Lecture and Video Presentation to Sheridan College Animation Students

Mike Hogue giving a lecture to 1st and 2nd Year Animation students at Sheridan College, April 11th, 2012

On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 I had the pleasure of giving a lecture and video presentation to the 1st and 2nd Year Animation Students at the World-Famous Sheridan Animation College, in Oakville, Ontario.

I was right where they were, a first year student 20 years ago. It's hard to believe it's been that long.  So, as a Sheridan Alumni, it felt quite surreal to be back... and see how much it has changed.   Read more »

Return to Phoenix, Arizona - Visiting the Old "Fox Animation Studios" Building

Visiting the Old "Fox Animation Studios" Building in Phoenix Arizona in 2012. The photograph in the first image was taken on my first day of work back in 1995.

Yesterday I went by the old "Fox Animation Studios" building where I started my career back in 1995. (Click on the small image to the left, to see the full-size images.)

The photograph I'm holding in the first image was taken on my first day of work in August of 1995. I worked there for Over 4 years.

At this studio we completed 3 Animated Feature Films for 20th Century Fox. "Anastasia" (1997), "Bartok the Magnificent" (1998), and "Titan A.E." (2000) with Director's Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. Clicking the links to the movies will open up previous "Career Highlights" blog entries about my time working on those films.

The studio closed down halfway into the year 2000. The building has been boarded up behind a barb-wire fence since then, and It's scheduled to be demolished this summer since it's really prime real-estate in the ritzy "Biltmore" shopping area of Phoenix. So while visiting my friends in Phoenix, I thought I'd stop by and get some photos for the last time.

Really what this building represents to me is one of the best moments in my career, some of the best years in my life, and its the place I met the many talented friends, who I remain friends with today. I'm grateful to know them all. :)

Career Highlights "Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem" - 1999-2001

Cover Art for the Nintendo Gamecube game, "Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem"


After 4 years living and working in Arizona, I moved back to my "Home and Native Land", Canada in the fall of 1999. After taking a short time to get everything re-established here, and securing a place to live, I began my job at a local video game company. Read more »

Career Highlights - "Titan A.E" - 2000

Original theatrical poster for Titan A.E (c) 2000 Twentieth Century Fox



Following "Anastasia" and "Bartok the Magnificent", we produced one last feature film... Read more »

"STOKED" on iTunes!

"Stoked" page logo for iTunes Canada page.



If you want to own your favourite "Stoked" episodes or take them with you on your iPod... here are the links to download "Stoked" at Apple's iTunes store.


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"STOKED" IN THE USA! - Airs July 16th on Cartoon Network!

Cartoon Network's Promotional Page for "Stoked" (c) 2009 - www.cartoonnetwork.comAfter a succesful few weeks on Canada's Teletoon cartoon channel, the first episode of "STOKED" will finally air this week on CARTOON NETWORK in the USA!

Check it out on Thursday, July 16th at 8:30 pm EST on the Cartoon Network channel! 

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"STOKED" Promotional Tour!

Right Side View of the "Stoked" Promotional Tour HUMMER! (c) 2009 - Teletoon, Inc.

It's been a while since my last post, as there has been little time to update lately... but that will change soon enough!  Look for new Posts and Tutorials Soon!

For the past couple months, I have basically been working Two jobs for the same studio.  Full-time Creating and Compositing Flash-Animated Ocean and Surfing Effects on "Stoked" during the day... and my evenings and weekends have been spent creating a minute-long Flash Animated Short for a new pilot project for the same studio.  Read more »

First Post! - The Story So Far...

Welcome to my Art and Animation Production Diary!

Ok, I’m a little behind the net on starting a Blog.  It’s really come down to having a custom site to showcase it.  I have several Art and Animation sites that I maintain… but I wanted a way to talk about everything I have going on, in one convenient place… so, that’s what this site will be.  Special thanks to Pierre Marcel of Imagery Fusion for setting up this new open-source ‘Drupal’ website, and for giving me a refresher course on how to maintain the site and upload my content.

I’ve been told that I write the way I talk, casual, friendly, funny… with the occasional footnote, or long-winded tangent.  So, that’s what you can expect in here.  I'll try and keep future posts shorter though.  ;) 


Also, if you have an interest in learning flash or animation basics, check out my Tutorial Section!

A little about me:

I live near Toronto, Canada.  I’ve been an Artist my whole life, and a Professional Animator since graduating the Classical Animation program at Sheridan College in the mid-90’s.

A lot about my career:  

Anastasia (1997)    -    Bartok the Magnificent (1999)    -    Titan A.E (2000) Read more »

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