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Created byJohn Callahan[1]
Developed by
Directed byCharles E. Bastien
Sean V. Jefrrey
StarringRob Tinkler
Julie Lemieux
David Arquette
Peter Oldring
Phil Guerrero
Kim Kuhteubl
Tracey Moore[2]
Tony Rosato
Ellen Ray Hennessy
ComposerPure West
Country of originCanada
No. of seasons29
No. of episodes265
Executive producers
  • Michael Hirsh
  • Patrick Loubert
  • Clive A. Smith
  • John Callahan
  • Deborah Levin
ProducerAlice Bell
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkCBC (Canada)
CCTV (China)
Nickelodeon/Nicktoons/Qubo (United States)
ReleaseSeptember 7, 2000 (2000-09-07) –
November 16, 2017 (2017-11-16)

John Callahan's Pelswick (or simply Pelswick) is a Canadian - Chinese (Taiwan) animated Childrens television series. It is co-produced by Nelvana and Suzhou Hong Ying Animation Corporation Limited.[3] The title character uses a wheelchair but the series shows that he lived a normal life. The series was based on the books by John Callahan.[4][5] The series was positive and life-affirming.[6]

The books the series were based on were not written for Adults. To make the series suitable for children , changes had to be made to the dark humor in the books.

Broadcast[change | change source]

CBC and TFO (Canada) Nickelodeon (United States) ATV (Turkey) Zee TV (India) ABC (Australia) TVNZ (New Zealand) EBS (South Korea) PBS (Thailand) TV Tokyo (Japan) TF1 (France) CCTV (China)

References[change | change source]

  1. "'Pelswick': Wry, Funny and Irreverently Spirited". Los Angeles Times. 2012-01-21. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  2. Rosenberg, Howard (2000-10-20). "Soaring Spirit Behind 'Pelswick,' an Animated Quadriplegic". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  3. Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 448–449. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  4. Schultz, Paul (2000-10-22). "There's Humor From Where He Sits". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  5. "Nickelodeon | Kids Games, Kids Celebrity Video, Kids Shows" (in Dutch). Nick.com. 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  6. Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 606–607. ISBN 978-1476665993.