Canadian animation studio and entertainment company

Nelvana is a Canadian animation studio. It was founded in 1971 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Michael Hirsh, Patrick Loubert, and Clive A. Smith. The company is now owned by Corus Entertainment. It is named after a local comic book superheroine of the 1940s.

It specialises mainly in the field of child-friendly TV shows and movies. Some of them are:





Series Creater(s) / Developer(s) Year(s) Production partner Original network
Waynehead Damon Wayans 1996–1997 Warner Bros. Animation Kids' WB (United States)
YTV (Canada)
Blazing Dragons Terry Jones
Gavin Scott
1996–1998 Ellipse Animation Teletoon (Canada)
Canal+ (France)
Stickin' Around Robin Steele
Brianne Leary
1996–1998 YTV
The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police Steve Purcell 1997–1998 Fox Kids (United States)
YTV (Canada)
Pippi Longstocking Paul Riley 1997 AB Svensk Filmindustri
TFC Trickompany Filmproduktion
Teletoon (Canada)
ZDF (Germany)
SVT1 (Sweden)
Ned's Newt Andy Knight
Mike Burgess
1997–1999 TMO-Loonland Film GmbH[a]
Studio B Productions
(Season 2 only)
Donkey Kong Country' Donkey Kong by Nintendo
Donkey Kong Country by Rare
Jacques Goldstein
Philippe Percebois
1997–2000 Medialab Studio L. A. (Season 1)
Hong Guang Animation (Season 2)
WIC Entertainment Ltd.
Teletoon (Canada)
France 2 and Canal+ (France, Season 1)
Franklin Franklin the Turtle series
by written by Paulette Bourgeois and illustrated by Brenda Clark
1997–2004 Big Bang Digital Studios
Neurones France (Seasons 1, 2, 4)
Neurones Luxembourg (Seasons 1, 2, 4)
Neuroplanet (Season 5)
LuxAnimation (Season 6)
Alphanim (Season 6)
TF1 (Seasons 5-6)
Rolie Polie Olie William Joyce 1998–2004 Métal Hurlant Productions (seasons 1-5)
Sparx* (seasons 1-5)
Sparkling Animation (season 6)
CBC Television (Canada)
La Cinquième/France 5 (France)
Disney Channel (United States)
Birdz Larry Jacobs 1998–1999 CBS
Dumb Bunnies Dav Pilkey Yorman Gross & Village Roadshow
Anatole 1998–2000 Valentine Productions s.a.r.l.
Scottish Television Enterprises
Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend James Blendick Marathon Media
Scottish Television Enterprises
Flying Rhino Junior High Ray Nelson, Jr. Big Daddy Productions
Flying Rhinoceros, Inc.
Neurones Animation
Scottish Television Enterprises
CBS Productions
CBS (U.S.)
TF1 (France)
Teletoon (Canada)
CITV and Scottish Television (United Kingdom)
Bob and Margaret David Fine
Alison Snowden
1998–2001 Snowden Fine Animation
Philippines Animation Studios
National Film Board of Canada
Global (Canada)
Channel 4 (United Kingdom; first run)
Comedy Central(Seasons 1-2)
Showtime(Seasons 3-4) (U.S.)
Elliot Moose Andrea Beck (Book Series)
Jed MacKay
1998–2000 TVOntario
George and Martha James Marshall 1999–2000 Wild Things Productions YTV
HBO Family
Blaster's Universe Blaster Learning System
by Davidson & Associates
Jamie Tatham
Dale Schott
1999–2000 Hong Guang Animation
CBS Productions
Knowledge Adventure
CBS (U.S.)
Teletoon (Canada)
Redwall Brian Jacques 1999–2001 Molitor Productions
Alphanim (Season 1)
TV-Loonland AG (season 2–3)
Teletoon (Canada)
France 2/France 3 (France)
Ki.KA (Germany)
Rescue Heroes Fisher-Price 1999–2002 Hong Guang Animation (season 1) Teletoon
  1. Known as TMO Film GmbH for Series 1.


Series Creator(s) / Developer(s) Year(s) Production partner Original network
Cardcaptors (English dub) Clamp 2000–2018 Kodansha Treehouse TV (Canada)
Nick Jr. (United States)
Maggie and the Ferocious Beast Michael Paraskevas and Betty Paraskevas 2000–2002 Teletoon (Canada)
Nick Jr. (United States)
Bookworm Bunch
Corduroy Betty Quan 2000–2001 Sichuan Top Animation PBS
Timothy Goes to School Rosemary Wells Silver Lining Productions
Animation Services Hong Kong Limited
Seven Little Monsters Maurice Sendak 2000–2003 Wild Things Productions
Hong Ying Animation
Philippine Animation Studio Inc.
George Shrinks William Joyce 2000–2004 Jade Animation
Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse Michael Paraskevas and Betty Paraskevas 2000–2001 Hong Guang Animation
John Callahan's Pelswick John Callahan 2000–2002 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
China Central Television
Nickelodeon Productions
Suzhou Hong Ying Animation Corporation Limited
CBC (Canada)
CCTV (China)
Nickelodeon (United States)
Taina Maria Perez-Brown 2001–2002; international distribution Dorado Productions
Nickelodeon Productions
The Fairly OddParents (seasons 1-5) Butch Hartman 2001–2005; international distribution Frederator Studios
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Nickelodeon (United States)
John Callahan's Quads! John Callahan 2001–2003 SBS independent
Animation Works
Media World Features
Film Victoria
Lotteries Commission of Western Australia
The Sausage Factory Henry Pincus 2001–2002 PeaceArch Entertainment
MTV Original Productions
The Comedy Network (Canada)
MTV (United States)
Pecola Naomi Iwata 2001–2003 Yomiko Advertising
Milky Cartoon
Teletoon (Canada)
TV Tokyo (Japan)
Cartoon Network/Qubo (United States)
Braceface Melissa Clark 2001–2004 Jade Animation Teletoon (Canada)
ABC Family / Disney Channel
Toon Disney (United States/Qubo)
Committed Michael Fry
Mary Feller
2001–2002 Philippines Animation Studios CTV
Medabots 2001–2004 Bee Train Production YTV (Canada)
Fox Kids / ABC Family (United States)
Cyberchase (seasons 1–5) Sandra Sheppard 2002–2007 WNET
Flying Minds Entertainment
Beyblade V-Force
Beyblade G-Revolution
2002–2005 Madhouse (season 1)
Nippon Animation (seasons 2 and 3)
YTV (Canada)
ABC Family (United States)
Beware of Dog Rob Gilmer 2002 Alexander/Enright and Associates Animal Planet
Moville Mysteries Guy Vasilovich 2002–2003 YTV (Canada)
The N (United States)
Max & Ruby Rosemary Wells 2002–2019 Silver Lining Productions (seasons 1–3)
Entertainment (seasons 3–5)
Chorion (seasons 4 and 5)
Atomic Cartoons (seasons 6 and 7)
Treehouse TV (Canada)
Nick Jr. (United States)
Clone High Phil Lord
Christopher Miller

Bill Lawrence
2002–2003 Doozer
Lord Miller Productions
Touchstone Television
MTV Animation
Teletoon (Canada)
MTV (United States)
The Berenstain Bears Stan & Jan Berenstain 2003–2004 AGOGO Entertainment Treehouse TV (Canada)
PBS Kids (United States)
My Dad the Rock Star Gene Simmons 2003–2004 Carrere Group Teletoon (Canada)
Nickelodeon (United States)
Jacob Two-Two Mordecai Richler 2003–2006 9 Story Entertainment (season 5) YTV
Pandalian 2004-2005 Funimation YTV (Canada)
Funimation Channel (United States)
6teen Jennifer Pertsch
Tom McGillis
2004–2010 Fresh TV (seasons 3 and 4) Teletoon (Canada)
Cartoon Network (United States)
Delta State Douglas Gayeton 2004 Teletoon (Canada)
France 2 and Canal+ (France)
Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends David Kirk 2004–2008 Callaway Arts & Entertainment
AbsoluteDigital Pictures
Treehouse TV (Canada)
The Backyardigans Janice Burgess 2004–2013 Nickelodeon Animation Studio Treehouse TV (Canada)
Nickelodeon (United States)
Being Ian Ian James Corlett 2004–2008 Studio B Productions YTV
Funpak 2005
Jane and the Dragon Martin Baynton 2005–2006 Weta Productions
Class of the Titans Chris Bartleman
Michael Lahay
2005–2008 Studio B Productions Teletoon
Di-Gata Defenders Greg Collinson 2006–2008 LuxAnimation Teletoon (Canada)
4Kids TV (United States)
Grossology Sylvia Branzei
Simon Racioppa
Richard Elliott
2006–2009 YTV (Canada)
Discovery Kids (United States)
Ruby Gloom Mighty Fine
Carolyn Hay
2006–2008 YTV
Handy Manny Roger Bollen
Marilyn Sadler
Rick Gitelson
2006–2013 Playhouse Disney
Disney Junior
Horrid Henry (series 1) Francesca Simon 2006–2008 Novel Entertainment
Stúdió Baestarts Kft.
The Future Is Wild John Adams
Steve Sullivan
2007–2008 IVL Animation Teletoon (Canada)
Discovery Kids (United States)
My Friend Rabbit Treehouse TV (Canada)
Qubo (United States)
Wayside John Derevlany Teletoon (Canada)
Nickelodeon (United States)
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia
Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders
Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge
2008–2012 TMS Entertainment
Spin Master Entertainment
Teletoon (Canada)
Cartoon Network (United States)
Willa's Wild Life Dan Yaccarino 2008–2009 Futurikon
Googly Digital Media
YTV (Canada)
TF1/Piwi (France)
Qubo (United States)
Pearlie Wendy Harmer 2009–2010 Sticky Pictures Network Ten (Australia)
YTV (Canada)
Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 2009–2011 Nerd Corps Entertainment
Teletoon (Canada)
Cartoon Network (United States)


Series Creator(s) / Developer(s) Year(s) Production partner Original network
Beyblade: Metal Fusion
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Beyblade: Metal Fury
Beyblade: Shogun Steel
2010–2014 Tatsunoko Production (season 1)
SynergySP (seasons 2–4)
YTV (Canada)
Cartoon Network (United States)
Babar and the Adventures of Badou Michael Stokes 2010–2015 The Clifford Ross Company
Playhouse Disney France
Carrere Group
YTV Originals
YTV (Canada)
Disney Junior (France and United States)
Discovery Kids (Latin America)
The Adventures of Chuck and Friends 2010–2012 Hasbro Studios The Hub
Discovery Kids (Latin America)
Spliced Simon Racioppa
Richard Elliott
2010 Teletoon
Sidekick Todd Kauffman
Joey So
2010–2013 YTV (Canada)
Cartoon Network (United States)
Mr. Young Dan Signer Thunderbird Films
Gravy Boat Productions
Life with Boys Michael Poryes 2011–2013 YTV (Canada)
TeenNick (United States)
Scaredy Squirrel Matt Ferguson
Jillian Ruby
YTV (Canada)
Nickelodeon (Latin America)
Cartoon Network (United States)
Mike the Knight Alexander Bar 2011–2017 HIT Entertainment Treehouse TV (Canada)
CBeebies (United Kingdom)
Bubble Guppies (seasons 2–4) Jonny Belt and Robert Scull 2011–2016 Nickelodeon Animation Studio Nickelodeon
Franklin and Friends 2011–2012 Infinite Frameworks Treehouse TV (Canada)
Discovery Kids (Latin America)
Nick Jr. (United States)
Detentionaire Daniel Bryan Franklin
Charles Johnston
2011–2015 Teletoon
BeyWheelz 2012 SynergySP YTV (Canada)
Cartoon Network (United States)
Oh No! It's an Alien Invasion Philippe Ivanusic-Vallee
Peter Ricq
2013–2015 YTV (2013–2014)
Teletoon (2014–2015)
The Day My Butt Went Psycho! Mark Steinberg Scholastic Entertainment
Studio Moshi
Nine Network (Australia)
Teletoon (Canada)
Cartoon Network (United States)
BeyWarriors: BeyRaiderz 2014 SynergySP
YTV (Canada)
Cartoon Network (United States)
BeyWarriors: Cyborg 2014–2015 Toonami (Asia)
K2 (Italy)
Trucktown Jon Scieszka 2014–2017 Lemon Sky Studios[1] Treehouse TV
Little Charmers Jennifer Dodge
Irene Weibel
2015–2017 Spin Master
Atomic Cartoons
Treehouse TV (Canada)
Nickelodeon / Nick Jr. (United States)
The Stanley Dynamic Ken Cuperus
Jocelyn Hamilton
Jamie Piekarz
2015–2017 Amaze YTV
Fresh Beat Band of Spies Nadine Van der Velde
Scott Kraft
2015–2016 6point2
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Nickelodeon / Nick Jr.
Ranger Rob[2] Alexander Bar 2016–present Studio Liddell Treehouse TV (Canada)
Nat Geo Kids (Latin America)
Clan (Spain)
Tiny Pop (United Kingdom)
The ZhuZhus[3] Hugh Duffy 2016–2017 Cepia LLC YTV (Canada)
Discovery Kids (Latin America)
Disney Channel (United States)
Hotel Transylvania: The Series[4] Mark Steinberg 2017–present Sony Pictures Animation
Corus Entertainment
Teletoon (Canada)
Disney Channel (United States)
Mysticons[5] Sean Jara
Nelvana Limited
The Topps Company
2017–2018 Topps Animation YTV (Canada)
Nickelodeon (2017)
Nicktoons (2018) (United States)
Super BOOMi (distributor) Trevor Lai 2017–present Up Studios
Treehouse TV (Canada)
Tencent Video (China)
Wishfart John Hazlett
Lienne Sawatsky
Daniel Williams
2017–2018 Wishfart Productions Inc. Teletoon (Canada)
CITV (United Kingdom)
Bravest Warriors[6] Pendleton Ward 2017–2018 Frederator Studios Cartoon Hangover Select (via VRV)
ReBoot: The Guardian Code (distributor) Michael Hefferon 2018 Mainframe Studios YTV (Canada)
Netflix (United States)
Esme & Roy[7] Dustin Ferrer
Amy Steinberg
2018–2021 Sesame Workshop Treehouse TV (Canada)
HBO (season 1)
HBO Max (United States; season 2)
Go Away, Unicorn![8] Emily Mullock
Dan Signer
2018–2019 Gravy Boat
Sonar Entertainment
Disney Channels Worldwide
YTV (Canada)
Disney Channel (United States)
Miss Persona[9] 2018–present Balloon House Productions Treehouse TV
Bakugan: Battle Planet
Bakugan: Armored Alliance
Bakugan: Geogan Rising
Bakugan: Evolutions
TMS Entertainment
Man of Action Studios
Spin Master Entertainment
Teletoon (Canada)
Cartoon Network (Seasons 1-2)
Netflix (Season 3-4) (United States)
Corn & Peg[9] Chris Hamilton 2019–2020 Treehouse TV (Canada)
Nickelodeon (United States)
Super BOOMi Hockey Hero (distributor) Trevor Lai 2019 Up Studios
National Hockey League
Tencent Video
D.N. Ace[10] Matthew Wexler 2019–2020 Yeti Farm
Wexworks Media
Teletoon (Canada)
Discovery Family (United States)
Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe[11] redknot Treehouse TV (Canada)
Discovery Kids (Latin America)
The Remarkable Mr. King Geneviève Côté King Rollo Films Treehouse TV (Canada)
Universal Kids (United States)


Series Creator(s) / Developer(s) Year(s) Production partner Original network
Ollie's Pack Pedro Eboli
Graham Peterson
2020–2021 Nickelodeon Animation Studio Nickelodeon (United States)
YTV (Canada)
The Dog & Pony Show Josh Selig 2020–present Discovery Inc
Little Airplane Productions
Treehouse TV
Discovery Kids (Latin America)
The Hardy Boys[12] Lambur Productions YTV (Canada)
Hulu (United States)
Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go Rick Suvalle 2021–present Mattel Television Cartoon Network
Super Wish[13] Vanessa Esteves
Adrian Thatcher
2022–present Redknot
Discovery Inc.
YTV (Canada)
Discovery Kids (Latin America)
Best & Bester[14] Joonas Utti
Anttu Harlin
Gigglebug Entertainment
Eye Present
Yle (Finland)
YTV[15] (Canada)


Series Creator(s) / Developer(s) Year(s) Production partner Original network
Builder Brothers’ Dream Factory[16] Drew and Jonathan Scott 2022 Sinking Ship Entertainment
Scott Brothers Entertainment
Treehouse TV (Canada)
Universal Kids (United States)
Zokie of Planet Ruby[17] Laurie Elliot
Mike Geiger
Brian Morante
2023 Nickelodeon Animation Studio Nickelodeon (United States)
YTV (Canada)
Hamsters of Hamsterdale[17] Zach Smith Nickelodeon (United States)
Treehouse TV (Canada)
Leela's Island[18] Maria Perez-Brown
Fracaswell Hyman
Janice Burgess
TIME Studios Treehouse TV (Canada)
Dreamweavers[19] Ashleigh Hiddleston TBA Bingo Animation Studio Tencent Video (China)
Clone High Phil Lord
Christopher Miller

Bill Lawrence
Lord Miller Productions
MTV Entertainment Studios
HBO Max (United States)
Adult Swim (Canada)
Bella's Bro-Bots[20] Keith Chapman TBA Treehouse TV (Canada)


  1. "Trucktown - Lemon Sky Studios".
  2. "Cars, cats & creativity drive Corus Kids' 2016/17 lineup".
  3. Milligan, Mercedes (April 4, 2016). "Nelvana Announces MIPTV Highlights".
  4. "Nelvana, Sony partner on Hotel Transylvania TV series".
  5. Milligan, Mercedes (June 9, 2015). "Nelvana Assembles Partners for 'Mysticons'".
  6. "Nelvana rebrands as Corus 2016 revenues rise 44%".
  7. "Sesame Workshop, Nelvana partner on Esme and Roy".
  8. "Sonar dives into Go Away, Unicorn! production". Kidscreen. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Corus unveils 2018/19 kids programming slate".
  10. Foster, Elizabeth (2017-11-14). "Nelvana greenlights D.N.Ace". Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  11. Jacques, Ian. "South Delta author Ashley Spires excited to see work on small screen". Delta Optimist. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  12. "Hulu, YTV pick up The Hardy Boys".
  13. "Nelvana Makes a wish on it's new show".
  14. "Nelvana gets in on Best & Bester".
  15. "Corus Entertainment Announces 35 Greenlights and Renewals for Its Iconic Portfolio of Specialty Networks".
  16. "Builder Brothers' Dream Factory secures Nelvana".
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Nickelodeon Fuels Original Animation Content Slate With Nelvana on Two New Series Greenlights: ZJ Sparkleton and the Hamster Show". Business Wire (Press release). March 18, 2021.
  18. "TIME Studios partners with Nelvana for new series".
  19. "Dreamweavers wins first China Tales Incubator".

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