Bardel Entertainment

Bardel Entertainment, Inc.
Industry Animation
Founded June 19, 1987
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Products Silverwing, Dragons: Fire and Ice, Dragons II: The Metal Ages, Chaotic, The Buzz on Maggie, Edgar and Ellen, Zeke's Pad, Rick and Morty, VeggieTales series
Owner Viacom (30%)
Parent Rainbow S.r.l.

Bardel Entertainment, Inc. is an Canadian animation studio founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1987. The word "Bardel" comes from the names of its founders, Barry Ward and Delna Bhesania, who are a married couple.[1] It is involved in the acquisition, development, production and distribution of animated programming.[2]

Among its more recent animation projects are the Viva Piñata television series, Mack & Moxy,[3] Chaotic, Edgar & Ellen, and Mucha Lucha.[4] Other Bardel projects include a thirteen-part series based on Silverwing and two direct-to-video films based on Mega Bloks Dragons. Another Bardel-produced show, Zeke's Pad,[5] which has been broadcast in countries such as Australia and Germany, made its Canadian premiere on YTV on January 9, 2010.[6]

Bardel has more than 300 employees, and 4 buildings in Vancouver. The entertainment company has done animation for many organizations such as the Fox Broadcasting Company, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Disney, and Cartoon Network.[7]

On October 5, 2015, Italian animation studio Rainbow S.r.l. acquired Bardel Entertainment.[8]

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  3. Group, Evoda. "Bardel Entertainment Inc. Animates "Mack & Moxy" - Bardel Entertainment". Bardel Entertainment. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
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  6. "Press Release - CORUS KIDS JANUARY 2010 HIGHLIGHTS". 2009-12-07. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  7. Mercedes Milligan (2013-02-05). "Bardel Collaborating with Frank Saperstein". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  8. "Rainbow buys Canadian animation studio Bardel". October 5, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2015.

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