Posted by Cape Breton Dizzy on April 19, 2000 at 01:48:56:
In Reply to: Re: Dudley Do Right was animated in Mexico. Read a little!!!!!!!!! posted by Kevin on April 18, 2000 at 22:56:53:
: : Dudley Do Right was animated in Mexico. Read a little!!!!!!!!!
: : Funny how you Union guys have nothing to say about Cinar shipping work to the old US of A.
: : Any whining from the gang????????
: Where is the Cinar work being done in the U.S.?
If you read the AWN article it explains that false names of Canadians were used by Cinar to hide the fact they were American writers. Under Canadian law Cinar was required to have "Canadian content". In other words. Here is the quote:
MONTREAL -- Canadian children's TV producer Cinar
received at least C$7.8 million ($5.4 million) in Quebec
provincial tax credits for shows that were written by
American scriptwriters and did not qualify as Canadian
content, according to documents filed in a Quebec court by
the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The obvious is that Cinar must repay the Canadian government that money. Scams like this are not uncommon in Canada since nothing is ever verified before the money is given. Nelvana has used a "posing department" claiming that somehow these were "animators" and so qualifying for Canadian rebates or grants even though all the animation was done in Korea (not necessary now apparently since 1997). It was felt by the Canucks that because 95% of Canadian books, TV and films were totally dominated by the US that they could give a leg up to struggling film makers who in no way have equal access to the US market. The best laid plans of mice and men.
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