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If for those of you who are familiar nothing about Nelvana, it's an animation studio in Canada which known for producing children's animated television shows, since its founding in 1971 by Michael Hirsh, Patrick Loubert and Clive A. Smith

But in this alternate reality idea where Nelvana was founded in 1942.

List of changes

  • Nelvana Limited would have been originally known as Valentina Brothers Pictures (1942-1958), then Neptune/Violet Studios (1958-1964), then N.E.L.V.A.N.A. Studios (1964-1971), and then Nelvana Limited (1971-present).
  • Nelvana Limited would have its original founders named Neptune Landon Valentina, Violet Lucy Valentina and Arthur Line Valentina (not real people, just made up).
    • Michael Hirsh, Patrick Loubert and Clive A. Smith would've took over the company in 1971.
  • Nelvana Limited would've have its own animated cartoon series named Northtoons, which would be the similar concept as Walt Disney cartoons, MGM cartoons, Walter Lantz cartoons and Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies.
  • Nelvana Limited would have started as a film production studio before starting an animation studio in 1945.
  • Nelvana Limited would've known as the first successful non-American animation studio.
  • YTV would have been an American cable TV channel launched in 1982 before being a Canadian TV channel in 1988 in Canada.
  • Teletoon would have been an American cable TV channel launched in 1993 before being a Canadian TV channel in 1997 in Canada.
  • Mr. Young would have been released in 1970 as an animated show rather than being released in 2010 as a live-action sitcom.
  • Showcase would have been launched in the United States in 1992 before being launched in Canada in 1995.
  • Birdz would have been released in 1978 rather than being released in 1998
  • Life with Boys would have been released in 1988 as a family sitcom rather than 2011 as a teen sitcom.
  • Nelvana is a company known for its productions for children and families, but in an AU version would also known for producing projects for mature audience.

Information

Nelvana Ltd.
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Formally called Valentina Brothers Pictures (1942-1958)
Neptune/Violet Studios (1958-1964)
N.E.L.V.A.N.A. Studios (1964-1971)
Type Subsidiary
Industry Entertainment and media
Founded July 2nd, 1942
Founder(s) Neptune Landon Valentina
Violet Lucy Valentina
Arthur Line Valentina
Headquarters Official Office:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
International Offices:
Paris, France
Shannon, Ireland
Tokyo, Japan
Area served Worldwide
Divisions Nelvana Digital Entertainment
Nelvana Publishing Worldwide
Nelvana Records
Nelvana Animation
Nelvana Television
Key people Michael Hirsh
Patrick Loubert
Clive A. Smith
Doug Murphy
Owner Independent (1942-1999)
Corus Entertainment (1999-present)
Parent Corus Entertainment (1999-present)

Nelvana Ltd. is an Canadian film production studio owned by Corus Entertainment. Founded in 1942, formerly known as Valentina Brothers Pictures (1942-1958), Neptune/Violet Studios (1958-1964), N.E.L.V.A.N.A. Studios (1964-1971), it was founded by film producers Neptune, Violet and Arthur Valentina. The company's production logo is a polar bear looking at the North Star.

History

Shorts and featurettes

Series

Animated

Northtoons
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mouse (1946-1983, 1992-present)
  • The Lucky Leprechaun (1946-1983, 1992-present)
  • Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf (1946-1983, 1992-present)
  • Peri & Entrée (1950-1983, 1992-present)
  • Jennifer Bird & Zachary Fish (1955-1983, 1992-present)
  • The Mighty Little Man (1962-1983, 1992-present)
  • Patricia Platypuss (1972-1983, 1992-present)
  • Jimmy & Heloise (2009-present)
  • The Hamster from R.O.D.E.N.T. (2009-present)
  • Beezy, Son of the Devil (2009-2012)

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s

Films

Note: (A) = animated

1940s-1950s

1960s

1970s

  • The Sword Attack (1974)

1980s

  • Rock & Rule (1983)
  • On Our Way (1988)
  • Babar: The Movie (1989)
  • On Our Way: One Year Ago (1989)

1990s

  • The Nutcracker Prince (1990; co-production with Lacewood Productions, Boulevard Entertainment, and Allied Filmmakers)
  • On Our Way: Partners In Crime (1993)
  • On Our Way: The Revenge of Sylvia and Jack (1997)
  • Pippi Longstocking (1997)
  • Frosty the Snowman: The Movie (1999)

2000s

  • On Our Way: Lost in London (2002)

2010s

  • Bad Criminal (2014)

2020s

Television

Note: (A) = animated

1950s-1960s

  • Club 300 (1962-1985)
  • The Lost Note (1966-1977)

1970s

  • Mr. Young (A) (1970-1977; co-production with Filmation)
  • Small Star Cinema (1973-1977)
  • Birdz (A) (1978-1982)

1980s

  • Detentionaire (1982-1986)
  • Mr. Microchip (1983)
  • 20 Minute Workout (1983–1985)
  • The Edison Twins (1983-1986)
  • Look What My Brother Snapped Into (1985-1988)
  • The New Adventures of Mr. Young (1984-1989; co-production with Filmation)
  • My Pet Monster (A) (1987)
  • Life with Boys (1988-1992; co-production with Peter Engel Productions and NBC Productions)
  • Babar (A) (1989-2000)

1990s

  • On Our Way: The Series (A) (1990-2005; co-production with DiC Entertainment, Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC, and Columbia Television)
  • Chicago Creek, Ontario (A) (1990-1998)
  • Rupert (1991-1997)
  • The Jennifer & Zachary Show (A) (1991-1998; co-production with Sunbow Productions and Film Roman)
  • Superior Pizza (1992-1995; co-production with NBC Productions)
  • Family Dog (1993; co-production with Universal Television, Warner Bros. Television and Amblin Television)
  • The Legend of Araki (1994-2000)
  • Birdz (A) (1998-1999) - an animated reboot of the 1970's TV classic of the same name.
  • Flying Rhino Junior High (1998-2000: co-production with Big Daddy Productions, Flying Rhinoceros, Inc., Neurones Animation, and STV Productions)
  • The Northtoons Show (1998-2002; co-production with Studio B Productions, DiC Entertainment and Film Roman)
  • Oh Yeah! Cartoons (1998-2001; distribution in Canada)
  • Bob and Margaret (1998–2001) (co-production with Comedy Central)
  • George and Martha (1999–2000)
  • Redwall (1999–2001)
  • Rescue Heroes (1999–2002)

2000s

  • John Callahan's Pelswick (2000-2003; The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, China Central Television, Nickelodeon Productions, and Suzhou Hong Ying Animation Corporation Limited)
  • The Fairly OddParents (2001-2005; Seasons 1-5 only; In co-production with Frederator Studios and Nickelodeon Animation Studio)
  • Cyberchase (2002-present; In co-production with PBS)
  • The Mr. Young Comedy Show (2003-2008)
  • Delta State (2004)
  • Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends (2004-2008)
  • The Backyardigans (2004-2010)
  • Being Ian (2004-2008)
  • Go Away, Jose! (2004-2018; In co-production with Warner Bros. Television and TBS Productions)
  • The Legend of Araki: Brave (2005-2011)
  • Class of the Titans (2005-2008)
  • Jane and the Dragon (2005-2006)
  • Di-Gata Defenders (2006–2008)
  • Grossology (2006–2009)
  • Ruby Gloom (2006–2008)
  • Willa's Wild Life (2008-2009; co-production with Futurikon and Googly Digital Media)
  • Pearlie (2009-2010; co-production with Sticky Pictures)
  • Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 (2009-2011; co-production with Nerd Corps Entertainment and Mattel)

2010s

  • Vancouver P.D. (2010-2012)
  • Club 500 (2010-2016)
  • Keep Away Island: A Northtoons Production (A) (2010-2013)
  • Sidekick (2010-2013)
  • Mr. Young (2010-2013) - A live-action reboot of the 1970's TV classic of the same name.
  • Life with Boys (2011-2013) - A reboot of the 1980's TV classic of the same name.
  • Scaredy Squirrel (A) (2011-2013)
  • Detentionaire (A) (2011-2015) - A reboot of the 1980's TV classic of the same name.
  • Hotel California (2012-2018)
  • Oh No! It's an Alien Invasion (A) (2013-2015)
  • The Day My Butt Went Psycho! (A) (2013-2015)
  • Trucktown (A) (2014-present)
  • Little Charmers (A) (2015-2018)
  • Not From Us! (2015-2018)
  • Fresh Beat Band of Spies (A) (2015-2016)
  • Ranger Rob (A) (2016-2018)
  • The ZhuZhus (A) (2016)
  • Girls vs. Aliens (A) (2016-2019)
  • Hotel Transylvania: The Series (A) (2017-present)
  • Mysticons (A) (2017-2018)
  • Go Away, Unicorn! (A) (2018-present)
  • Bakugan: Battle Planet (A) (2018-present)
  • Miss Persona (2018-present)
  • Corn & Peg (A) (2019-present)
  • D.N. Ace (A) (2019-present)

2020s

  • Ollie's Pack (2020-present)
  • The Dog & Pony Show (2020-present)
  • The Hardy Boys (2020-present)
  • The New Edison Twins (2021-2034)
  • Thomas & Friends (2021-present)
  • Surf's Up: The Series (2022-present; co-production with Sony Pictures Animation)
  • Best & Bester (2022-present)
  • Mr. Young Detective Agency (2024-present)

Cancelled projects

Films

Television

  • Celebutard Nation (2009)
  • Formula RC (2013)

Nelvana Media Networks

Nelvana Media Networks is a television network company, owned by Corus Entertainment that operated its television channels only in North America, Europe, Middle-East, and Southeast Asia, founded in January 1, 1976.

Channel Launch date
Nelvana Channel January 1st, 1976
YTV September 1st, 1982
Nelvana Sports May 3rd, 1984
Showcase January 1st, 1992
Teletoon October 2nd, 1993
Treehouse TV November 3, 1994
Nelvana Movies April 22nd, 1996
Nelvana Family December 4th, 1999
Nelvana Retro July 2nd, 2002

Other media

Logo history

1942-1953

1953-1964

1964-1971

1971-1995

1995-2004

2004-2016

2016-present

Assets

Current

Film and home entertainment

  • Nelvana Limited
    • Nelvana Animation
    • Nelvana Home Entertainment

Television

  • Nelvana Television

Other

  • Nelvana Digital Entertainment
  • Nelvana Publishing Worldwide
  • Nelvana Records

Trivia

  • Despite the company was founded by Neptune, Violet and Arthur Valentina, some people think the company was named after Canadian comic book superheroine created by Adrian Dingle in the 1940.

Poll

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