Boosting Sudbury's Animation Television Sector
Ontario Government Strengthening Northern Economy
An animated television series being produced in the Sudbury area is strengthening Northern Ontario's film and television production sector and creating jobs.
With support from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), TVO and its project partners, Title Entertainment Inc., Smartoonz Inc., and Monkey See Monkey Do Productions Inc., are starting production of a second season of Monkey See Monkey Do, which follows an animated monkey who encourages kids to engage in physical activities while learning about science. The project is expected to create 42 jobs.
Investing in Northern Ontario's film and television industry is part of the government's economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario's greatest strengths -- its people and strategic partnerships.
- Ontario, through the NOHFC, is providing $701,276 for Monkey See Monkey Do.
- Since 2003, the NOHFC has invested $136 million in 794 projects in Sudbury, creating or sustaining more than 2,460 jobs.
“I am very pleased that the NOHFC’s support is helping bring another animated television production to Sudbury and I am confident that graduates from Collège Boréal’s and Cambrian College’s animation and related programs will build careers in the North through these exciting new employment opportunities.”
“By investing in innovative projects such as this one, the Ontario government continues to grow Northern Ontario’s television and film production sector. This production will help increase the North’s available pool of skilled animators and other artisans.”