As film and television contracts continue to roll in, animation studios in Vancouver are facing a talent crunch.

“It’s pretty widely known that there is a shortage of labour supply in Vancouver,” said Scott Hanley, a human resources generalist at Bardel Entertainment.

“Bardel and other animation studios are working collaboratively to try to increase the amount of training that junior animators are getting, and the outreach to high schools to ensure that they realize there is a career in animation.”

Bardel has hired 125 more staff since January to work on television shows like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rick and Morty and Veggie Tales.