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.In recent years storybook-to-screen transitions have become a specialty, the studio having faithfully reproduced the distinctive style of the Care Bears, Babar, Little Bear, Miss Spider and 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 Treehouse TV (essentially a Canadian version of Nick Jr. airing a large number of Nelvana programs, though Canada does have its own Nickelodeon with a Nick Jr. block. - which is own by... surprise! Corus Entertainment), YTV (aimed more towards the preteen market) and Kids Can Press (publisher of the Franklin books.)Gets a Shout-Out in Star Trek: The Next Generation 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 Star Wars species named after them: 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:
The work of Nelvana provides examples of: