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60 Alumni Contribute to Oscar-nominated Films

February 14, 2013

If they handed out an award for developing the talent behind many of this year’s Oscar™-nominated films, then Sheridan would surely be a top contender. With a total of 60 graduates contributing to 11 films nominated in the Best Animated Feature, Short Film - Animated and Visual Effects categories, Sheridan continues to make an impact in Hollywood, some 40 years after it first launched its groundbreaking animation program.

Among the films nominated is Disney’s Wreck-it-Ralph which was named best animated film of 2012 at the Annie Awards, animation’s highest honour. As well as the 3D adventure drama Life of Pi, which has earned eleven Academy Award nominations. Click here to learn more about Sheridan alumna, Mary Lynn Machado (Computer Animation, 1987) who worked on the visual effects for Life of Pi.

Sheridan alumni worked on the following films:



The Hobbit

Life of Pi

Marvel’s The Avengers



The Pirates! Band of Misfits


Snow White & The Huntsman

Wreck-it Ralph 

As Canada’s largest art school, and #1 in the world for animation education, Sheridan takes great pride in celebrating our graduates’ accomplishments and we are thrilled to acknowledge their outstanding contribution on the Oscar nominated films. So excited that we have produced our own animated short. Enter the contest by sharing your ‘Sheridan WIN’ for a chance to receive a night at the movies, on us! To view the film and enter the contest, please visit: