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Encyclopedia > Nelvana
Nelvana Limited
Type Subsidiary
Founded 1971
Headquarters Flag of Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people Founders:
Michael Hirsh
Patrick Loubert
Clive A. Smith
Current CEO:
Paul Robertson
Industry Animation, franchise licensing
Products Comprising mainly of children's animation; see also List of Nelvana franchises
Revenue C$600 million (2001)[1]
Employees 600-700+ (2000-01)[2][3]
Parent Corus Entertainment
Website nelvana.com

Nelvana Limited is a Canadian entertainment company, founded in 1971, that is well-known for its work in children's animation, among many things. It was named by its founders—Michael Hirsh, Patrick Loubert and Clive A. Smith—after a Canadian comic book superheroine created by Adrian Dingle in the 1940s. Corus Entertainment, a spin-off from Shaw Communications, has owned the company since September 2000. For other uses, see Female (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ... Nelvana of the Northern Lights was a Canadian comic book character, the first Canadian national superhero, debuting six months before Johnny Canuck in the August 1941 issue of Triumph comics. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... See also: 1970 in Canada, 1972 in Canada and the Timeline of Canadian history. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Born in Brussels, Belgium, Michael Hirsh was one of the three men who helped found Canadas Nelvana studio in 1971. ... Patrick Loubert was one of the founding fathers of the Canadian animation studio, Nelvana Limited, along with Clive A. Smith and Michael Hirsh. ... Clive A. Smith (often credited as Clive Smith) was one of three men who helped found Canadas animation studio Nelvana in the 1970s. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Paul Laurence Robertson (born August 9, 1979) is a pixel artist and a freelance animator working in the games industry. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... This is a list of feature films, TV shows and specials involving production and/or distribution by the Canadian animation company Nelvana. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... C$ redirects here. ... This article is about work. ... For the band, see Big Brother and the Holding Company. ... Corus Entertainment Inc. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... Born in Brussels, Belgium, Michael Hirsh was one of the three men who helped found Canadas Nelvana studio in 1971. ... Patrick Loubert was one of the founding fathers of the Canadian animation studio, Nelvana Limited, along with Clive A. Smith and Michael Hirsh. ... Clive A. Smith (often credited as Clive Smith) was one of three men who helped found Canadas animation studio Nelvana in the 1970s. ... Nelvana of the Northern Lights was a Canadian comic book character, the first Canadian national superhero, debuting six months before Johnny Canuck in the August 1941 issue of Triumph comics. ... Adrian Dingle (1911-22 December 1974) was a painter whose career was based in Canada. ... Corus Entertainment Inc. ... Shaw Communications Inc. ...


Most of its films, shows and specials are based on licensed properties, mainly children's literature. But, as with most companies of its kind, original programming is also part of its roster. In spite of its status as a cartoon company, it ventured into the world of live action from its establishment up until the late 1990s. In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by flesh-and-blood actors, as opposed to animation. ...


Well-known franchises from Nelvana include Care Bears, Babar, Tintin, Rupert, Fievel's American Tails, Little Bear, Eek! The Cat, Franklin and 6teen, along with the North American dubs of the anime series Beyblade, Cardcaptor Sakura and Medabots. It also distributes the Nicktoons The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom, and the Cartoon Network original series My Gym Partner's a Monkey, outside the United States. As of 2008, its library comprises more than 1,650 cumulative half-hours of original programming.[1] The ten original Care Bears in the logo for the 1980s franchise, with Tenderheart Bear at top. ... Babar is an animated television series produced in Canada by Nelvana Limited and The Clifford Ross Company. ... The Adventures of Tintin is an animated television series based on The Adventures of Tintin, a series of books by Hergé. It debuted in 1991, and 39 half-hour episodes were produced over the course of three seasons. ... Rupert is an animated television series based on the Mary Tourtel character Rupert Bear, produced by Nelvana and Ellipse Programmé, and aired from 1991 to 1997 with over 65 half-hour episodes produced. ... Fievels American Tails is an animated television series, produced by Steven Spielbergs Amblimation animation studio, Nelvana, and Universal Cartoon Studios. ... Little Bear (1995-1999) was a childrens television series. ... Eek! The Cat (also called Eek! Stravaganza in 1994) is an American animated series, created by Savage Steve Holland and Bill Kopp, that ran from September 12, 1992 to September 5, 1997. ... Franklin is a Canadian childrens television series, based on a series of books by Brenda Clark (illustrator) and Paulette Bourgeois (writer). ... 6teen is an animated Canadian sitcom created by Jennifer Pertsch and Tom McGillis for Teletoon as one of its original productions. ... Animé redirects here. ... Original run 8 January 2001 – 24 December 2001 No. ... Serialized in Nakayoshi Original run 1996 – 2000 Volumes 12 TV anime Director Morio Asaka Studio Madhouse Licensor Bandai Visual Geneon Nelvana Network NHK, Animax Original run April 7, 1998 – March 21, 2000 Episodes 70 Movie: Cardcaptor Sakura the Movie Director Morio Asaka Composer Takayuki Negishi Studio Madhouse Licensor Bandai Visual... Original run July 2, 1999 – June 30, 2000 Episodes 91 Manga Author Rin Horumarin Publisher Kodansha English publisher Viz Media Demographic Shonen Original run July 6, 1999 – June 6, 2000 Volumes 4 TV anime: Medarot Damashii Director Masatsugu Arakawa Studio Production I.G, Trans Arts Licensor ADV Films Network TV... A group of Nicktoons characters in a promotional image for Nicktoons TV Nicktoons are animated television programs airing on the childrens television channel Nickelodeon and its many spin-offs. ... The Fairly OddParents is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series created by Butch Hartman about the adventures of a boy who has two fairy godparents and his fairy god brother, Poof, who was introduced to the series on a one-hour television event on February 18, 2008 called... Danny Phantom is an animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon, produced by Billionfold Studios. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... My Gym Partners a Monkey is an American cartoon created by Timothy and Julie McNally Cahill and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

History

1970s

Scene from A Cosmic Christmas, Nelvana's first TV special
Scene from A Cosmic Christmas, Nelvana's first TV special

Nelvana started in 1971 when two graduates of York University, Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert, teamed up with a British animator-designer by the name of Clive A. Smith in Toronto, Ontario. Hirsh and Loubert, who had a passion for underground filmmaking, had founded a small company called Laff Arts in the late 1960s. Smith, whose interest was in rock n' roll music, had previously been among the crew for the Beatles' animated series and their 1968 film, Yellow Submarine. Hirsh has commented on the background of Nelvana's founding: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... York University (French: Université York), located in Toronto, Ontario, is Canadas third-largest university and has produced several of the countrys top leaders in the fields of law, politics, literature, philosophy, journalism, management, meteorological, chemical, and space sciences, and fine arts including film, theatre, jazz and experimental music... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... The first use of the term underground film occurs in a 1957 essay by American film critic Manny Farber, Underground Films. ... Rock and roll (also spelled rock n roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... The Beatles is an American animated television series featuring the fanciful and musical misadventures of the extraordinarily popular British rock band. ... For the song, see Yellow Submarine (song). ...

Clive is an animator, and Patrick and I became interested in animation when we were in university together. At the time, there was no production industry per se in Canada, either in animation or in television production. There were stations making local shows, but you didn’t have people making programs for sale around the world. So, blissfully unaware of all it would involve, we decided to start a company in Toronto.

Soon after they stumbled upon a collection of local comic books from the 1940s, the trio acquired the ownership rights. In turn, they made a half-hour television documentary for the CBC focusing on Canadian comics. Their two-year travelling tour of the art from the National Gallery of Canada, "Comic Art Traditions in Canada, 1941-45", gave locals a chance to revisit the country's past heritage in that field.[4] Meanwhile, Hirsh and Loubert collaborated on a related primer from Peter Martin and Associates, The Great Canadian Comic Books. Amid all this success, Hirsh, Loubert and Smith named their new enterprise Nelvana—after a Canadian comic book superheroine from World War II, Nelvana of the Northern Lights, who was one of the characters in the Canadian Whites canon. A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... National Gallery of Canada on Canada Day. ... The Great Canadian Comic Books (ISBN 0-88778-065-2) is a 1971 book from Peter Martin Associates. ... A superhero is a fictional character who is noted for feats of courage and nobility and who usually has a colorful name and costume and abilities beyond those of normal human beings. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Nelvana of the Northern Lights was a Canadian comic book character, the first Canadian national superhero, debuting six months before Johnny Canuck in the August 1941 issue of Triumph comics. ...


A derelict apartment in downtown Toronto served as the company's first building, and a homemade wooden stand mounted over a toilet was among its first camera equipment. "To create zooms," Hirsh recalls his early experience with this machine, "we would pile up phone books under the art work." During their first year and a half, the trio lived off a superfluous Chargex credit card that Loubert received at university, spending up to C$7,500 on it before they reclaimed double that cost as their first ever transaction.[1] Under those conditions, Nelvana was involved in the production of documentaries and live-action films. In the area of part-time animation work, they made ten C$1,500 fillers for the CBC. The Visa International Service Association of San Francisco, California, USA, commonly called VISA, is an economic joint venture of 21,000 financial institutions that issue and market Visa products including credit and debit cards. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Among the studio's first productions was a low-budget CBC short subject series, Small Star Cinema, which combined live-action and animation to tell stories of ordinary life from a child's point of view. It was followed by 1975's Christmas Two Step, a similarly-styled special in which a girl tries to be a lead dancer at a Christmas pageant. Early American actor William Garwood starred in numerous short films, many of which were only 20 minutes in length Short subject is a format description originally coined in the North American film industry in the early period of cinema. ... Small Star Cinema was a mid-1970s series of live-action/animated shorts made by Canadas Nelvana Limited, and broadcast on the CBC. It was produced by Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert, and starred Clive A. Smith. ... Christmas Two Step is a 1975 live-action/animated television special made by Nelvana Limited, and broadcast on the CBC. A follow-up to the studios earlier Small Star Cinema series, it tells the story of a girl who wants to be a lead dancer at a Christmas pageant. ...

Boba Fett, the Star Wars character Nelvana introduced in its segment of 1978's Holiday Special

Then, thanks to new talent from Sheridan College, all of whom were graduates of the institution, Nelvana worked on their first television specials: A Cosmic Christmas (1977), The Devil and Daniel Mouse (1978), Please Don't Eat the Planet (better known by its subtitle, Intergalactic Thanksgiving) (1979), Romie-0 and Julie-8 (1979), Easter Fever (1980) and Take Me Up to the Ball Game (1980). During that time, George Lucas, an aficionado of their work, commissioned the company to work on a 10-minute sequence for the CBS TV film, The Star Wars Holiday Special. This short scene, officially entitled "The Faithful Wookiee", would introduce audiences to the villainous bounty hunter Boba Fett, who would make his first theatrical appearance in 1980's The Empire Strikes Back. Image File history File links Fettcartoon. ... Image File history File links Fettcartoon. ... The year 1978 in television involved some significant events. ... Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is a diploma and degree granting Canadian polytechnic institute with campuses in Oakville, Ontario and Brampton, Ontario, both western suburbs of Toronto. ... Cosmic Christmas, by Max Lucado (ISBN 978-0-8499-1530-7). ... The Devil and Daniel Mouse is an animated Halloween television special, from Canadas Nelvana animation studio. ... Intergalactic Thanksgiving (also known by its on-screen title, Please Dont Eat the Planet) is the fourth television special from the Canadian animation company, Nelvana. ... Romie-0 and Julie-8 is the thrid animated television special made by Nelvana Limited, inspired by William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet. ... This article is about a television special. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The Star Wars Holiday Special was a two-hour television special (including commercials) set in the Star Wars galaxy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ...


1980s

The high cost of Rock & Rule, Nelvana's first feature film, almost made the studio bankrupt.

At the start of the 1980s, Nelvana was offered the chance to work on Heavy Metal, an animated anthology of science fiction stories that studios in Canada and other countries were working on. Nelvana declined this opportunity, instead going on to concentrate on the production of its first feature film, Rock & Rule. Image File history File links Rock and Rule DVD cover Source: Amazon. ... Image File history File links Rock and Rule DVD cover Source: Amazon. ... This article is about the 1981 Canadian film. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


Based heavily on the earlier special The Devil and Daniel Mouse, and originally titled Drats!, the film was produced for five years using all of the studio's resources, totalling $8 million. Upon its release by MGM/UA in 1983, it received little promotion in the United States and quickly disappeared at the box office. MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ...


The financial demise of Rock & Rule would have ended Nelvana's operations altogether, had the company not saved themselves from debt by working full-time on children's television series. On its agenda at that time were its first three live-action franchises, The Edison Twins, 20 Minute Workout and Mr. Microchip. With DiC Entertainment, Nelvana worked on the first season of Inspector Gadget, and animated the pilot episode of The Get-Along Gang. The Edison Twins was a Canadian television program which aired on CBC Television from 1983 to 1986 until the Disney Channel picked up the rights shortly thereafter; 6 seasons were produced by Nelvana Productions. ... 20 Minute Workout was an aerobics-based television program during the early 1980s, whereby three young women would exercise in a white room that was illuminated with bright white lights. ... Mr. ... The DIC Incredible World logo used from the late 2001-present. ... For the 1999 live-action film, see Inspector Gadget (film). ... The Get-Along Gang was a 30 minute television animated series broadcast between 1984 and 1986 on Saturday mornings on the CBS network which was intended for younger viewers. ...


Early in the decade, the company worked on four television specials based on American Greetings properties. They were The Magic of Herself the Elf, based on Mattel's toy line; Strawberry Shortcake's Housewarming Surprise; Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name; and Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins, the last three of which featured the eponymous doll. There were two shows from Nelvana based on the AmToy properties, Madballs and My Pet Monster. American Greetings Corporation, Inc. ... The Magic of Herself the Elf (also known by its on-screen title, The Special Magic of Herself the Elf) is a 1983 animated television special produced by the Canadian animation company, Nelvana Limited. ... Mattel headquarters in El Segundo Mattel Inc. ... Herself the Elf was a franchise line for young girls similar to Strawberry Shortcake. ... Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name is an animated television special from 1984, produced by Nelvana. ... Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins is a 1985 animated television special from Canadas Nelvana Limited, and the last one until DiCs recent revival to feature the American Greetings character, Strawberry Shortcake. ... An original Strawberry Shortcake poster Strawberry Shortcake is a licensed character owned by American Greetings, originally used in greeting cards and expanded to include dolls, posters, and other products. ... AmToy was the toy division of American Greetings Corporation. ... Advertisement for Madballs Toys Madballs were a toy series of rubber balls with strange and disgusting faces created by AmToy, a subsidiary company of American Greetings in the mid-1980s. ... My Pet Monster My Pet Monster was a plush doll sold in the 1980s and early 1990s that was one of the few plush dolls marketed at boys at the time. ...

Nelvana's work on the Care Bears franchise was among its earliest success stories.
Nelvana's work on the Care Bears franchise was among its earliest success stories.

But perhaps its greatest success at the time came in the form of the Care Bears, thanks to its acquisition of the character rights from American Greetings, the franchise owners. In early 1985, the first movie based on the toy line turned the company's fortunes around, grossing $23 million in the U.S., and another $1.5 million in its native Canada. Its tremendous success gave way to two more big-screen movies, A New Generation and Adventure in Wonderland, as well as a television series.[5] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The ten original Care Bears in the logo for the 1980s franchise, with Tenderheart Bear at top. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... The Care Bears Movie is an animated feature film, officially released on March 29, 1985. ... USD redirects here. ... C$ redirects here. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Care Bears was a Canadian-produced television series based on the best-selling toy line, the Care Bears. ...


In the area of science fiction, Nelvana produced Droids and Ewoks, two Saturday-morning series based on Star Wars. At one point, there was talk of an animated CBS show from the studio, based on the BBC's Doctor Who; the plan never came to fruition,[6] but concept art was created by Ted Bastien.[7] This article is about the series. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television series. ...


For Orion Pictures' 1986 live-action western comedy, ¡Three Amigos!, the company made use of animatronics in one scene with a talking turtle. In 1987, Michael Hirsh produced Nelvana's first self-made film of this calibre, the Whoopi Goldberg comedy Burglar. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... ¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 comedy western film, produced by George Folsey, Jr. ... Audio-Animatronics or just animatronics is a form of robotics created by Disneys Imagineers for several shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, radio presenter, host, and author. ... Buglar is a 1987 American comedy film directed by Hugh Wilson and distributed by Warner Bros. ...


The company's fourth live-action series, T. and T., premiered in 1988 on Canada's Global network. The show's title duo comprised of Mr. T of A-Team fame, playing a former boxer named T.S. Turner, and Canadian actress Kristina Nicoll as an East Coast lawyer by the name of Terri Taler. Nelvana faced bankruptcy for the second time when the show's original American distributor was going out of business; in six weeks, they were saved when they found a replacement.[3] Also that year, Nelvana established BearSpots, a facility for producing television commercials that lasted until 1993.[1] T. and T. is a Canadian-produced television series, in production from 1987 to 1990. ... Global Television and Global TV redirect here. ... This article is about the actor. ... For the 2008 movie, see The A-Team (film). ...


As the decade came to a close, the revived Nelvana had its next big success with a movie and an HBO television show based on Jean de Brunhoff's Babar book series. This franchise, its first international co-production, won many ACE Awards in the U.S. and Geminis in Canada. In September 1989, ABC began to air one of the company's products: an animated series based on Tim Burton's Beetlejuice. For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Babar is an animated television series produced in Canada by Nelvana Limited and The Clifford Ross Company. ... Jean de Brunhoff (December 9, 1899 – October 16, 1937) was a French writer and illustrator known for co-creating Babar, which first appeared in 1931. ... In filmmaking, an international co-production is a film made by production companies from different countries. ... The CableACE Award was an award that was given from 1978 to 1997 to honor excellence in American cable television programing. ... The Gemini Awards are an annual awards ceremony in Canada. ... Beetlejuice is an animated television series loosely based on the Beetlejuice film, and ran from September 9, 1989 to December 6, 1991. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark atmosphere in his high-profile films. ... This article is about the film. ...


1990s

Following Babar's success, the studio acquired the rights to animated series based on Hergé's The Adventures of Tintin, Maurice Sendak's Little Bear, Joanna Cole's The Magic School Bus and the British comic strip Rupert the Bear. Nelvana had self-made successes of its own during the 1990s, such as Eek! The Cat, Dog City (with Jim Henson Productions) band Ned's Newt. Less successful was its animated series for children, Little Rosie featuring the voice of Roseanne Barr for the American Broadcasting Corporation, which was cancelled in 1991, after its first season. Georges Prosper Remi (May 22, 1907 – March 3, 1983), better known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist. ... The Adventures of Tintin (French: ) is a series of Belgian comic books created by Belgian artist Hergé, the pen name of Georges Remi (1907–1983). ... Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of childrens literature who is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963. ... Little Bear is a series of childrens books, originally published in 1957, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. ... Joanna Cole is a United States author of children’s books that teach science. ... The Magic School Bus is a series of childrens books intended to teach scientific concepts to children. ... Rupert the Bear is a cartoon character created by Mary Tourtel in the 1920s. ... Jim Hensons Dog City title screen Dog City is a television series that aired on FOX from 1992 to 1995. ... Jim Henson Productions, Ltd. ... Neds Newt was a cartoon frequently shown on Teletoon in the late 90s. ... Little Rosie was Roseannes first attempt at a cartoon. ... This article is about the actress. ... 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ...

Video poster for Nelvana's 1997 film based on Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking
Video poster for Nelvana's 1997 film based on Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking

In autumn 1993, Nelvana signed a multi-year project to produce five feature films for Paramount Pictures, with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall producing; the first two began production the following summer, at a cost of over US$20 million each.[8][9] Three of the projects were based on books by E.B. White (The Trumpet of the Swan), Clive Barker (The Thief of Always) and Graeme Base (The Sign of the Seahorse); an original production called Mask Vision was also in the works.[10] Poster for Pippi Longstocking DVD This work is copyrighted. ... Poster for Pippi Longstocking DVD This work is copyrighted. ... Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren ( , née Ericsson, November 14, 1907 – January 28, 2002) was a Swedish childrens book author and screenwriter, whose many titles were translated into 85 languages and published in more than 100 countries. ... Pippi Longstocking (Swedish Pippi LÃ¥ngstrump) is a fictional character in a series of childrens books created by author Astrid Lindgren. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Kathleen Kennedy (b. ... This article is about the early 20th century chess champion. ... Elwyn Brooks White (July 11, 1899–October 1, 1985) was an American essayist, author, and noted prose stylist. ... The Trumpet of the Swan is a childrens novel by E.B. White published in 1970. ... For the South African football (soccer) coach, see Clive Barker (soccer). ... The Thief of Always is a novel by Clive Barker that was published in 1992. ... Graeme Base (b. ... The Sign of the Seahorse Cover The Sign of the Seahorse is an illustrated childrens book by Graeme Base. ...


However, none of those films ever made it past the finishing stage. During the 1990s, another set of features from Nelvana was distributed by different companies. A 1993 live-action thriller called Malice came out under the Columbia Pictures banner; 1997 saw the studio's retelling of Pippi Longstocking from Legacy Releasing; and Babar: King of the Elephants was released in Canada by Alliance Atlantis in 1999. Among them, only Malice would go on to achieve box-office success in North America. Its US$46 million gross was the highest ever attained by a Nelvana production,[11] doubling what the first Care Bears Movie received during its original release. The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... Malice is a 1993 film written by Aaron Sorkin, Jonas McCord and Scott Frank. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Poster for the video release of the film Pippi Longstocking is a 1997 animated film from Canadas Nelvana Limited, based on the eponymous childrens books by Astrid Lindgren. ... Legacy Releasing was an independent film distribution company based in California. ... Alliance Atlantis Alliance Atlantis is a Toronto-based media company. ...


In September 1996, Golden Books Family Entertainment was in talks to acquire the company for US$102 million, just after becoming the owners of Broadway Video.[12] Many of the company's staff members, including Smith and Loubert, expressed interest in the proposition. But Hirsh went up against it, arguing with then-COO Eleanor Olmstead about its possible effects on his institution. Two months later, possibly with this situation to blame, Golden Books withdrew from the deal without giving any explanation, and stated that they would concentrate more on children's entertainment, an ironic twist of fate given Nelvana's established expertise in that field.[3][13] Broadway Video is an American independent entertainment company started by Lorne Michaels. ... A Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. ...


In 1997, a small computer animation company called Windlight Studios was absorbed into Nelvana's assets. Its co-founder, Scott Dyer, became Nelvana's senior vice president in charge of production in late 2001.[14][15] See also: Computer-generated imagery Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... Windlight Studios was a computer animation and visual effects company established in 1993, and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...


In late 1997, Nelvana and Britain's Channel 4 began work on Bob and Margaret, the company's first animated franchise for adults since Rock & Rule. It was based on the National Film Board of Canada's Bob's Birthday, an Academy Award winner for Best Short, which Channel 4 also produced.[14] This article is about the British television station. ... Bob and Margaret was a Canadian/UK animated television series that was also shown in the United States. ... The National Film Board of Canada (usually National Film Board or NFB) is a Canadian public filmmaking organization established to produce and distribute films that inform Canadians and promote Canada around the world. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... // The Academy Award for Animated Short Film is an award which has been given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of the Academy Awards every year since the 5th Academy Awards, covering the year 1931-32, to the present. ...


In August 1998, Nelvana acquired Kids Can Press, publishers of the Franklin children's books upon which the television series was based. This turned them into an "integrated company"—in which Kids Can's subsequent publications would begin with Nelvana's franchising of those works.[16] Franklin is a Canadian childrens television series, based on a series of books by Brenda Clark (illustrator) and Paulette Bourgeois (writer). ...


The company's first two computer-animated shows, Donkey Kong Country and Rolie Polie Olie (with Paris-based Sparx*) premiered on American TV in 1998. That same year, it held a monopoly on CBS' Saturday-morning schedule; the deal included Franklin, Flying Rhino Junior High, Anatole, Birdz and Mythic Warriors as part of the package. In January 1999, Franklin (on the CBS line-up) and Rupert (a part of Nick Jr. since 1991) swapped networks.[17] Donkey Kong Country is a computer-generated animated television series based on the successful Nintendo franchise Donkey Kong as portrayed in the Donkey Kong Country video game series by Rare. ... Rolie Polie Olie is a CGI television cartoon created by William Joyce (the creator of George Shrinks). ... Sparx* is a computer animation company based in Paris. ... Flying Rhino Junior High is a cartoon series involving 4 children, Billie O Tool, Marcus Snarkus, Ruby Snarkus, and Lidia Lopez that try to stop a villain named Earl (Phantom, who creates an evil scheme in evil episode) and Earls pet rat, Ratticus. ... Anatole is the title character in a series of childrens books written by Eve Titus and illustrated by Paul Galdone. ... Birdz is an animated television series produced by Canadas Nelvana studio, and first broadcast in 1998 on CBS. Birdz at the Internet Movie Database Birdz at TV.com Categories: | | | | | | ... Mythic Warriors was an animated television series that aired on CBS in 1998 and was cancelled in 2000. ... Nick Jr. ...

George Shrinks, one of the six shows that Nelvana produced as part of the Bookworm Bunch

In August 1999, Nelvana made a US$40 million deal with the Public Broadcasting Service to produce its first ever Saturday morning shows, all of them based on popular children's books.[18] The six series—Timothy Goes to School, Seven Little Monsters, Corduroy, Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse, George Shrinks and Elliot Moose—were launched the following September as part of the Bookworm Bunch line-up.[19] That same month, it acquired the North American rights to its first anime property, Clamp's Cardcaptor Sakura (renamed Card Captors).[20] The resulting English dub was broadcast on Kids WB! in the U.S. market and Teletoon in Canada. Image File history File links George_Shrinks2. ... Image File history File links George_Shrinks2. ... PBS redirects here. ... Timothy Goes to School is a cartoon based on the books by Rosemary Wells. ... Seven Little Monsters is a kids television program about how seven monsters are a family. ... Corduroy is a 1968 book written by Don Freeman, and published by Viking Press. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... George Shrinks is a television series based on the childrens book by William Joyce. ... Headline text Elliot Moose was aired as part of the PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch until it was cancelled with Corduroy. ... PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch was a three-hour Saturday morning lineup of shows produced by Nelvana and based on the popular childrens books Corduroy, George Shrinks, Elliot Moose, Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse, Seven Little Monsters, and Timothy Goes to School. ... Clamp (or CLAMP) is an all-female Japanese mangaka group. ... Serialized in Nakayoshi Original run 1996 – 2000 Volumes 12 TV anime Director Morio Asaka Studio Madhouse Licensor Bandai Visual Geneon Nelvana Network NHK, Animax Original run April 7, 1998 – March 21, 2000 Episodes 70 Movie: Cardcaptor Sakura the Movie Director Morio Asaka Composer Takayuki Negishi Studio Madhouse Licensor Bandai Visual... Cardcaptor Sakura the movie DVD cover Cardcaptor Sakura (カードキャプターさくら kādo kyaputā sakura), also known as Card Captor Sakura (with the space) and often abbreviated to CCS, is a manga series from the well-known all-women artist team CLAMP. It is also an anime show (1998-2000) created from the... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... For the French-Canadian version of this television channel, see Télétoon (Canada). ...


2000s

On April 12, 2000, Nelvana announced its purchase of the Palo Alto-based children's book publisher Klutz in a US$74 million deal—at that time, its largest buyout ever—[21] and integrated it into its Branded Consumer Products division. The company, founded in 1977, was best known for its children's series, Books Plus. Nelvana's separate subsidiary, Kids Can, started taking advantage of the acquisition by making its output available through Klutz merchandise.[22] is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Location in Santa Clara County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Clara Government  - Mayor Yoriko Kishimoto[1] Area  - City 25. ...


On September 29, 2000, after almost two weeks of negotiation, Corus Entertainment acquired Nelvana's operations for C$554 million.[23] Heather Shaw, the Executive Chair of Corus, remarked on this event: is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...

Corus is pleased to gain the expertise of Michael Hirsh, Patrick Loubert and Clive Smith as they join our growing team. These three visionaries founded Nelvana in 1971 and have built it into a world-class animation company with first-class content and production assets.

In acquiring Nelvana, Corus strategically positioned itself for further international growth. Nelvana distributes its programs to over 160 countries with 80% of its revenue generated from international sources. Corus will continue Nelvana's tradition of developing highly visible and marketable new productions and further building its extensive international program library. We will leverage this acquisition through our strong balance sheet, and we are truly delighted to welcome such experts into our company.

A year after Corus' purchase, co-founders and co-CEOs Patrick Loubert and Clive A. Smith left the studio for good. Loubert voluntarily left his establishment on November 16 after its new owners eliminated 50 positions from the staff. "The time has come that Corus will stop acquiring for a while and start operating. John Cassaday[24] has made that clear, but this makes my job less rather than more," he commented on the state of Corus' affiliation and his resulting departure.[15] Chief Executive redirects here. ...


In 2001, the studio began to work on computer-animated feature films aimed at young audiences. So far, only one of them, based on the Rescue Heroes toy line and TV show, has seen the light of day in U.S. cinemas. The rest of them, based on Rolie Polie Olie and the Care Bears, have been released directly to DVD. Rescue Heroes is a line of toys from Fisher Price that was introduced in 1999. ... A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ...


In 2001, Nelvana acquired the rights to the English-language version of yet another anime series, Medabots. The following January, Beyblade (in association with Hasbro and Mitsubishi) became its third such property.[25] Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... For information on Mitsubishi brand computer monitors, see NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America Inc. ...


In October 2002, during one of Nelvana's most difficult years, Corus announced that Michael Hirsh, the last remaining co-founder among Nelvana's staff, was stepping down as CEO of the company which he co-founded. The following month, Paul Robertson, former president of Corus Television and head of YTV, took his place, and became leader of the studio's senior management, while it was making its way back to full-time animation. He explained the reason for the status change circa 2003: "We were perhaps getting a little farther afield in doing live action and extending ourselves into a lot of new areas that weren't exactly our core capabilities." With Hirsh's departure, Corus announced a C$200 million writedown for the company; by next August, it planned to reduce the staff down to 200.[3][26][27][28] Paul Laurence Robertson (born August 9, 1979) is a pixel artist and a freelance animator working in the games industry. ... YTV is a Canadian cable television specialty channel aimed at youth, available nationwide through cable and satellite television. ...

6teen, an example of a recent Nelvana series aimed at the older demographic.

The following September, Corus launched their home entertainment division. Texas-based FUNimation, along with British company Maverick, has distributed titles from the studio with this label, including Redwall, Pecola, Tales from the Cryptkeeper, Timothy Goes to School and the Disney Channel TV special The Santa Claus Brothers.[29] Nelvana's newer titles have been distributed by MGM, Lionsgate and ADV Films, which have no involvement with the label. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1001x648, 126 KB) Summary Our heroes together. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1001x648, 126 KB) Summary Our heroes together. ... FUNimation Entertainment (previously known as FUNimation Productions) is an American company formed by Gen Fukunaga in the early 1990s to produce, merchandise and distribute anime and other entertainment properties in the United States and international markets. ... A promotional image featuring Constance, Cornflower and Matthias. ... A Japanese CGI series with cube shape anthromorphic animals in a place call Cube Town. ... Tales from the Cryptkeeper was an animated series aimed at children made by Canadas Nelvana in association with The Geffen Film Company and Warner Brothers and aired on the ABC network on Saturday mornings in the U.S. It was based off the live-action show, Tales from the... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lions Gate Films. ... ADV Films logo ADV Films is the home video publication arm of A.D. Vision based in Houston, Texas. ...


On May 8, 2006, Nelvana joined forces with ion Media Networks (owners of TV network i), NBC Universal and Scholastic Books, along with Classic Media and its Big Idea Productions unit, to launch qubo, a new children's entertainment endeavour spread across all medium platforms, including video-on-demand on digital cable. The new project will feature new and library programming from the partners, each one producing a new show every year.[30] The NBC network, along with Spanish-speaking sister station Telemundo, first aired the block on September 9; i began carrying it six days later. is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ION Media Networks (formerly known as Paxson Communications) is an American television broadcasting company that owns and operates over 60 television stations in most major American markets. ... . The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is an American book publishing company known for publishing educational materials for schools, teachers, and parents, and selling and distributing them by mail order and via book clubs and book fairs. ... Classic Media, Inc. ... Big Idea can refer to: The Big Idea TV programme, UK. An Advertiser Funded Programme for Vodafone, 2006. ... qubo (kyoo-bo, originally called Smart Place for Kids until August 23, 2006[1]) is the name of the childrens programming endeavor involving three broadcast networks, a new digital television network, and numerous childrens entertainment producers. ... This article is about the television network. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ... . The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ...


In September 2006, Nelvana was integrated into Corus' children's television division. A spin-off unit, Nelvana Enterprises, was created in the process; it will focus on international distribution of the company's shows. Scott Dyer, the studio's executive vice president of production and development, became the overseer of the division, which includes Treehouse TV, Discovery Kids Canada, and YTV.[31] Doug Murphy, another former EVP at Nelvana, became president of the new distributuion unit.[32] Treehouse TV is a Canadian cable television specialty channel with programming targeted towards preschoolers that launched on November 1, 1997. ... Discovery Kids Canada is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel with educational programming for children such as Girlz TV, Popular Mechanics for Kids, Magic School Bus and more. ... Dr. Doug Murphy is a fictional character on the American sitcom Scrubs. ...


In 2007, Nelvana acquired the rights to its fourth anime series, Bakugan Battle Brawlers. The series was aired on Teletoon and became a quick success. In 2008, merchandising rights were sold by Nelvana to Cartoon Network in the US, and the series began airing on CN in February 2008. For the card game on which the show is based, see Bakugan (toys). ... Teletoon, a portmanteau of television and cartoon, is a name used for three cable and satellite animation channels: TELETOON (Canada), a Canadian English-language animation channel, co-owned by Astral Media and Corus Entertainment. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ...


Franchises

Many of Nelvana's TV shows are based on properties from other companies, most of which started in other forms of media. A great deal of them are based on children's and comic books; examples include Anatole, Babar, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, Jane and the Dragon, Little Bear, Pippi Longstocking, Redwall, Rupert, Tintin, Wayside School and the shows in the Bookworm Bunch block. "We bring good books to life," Michael Hirsh has replied when asked on the faithfulness of such shows to the original source material.[2] This is a list of feature films, TV shows and specials involving production and/or distribution by the Canadian animation company Nelvana. ... Anatole is the title character in a series of childrens books written by Eve Titus and illustrated by Paul Galdone. ... Pippi Longstocking (Swedish Pippi LÃ¥ngstrump) is a fictional character in a series of childrens books created by author Astrid Lindgren. ... A promotional image featuring Constance, Cornflower and Matthias. ...


Nelvana has also had considerable success with animated fare based on toys; American Greetings' Care Bears has been the most familiar example of this. Also, there have been series and specials based on Strawberry Shortcake (also from AGC), Madballs and My Pet Monster (from AmToy) and Rescue Heroes (from Fisher-Price). Fisher-Price is a well-known brand of toys, with headquarters located in historic East Aurora, New York. ...


It has also translated big-screen franchises to televised properties, such as Star Wars (Droids and Ewoks), Beetlejuice, An American Tail (Fievel's American Tails), Free Willy and The Neverending Story. It has even ventured into the video game world with a show based on Nintendo's Donkey Kong Country. An American Tail is an animated film produced by Steven Spielbergs Amblin Entertainment, and directed by Don Bluth, originally released in movie theatres on November 21, 1986. ... Fievels American Tails is an animated television series, produced by Steven Spielbergs Amblimation animation studio, Nelvana, and Universal Cartoon Studios. ... Free Willy is a 1993 Warner Bros. ... The Neverending Story (German: ) is a fantasy novel by Michael Ende, first published in Germany in 1979. ... For the video game system, see Nintendo Entertainment System. ...


In the field of anime, the company holds the North American rights to Clamp/Kodansha's Cardcaptor Sakura series. Also, it holds international licensing rights to Beyblade and Medabots. The head office of Kodansha Kodansha Limited ) is the largest Japanese publisher of literature and manga, headquartered in (Bunkyo), Tokyo. ...

Eek! The Cat, a popular Nelvana show of the 1990s
Eek! The Cat, a popular Nelvana show of the 1990s

As with many other animation studios, there is also original programming within Nelvana's roster. 6teen, Clone High, Mission Hill, and Eek! The Cat among others, are some Nelvana cartoons not based on any other source material. Image File history File links Eek_the_Cat. ... Image File history File links Eek_the_Cat. ... For the Boston neighborhood, see Mission Hill, Boston, Massachusetts. ...


As of 2008, the studio has made close to 25 feature films for theatrical, home entertainment, and television distribution. Well-known releases include Rock & Rule, the first five Care Bears movies, two Babar films and 1997's Pippi Longstocking. 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Live-action has been a part of its mainstay from its early years. The company has had Burglar and Malice as its own feature projects in that area, and has contributed as such to The Star Wars Holiday Special and ¡Three Amigos!. On television, Nelvana has made live-action shows such as The Edison Twins, T and T, :20 Minute Workout, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys.


Around the world

The Fairly OddParents, one of two Nicktoons distributed internationally by Nelvana
The Fairly OddParents, one of two Nicktoons distributed internationally by Nelvana

With its historic headquarters in Toronto, Nelvana has an office in Paris; it also has a distribution office in Shannon, Ireland.[1][33] Its London branch closed down in September 2006 as a part of Corus' organisational restructuring.[31] Image File history File links Tv_hi_fairlyoddparents_01. ... Image File history File links Tv_hi_fairlyoddparents_01. ... Shannon Town or Shannon (Irish: An tSionna) is located in County Clare and is the only new town in the Republic of Ireland. ...


In the United States, Nelvana's series have been broadcast on the ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS, NBC and WB networks, and cable stations including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Showtime, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and ABC (FOX) Family and MTV. In Canada, they can be seen on Teletoon, YTV, CBC, the Family Channel and Treehouse TV. Elsewhere, they have aired on the Boomerang channel (in Latin America); on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, Nick Jr. and Tiny Pop and KidsCo (in the United Kingdom); on RTÉ (in the Republic of Ireland); and on France 2 and France 3. Nelvana's franchises have been shown on over 360 television stations in more 180 countries, in approximately 50 languages.[33][34] The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... This article is about the TV channel. ... This article is about the pay TV channel. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Adult Swim is the name for an adult-oriented television programming network. ... ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. ... Family Channel, colloquially now known as Family, is a television service in Canada, owned by Astral Media, geared mainly towards kids and younger teenagers. ... Treehouse TV is a Canadian cable television specialty channel with programming targeted towards preschoolers that launched on November 1, 1997. ... Boomerang is the name of at least four television networks. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... This article is about the British television station. ... Five, launched in 1997, is the fifth and final national terrestrial analogue television channel to launch in the United Kingdom. ... Nick Jr. ... Tiny Pop is a free-to-air British satellite television channel owned and operated by Chart Show Channels. ... KidsCo is a upcoming British TV channel owned by Sparrowhawk Media Group. ... Radio Telefís Éireann[1] (RTÉ; IPA: ,  ) is the Public Service Broadcaster of the Republic of Ireland. ...


The Fairly OddParents, created by animator Butch Hartman, is distributed by Nelvana outside the United States. This show has been in the top of the ratings for Nickelodeon, YTV and the BBC, and has also been successful among viewers in several European markets, Latin America and Australia.[35] The Fairly OddParents is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series created by Butch Hartman about the adventures of a boy who has two fairy godparents and his fairy god brother, Poof, who was introduced to the series on a one-hour television event on February 18, 2008 called... Butch Hartman Butch Hartman (Born January 10, 1965, Highland Park, Michigan) is an American animator, creator of Fairly Odd Parents, Crimson Chin, Crash Nebula, and Danny Phantom. ...


Notable personnel

Apart from its trio of founders, there have been several key personnel from Nelvana's past and present, a great deal of whom have left the company. Among the most well-known people to work in the studio are Bill Perkins, John de Klein, Wayne Gilbert, John Halfpenny, Peter Hudecki, Vincenzo Natali, Arna Selznick, Laura Shepherd, Susan Snooks and John van Bruggen. Voice work from the company's past and present includes, but is not limited to, Melleny Brown, Alyson Court, Don Francks, Dan Hennessey, Jim Henshaw, Hadley Kay, Bill Kopp, Martin Lavut, Julie Lemieux, Stephen Ouimette, Wayne Robson, Graham Halley, Keith Knight, Susan Roman, John Stocker, Tara Strong, Allen Stewart-Coates, Colin Mochrie, Cree Summer, Colin O'Meara, Brent Titcomb, Louise Vallance, and Chris Wiggins. Wayne Gilbert is a Canadian animator who worked on 1986s The Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation as an art director. ... Peter Hudecki is a Canadian animator born in 1954 who has been in the industry since 1976. ... Vincenzo Natali (Born 1969 in Detroit, Michigan) is an Canadian film director and screenwriter best known for directing the movie Cube. ... Arna Selznick, a Canadian-born animation director, is married to her working partner, writer/director John van Bruggen. ... John van Bruggen, a Canadian animation writer/director, is the husband and creative partner of Arna Selznick, the director of 1985s The Care Bears Movie. ... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Alyson Court (born November 9, 1973) is a Canadian actress who first appeared in the 1985 childrens film Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, and played summer camper Dawn in the animated film The Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation the following year. ... Don Francks or Iron Buffalo (born February 28, 1932 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a legendary Canadian actor, vocalist and jazz musician. ... Dan Hennessey is a Canadian voice actor who, early on in his career, spent time in Toronto performing with John Candy and Gilda Radner. ... Jim Henshaw was born on September 28, 1949 in Bassano, Alberta, Canada. ... We dont have an article called Hadley Kay Start this article Search for Hadley Kay in. ... Bill Kopp is a voice actor who performed the Whammy on the 1980s game show Press Your Luck, and the title character on Nelvanas Eek! The Cat. ... Martin Lavut (born 1939 in Montreal, Quebec [1]) is a Canadian voice actor who is best known for his contributions to early Nelvana productions, such as The Devil and Daniel Mouse and its spin-off, Rock & Rule. ... Julie Lemieux is a Canadian voice actress, born on December 4, 1962 in Toronto. ... Stephen Ouimette is a Canadian actor, born and raised in St. ... Wayne Robson (born in 1946 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian television actor who is best known for playing the part of Mike Hamar, a thief, on The Red Green Show. ... Keith Knight (born August 24, 1966 in Malden, Massachusetts) is an American cartoonist and musician. ... Susan Roman (born April 17, 1957 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a voice actress best known for voice acting the role of Lita/Sailor Jupiter in the American DiC (and later Cloverway) dub anime, Sailor Moon. ... John Stocker was born in Canada on August 12, 1948. ... Tara Lynn Charendoff-Strong (b. ... Wikinews has related news: Comedian Colin Mochrie to host Canadian 5th Grader game show Colin Andrew Mochrie (born November 30, 1957) is a Scottish-Canadian actor and improvisational comedian. ... Cree Summer Francks (born July 7, 1969 in Los Angeles, California), best known as Cree Summer, is an American-born actress, musician, and Emmy Award-nominated voice actress. ... Colin OMeara is a voice actor who provided the voice of the Tintin character from The Adventures of Tintin television series. ... Brent Titcomb (born in Vancouver, British Columbia on January 10, 1940) is a Canadian actor and musician. ... Louise Vallance, (born Stephanie Louise Vallance, going by Stevie Vallance in some credits) was born in Montréal, Québec, is an actress that predominantly does voice acting. ... Chris Wiggins was born on January 13, 1931 in Blackpool, England. ...


Eight former Nelvana employees, Roger Allers,Charles Bonifacio, David Brewster ,Anne Marie Bardwell, Tom Sito, Ralph Palmer, Mark Koetsier and Andrew Hickson, went on to become staff members at Walt Disney Feature Animation in the 1980s and 1990s. Allers, who worked on Rock & Rule, is best-known as the director of 1994's The Lion King,[36] and Bonifacio and Hickson were among the crew of 2002's Lilo & Stitch.[37] Lenora Hume, from the company's early years, is the senior vice-president of DisneyToon Studios. Roger Allers is a famous producer and screenwriter, who has worked on many big Disney movies. ... Charles Bonifacio was a Canadian animator who worked on Nelvana productions such as Rock and Rule, Inspector Gadget and the first two Care Bears movies of the 1980s. ... Sir David Brewster. ... Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company. ... This article is about Disneys 1994 film. ... For the television series, see Lilo & Stitch: The Series Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 American animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on June 21, 2002. ... DisneyToon Studios is an animation studio and a division of Disney Feature Animation. ...


Influence in popular culture

Nelvana had a planet named after it in the Star Wars series, on Cartoon Network's Expanded Universe series Clone Wars. During Chapters 23 to 25, Anakin Skywalker travels to a planet called "Nelvaan". Clone Wars also pays homage to the franchise's animation predecessors in the form of the planet's dog-like inhabitants, who resemble characters from Rock & Rule, the studio's first film.[38] Splinter of the Minds Eye, 1978 The Star Wars Expanded Universe (also known as the EU) encompasses all of the officially licensed, fictional background of the Star Wars universe, outside of the six feature films produced by George Lucas. ... Star Wars: Clone Wars (November 7, 2003 - present) is an animated Star Wars television series that chronicles the Clone Wars between the Republic under Chancellor Palpatine and the Confederacy of Independent Systems under Count Dooku. ... Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars franchise. ... Nelvaan; is a fictional planet inside in the Star Wars universe. ...


Another well-known series in the genre, Star Trek: The Next Generation, has made reference to the company name with a system of five planets named after it. One of them, "Nelvana III", is notably mentioned on the "Defector" episode.[39] The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... The Defector is a third season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation first broadcast on January 1, 1990. ...


The "Nelvana Independent Short Film Grand Prize", given out at the Ottawa International Animation Festival since 2004, pays homage to the name of the company. So far, the recipients of this prize have been 2004's Ryan, the Chris Landreth biography about Canadian animator Ryan Larkin;[40] 2005's Milch, from director Igor Kovalyov;[41] and, in 2006, Joanna Quinn's Dreams and Desires: Family Ties.[42] Created in Ottawa, Canada in 1976, the Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2006. ... Ryan is an Oscar-winning animated documentary about the influential Canadian animator Ryan Larkin who lived on skid row in Montreal following years of drug and alcohol abuse. ... Chris Landreth (born 1961) is an American animator working in Canada, best known for his work on the 2004 film, Ryan. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Joanna Quinn is a British film maker. ...


Logos

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The Nelvana Neon Polar Bear logo used from 1985 to 1996

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See also

Related topics

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Bibliography

  • Stoffman, David (2001). The Nelvana Story: Thirty Animated Years. Toronto, Ontario: Nelvana Publishing Company (ISBN 1-894786-00-9).

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