

C-Rex Incites Pan-American Kid-Sport Revolution - Oct 25 2005

Seriously. We're doing good in this world. Sure they might sit around watching TV, enjoying this ad and eating cheese soaked noodles, but watch them closely. Within seconds of viewing this commercial they're…

Rocky's Back - Jun 25 2005

And he's recording his new hit song. Which sounds a lot like the old one. That's what commercial hip-hop will do to 'ya if you're not careful. Next thing you know he'll be poolside with some hot and freaky…

Pat Benatar Kickin' it For O.J. - May 30 2005

Guru recently completed a pair of elegant orange-on-white fully animated spots for the esteemed creative folks at Downtown Partners. Feeling these oranges desperately needed a voice, we pitched a new art…

D hooks up - Nov 23 2004

D wasn't lookin' but it found him. It looks like scooter-babes click with pug-faced scruffy-looking (and let's face it- a little bit peppy) scooter guys. See how "swm seeks intersection with lambretta-bound…

D Tours - Nov 03 2004

So what do you love most? Cars? Speed? Chicks? What do you hate even more? Traffic? Road blocks? Robot duck-monkeys? Yah so does D. Well he loves his robot duck-monkey too. You know how it is; love, hate...…

get bent! - Oct 28 2004

It wasn't until we saw an 8 year old tied up in a blue suit and held upside down by two burly Hawaiians that we realized the scope of what we had done. With all that's going on in the world right now we…

Size Matters - Jul 29 2004

In this latest installment of the Planet Snak campaign, our three space castaways are the guests of honor to a civilization of gracious little purple nubbies. However, looking for a place to relax and…

Teletoon Bumpers Bump their Way Up - Jun 28 2004

It seems like those chiclets keep working their way into more and more unlikey places. We had no idea that our bumpers would have such a positive response from the festival and competition circuit. We…

Beach Bimbos - May 08 2004

Who would exercise in the sun on the beach? Only a bimbo you say? Well, yes actually. Thanks to our Midwest rep Hillary Herbst, Legion Advertising in Arlington Texas put their latest animated 15 second…

Teletoon wins gold at Worldfest - May 03 2004

We're happy to announce that the Teletoon chiclet ID's have won a Gold Remi at Worldfest in Houston Texas. The three winning bumpers were "Chicken" animated by Dave Calder, "Snow Beetle" animated by Tomasz…

Bumper to Bumper - Feb 19 2004

Q: How many places can you stick a chiclet in under 10 seconds? Oh stop it and pull up your pants. A: We're talking about the famous Teletoon chiclet logo. Guru wraps up our extended Teletoon project this…

Greetings from South Beach! - Jan 21 2004

C-Rex guards the coast as his naked noodle minions create havoc once more in this family-friendly beach setting. And yes plenty of surfing, para-sailing, rollerblading and of course break dancing.

Birds Beats Bruvvaz and Bikkies - Sep 23 2003

Yo,homes: When PWLC Leeds was lookin' to create a hip hop rapping size 14 robin for their new Fox's biscuits campaign who ya'll think 'dem UK brothas gone and called? guru. Damn straight.

Guru Relocates to New Office - Aug 23 2003

The new studio was created by award winning interior design firm 3rd Uncle utilizing some existing elements from the old location. The bright and spacious 3500 square foot studio provides comfortable reparation…

Blame it on Rio - May 27 2003

The 2003 ANIMA MUNDI International Animation Festival of Brazil has accepted "FROSTIES: 'SPACE', 'PLUMMET' and 'HYDE'", TELETOON "MITOSIS, BOBSLED", SKATING DOG, DUNG BEETLE, SHEEP FACTORY", THE YTV PROMOS…

Every Child's Dream: A trip to a Factory!! - May 03 2003

Next to Disneyland, what was the place you most wanted to visit as a child? Ok, besides Michael Jackson's Neverland, wasn't it a factory! No? How about a crayon factory? Ok, then how about the crayon factory…

guru at Annecy - Mar 18 2003

Guru's Teletoon promotional work has been accepted in competition at the prestigious 2003 Annecy Animation Festival in France.

Transported to Planet Snak - Jan 28 2003

The fifth installment in the popular Planet Snak campaign "Teleporters" was recently completed by guru for FCB Toronto. On board the ship, Baker becomes involved in one of D'oh's latest inventions: a teleporter…

Cheesasaurus Rex Takes Toronto - Jan 05 2003

This is cheesy advertising at its finest. guru delivered its first national spot for Kraft and the U.S. market. guru brought Cheese-a-saurus Rex to life with a revamped design in a new campaign out of…

20 New Teletoon Idents turns to 25! - Nov 07 2002

How do you come up with more than twenty different ideas to animate a cartoon station ID logo? Put four Teletooners and five gurus in one room, add lots of pencils a dollop of sketch pads and lock the…

AWARDS BEGIN TO TAKE UP VALUABLE SPACE ON THE TOY SHELF - Oct 08 2002

Guru took first prize Sunday night at the 2002 Ottawa International Animation Festival in the category of BEST STATION/PROGRAMME IDENTIFICATION for the YTV Campaign. Guru's work for the Planet Snak Campaign…

GURU INVADES PLANET SNAK - Dec 17 2001

Animators, modellers and designers at Guru are hard at work on the first of 4 commercials for the . The characters Captain Baker, Steve the Robot and D'Oh, initially designed as hand drawn characters at…