Nelvana is a Canadian animation studio and children's media company 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. Most of its films, shows and specials are based on licensed properties, mainly children's literature, but original programming is also part of its roster. It ventured into the world of live action from its establishment and continues to do so.

Nelvana also distributes internationally two Nickelodeon shows: Taina and The Fairly OddParents. As of 2001, its library comprises more than 1,650 cumulative half-hours of original programming. The company has international offices in France, Ireland and Japan.




  • Burglar (Live-action; released by Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Babar: The Movie (1989) (released by Astral Films in Canada and New Line Cinema in the United States)


  • Beetlejuice (1989–1991; co-production with The Geffen Film Company and Warner Bros. Television)
  • Family Dog (1993; co-production with Universal Television, Warner Bros. Television and Amblin Television)
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1995-2000; co-production with Morgan Creek Productions and Warner Bros. Television)
  • Waynehead (1996–1997; co-production with Warner Bros. Animation)
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