Nelvana

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Nelvana
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Founded 1971­
First Mario TV Show Donkey Kong Country­
Current president Scott Dyer

Nelvana is Canada's biggest animation producer. It produced the Donkey Kong Country animated series.

History[edit]

Nelvana was not initially involved in the production of Donkey Kong Country, but it was approached by French studio Medialab for assistance[1]. Medialab had acquired the rights to do a Donkey Kong Country series, but fired the original writers as they turned in scripts that were judged terrible and unacceptable for a children's program[1]. Since Medialab had already produced storyboards for ten of the scrapped scripts, Nelvana decided to hire a freelancer to write new episode around the storyboards as well as hire other writers to do new episodes. The company later purchased the rights to the show from Medialab[1] and produced a second season for Fox with Hong Guang Animation.

Notable employees[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Retrojunk page for Donkey Kong Country (August 5, 2008). Erika Strobel's comment is under the username "canuckgirl1966" (Retrieved April 24, 2016)