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First Autistic Character Joins ‘Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go’ For New Season

Mattel’s iconic franchise introduces a positive, neurodivergent role model, Bruno, as a joyful, pun-making brake car, voiced by Chuck Smith, an autistic actor, who makes his debut during the Season 26 premiere September 12 on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito.

Pioneers of Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Clive Smith Looks Back on Nelvana’s Primitive Yet Wonderful Early Years

The company co-founder reflects on the salad days of his pioneering animation studio, launched with Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert in 1971, as it grew from a one-camera setup in the bathroom of a downtown Toronto loft into one of the leading international producers and distributors of kids and family animation.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 149: How Vince Commisso Made 9 Story the #1 Children's Content Producer in Canada

Founder of the Canadian children’s media company discusses how to be a successful producer, shares business models for production companies, and looks ahead at 2022 kids’ media trends.

What’s Cooking? Headline News

‘Chefclub’ Cooks Up Kids’ Edutainment Series

Popular online cooking brand expands into the world of animation with ‘Chefclub Friends;’ currently in development, the show is set to be presented at Kidscreen and MIPTV.

Free Virtual Events Headline News

Nelvana and AWN Present ‘A Cosmic Christmas Special’ Screening and Q&A

Celebrate Nelvana’s 50th anniversary with a free virtual screening of its classic, 1977 award-winning animated film, followed by a discussion with industry legends Clive Smith, John Celestri, Lenora Hume and Bill Speers; this not to be missed event is coming December 9 – register now.

Business Headline News

Nelvana Greenlights ‘Bakugan: Evolutions’ Season 4

Studio also secures new licensing deals in Canada and France; the Bakugan heroes return with all new episodes in early 2022 – Seasons 1-3 now streaming on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada.

Community Outreach Headline News

Nelvana Launches ‘Talent Incubator: Black Write Edition’

The initiative, developed in partnership with Kids Can Press, is designed to discover, support, and mentor emerging Black storytellers and illustrators in Canada; selected creatives interested in kids’ TV animation with receive support in pitch development and an introduction to industry professionals.

Animation Festivals Headline News

OIAF 2021 Drops Official Trailer and New Program Highlights

Get a glimpse of what’s in store at the upcoming virtual event set for September 22 – October 3; in addition to a host of screenings, sessions will include a discussion about WIA Vancouver’s ACE Program, an introduction to the Black Write Talent Incubator, and a conversation with storyboard artists José Pou and Bradley Cayford.

Nelvana Turns 50! Headline News

Nelvana Names July 26 ‘Canadian Children’s Media Day’

Studio marks its 50th anniversary by teaming up with Telefilm Canada and the Youth Media Alliance to celebrate the Canadian animation and children’s media industries.

Hey Mickey! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Mickey Mouse Funhouse’ Revives Classic Disney Designs in All New Adventures

Art director Alan Bodner pays homage to iconic sets and styles from Disneyland rides and the 1955 ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ show on Disney Junior’s new CG series, premiering today.

Business Headline News

Corus Ventures into Adult Animation with ‘Psi Cops’

Production and distribution giant reveals first original series for Adult Swim, as part of its 2021/2022 programming slate; four new animated series plus fan-favorite re-up also greenlit, including ‘Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe,’ ‘Toopy and Binoo – The Movie.’

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Peter Dinklage, Duncan Studio and Nelvana to Produce ‘This Was Our Pact’ Feature

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 8, 2021 at 2:19pm

Based on Ryan Andrews’ award-winning graphic novel, the magical family adventure will be adapted by ‘Wolfwalkers’ writer Will Collins.

Business Headline News

redknot Greenlights ‘Super Wish’ 2D Series

Production company’s new animated kids’ show follows a birthday boy and his friends in a magical dimension of birthday wishes; show is created by Nelvana’s Vanessa Esteves and Emmy Award-winning Adrian Thatcher.

Awards Headline News

Nelvana’s Nelnet Wins Technology & Engineering Emmy

The company’s cloud-based platform assists animation production for long-form 3D and 2D digital formats in which tasks, tools, and production assets are distributed to crewmembers and stakeholders around the world.

Business Headline News

Corus’ Nelvana Inks Feature Development Deal with LA-Based Duncan Studio

Partnership allows companies to capitalized on growing demand for long-form animation; original CG animated film ‘Mother Nature,’ is first in the development queue under the agreement.

Streaming Media Headline News

Ameba TV and Nelvana Sign SVOD Licensing Deal

Favorite shows like ‘Class Of Titans,’ ‘Di-Gata Defenders’ and ‘Redwall’ part of 59-title library that will begin streaming immediately on kids’ subscription-based platform.

Nelvana Headline News

FIRST LOOK: Nelvana Releases Teaser for CG Short, ‘The Most Magnificent Thing’

Adapted from author Ashley Spires’ bestselling book published by Kids Can Press, studio’s first foray into short films features the voices of Alison Pill, Lilly Bartlam, Tony Daniels and Whoopi Goldberg.

animated short films Headline News

Whoopi Goldberg and Alison Pill Join Nelvana’s ‘The Most Magnificent Thing’

Animated short, directed by Arna Selznick and based on Ashley Spire’s best-selling picture book, is set for film festival debut in early 2019. 

Nelvana Headline News

Nelvana Greenlights Three New Preschool Series Ahead of MIPCOM

Two new animated series, ‘P.U.R.S.T. Agent Binky’ and ‘The Remarkable Mr. King’ set to premiere on Treehouse in Canada in 2019.

People Headline News

Promotions, New Hire Bolster Nelvana’s Senior Management Team

Masterson rejoins as VP sales, consumer products and international, while promotions up Yan to head of brands, Ferguson to senior international sales manager and Brinder to senior content distribution manager, domestic and digital.

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