Nanook's Great Hunt

La Grande Chasse de Nanook/Nanook's Great Hunt was a 1996 French/Canadian animated series of 26 episodes. It was co-produced by Elma Animation, Medver International Inc.,[1] and TF1, in association with Mediatoon.[2] The series was created and produced by Serge Rosenzweig; the directors were Franck Bourgeron, Marc Perret, and Stéphane Roux; the executive producers were Paul Rozenberg, Dana Hastier, and Lyse Lafontaine; the writers were Françoise Charpiat, Sophie Decroisette and Serge Rosenzweig; music was by Xavier Cobo and Michaël Dune.[3] The series first aired in France on Wednesday September 3, 1997, on TF1's TF! Jeunesse.[4] It also aired in Canada in French on Mondays at 8PM on Télétoon,[5] and in English on Teletoon on Thursdays at 4:55PM.[6] A 70-minute special titled Nanook: le grand combat/Nanook - The Great Combat was produced in 1996 as well. The special was directed by Gérald Fleury.[7]

In February 2000, APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) started airing Nanook on Saturday mornings in Inuktitut. It was the first animated series to be aired in Nunavik dialects.[8]


From Mdiatoon's press flyer: "A boy's journey into manhood through his quest to find his missing father... Set in the harsh landscape of the Canadian Arctic, this enchanting tale evolves around Nanook, a twelve-year-old Inuit boy, who embarks upon a journey to find his missing father, undertaking the challenge of hunting down the mythical bear, Suaq Nanok."[9]


A total of 26 episodes of 26 minutes were produced, plus a 70-minute special titled Nanook - The Great Combat.[9] Currently the first two episodes are available for free at eToon on Dailymotion.[10][11] A list of the French title of the episodes is available at Planète Jeunesse.

Voice artists

Nanook was voiced by Charles Pestel in the French version and Evie Mark in the Nunavik version.[8]


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  2. Rice-Barker, Leo (Oct 1, 1996). "MIPCOM Report: Co-production diary: Media toon has co-production formula". Kidscreen Magazine. Retrieved 2009-03-01.
  3. "Nanook English opening sequence.". Retrieved 2010-05-14.
  4. "La Grande Chasse de Nanook". Retrieved 2009-03-01.
  5. "Program Time Announcement for Nanook on Télétoon from 1999". Retrieved 2009-03-01.
  6. "Telefilm Canada's ZOOM International European Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 4." (PDF). 1996. Retrieved 2009-03-01.
  7. "Nanook : le grand combat". Retrieved 2009-03-01.
  8. 1 2 George, Jean (Dec 30, 1999). "Nunavik's triliingual video production firm moves ahead". Nunatsiaq News. Retrieved 2009-03-01.
  9. 1 2 "Mediatoon Flyer for Nanook" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-03-01.
  10. "Mediatoon Press Release from Dec 19th, 2008". Retrieved 2009-03-01.
  11. Daswani, Mansha (December 23, 2008). "Mediatoon Unveils New-Media Brand". Worldscreen. Retrieved 2009-03-01.
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