Sonic the Hedgehog played a huge role in many of our childhoods, so when word got around that the iconic figure would be coming to the big screen, people were excited, to say the least. Unfortunately, the original character design didn't meet people's expectations, but after some tweaking done by the Vancouver office of Moving Picture Company, things took a turn for the better. Despite their success with the movie makeover, Vancouver's MPC closure is still going forward.

The original trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog dropped back in April 2019, and those who saw it were quick to criticize the character's unusual appearance and human-like teeth.

Paramount Pictures heard people's complaints loud and clear and turned to MPC to give Sonic a more likable appearance, which they delivered.

Although MPC put tons of hard work into perfecting "Sonic the Hedgehog", the studio still announced last week that it would be shutting its doors for good, leaving many employees without a job right before the holiday season.

Luckily for those affected by the studio's unexpected closure, a few Vancouverites have decided to do all that they can to keep MPC's wonderful VFX talent at home in the city by hosting a job fair.



"DigiBC and the Animation & VFX Alliance of BC are co-organizing an industry hiring fair for all former MPC employees," reads the event's website.

The hiring fair will be happening on Tuesday, December 17 at The Hangar at the Centre for Digital Media from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Although the event came to be specifically to help former MPC employees, anyone who's currently looking for a job in the VFX industry is more than welcome to attend.

More than 20 employers will be in attendance at the event including Framestore Montreal, Method Studios, and Sony Picture Imageworks, just to name a few.


Attendees are encouraged to bring their resume and portfolio so that they can show off their incredible skills and land a new job.

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