[[caption-width-right:350:Animated by Nelvana.[[note]]Of course, some of the animation is done at Creator/HanhoHeungUp and sometimes Creator/WangFilmProductions, Creator/HongYing, BardelEntertainment, Creator/MercuryFilmworks, Creator/{{WETA}}, Creator/{{APPP}} or JadeAnimation.[[/note]]]]

A Canadian entertainment company founded in 1971, mainly known for its world-renowned animation studio. If you've watched Canadian animation, especially for young children, there's a major chance Nelvana had something to do with it.

For many years, [[AnimatedAdaptation storybook-to-screen transitions]] were the studio's stock-in-trade, the studio having faithfully reproduced the distinctive style of the Franchise/CareBears, ''Babar'', ''Literature/LittleBear'', ''Miss Spider'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}'', among many others.

Nelvana's corporate overlord is Corus Entertainment, which acquired the company in 2000. Corus also owns a number of other media companies in Canada, including TreehouseTV (essentially a Canadian version of NickJr airing a large number of Nelvana programs, though Canada does have its own {{Nickelodeon}} with a Nick Jr. block. - which is owned by... surprise! Corus Entertainment), Creator/{{YTV}} (aimed more towards the preteen market) and Kids Can Press (publisher of the ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' books, which was itself acquired by Nelvana in 1998)

Gets a ShoutOut in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' when a secret Romulan base is supposedly located on the planet "Nelvana III"; and for their work on the kiddie series ''Droids'' and ''Ewoks'', they also got a StarWars species named after them: [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Nelvaanian the Nelvaanians]].

A fair number of Nelvana series are currently being rerun in the U.S. on {{Qubo}}.

!!Animated programs/movies that Nelvana has made/dubbed:

* [[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6teen]]
* Film/AceVentura - The AnimatedAdaptation
* {{Babar}} - The AnimatedAdaptation
* WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans - Co-Production with Main/NickJr
* Anime/{{Bakugan}} - The English Dub
* WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} - The AnimatedAdaptation
* WesternAnimation/BeingIan
* Literature/TheBerenstainBears - The 2003 AnimatedAdaptation
* {{BeyBlade}} - The English Dub
* WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}
* WesternAnimation/BlastersUniverse - The AnimatedAdaptation
* WesternAnimation/BlazingDragons
* WesternAnimation/BobAndMargaret
* WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}} - Co-Production with JadeAnimation.
* WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies - Co-Production with Main/NickJr
* Literature/TheBumTrilogy - The upcoming AnimatedAdaptation
* [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Cardcaptors]] - The English Dub
* Franchise/CareBears
** WesternAnimation/CareBears1980s (second to fourth seasons)
** WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsMovie
** WesternAnimation/CareBearsMovieIIANewGeneration
** WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsAdventureInWonderland
** WesternAnimation/CareBearsNutcrackerSuite
* WesternAnimation/ClassOfTheTitans
* WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog (the 80s videos)
* WesternAnimation/CloneHigh - Co-Production with {{MTV}} and Creator/TouchstonePictures
* WesternAnimation/ACosmicChristmas - TV special
* WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}
* WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom (non-USA)
* WesternAnimation/DeltaState
* WesternAnimation/Detentionaire
* WesternAnimation/TheDevilAndDanielMouse
* WesternAnimation/DiGataDefenders
* WesternAnimation/DogCity - The AnimatedAdaptation
* WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry - The AnimatedAdaptation
* WesternAnimation/EekTheCat
* WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}
* FairlyOddParents (With Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, non-USA)
* WesternAnimation/FlyingRhinoJuniorHigh
* Literature/{{Franklin}} - The AnimatedAdaptation
* FreeWilly - The AnimatedAdaptation
* Franchise/TheFutureIsWild - The AnimatedAdaptation
* WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} - ''The Goliath Chronicles'' (With Creator/{{Disney}})
* WesternAnimation/{{Grossology}}
* WesternAnimation/GuessWithJess
* TheHardyBoys - The Live Action Adaptation
* WesternAnimation/HotWheelsBattleForce5
* WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget (With {{DIC}}, Creator/{{TMS|Entertainment}} and Wang) (first season only)
* ''Intergalactic Thanksgiving'' (a.k.a. ''Please Don't Eat the Planet'') - TV special
* WesternAnimation/JaneAndTheDragon - The AnimatedAdaptation; Co-production with [=WETA=].
* WesternAnimation/JacobTwoTwo - The AnimatedAdaptation
* WesternAnimation/JohnCallahansQuads
* Literature/LittleBear - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''Madballs: Escape from Orb!'' (straight to video special produced to promote the toy line)
* Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus - The AnimatedAdaptation
* WesternAnimation/MarvinTheTapDancingHorse - The AnimatedAdaptation
* {{Medabots}} - The English Dub
* MetalFightBeyblade - The English Dub
* MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends - The AnimatedAdaptation
* WesternAnimation/MyDadTheRockStar
* Film/MyPetMonster - The AnimatedAdaptation
* NancyDrew - The Live Action Adaptation
* WesternAnimation/NedsNewt
* Literature/TheNeverendingStory - The AnimatedAdaptation
* WesternAnimation/{{Pearlie}}
* WesternAnimation/{{Pelswick}}
* Literature/PippiLongstocking - The AnimatedAdaptation
* Literature/{{Redwall}} - The AnimatedAdaptation
* WesternAnimation/RockAndRule
* WesternAnimation/RoliePolieOlie
* ''Romie-0 and Julie-8'' (''Runaway Robots'') - TV special
* WesternAnimation/RottingHills
* WesternAnimation/RubyGloom - The AnimatedAdaptation
* WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}} - The AnimatedAdaptation
* WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice - The AnimatedAdaptation
* WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel
* WesternAnimation/SevenLittleMonsters - The AnimatedAdaptation, Co-Production with Creator/HongYing.
* WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}
* WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}
* Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial - Specifically, the animated short in the middle. Considered the best part of the special, for what it's worth.
** They also made "Droids" and "Ewoks"
* WesternAnimation/StickinAround
* WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptKeeper - They also did the last episode of TalesFromTheCrypt "The Third Pig"
* WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool - The AnimatedAdaptation
* [[Franchise/{{Tintin}} The Adventures of Tintin]] - The AnimatedAdaptation
* WesternAnimation/TuffPuppy (non-USA)
* [[WaysideSchool Wayside]] - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ComicBook/XenozoicTales - The AnimatedAdaptation

!!The work of ''Nelvana'' provides examples of:
* AnimatedAdaptation: they have probably done more series based on children's books and live-action shows than original ideas. They also came close to doing an animated version of ''Series/DoctorWho'' during the live-action series's 1990s hiatus: a number of concept images can easily be found on line, showing a Doctor with a [[ComicBookFantasyCasting strong resemblance]] to Creator/ChristopherLloyd, but with a costume similar to Creator/TomBaker's, a FlyingCar Bessie, and a K-9 who could [[TransformingMecha transform]] into a Gladstone bag.
* CanadaEh: Often used in the form of such things as characters sporting clothing with maple leaves or playing sports such as hockey. Also that most of the voice actors have a Canadian accent.
* NoExportForYou: Unless you manage to find a helpful [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes Canadian friend]] or access on the Internet, just forget about seeing certain series, or in some cases, certain episodes of some series. For example, NickJr still does not carry every episode of ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' and only rarely airs certain episodes of ''[[WesternAnimation/MissSPidersSunnyPatchFriends Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends]]'' and/or took a long time to import them.
* OnlySoManyCanadianActors: There's surprisingly very little crossover between Nelvana's [=VAs=] and the Family Channel/''Franchise/{{Degrassi}}'' pool of Canadian youth actors.
* {{Qubo}} airs a lot of Nelvana shows, as the company is a shareholder in the service.