This week we are going back to 1977, for the first television special produced by Nelvana, the animation studio that brought us our first glimpse at Boba Fett and created the feature film, “Rock and Rule” before bills from the movie forced them to turn toward more mainstream productions. Since the eighties they have been responsible for a string of very successful TV cartoons like Strawberry Shortcake, Droids, Tintin, Rupert The Bear and dozens of others. Today Nelvana Limited is one of the top animation producers on the planet.
But in the beginning, they were a tiny little independent animation studio working out of a derelict apartment in Toronto, and that is where they created a dazzling little holiday treat with a distinctive visual style. Enjoy “A Cosmic Christmas”