Thursday, March 23, 2023

Ted Bastien, Long-Time 'PAW Patrol' Director, Passes Away

Ted Bastien, a long-time director on PAW Patrol, has sadly passed away. The news was announced by Toronto-based entertainment company Guru Studio on their official Facebook page.

"It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Ted Bastien, director on PAW Patrol for over 7 years, has passed away," said Guru Studio. "Ted was a dear colleague and friend to many of us at Guru. Throughout his illness, Ted fought bravely to be a strong creative leader for his team and to always keep everyone's spirits high.

"Ted started with Guru back in July 2015 after a remarkable 31 years at Nelvana. During his time at Guru, he led our 100+ PAW team through many creative adventures across several series and specials. Ted will always be remembered for his sharp wit, charm, and bright sense of humour. His passion was infectious and his standards unwavering. Ted was an invaluable contributor to PAW Patrol's international success and to kids entertainment in Canada and around the world.

"Our hearts go out to his entire family and to everyone who had the pleasure of working alongside him. He will be greatly missed."

Ted commenced work on PAW Patrol during it's third season. In addition to PAW Patrol, Ted also worked in the art departments of series such as Wayside, Extreme Ghostbusters, Little Rosey, The Suite Life of Hudson and James, Cyberchase, Quads!, Braceface, Seven Little Monsters, Clone High, Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks, Johnny Test, and Magic Adventures of Mumfie, and the features Journey to the Center of the Earth and An Angel for Christmas.

R.I.P. Ted Bastien.

H/T: Thanks to @TVShowsFan for the news.

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