- "It was a very significant time for us. For us to be associated with people such as George [Lucas] was good for everybody. It made us feel like we were part of the industry. Also, from the outside, I'm sure people looking at the company were impressed, so I think it was very important that we made those kinds of connections. It certainly helped us in the early days."
- ―Nelvana co-founder Clive Smith
Nelvana Inc. is a Canadian animation company who produced the animated segment for The Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978, and produced the Droids and Ewoks animated series from 1985-1987. Steve Chadwick worked as production assistant for these two series.
Nelvana is also known for the feature length animated film Rock & Rule which was referenced in an image in the RPG article Star Wars Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO from Polyhedron 170.
The planet of Nelvaan was named for the company.
- "Boba Fett: Mystery Man in Not-So-Shining Armor"—Star Wars Galaxy Magazine 1
- "A Star Wars CELibration"—Star Wars Insider 27
- "A State of Nelvana"—Star Wars Insider 73
Notes and references
- Another Nelvana series, Inspector Gadget (co-produced with DiC Entertainment), used some of Ben Burtt's Star Wars sound effects in the first season.