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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, they having faithfully reproduced the distinctive style of the Franchise/CareBears, ''Babar'', ''Literature/LittleBear'', ''Miss Spider'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}'', among many others. Earlier in the studio's history, they also produced live-action programming; this was largely phased out by the end of the 90s.

Nelvana's corporate overlord is Creator/{{Corus Entertainment}}, which acquired the company in 2000. Corus also owns a number of other media companies in Canada, including television channels Creator/TreehouseTV, Creator/{{YTV}}, & Creator/{{Teletoon}} 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.)

They also used to run a kids-oriented network called [=KidsCo=] in Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and Europe, in a joint-venture with [=DiC Entertainment=] (later Cookie Jar) and [=NBCUniversal=]. It was shuttered when DHX bought out Cookie Jar and pulled out of the deal[[note]]the reason of the buyout was to bolster their library of content to air on The Hub[[/note]], then NBC themselves pulled out because they have acquired Sprout and want to put focus on that channel instead. Many fans of the channel are still bitter over the loss.

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!!Animated programs/movies and live-action projects 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
* ''[[Franchise/{{Tintin}} The Adventures of Tintin]]'' - the AnimatedAdaptation, co-production with Ellipse Programme
* ''WesternAnimation/{{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''
* ''Anime/{{BeyBlade}}'' - the English dub
* ''WesternAnimation/BlazingDragons''
* ''WesternAnimation/BobAndMargaret''
* The ''Creator/PBSKids Bookworm Bunch'', a block of programming co-produced with PBS and various Canadian educational stations, all based off children's books:
** ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'' (Although it wasn't a part of the block, it aired alongside Seven Little Monsters after the other Bookworm Bunch Shows except George Shrinks ended on Creator/PBSKids before airing as a standalone program)
** ''Literature/{{Corduroy}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/ElliotMoose'' (Although it was released in Canada 2 years before [[Creator/{{PBSKids}} The US]])
** ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeShrinks''
** ''WesternAnimation/MarvinTheTapDancingHorse''
** ''WesternAnimation/SevenLittleMonsters''
** '' WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' - co-production with [[Creator/{{Freeform}} Fox/ABC Family]] and Creator/JadeAnimation
* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' - upcoming TV version
* ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies'' - co-production with Main/NickJr
* ''Literature/TheBumTrilogy'' - the upcoming AnimatedAdaptation
* ''[[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Cardcaptors]]'' - The English Dub
* The ''Creator/{{CBS}} Kidshow'' block, most shows co-produced with Scotland's [[Creator/{{ITV}} STV]] (except ''Franklin'', which left the block and was replaced by reruns of ''Rupert'', and ''Rescue Heroes''):
** ''Anatole''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/BlastersUniverse'' - the AnimatedAdaptation
** ''The Dumb Bunnies''- the AnimatedAdaptation, based off the books by [[Literature/CaptainUnderpants Dav Pilkey]]
** ''WesternAnimation/FlyingRhinoJuniorHigh''
** ''Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend'' - widely cited as one of Nelvana's best series (until ''Detentionaire'' came along, anyway)
** ''WesternAnimation/RescueHeroes'' - later did a ChannelHop to Creator/KidsWB as ''Rescue Heroes: Global Response Team''
* ''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 Creator/{{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 (from 2002-06; Nelvana dropped out after that)
* '' 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 until 2005)
* ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' - The AnimatedAdaptation and its spinoff series, ''Franklin and Friends'', which is more-or-less just a continuation of the original, but as an AllCGICartoon.
* ''Film/FreeWilly'' - The AnimatedAdaptation, co-produced with Regency and Warner Bros.
* ''Franchise/TheFutureIsWild'' - the AnimatedAdaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeAndMartha'' - the AnimatedAdaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grossology}}'' - the AnimatedAdaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/GuessWithJess'' (with Creator/TheBBC and Creator/ClassicMedia)
* ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'' - the 1995 live-action series
* ''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!'' (direct to video special produced to promote the toy line)
* ''WesternAnimation/MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast''
* ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'' - the AnimatedAdaptation, co-production with Scholastic and PBS (through member station South Carolina ETV)
* ''WesternAnimation/MaxAndRuby'' - the AnimatedAdaptation, co-produced with NickJr, later episodes also co-produced with Nine Story Media Group.
* ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' - the English dub
* ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade'' - the English dub
* ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'' - the AnimatedAdaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/MyDadTheRockStar''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyFriendRabbit'' - the AnimatedAdaptation
* ''Film/MyPetMonster'' - the AnimatedAdaptation
* ''Franchise/NancyDrew'' - the 1995 live-action series
* ''WesternAnimation/NedsNewt'' (with TMO Loonland)
* ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'' - the AnimatedAdaptation
* ''Oh No! It's an Alien Invasion''
* ''Pandalian''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pearlie}}''
* ''Anime/{{Pecola}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pelswick}}'' - co-produced with Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}
* ''Literature/PippiLongstocking'' - the 1997 AnimatedAdaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/RaymanTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''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/{{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''
* ''Series/{{Taina}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptKeeper'' - they also did the last episode of ''TalesFromTheCrypt'', "The Third Pig"
* ''Series/TAndT'' - featuring Mr. T
* ''{{VideoGame/Toonstruck}}'' - Video game animation
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Waynehead}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wayside}}'' - the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/WaysideSchool''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWildPuffalumps''
* '' ComicBook/XenozoicTales'' - the AnimatedAdaptation
* ''WesternAnimation/TheZhuZhus'' - co-produced with Cepia LLC
[[/index]]

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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 ones. 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, [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/tardis/images/3/3f/Nelvana_Doctor_Who_3.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100315053349 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.
* GoodParents: This is a very common theme in most of the shows aimed for children such as ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'', ''{{Little Bear}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool''.
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