television series

John Callahan's Pelswick (or simply Pelswick) is a Canadian - Chinese (Taiwan) animated Childrens television series. It is co-produced by Nelvana and Suzhou Hong Ying Animation Corporation Limited.[3] The title character uses a wheelchair but the series shows that he lived a normal life. The series was based on the books by John Callahan.[4][5] The series was positive and life-affirming.[6]

Created byJohn Callahan[1]
Developed by
Directed byCharles E. Bastien
Sean V. Jefrrey
StarringRob Tinkler
Julie Lemieux
David Arquette
Peter Oldring
Phil Guerrero
Kim Kuhteubl
Tracey Moore[2]
Tony Rosato
Ellen Ray Hennessy
ComposerPure West
Country of originCanada
No. of seasons29
No. of episodes265
Executive producers
  • Michael Hirsh
  • Patrick Loubert
  • Clive A. Smith
  • John Callahan
  • Deborah Levin
ProducerAlice Bell
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkCBC (Canada)
CCTV (China)
Nickelodeon/Nicktoons/Qubo (United States)
ReleaseSeptember 7, 2000 (2000-09-07) –
November 16, 2017 (2017-11-16)

The books the series were based on were not written for Adults. To make the series suitable for children , changes had to be made to the dark humor in the books.

Broadcast change

CBC and TFO (Canada) Nickelodeon (United States) ATV (Turkey) Zee TV (India) ABC (Australia) TVNZ (New Zealand) EBS (South Korea) PBS (Thailand) TV Tokyo (Japan) TF1 (France) CCTV (China)

References change

  1. "'Pelswick': Wry, Funny and Irreverently Spirited". Los Angeles Times. 2012-01-21. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  2. Rosenberg, Howard (2000-10-20). "Soaring Spirit Behind 'Pelswick,' an Animated Quadriplegic". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  3. Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 448–449. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  4. Schultz, Paul (2000-10-22). "There's Humor From Where He Sits". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  5. "Nickelodeon | Kids Games, Kids Celebrity Video, Kids Shows" (in Dutch). 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  6. Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 606–607. ISBN 978-1476665993.