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Note: This is for the page of TV shows made by Nelvana. For the film page version of it, click here.

Nelvana logo 2016.svg.png
Canada's answer to Hanna-Barbera.
Industry: Animation
Live Action
Franchise Licensing
Children's Entertainment
Founded: July 30, 1971
Founder: Michael Hirsh
Patrick Loubert
Clive A. Smith
Headquarters: Official Office:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
International Offices:
Paris, France
Shannon, Ireland
Tokyo, Japan
Key people: Pam Westman (President)
Parent: Corus Entertainment
Notable works: List of notable works

Nelvana Enterprises, Inc. (previously known as Nelvana Limited, sometimes known as Nelvana Animation, stylized as nelvana) is a Canadian animation studio owned by Corus Entertainment. Founded in 1971, it was named by founders Michael Hirsh, Patrick Loubert and Clive A. Smith after a Canadian comic book superheroine created by Adrian Dingle in the 1940s. The company's production logo is a polar bear looking at the North Star, although a design featuring multiple stars was in use from 1985 to 2004. Most of their films, shows and specials are based on licensed properties, mainly children's literature but also comic books and novels, however original programming is also part of its roster. (Literature adaptations are a common pattern in the company's content library, see List of Nelvana programs down below.) It ventured into the world of live action from its establishment in 1971 and continues to do so.

Why They Introduce the Birth of Canadian Cartoons

  1. Canadian animation in its purest form. Speaking of which, it was the very first major Canadian cartoon company, where they are known for revolutionizing Canadian animation. However, it was the Canadian counterpart to Disney (along with Pixar and 20th Century Fox), Universal, Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera cartoon companies.
  2. They distribute great Nickelodeon original animated shows such as Taina, The Fairly OddParents (Seasons 1-5) and The Backyardigans
  3. The humor in their shows is usually very well done, and could get some laughs out of a lot.
  4. They've also made great TV commercials.
  5. Great voice acting in all their shows.
  6. Their iconic polar bear logo is nothing short of heartwarming, which debuted in 1978's Halloween-themed TV special The Devil and Denial Mouse.
  7. Their logos are very passable. The 1985, 1995, 1999, 2004 and 2016 logos are all memorable.
  8. They even made shows for other companies such as FOX, who did a co-production for the series Eek! the Cat and The Terrible Thunderlizards.
    • The American company, Disney, distributed the USA rights to CGI-animated series, Rolie Polie Olie which is a French-Canada co-production.
  9. Their adult cartoons are good too, starting with Tales from the Crypt: The Third Pig, Clone High, Bob and Margaret, and Committed.
  10. They produced a lot of great shows, such as:

Bad Qualities

  1. While Nelvana is so good, Nelvana was also a bad anime dubbing company, making poorly-made dubs for children's anime shows, including Cardcaptor Sakura.
  2. Aside from the Anime, Some of their shows are bad or mediocre, such as:

List of Nelvana Shows


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