This page only shows primary logo variants.
For other related logos and images, see:
1978–2005 1985–2003 1995–2005 199?–2005 2004–2016 (primary), 2016–present (secondary) 2016–present
1978–2005 1985–2003 1995–2005 199?–2005 2004–2016 (primary), 2016–present (secondary) 2016–present


Nelvana 1978
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  None
Launched:  October 5, 1978

On October 5, 1978, Nelvana unveiled its logo. The logo is a white polar bear with black colored edges.

Nelvana was originally created in July 1971, but it didn't have a logo until 1978.


Nelvana 1985
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Horatio STD Bold
Launched:  October 19, 1985

A new logo was unveiled on October 19, 1985. Some elements were added around the polar bear, including the wordmark (typically depicted in red text), and 7 stars encircling the polar bear (usually depicted on screen as being yellow). This logo was still used in some capacity until 2001, in tandem with the next logo.


Nelvana 1995 Polar Bear


Nelvana 1995

The logo was updated on December 2, 1995. The logo changed to an all-purple color scheme, and an arc was added containing the 7 stars from the last logo. This was used until 2005 along with the 2001 logo.

Nelvana 2001
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  ITC Bauhaus Pro Bold
Launched:  Unknown

Sometime during the 1990's, Nelvana introduced an alternate logo which was mainly used for corporate purposes.[1]

2004–2016 (primary), 2016–2018 (secondary)[]

Nelvana 2004
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Gill Sans ExtraBold
Launched:  September 7, 2004

A new logo debuted on September 7, 2004, The polar bear was redrawn, with all but one star removed, and the wordmark was changed. This logo continued to be used in tandem with the logo below as a production logo on some shows until 2018.


Nelvana 2016
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Nordique Pro (modified)
Launched:  October 23, 2016

In October 2016, the logo was changed yet again. The polar bear is more stylized, with the text in another font and lowercase letters.