Fonds - Dave and Dale Cox Fonds

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Dave and Dale Cox Fonds


  • 1966 - 2023 (Creation)

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Dale and Dave Cox are prominent figures in the Canadian animation industry. Now retired, the couple worked for major Canadian animation studios and led many major animated programs. Their work has been internationally recognized, and has won many awards, including two Daytime Emmy Awards.
Both Dale and Dave graduated from Sheridan College in the late 1960’s and early 70’s in Animation. Both began their education in graphic design but switched to animation after taking a few classes and realizing they truly enjoyed the processes and creating stories. After graduation, Dave was hired by Sheridan College to direct animated commercials for the school. He then moved on to be hired by VideoArt Productions, where he worked with Bob Kain. The two would stay close friends and continue to work together. Dale began her career after college by freelancing. From there she got a job with Rainbow Animation where she stayed for a few years.
The duo are most known for their time with the Canadian animation company Nelvana. Working over 30 years for the company, they have lent their talents to many beloved programs, including The Care Bears, Inspector Gadget, and Rolie Polie Olie. Often, Dave would direct, and Dale would be the production manager.
Overall, the Coxes have worked on over 70 animation projects. Some have been independent work, and have been invited to the Academy Awards. Their skills have been recognized by film makers and fellow animators alike. The many television programs they have worked on have become household names. Dave and Dale Cox have made significant impacts to both the Canadian animation field and the animation world. They have worked on programs both in Canada and internationally, and helped to make Canada one of the leaders in animation during their long careers.

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