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About the Founder, Maureen Shelleau

Some of Maureen's Animation Credit History

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A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Maureen enjoyed life growing up on Lake Superior and the surrounding lakes and rivers of her hometown while developing her artistic passions. Her love of the outdoors, nature, horses, animals and a devotion to wildlife conservation are the inspirational forces behind her paintings, illustrations and cartoon caricatures. After acquiring three Arts Degrees, including an Honours Degree in Visual Arts (Sault College), Classical Animation Degree (Sheridan College) and Computer Animation Degree (Sheridan College), Maureen followed her creative spirit and persued her career in the Feature Film and Television Animation Industry,  further developing her love for cartoons, filmmaking  and art. 

Having gained so much experience working in studios and on her own freelance projects,  Maureen decided to share her in-depth knowledge and began teaching animation arts and animal anatomy in leading North American Animation Schools, such as Sheridan and Seneca Colleges, as well as Max The Mutt Animation. She has also taught children's art classes at the Woodbridge School of Art, Kids Art Summer Program (Toronto), John Angel Studios (Toronto) and Art's Alive (Stratford).  Upon returning home to Sault Ste. Marie in  2012, Maureen's career has taken her full circle as she accepted a position at Sault College teaching Concept Art for the Video Gaming Arts Course.  Her animation and design credits for film, television and gaming include productions such as Disney's "The Princess and The Frog", Disney's Animated Storybook "101 Dalmations", Don Bluth's "All Dogs Go To Heaven 2",

Nelvana's "Pippi Longstocking", " The Little Bear Movie"and "Babar" plus countless more. 

And it doesn't stop there. Maureen has illustrated a number of children's books including "Franklin Goes To School" Power Touch Book, Ontario Invasive Plant Council's "Invader Raiders", and is currently working on two of her own illustrated picture books to be published in 2016. 

She is also an internationally recognized Equine and Animal Portrait Artist and Sculptor with her works on display in many prestigious Art Galleries, Racetracks and Fine Equine Art Establishments throughout North America and Europe.  Much of her work's proceeds aid in animal rescue efforts and assist in fund raising for animal welfare organizations. For information on commissioned works please email the artist directly at