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| formerly = '''Jam Filled Entertainment:'''<br>Jam Filled Entertainment (September 8, 2007–July 1, 2016)<br>'''Jam Filled Toronto:'''<br>Dan Krech Productions <small>(September 14, 1989-July 12, 2002)</small><br />DKP Studios <small>(December 12, 2001–July 12, 2003)</small><br />IDT Entertainment <small>(September 26, 2003-July 21, 2006)</small><br />Starz Animation <small>(September 4, 2006–July 25, 2011)</small><br />Arc Productions <small>(September 19, 2011–July 1, 2016)</small>
 
| formerly = '''Jam Filled Entertainment:'''<br>Jam Filled Entertainment (September 8, 2007–July 1, 2016)<br>'''Jam Filled Toronto:'''<br>Dan Krech Productions <small>(September 14, 1989-July 12, 2002)</small><br />DKP Studios <small>(December 12, 2001–July 12, 2003)</small><br />IDT Entertainment <small>(September 26, 2003-July 21, 2006)</small><br />Starz Animation <small>(September 4, 2006–July 25, 2011)</small><br />Arc Productions <small>(September 19, 2011–July 1, 2016)</small>
 
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'''Jam Filled Entertainment''' is a Canadian [[animation]] studio based in [[Ottawa, Ontario]]. Jam Filled is a division of [[Boat Rocker Media]] and has additional facilities in Toronto and Halifax. It is best known for animating the [[Nickelodeon]] series ''[[The Loud House]]''.
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'''Jam Filled Entertainment''' is a Canadian animation studio based in Ottawa, Ontario. Jam Filled is a division of Boat Rocker Media and has additional facilities in Toronto and Halifax. It is best known for animating the [[Nickelodeon]] series ''The Loud House''.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
Jam Filled Entertainment was founded in [[Manotick]] in 2007 by Kyle MacDougall, Phil Lafrance, and Jamie Leclaire. In January 2011, Jam Filled moved to a new location in Ottawa. On August 3, 2016, [[Boat Rocker Media]] acquired Jam Filled Entertainment. On August 22, Jam Filled purchased the assets of Arc Productions, allowing them to expand into creating CGI animation in Toronto. Jam Filled opened a 10,000 square feet studio in [[Halifax, Nova Scotia]] in the fall of 2019 to work on more 2D animation projects.
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Jam Filled Entertainment was founded in Manotick in 2007 by Kyle MacDougall, Phil Lafrance, and Jamie Leclaire. In January 2011, Jam Filled moved to a new location in Ottawa. On August 3, 2016, Boat Rocker Media acquired Jam Filled Entertainment. On August 22, Jam Filled purchased the assets of Arc Productions, allowing them to expand into creating CGI animation in Toronto. Jam Filled opened a 10,000 square feet studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the fall of 2019 to work on more 2D animation projects.
   
 
===Jam Filled Toronto===
 
===Jam Filled Toronto===
   
In 2004, U.S. telecom company [[IDT Corp.]] purchased DKP Studios from its founders. IDT had already acquired in 2003 controlling interest of [[Film Roman]] and [[Anchor Bay Entertainment|Anchor Bay Entertainment Group]]. His major work was contractors from [[Frenzy Animation]].
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In 2004, U.S. telecom company IDT Corp. purchased DKP Studios from its founders. IDT had already acquired in 2003 controlling interest of [[Film Roman]] and Anchor Bay Entertainment Group. Its major work was contractors from [[Frenzy Animation]].
   
On May 26, 2006, Starz Media's parent company [[Liberty Media]] bought [[IDT Entertainment]] from IDT, including Anchor Bay Entertainment and Film Roman. Under its new management in 2007, the studio began a "Starz Shortz" program which has produced ''Bundle of Joy'', ''Enter the Sandbox'', ''Ormie'' and ''Lovebirds''. In 2007, [[Starz Animation]] took over animating [[Shane Acker]]'s feature [[9 (2009 animated film)|9]] from Attitude Studio, Luxembourg. In 2010, the studio opened a major VFX wing to create all the effects for the new Starz Channel/Graham King Productions miniseries, ''[[Camelot]]'', Alcon Entertainment's ''[[Dolphin Tale]]'', and producer Avi Arad's family feature, ''[[Robosapien: Rebooted]]''.
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On May 26, 2006, Starz Media's parent company Liberty Media bought [[IDT Entertainment]] from IDT, including Anchor Bay Entertainment and Film Roman. Under its new management in 2007, the studio began a "Starz Shortz" program which has produced ''Bundle of Joy'', ''Enter the Sandbox'', ''Ormie'' and ''Lovebirds''. In 2007, [[Starz Animation]] took over animating [[Shane Acker]]'s feature [[9]] from Attitude Studio, Luxembourg. In 2010, the studio opened a major VFX wing to create all the effects for the new Starz Channel/Graham King Productions miniseries, ''Camelot'', Alcon Entertainment's ''Dolphin Tale'', and producer Avi Arad's family feature, ''Robosapien: Rebooted''.
   
 
In April 2011, the Starz Animation was sold to a Canadian consortium, and renamed itself to '''Arc Productions'''. Under the new owner, the studio was planning to do more proprietary production and continued its development for the [[Upside Mystery 3|third ''Upside Mystery'']] film for [[Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer]] as well as its TV series.
 
In April 2011, the Starz Animation was sold to a Canadian consortium, and renamed itself to '''Arc Productions'''. Under the new owner, the studio was planning to do more proprietary production and continued its development for the [[Upside Mystery 3|third ''Upside Mystery'']] film for [[Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer]] as well as its TV series.
   
On August 1, 2016, Arc Productions announced that they were closing down the studio because they were filing for bankruptcy and locked out over 500 employees after telling them there was a payroll glitch and no one had been paid. On August 10, 2016, following Arc's closure, Jam Filled Entertainment entered an agreement to acquire Arc Productions' assets in which they call "substantially all of the business". Jam Filled Entertainment also acquired 248 of Arc's former employees while Arc's other employees were transferred to other animation studios, such as Tangent Animation and [[Reel FX Animation Studios]]. Later on August 22, 2016, Arc Productions was reopened as Jam Filled Entertainment's Toronto facility.
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On August 1, 2016, Arc Productions announced that they were closing down the studio because they were filing for bankruptcy and locked out over 500 employees after telling them there was a payroll glitch and no one had been paid. On August 10, 2016, following Arc's closure, Jam Filled Entertainment entered an agreement to acquire Arc Productions' assets in which they call "substantially all of the business". Jam Filled Entertainment also acquired 248 of Arc's former employees while Arc's other former employees were transferred to other animation studios, such as Tangent Animation, [[ToonBox Entertainment]], and [[Reel FX Animation Studios]]. Later on August 22, 2016, Arc Productions was reopened as Jam Filled Entertainment's Toronto facility.
   
 
In 2020, Jam Filled announced that they would no longer animate episodes for ''[[Thomas & Friends]]'' after the 24th series, with [[Nelvana]] taking over for future productions.
 
In 2020, Jam Filled announced that they would no longer animate episodes for ''[[Thomas & Friends]]'' after the 24th series, with [[Nelvana]] taking over for future productions.
   
 
==Productions==
 
==Productions==
* ''[[Almost Naked Animals]]'' (January 3, 2011–May 27, 2013)
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* ''Almost Naked Animals'' (January 3, 2011–May 27, 2013)
* ''[[Crash Canyon]]'' (September 8, 2011–July 13, 2013)
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* ''Crash Canyon'' (September 8, 2011–July 13, 2013)
* ''[[Camp Lakebottom]]'' (July 8, 2013–July 7, 2017)
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* ''Camp Lakebottom'' (July 8, 2013–July 7, 2017)
* ''[[The Day My Butt Went Psycho!]]'' (September 2, 2013–July 2, 2015)
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* ''The Day My Butt Went Psycho!'' (September 2, 2013–July 2, 2015)
 
* ''[[Thomas & Friends]]'' (August 26, 2013–December 2019; continued from Arc Productions)
 
* ''[[Thomas & Friends]]'' (August 26, 2013–December 2019; continued from Arc Productions)
* ''[[Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Program]]'' ("The Loud House", "Off the Shelf", "My Friend Pancake", "Robo Wonder Kid", and "Fur-Ever Family")
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* ''Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Program'' ("The Loud House", "Off the Shelf", "My Friend Pancake", "Robo Wonder Kid", and "Fur-Ever Family")
* ''[[Numb Chucks]]'' (January 6, 2014–November 26, 2016)
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* ''Numb Chucks'' (January 6, 2014–November 26, 2016)
* ''[[The Loud House]]'' (May 2, 2016–present)
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* ''The Loud House'' (May 2, 2016–present)
* ''[[Rusty Rivets]]'' (November 10, 2016–present; continued from Arc Productions)
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* ''Rusty Rivets'' (November 10, 2016–present; continued from Arc Productions)
* ''[[The Bagel and Becky Show]]'' (November 3, 2016–July 1, 2017)
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* ''The Bagel and Becky Show'' (November 3, 2016–July 1, 2017)
* ''[[WellieWishers (TV series)|WellieWishers]]'' (season 2; August 28, 2017-)
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* ''WellieWishers'' (season 2; August 28, 2017-)
* ''[[Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor]]'' (August 29, 2017-)
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* ''Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor'' (August 29, 2017-)
 
* ''Kody Kapow'' (June 11, 2017-)
 
* ''Kody Kapow'' (June 11, 2017-)
 
* ''The Great Northern Candy Drop'' (TV special; April 3, 2017-)
 
* ''The Great Northern Candy Drop'' (TV special; April 3, 2017-)
* ''[[Final Space]]'' (January 1, 2018–present)
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* ''Final Space'' (January 1, 2018–present)
 
* ''Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!'' (December 3, 2018-)
 
* ''Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!'' (December 3, 2018-)
* ''[[Pinky Malinky]]'' (January 2, 2019–present)
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* ''Pinky Malinky'' (January 2, 2019–present)
* ''[[DC Super Hero Girls (TV series)|DC Super Hero Girls]]'' (March 2, 2019–present)
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* ''DC Super Hero Girls'' (March 2, 2019–present)
 
* ''The Polos'' (February 1, 2019–present)
 
* ''The Polos'' (February 1, 2019–present)
* ''[[Bubble Guppies]]'' (Season 5; September 3, 2019-present)
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* ''Bubble Guppies'' (Season 5; September 3, 2019-present)
* ''[[The Casagrandes]]'' (October 14, 2019–present)
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* ''The Casagrandes'' (October 14, 2019–present)
* ''[[Madagascar: A Little Wild]]'' (Season 2; 2020)
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* ''Madagascar: A Little Wild'' (Season 2; 2020)
* ''[[Blazing Samurai]]'' (2021)
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* ''Blazing Samurai'' (2021)
   
 
===Arc Productions===
 
===Arc Productions===
 
Formerly known as Dan Krech Productions, DKP Effects, DKP Studios, and Starz Animation.
 
Formerly known as Dan Krech Productions, DKP Effects, DKP Studios, and Starz Animation.
 
====Independent era (1991-1999)====
 
====Independent era (1991-1999)====
* ''[[Eve of Destruction (film)|Eve of Destruction]]'' (1991) (post-production)
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* ''Eve of Destruction'' (1991) (post-production)
* ''[[High Tide (TV series)|High Tide]]'' (1994) (title design & graphics)
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* ''High Tide'' (1994) (title design & graphics)
* ''[[Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog]]'' (1995) (special effects)
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* ''Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog'' (1995) (special effects)
* ''[[National Lampoon's Senior Trip]]'' (1995) (special effects)
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* ''National Lampoon's Senior Trip'' (1995) (special effects)
* ''[[Bogus (film)|Bogus]]'' (1996) (special effects)
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* ''Bogus'' (1996) (special effects)
 
====Dan Krech Productions era (1999-2001)====
 
====Dan Krech Productions era (1999-2001)====
* ''[[Télétoon+|Télétoon Advance]]'' (1999-2000) (early English version)
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* ''Télétoon Advance'' (1999-2000) (early English version)
* ''[[Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box]]'' (1999) (special effects)
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* ''Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box'' (1999) (special effects)
* ''[[Fisher-Price]]'' (1999-2001) (TV commercials)
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* ''Fisher-Price'' (1999-2001) (TV commercials)
* ''[[The Nuttiest Nutcracker]]'' (1999)
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* ''The Nuttiest Nutcracker'' (1999)
 
* ''Le Giorgio Show'' (2000) (early English version)
 
* ''Le Giorgio Show'' (2000) (early English version)
 
* ''Mais où est passé ? Giorgio'' (early English version)
 
* ''Mais où est passé ? Giorgio'' (early English version)
 
* ''[[Mort the Chicken]]'' (2000) (Story cutscenes)
 
* ''[[Mort the Chicken]]'' (2000) (Story cutscenes)
* ''[[Aero]]'' (2000) (short film)
 
 
* ''[[Joseph: King of Dreams]]'' (2000; with DreamWorks Pictures) (special effects)
 
* ''[[Joseph: King of Dreams]]'' (2000; with DreamWorks Pictures) (special effects)
* ''[[My Little Pony (2003 toyline)|My Little Pony G3]]'' (2001; with SD Entertainment and Fat Rock Entertainment) (pilot presentation)
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* ''My Little Pony G3'' (2001; with SD Entertainment and Fat Rock Entertainment) (pilot presentation)
 
* ''[[Onion Mastori (TV series)|Onion Mastori]]'' (2001) (CGI effects)
 
* ''[[Onion Mastori (TV series)|Onion Mastori]]'' (2001) (CGI effects)
   
 
====DKP Effects era (2002-2004)====
 
====DKP Effects era (2002-2004)====
 
* ''[[Onion Mastori (TV series)|Onion Mastori]]'' (2002-2004) (CGI effects)
 
* ''[[Onion Mastori (TV series)|Onion Mastori]]'' (2002-2004) (CGI effects)
* ''[[Piwi+|Les Vacances de Piwi]]'' (2002-2003) (early English version)
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* ''Les Vacances de Piwi'' (2002-2003) (early English version)
 
* ''[[Planetokio (TV series)|Planetokio]]'' (2002-2003) (special effects)
 
* ''[[Planetokio (TV series)|Planetokio]]'' (2002-2003) (special effects)
* ''[[3-2-1 Penguins!]]'' (2002-2003)
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* ''3-2-1 Penguins!'' (2002-2003)
 
* ''Dessine avec Piwi'' (2003) (early English version)
 
* ''Dessine avec Piwi'' (2003) (early English version)
* ''[[Scourge of Worlds: A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure]]'' (2003) (special effects)
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* ''Scourge of Worlds: A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure'' (2003) (special effects)
* ''[[My Little Pony (2003 toyline)|My Little Pony G3]]'' (2003-2004; 1st version with EnSky Studios) (TV commercials)
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* ''My Little Pony G3'' (2003-2004; 1st version with EnSky Studios) (TV commercials)
 
* ''[[DreamMix TV World Fighters]]'' (2003) (Story cutscenes)
 
* ''[[DreamMix TV World Fighters]]'' (2003) (Story cutscenes)
 
* ''Voyage avec Piwi'' (2004) (early English version)
 
* ''Voyage avec Piwi'' (2004) (early English version)
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====DKP Studios era (2004-2006)====
 
====DKP Studios era (2004-2006)====
 
* ''[[Onion Mastori (TV series)|Onion Mastori]]'' (2004-2006) (CGI effects)
 
* ''[[Onion Mastori (TV series)|Onion Mastori]]'' (2004-2006) (CGI effects)
* ''[[Game Over (TV series)|Game Over]]'' (2004)
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* ''Game Over'' (2004)
 
* ''Nerf N-Strike'' (2004)
 
* ''Nerf N-Strike'' (2004)
 
* ''Bouge et Joue avec Piwi'' (2004) (early English version)
 
* ''Bouge et Joue avec Piwi'' (2004) (early English version)
 
* ''[[VeggieTales]]'' (2004–05)
 
* ''[[VeggieTales]]'' (2004–05)
* ''[[Handy Manny]]'' (2004; with Nelvana) (pilot presentation)
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* ''Handy Manny'' (2004; with Nelvana) (pilot presentation)
* ''[[My Little Pony (2003 toyline)|My Little Pony G3]]'' (2004-2006; 2nd version with EnSky Studios and Image-In) (TV commercials)
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* ''My Little Pony G3'' (2004-2006; 2nd version with EnSky Studios and Image-In) (TV commercials)
* ''[[Peter Lepeniotis|Surly Squirrel]]'' (2005) (short film)
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* ''Surly Squirrel'' (2005) (short film)
* ''[[Shoebox Zoo]]'' (2005) (TV)
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* ''Shoebox Zoo'' (2005) (TV)
 
* ''[[Onion Mastori: The Movie]]'' (2005) (CGI effects)
 
* ''[[Onion Mastori: The Movie]]'' (2005) (CGI effects)
* ''[[Everyone's Hero]]'' (2006; with 20th Century Fox)
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* ''Everyone's Hero'' (2006; with [[20th Century Fox]])
 
* ''[[The Princess and the Pied Piper]]'' (2006; with [[Universal Pictures]] and [[Frenzy Animation]])
 
* ''[[The Princess and the Pied Piper]]'' (2006; with [[Universal Pictures]] and [[Frenzy Animation]])
   
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[[File:Starz Animation logo.jpg|thumb|Logo of Starz Animation]]
 
[[File:Starz Animation logo.jpg|thumb|Logo of Starz Animation]]
 
* ''[[VeggieTales]]'' (2006-08)
 
* ''[[VeggieTales]]'' (2006-08)
* ''[[Shark Bait|The Reef: Shark Bait]]'' (2006)
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* ''The Reef: Shark Bait'' (2006)
 
* ''[[Upside Mystery]]'' (2007; with [[Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer]] and [[Spyglass Entertainment]])
 
* ''[[Upside Mystery]]'' (2007; with [[Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer]] and [[Spyglass Entertainment]])
 
* ''[[M.I.S.S.I.O.N.]]'' (2007; with [[Paramount Pictures]] and Frenzy Animation)
 
* ''[[M.I.S.S.I.O.N.]]'' (2007; with [[Paramount Pictures]] and Frenzy Animation)
 
* ''[[The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie]]'' (2008)
 
* ''[[The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie]]'' (2008)
 
* ''[[Wild Forest]]'' (2008; with Paramount Pictures and Frenzy Animation)
 
* ''[[Wild Forest]]'' (2008; with Paramount Pictures and Frenzy Animation)
* ''[[Space Chimps]]'' (2008; with [[20th Century Fox]] and [[Vanguard Animation]])
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* ''Space Chimps'' (2008; with [[20th Century Fox]] and [[Vanguard Animation]])
* ''[[Chop Socky Chooks]]'' (2008) (TV)
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* ''Chop Socky Chooks'' (2008) (TV)
 
* ''[[Drilling Pursuit]]'' (2009; with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
 
* ''[[Drilling Pursuit]]'' (2009; with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
 
* ''TBD'' (2009; with [[Overture Films]])
 
* ''TBD'' (2009; with [[Overture Films]])
 
* ''[[9]]'' (2009; with [[Focus Features]] and [[Relativity Media]])
 
* ''[[9]]'' (2009; with [[Focus Features]] and [[Relativity Media]])
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* ''[[The Witch's Quest]]'' (2009; with [[Warner Bros. Pictures]] and Frenzy Animation)
* ''[[Yes, Virginia (TV program)|Yes, Virginia]]'' (2009) (TV)
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* ''Yes, Virginia'' (2009) (TV)
 
* ''[[An Upside Mystery Christmas]]'' (2009) (TV)
 
* ''[[An Upside Mystery Christmas]]'' (2009) (TV)
 
* ''[[Upside Mystery 2]]'' (2010; with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Spyglass Entertainment)
 
* ''[[Upside Mystery 2]]'' (2010; with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Spyglass Entertainment)
   
 
====Arc Productions era <br>(From 2011)====
 
====Arc Productions era <br>(From 2011)====
* ''[[Matt Hatter Chronicles]]'' (2011)
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* ''Matt Hatter Chronicles'' (2011)
 
* ''[[The Simpsons]]'' ("[[Angry Dad: The Movie|Condiments]]" sequence) (2011)
 
* ''[[The Simpsons]]'' ("[[Angry Dad: The Movie|Condiments]]" sequence) (2011)
* ''[[Gnomeo & Juliet]]'' (2011)
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* ''[[Gnomeo & Juliet]]'' (2011; with [[Touchstone Pictures]] and Rocket Pictures)
* ''[[Camelot (TV series)|Camelot]]'' (2011) (visual effects)
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* ''Camelot'' (2011) (visual effects)
* ''[[Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil]]'' (2011)
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* ''[[Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil]]'' (2011; with The Weinstein Company and Kanbar Entertainment)
* ''[[Dolphin Tale]]'' (2011)
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* ''[[Puppet Pals: The Series]]'' (2011–2016)
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* ''Dolphin Tale'' (2011)
 
* ''Snack Attack'' (2012) (short film)
 
* ''Snack Attack'' (2012) (short film)
* ''[[Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse]]'' (2012–2015)
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* ''Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse'' (2012–2015)
 
* ''[[Upside Mystery: The Mischief Detectives]]'' (2012–2015)
 
* ''[[Upside Mystery: The Mischief Detectives]]'' (2012–2015)
* ''[[Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn]]'' (2012) (visual effects)
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* ''Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn'' (2012) (visual effects)
* ''[[Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload]]'' (2013)
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* ''Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload'' (2013)
* ''[[Pixie Hollow Bake Off]]'' (2013)
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* ''Pixie Hollow Bake Off'' (2013)
* ''[[Robosapien: Rebooted]]'' (2013)
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* ''Robosapien: Rebooted'' (2013)
 
* ''Barbie and Her Sisters in A Pony Tale'' (2013)
 
* ''Barbie and Her Sisters in A Pony Tale'' (2013)
 
* ''[[Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway]]'' (2013)
 
* ''[[Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway]]'' (2013)
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* ''[[Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave]]'' (2014)
 
* ''[[Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave]]'' (2014)
 
* ''[[Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins]]'' (2015)
 
* ''[[Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins]]'' (2015)
* ''[[Little Boy (film)|Little Boy]]'' (2015; with Open Road Films and Metonia Films)
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* ''Little Boy'' (2015; with Open Road Films and Metonia Films)
* ''[[Lost in Oz (TV series)|Lost in Oz]]'' (pilot; 2015)
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* ''Lost in Oz'' (pilot; 2015)
* ''[[Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure]]'' (2015)
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* ''Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure'' (2015)
 
* ''[[Upside Mystery 3]]'' (2015; with 20th Century Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Pin High Productions)
 
* ''[[Upside Mystery 3]]'' (2015; with 20th Century Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Pin High Productions)
 
* ''Barbie and Her Sisters in the Great Puppy Adventure'' (2015)
 
* ''Barbie and Her Sisters in the Great Puppy Adventure'' (2015)
* ''[[Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled]]'' (2015)
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* ''Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled'' (2015)
 
* ''[[Jeremy Monroe (TV series)|Jeremy Monroe]]'' ("[[Tale of Two Universes|The CGI Planet]]" sequence) (2015)
 
* ''[[Jeremy Monroe (TV series)|Jeremy Monroe]]'' ("[[Tale of Two Universes|The CGI Planet]]" sequence) (2015)
 
[[File:Arc Productions logo 2016.png|thumb|Logo of Arc Productions]]
 
[[File:Arc Productions logo 2016.png|thumb|Logo of Arc Productions]]
* ''[[Before I Wake (2016 film)|Before I Wake]]'' (2016) (special effects)
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* ''Before I Wake'' (2016) (special effects)
* ''[[Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade]]'' (2016)
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* ''Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade'' (2016)
* ''[[Thomas & Friends: The Great Race]]'' (2016)
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* ''Thomas & Friends: The Great Race'' (2016)
* ''[[Elena of Avalor]]'' (2016)
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* ''Elena of Avalor'' (2016)
* ''[[Barbie: Star Light Adventure]]'' (2016)
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* ''Barbie: Star Light Adventure'' (2016)
* ''[[Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia]]'' (2016)
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* ''[[Trollhunters|Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia]]'' (2016)
* ''[[Tarzan and Jane (TV series)|Tarzan and Jane]]'' (2017)
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* ''Tarzan and Jane'' (2017)
 
[[Category:Companies]]
 
[[Category:Companies]]
 
[[Category:Animation studios]]
 
[[Category:Animation studios]]

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Jam Filled Entertainment is a Canadian animation studio based in Ottawa, Ontario. Jam Filled is a division of Boat Rocker Media and has additional facilities in Toronto and Halifax. It is best known for animating the Nickelodeon series The Loud House.

History[edit | edit source]

Jam Filled Entertainment was founded in Manotick in 2007 by Kyle MacDougall, Phil Lafrance, and Jamie Leclaire. In January 2011, Jam Filled moved to a new location in Ottawa. On August 3, 2016, Boat Rocker Media acquired Jam Filled Entertainment. On August 22, Jam Filled purchased the assets of Arc Productions, allowing them to expand into creating CGI animation in Toronto. Jam Filled opened a 10,000 square feet studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the fall of 2019 to work on more 2D animation projects.

Jam Filled Toronto[edit | edit source]

In 2004, U.S. telecom company IDT Corp. purchased DKP Studios from its founders. IDT had already acquired in 2003 controlling interest of Film Roman and Anchor Bay Entertainment Group. Its major work was contractors from Frenzy Animation.

On May 26, 2006, Starz Media's parent company Liberty Media bought IDT Entertainment from IDT, including Anchor Bay Entertainment and Film Roman. Under its new management in 2007, the studio began a "Starz Shortz" program which has produced Bundle of Joy, Enter the Sandbox, Ormie and Lovebirds. In 2007, Starz Animation took over animating Shane Acker's feature 9 from Attitude Studio, Luxembourg. In 2010, the studio opened a major VFX wing to create all the effects for the new Starz Channel/Graham King Productions miniseries, Camelot, Alcon Entertainment's Dolphin Tale, and producer Avi Arad's family feature, Robosapien: Rebooted.

In April 2011, the Starz Animation was sold to a Canadian consortium, and renamed itself to Arc Productions. Under the new owner, the studio was planning to do more proprietary production and continued its development for the third Upside Mystery film for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as well as its TV series.

On August 1, 2016, Arc Productions announced that they were closing down the studio because they were filing for bankruptcy and locked out over 500 employees after telling them there was a payroll glitch and no one had been paid. On August 10, 2016, following Arc's closure, Jam Filled Entertainment entered an agreement to acquire Arc Productions' assets in which they call "substantially all of the business". Jam Filled Entertainment also acquired 248 of Arc's former employees while Arc's other former employees were transferred to other animation studios, such as Tangent Animation, ToonBox Entertainment, and Reel FX Animation Studios. Later on August 22, 2016, Arc Productions was reopened as Jam Filled Entertainment's Toronto facility.

In 2020, Jam Filled announced that they would no longer animate episodes for Thomas & Friends after the 24th series, with Nelvana taking over for future productions.

Productions[edit | edit source]

  • Almost Naked Animals (January 3, 2011–May 27, 2013)
  • Crash Canyon (September 8, 2011–July 13, 2013)
  • Camp Lakebottom (July 8, 2013–July 7, 2017)
  • The Day My Butt Went Psycho! (September 2, 2013–July 2, 2015)
  • Thomas & Friends (August 26, 2013–December 2019; continued from Arc Productions)
  • Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Program ("The Loud House", "Off the Shelf", "My Friend Pancake", "Robo Wonder Kid", and "Fur-Ever Family")
  • Numb Chucks (January 6, 2014–November 26, 2016)
  • The Loud House (May 2, 2016–present)
  • Rusty Rivets (November 10, 2016–present; continued from Arc Productions)
  • The Bagel and Becky Show (November 3, 2016–July 1, 2017)
  • WellieWishers (season 2; August 28, 2017-)
  • Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor (August 29, 2017-)
  • Kody Kapow (June 11, 2017-)
  • The Great Northern Candy Drop (TV special; April 3, 2017-)
  • Final Space (January 1, 2018–present)
  • Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! (December 3, 2018-)
  • Pinky Malinky (January 2, 2019–present)
  • DC Super Hero Girls (March 2, 2019–present)
  • The Polos (February 1, 2019–present)
  • Bubble Guppies (Season 5; September 3, 2019-present)
  • The Casagrandes (October 14, 2019–present)
  • Madagascar: A Little Wild (Season 2; 2020)
  • Blazing Samurai (2021)

Arc Productions[edit | edit source]

Formerly known as Dan Krech Productions, DKP Effects, DKP Studios, and Starz Animation.

Independent era (1991-1999)[edit | edit source]

  • Eve of Destruction (1991) (post-production)
  • High Tide (1994) (title design & graphics)
  • Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995) (special effects)
  • National Lampoon's Senior Trip (1995) (special effects)
  • Bogus (1996) (special effects)

Dan Krech Productions era (1999-2001)[edit | edit source]

  • Télétoon Advance (1999-2000) (early English version)
  • Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box (1999) (special effects)
  • Fisher-Price (1999-2001) (TV commercials)
  • The Nuttiest Nutcracker (1999)
  • Le Giorgio Show (2000) (early English version)
  • Mais où est passé ? Giorgio (early English version)
  • Mort the Chicken (2000) (Story cutscenes)
  • Joseph: King of Dreams (2000; with DreamWorks Pictures) (special effects)
  • My Little Pony G3 (2001; with SD Entertainment and Fat Rock Entertainment) (pilot presentation)
  • Onion Mastori (2001) (CGI effects)

DKP Effects era (2002-2004)[edit | edit source]

  • Onion Mastori (2002-2004) (CGI effects)
  • Les Vacances de Piwi (2002-2003) (early English version)
  • Planetokio (2002-2003) (special effects)
  • 3-2-1 Penguins! (2002-2003)
  • Dessine avec Piwi (2003) (early English version)
  • Scourge of Worlds: A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure (2003) (special effects)
  • My Little Pony G3 (2003-2004; 1st version with EnSky Studios) (TV commercials)
  • DreamMix TV World Fighters (2003) (Story cutscenes)
  • Voyage avec Piwi (2004) (early English version)

DKP Studios era (2004-2006)[edit | edit source]

Starz Animation era (2006-2010)[edit | edit source]

Logo of Starz Animation

Arc Productions era
(From 2011)
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Logo of Arc Productions
  • Before I Wake (2016) (special effects)
  • Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)
  • Thomas & Friends: The Great Race (2016)
  • Elena of Avalor (2016)
  • Barbie: Star Light Adventure (2016)
  • Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (2016)
  • Tarzan and Jane (2017)