PIP Animation Services
Company typePrivate
IndustryAnimated television shows
Animated films
FoundedMarch 19, 1998; 25 years ago (March 19, 1998)
FounderDulcie Clark
Number of employees

PiP Animation Services Inc. is a Canadian full-service animation studio based in Ottawa. Its most recent work includes the CBC series Wandering Wenda and the PBS Kids series Cyberchase. Their mascot is a toucan.

Animation accomplishments

Somewhere between 2000 and 2002, Pip did some work on the animated series Anne of Green Gables, in conjunction with Sullivan Entertainment's animation studio. Pip was specifically responsible for the digital backgrounds of certain episodes.[1]

Pip did work on a couple of shows for the Amberwood Productions studio. The first was the Katie and Orbie television program. They were responsible for the background colors and the unit background designs for the show. The studio also did work on their show Hoze Houndz.[1]

For Nelvana studios, Pip did work on the television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, which was broadcast on Nickelodeon and Teletoon.[1]

It also contributed to the series The Ripping Friends, which was a series from animator John Kricfalusi of Ren & Stimpy fame.[1] The studio also did some animation work for Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon" as well.

In 2004, the company performed digital editing for a three commercial spot marketing campaign for the popular job-searching site, Monster.com.[2]

In 2006, a series that Pip had contributed to, Caillou, won an award for Best Animated Production in a TV Series, from the Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts (CAEAA).[3]

The studio was a co-producer of the 2021 film Lamya's Poem.[4]

Animation techniques

Pip uses Adobe Photoshop, Painter and Illustrator for background work, but overall it uses the program Adobe Flash for its 2D animation.[1]

Contributions to the animation/film industry

In 1999, Pip partnered with imX communications Inc., and Funbag Animation Studios Inc. to announce two new animation production companies: Helix Animation Inc. in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Helix Digital Inc. in Sydney, Nova Scotia.[5] Helix Animation began working in July 1999,[6] and Helix Digital officially opened its doors for business in June 2000.[7]

In 2008, Pip hosted a party at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Mark Dillon (2001-01-22). "Pip Animation benefits from tax credits". Playback Online.
  2. ^ "Lost Planet Editor Hank Corwin Delivers Monster Campaign". Design in Motion.
  3. ^ "Caillou Wins - Congratulations!!". oldfatkatanimation.blogspot.com. 2006-09-24.
  4. ^ Andreas Wiseman, "Animated Film ‘Lamya’s Poem’, With ‘Aladdin’ Star Mena Massoud, Launches Sales With WestEnd & ICM – Cannes". Deadline Hollywood, June 15, 2020.
  5. ^ "New Animation Studios for N.S." Official Website for the Government of Nova Scotia. 1999-07-23.
  6. ^ "Animation studios explode onto the Atlantic scene". Playback Online. 1999-08-09.
  7. ^ "Animation Studio Opens in Sydney, Creating 31 Jobs through Government of Canada Assistance". Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation. 2000-06-02. Archived from the original on 2004-12-14.
  8. ^ "Ottawa Int'l Animation Festival - August Newsletter". OttawaStart.com. Archived from the original on 2008-09-29.