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[[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 Creator/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 Creator/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}}. (Corus owns a stake in that channel too.)

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

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6teen]]'' - Co-produced with Creator/FreshTV
* ''Film/AceVentura'' - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''{{Babar}}'' - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' - Co-Production with Main/NickJr
* ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'' - The English Dub
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' - The AnimatedAdaptation, Co-Production with Warner Bros. and Geffen Pictures
* ''WesternAnimation/BeingIan''
* ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'' - The 2003 AnimatedAdaptation
* ''{{BeyBlade}}'' - The English Dub
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}'' - Co-Produced with Creator/{{CBS}}, and STV of Scotland
* ''WesternAnimation/BlastersUniverse'' - The AnimatedAdaptation, Co-Produced with CBS and STV
* ''WesternAnimation/BlazingDragons''
* ''WesternAnimation/BobAndMargaret''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' - Co-Production with Creator/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 Touchstone Television]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ACosmicChristmas'' - TV special, Nelvana's first production
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'' - Co-Production with Creator/{{PBS}} member station WNET-13 in New York City
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' (non-USA distribution)
* '' WesternAnimation/DeltaState''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Detentionaire}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheDevilAndDanielMouse''
* ''WesternAnimation/DiGataDefenders''
* ''WesternAnimation/DogCity - The AnimatedAdaptation, Co-Production with The Jim Henson Company (who provided puppetry segments)''
* ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''Film/DrDolittle'' - The AnimatedAdaptation. [[note]] It was never actually made; Nelvana had the rights to it in the early 2000s and Wack Wack Animation says they did conceptual designs, but nothing seemed to ever come of the show.[[/note]]
* '' WesternAnimation/{{Droids}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' - Co-Produced ''Eek!'' and ''The Terrible Thunderlizards'' segments with Savage Studios and Creator/FoxKids; ''Klutter'' segments were co-produced by Creator/FilmRoman instead; all rights to series now belong to [[Creator/{{Disney}} Disney-ABC Domestic Television]])
* '' WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' (with Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, non-USA distribution)
* ''WesternAnimation/FlyingRhinoJuniorHigh'' - Co-Produced with CBS and STV
* ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''FreeWilly'' - The AnimatedAdaptation, Co-Produced with Regency and Warner Bros.
* Franchise/TheFutureIsWild - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''Literature/GeorgeShrinks'' (with Jade Animation China)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grossology}}'' - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/GuessWithJess'' (with Creator/TheBBC and Creator/ClassicMedia)
* ''TheHardyBoys'' - The Live Action Adaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/HotWheelsBattleForce5''
* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' (With {{DIC}}, Creator/{{TMS|Entertainment}}, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_Communications Field Communications]] and Wang) (first season only; Field dropped out as well after this)
* ''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, Co-Production with Scholastic and PBS (through member station South Carolina ETV)
* ''WesternAnimation/MarvinTheTapDancingHorse'' - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''{{Medabots}}'' - The English Dub
* ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade'' - The English Dub
* ''MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'' - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/MyDadTheRockStar''
* ''Film/MyPetMonster'' - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend'' - Co-Production with CBS and STV
* ''NancyDrew'' - The Live Action Adaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/NedsNewt'' (with TMO Loonland)
* ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'' - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''Oh No! It's an Alien Invasion''
* ''Pandalian''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pearlie}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pelswick}}'' - Co-produced with Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}
* ''Literature/PippiLongstocking - The AnimatedAdaptation''
* ''Literature/{{Redwall}} - The AnimatedAdaptation''
* ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'' - Nelvana's first theatrical feature
* ''WesternAnimation/RoliePolieOlie''
* ''Romie-0 and Julie-8'' (''Runaway Robots'') - TV special
* ''WesternAnimation/RottingHills''
* ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom'' - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}'' - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel'' - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/SevenLittleMonster''s - 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.
* ''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 distribution)
* ''[[WaysideSchool Wayside]]'' - The AnimatedAdaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWildPuffalumps''
* '' ComicBook/XenozoicTales'' - The AnimatedAdaptation
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!!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 1980s hiatus: a number of concept images can easily be found online, 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.
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