Founded in 1971, Nelvana is one of the world's leading international producers and distributors of children's animated content.
Nelvana develops, produces and distributes animated content, and is part of the Corus Kids Television entertainment portfolio. The Nelvana Studio operates out of a state-of-the-art digital animation production facility in Toronto. Nelvana’s library now has well over 4,000 half-hour animated episodes including such well known properties as Babar, Franklin, Rolie Polie Olie, and Berenstain Bears.
Nelvana’s content has aired in over 150 countries and has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys® and Geminis.
Nelvana Enterprises distributes quality entertainment from the award-winning Nelvana Studio and key creative partners to broadcasters and home entertainment companies around the world, including properties such as The Backyardigans, Babar, Beyblade, Bakugan, Hot Wheels®: Battle Force 5, Franklin and Ruby Gloom. The company’s merchandising team, in partnership with our broadcasters, manages consumer products globally.
A leader in rights management, Nelvana is on the vanguard of digital opportunities. Beginning in Canada with Treehouse Direct, a digital download storefront, Nelvana has opened up new avenues for delivery of its content through strategic partnerships with pioneering companies in the emerging digital landscape.
Additionally, Nelvana is an equity owner of two exciting children’s channel ventures, qubo and KidsCo.