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50 years of Animation

BY SYDNEY SAVAGE

Sheridan’s Animation program is set to celebrate its 50-year anniversary. The program, created by Sheridan’s first president Jack Porter and Hollywood animator George Martsegis, in 1968. Ten years later the International Summer School of Animation opened, allowing for an entirely new batch of talent. Later, in 1981 the Computer Animation program took the stage; setting a new standard for film animation. In its 50-year existence, the program has seen countless successes, with many graduates going on to win high-end awards and titles. Take a look at just a few of things graduates of the program have accomplished.

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Sheridan’s first President
John Minnis wins Oscar 
Jon Klassen 
Domee Shi
Eric Armstrong
Chris Williams
Alan Barillaro
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Sydney Savage

Sydney is a journalism student at Sheridan College. Her last name has been linked to Nordic Vikings, however, she is actually quite nice and has decided not to follow in her ancestor’s barbaric lifestyle. She lives a quiet life with her cat and Indie music collection.

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