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Nelvana Limited (/nɛlˈvɑːnə/; often called Nelvana Studios or simply Nelvana) is a Canadian animation studio and entertainment company owned by Corus Entertainment. Founded in July 1971 by Michael Hirsh, Patrick Loubert and Clive A. Smith, it was named after Nelvana of the Northern Lights, the first Canadian national superhero, who was created by Adrian Dingle. The company's production logo is a polar bear looking at Polaris, the North Star.

The company is based in Toronto, Ontario and it maintains international offices in France, Ireland and Japan, as well as smaller offices in the top three cities in the United States Many of its films, shows and specials are based on licensed properties and literature, but original programming is also part of its roster. Although the company specializes in children's media, Nelvana has also co-produced adult animations like the first season of Clone High, John Callahan's Quads, Bob & Margaret and Committed.

Nelvana International distributes three Nickelodeon shows: Taina, the first five seasons of The Fairly OddParents and The Backyardigans (The latter of which was co-produced with Nick Jr.). As of 2001, its library comprised more than 1,650 cumulative half-hours of original programming.

The studio has not produced any show for Adult Swim as of 2024, but it's unknown if they ever will collaborate with Williams Street. That being said, Nelvana has aired numerous cartoons on Adult Swim outside of the United States.

Shows produced by Nelvana that aired on Adult Swim[]

  • John Callahan's Pelswick
  • John Callahan's Quads!
  • Bob and Margaret
  • Clone High