Nelvana Celebrates 2019 Canadian Screen Award

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April 1, 2019


Director Robin Budd Wins Award for Best Direction, Animation for Hotel Transylvania: The Series

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TORONTO, April 1, 2019 – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated content, wishes to congratulate its animation team and amazing partners at Sony Pictures Animation for the multiple 2019 Canadian Screen Award nominations for Hotel Transylvania: The Series. Nominated for his work on Hotel Transylvania: The Series – “A Few Good Monsters,” director Robin Budd won the coveted Best Direction, Animation Award.

“We’re thrilled to congratulate our talented Director, Robin Budd, whose ingenuity, commitment and passion made the achievement of this award possible,” said Scott Dyer, President, Nelvana Enterprises. “We are honoured that Robin has been recognized by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for Hotel: Transylvania: The Series – “A Few Good Monsters”. This fantastic news follows the international success of the series airing on TELETOON and Disney Channels Worldwide.”

Robin Budd is an award-winning animation director, designer and storyboard artist. His creative vision has shaped series such as Ruby Gloom, Producing Parker, Beetlejuice (animated series), and the feature film Return to Neverland (2002).

Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Produced by Sony Pictures Animation and Nelvana and distributed by Nelvana
Hotel Transylvania: The Series features Mavis in her vampire teen years. When Drac is called away on official vampire business, Mavis and her friends are excited to have free rein of the hotel but things don’t go as planned as Aunt Lydia, Dracula’s much older and much meaner vampire sibling, comes into town.

Best Direction, Animation
Hotel Transylvania: The Series – “A Few Good Monsters”
Robin Budd

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About Nelvana
Nelvana is a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content. Nelvana produces a stable of award-winning and globally renowned brands that focus on comedies, preschool and boys action series and ancillary consumer products programs. Nelvana’s content airs on Corus Entertainment’s kids channels in Canada and in over 160 countries around the world. The Nelvana library has well over 4,000 episodes of programming and has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys® and Canadian Screen Awards. Visit the Nelvana website at

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About Sony Pictures Animation
Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world. The visually groundbreaking and critically acclaimed “Spider-Man™: Into The Spider-Verse” from the minds of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller is the studio’s latest release, and the winner of the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature. The division is also behind hit film series such as “The Smurfs,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” and “Hotel Transylvania.” Next for Sony Pictures Animation are the original feature comedy “The Mitchells vs. The Machines,” and the animated musical “Vivo,” featuring original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Sony Pictures Animation, which was founded in 2002, is a division of the Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at


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