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Clive A. Smith is a Director and Producer born on 1944 at England (United-kingdom)

Clive A. Smith

Clive A. Smith
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Birth 1944 (76 years) at England (United-kingdom)
Creator of Nelvana

Clive A. Smith (often credited as Clive Smith) is a British expatriate director and animator who, with Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert, founded Canadian animation studio Nelvana in 1971. Smith worked on some of his studio's first TV specials, including A Cosmic Christmas (1977), which was broadcast on CBC Television in Canada and syndicated in the United States proving to be Nelvana's breakthrough production. He also helmed the studio's next special, The Devil and Daniel Mouse, in 1978. He worked as director of Nelvana's first feature film, 1983's Rock and Rule, and its 1997 animated version of the Pippi Longstocking saga. He also directed A Wookie's Christmas (also known as The Faithful Wookie) for George Lucas and Family Dog for Tim Burton and Steven Spielberg. Smith retired from Nelvana in 2001, the year after he and his co-founders sold the studio to Corus Entertainment.

Smith was born in England in 1944 and educated at the Ealing School of Art in London, England, graduating with a degree in Design and Kinetic Art. In 1964, he joined the Halas and Batchelor animation studio in West London where he worked on animated series such as The Beatles and The Lone Ranger. He moved to Canada in 1967 and worked as a senior animator and designer on commercials and short films with Al Guest and Vladimir Goetzleman before meeting Hirsh and Loubert and later founding Nelvana.

Since leaving Nelvana, Smith founded Musta Costa Fortune with Melleny Melody.

Usually with

Michael Hirsh
Michael Hirsh
(13 films)
Dan Hennessey
Dan Hennessey
(7 films)
Chris Wiggins
Chris Wiggins
(7 films)
Bob Dermer
Bob Dermer
(4 films)
Susan Roman
Susan Roman
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Clive A. Smith (15 films)

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Director

Pippi Longstocking, 1h15
Directed by Clive A. Smith
Origin Suede
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Melissa Altro, Catherine O'Hara, Eileen Brennan, Gordon Pinsent, Dave Thomas, Wayne Robson
Rating53% 2.656262.656262.656262.656262.65626
The film begins with Pippi sailing around the world with her father, Captain Efraim Longstocking, her pet horse, Horse, her pet monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and various members of the ship's crew. One night during a hurricane, the captain is washed over board into the sea. As he drifts off, he calls to Pippi that he will "meet her in Villa Villekulla". To that effect, Pippi and her pet animals make their way home, Villa Villekulla, to await his return. Not long after arriving, she makes friends with the two children across the street — Tommy and Annika, who are captivated by her free spirit and fun-loving attitude. They soon convince her to go to school (for the first time in her life) where she gets into trouble, despite winning the hearts of her classmates.
Star Wars: Droids - The Great Heep, 48minutes
Directed by Clive A. Smith
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Space opera
Actors Anthony Daniels, Winston Rekert, Dan Hennessey
Rating61% 3.0510353.0510353.0510353.0510353.051035
C-3PO and R2-D2 travel to Biitu and confront an evil Abominor named "The Great Heep" that built onto itself from the remains of other droids.
Rock & Rule, 1h17
Directed by Clive A. Smith
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Musical films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Don Francks, Susan Roman, Paul Le Mat, Lou Reed, Catherine O'Hara, Greg Salata
Rating65% 3.29593.29593.29593.29593.2959
This plot is for the original canadian version of the film. Mok, an aging yet legendary rock musician, is on the search for a very special voice that can unleash a powerful demon from another dimension to fulfill his wish of being immortalized as a musician/Magic Man. After traveling around the world looking for the right voice, he returns to his hometown of Ohmtown, a remote, storm-ravaged village famous for its unique power plant.
The Devil and Daniel Mouse, 25minutes
Directed by Clive A. Smith
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals
Actors Chris Wiggins
Rating69% 3.477233.477233.477233.477233.47723
The story is about two struggling mouse musicians, Daniel and Jan. When they are fired from their latest gig (their music is deemed too old-fashioned and not with the times), Daniel goes to pawn his guitar in order to buy groceries. Jan wanders off on her own and encounters a shifty reptilian character in a white suit who introduces himself as "B.L. Zebubb", a record producer.
A Cosmic Christmas, 26minutes
Directed by Clive A. Smith
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Animation
Themes Christmas films
Actors Duncan Regehr, Chris Wiggins, Marian Waldman
Rating68% 3.426153.426153.426153.426153.42615
Three aliens from an unknown planet, who bear a strong resemblance to the Biblical Magi, visit earth to know the true meaning of Christmas. Peter, a young boy, and Lucy, his goose, are the first to encounter them. Unable to find the true meaning of Christmas in town, Peter takes them to his family's house in the woods. While Peter's grandmother tells the aliens about her memories of Christmas, Marvin, one of the town's bullies, steals Lucy. In the chase to rescue Lucy, Marvin falls through the ice in a lake. Peter attempts to rescue him but falls into the lake as well. The townsfolk, who were out searching for the aliens, attempt to save the boys but their human chain isn't long enough to reach them. The three aliens, who had sworn not to interfere with events on earth, decide to help in order to learn the meaning of Christmas. The rescue effort is successful. The townsfolk are quick to condemn Marvin for stealing Lucy, but have a change of heart when they realize that Marvin stole Lucy because he had nothing to eat. Peter offers Marvin and his friends the chance to join them for Christmas dinner and the aliens realize that family and the spirit of forgiveness are the true meaning of Christmas.

Producer

The Little Bear Movie, 1h17
Origin Canada
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Children's films
Actors Kristin Fairlie, Dan Hennessey, Janet-Laine Green, Max Morrow, Andrew Sabiston, Tracy Ryan
Roles Executive Producer
Rating64% 3.2435453.2435453.2435453.2435453.243545
Little Bear and Father Bear go out camping and they meet a new young bear named Cub and his friend Little Moose. Then Little Bear is met with Trouble, the mountain lion, but Cub saves him. Cub tries to get acquainted with Little Bear's house then plays with Little Bear and his friends, Cat, Owl, Duck, and Hen. When they learn that Cub's parents got lost, they search for them. Little Bear, Cub, and Duck get separated from Moose and the others. They soon encounter Cub's friends Poppy and Pete the two silly red foxes. When they get to the canyon, Trouble spies on them and tries to eat Duck, but Poppy and Pete save Duck. Little Bear manages to "defeat" Trouble and find Cub's parents.
Pippi Longstocking, 1h15
Directed by Clive A. Smith
Origin Suede
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Melissa Altro, Catherine O'Hara, Eileen Brennan, Gordon Pinsent, Dave Thomas, Wayne Robson
Roles Executive Producer
Rating53% 2.656262.656262.656262.656262.65626
The film begins with Pippi sailing around the world with her father, Captain Efraim Longstocking, her pet horse, Horse, her pet monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and various members of the ship's crew. One night during a hurricane, the captain is washed over board into the sea. As he drifts off, he calls to Pippi that he will "meet her in Villa Villekulla". To that effect, Pippi and her pet animals make their way home, Villa Villekulla, to await his return. Not long after arriving, she makes friends with the two children across the street — Tommy and Annika, who are captivated by her free spirit and fun-loving attitude. They soon convince her to go to school (for the first time in her life) where she gets into trouble, despite winning the hearts of her classmates.
Babar: The Movie, 1h16
Genres Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Monde imaginaire, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Gordon Pinsent, Elizabeth Hanna, Lisa Yamanaka, Bobby Becken, Sarah Polley, Stephen Ouimette
Roles Executive producer
Rating62% 3.1453153.1453153.1453153.1453153.145315
On the night of Elephantland's Victory Parade, Babar tells his four children the story of his first days as King of the elephants.
Care Bears: The Nutcracker, 1h2
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors John Stocker, Dan Hennessey, Luba Goy, Bob Dermer
Roles Producer
Rating62% 3.149323.149323.149323.149323.14932
At a school called P.S. 5, a teacher named Miss Walker tells some children a version of E. T. A. Hoffmann's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, involving the Care Bear Family. As the story begins, the Care Bears and their Cousins prepare for Christmas in their home of Care-a-lot; the two youngest bears, Hugs and Tugs, are searching for an ornament. While the others spend time in the Hall of Hearts decorating a tree, another bear called Funshine suddenly alerts them of an unhappy girl named Anna. Enlisting Grumpy Bear to go along, she takes a Cloud Mobile down to Earth.
The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland, 1h18
Origin Canada
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Musical films, Films about toys, Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Keith Knight, Bob Dermer, Eva Almos, Dan Hennessey, Tracey Ann Moore, Luba Goy
Roles Producer
Rating57% 2.850952.850952.850952.850952.85095
In Care-a-lot, the Care Bears are visited by the White Rabbit, the uncle of Swift Heart Rabbit. The White Rabbit gives the Care Bears the task of finding the missing Princess of Heart, who is to be crowned queen in Wonderland, otherwise the villainous Wizard of Wonderland will gain the throne. Tenderheart, Grumpy, Good Luck, Brave Heart, Lotsa Heart, Swift Heart and the White Rabbit search all over the world for the Princess, but to no avail. Grumpy is pointed to a girl who resembles the Princess, Alice. The Care Bears decide that Alice could act as the Princess until the real one is found. The group is separated by the power of the Wizard, forcing Grumpy, Swift Heart and the White Rabbit to use a rabbit hole to reach Wonderland.
The Wild Puffalumps, 22minutes
Origin Canada
Genres Adventure, Animation
Actors Tara Strong
Roles Producer
Rating66% 3.3217353.3217353.3217353.3217353.321735
Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation, 1h16
Directed by Dale Schott
Origin Canada
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Jeu, Transport films, Films about toys, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Pam Hyatt, Cree Summer, Hadley Kay, Alyson Court, Billie Mae Richards, Chris Wiggins
Roles Producer
Rating55% 2.7559452.7559452.7559452.7559452.755945
Aboard their boat, a yellow bear and a purple horse look after the baby animals known as the Care Bear Cubs and Care Bear Cousin Cubs. On the way, a red sea serpent threatens them—one of the many forms of Dark Heart, an evil spirit. They escape by following a rainbow up to the sky, while the boat transforms into the Cloud Clipper. There, the Great Wishing Star gives the group their "tummy symbols", pictures that indicate each creature's role or specialty. True Heart Bear and Noble Heart Horse, as the characters are named, become founders of the Kingdom of Caring, a land which comprises Care-a-Lot and the Forest of Feelings.
The Care Bears Movie, 1h15
Directed by Arna Selznick
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Jeu, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Mickey Rooney, Jackie Burroughs, Georgia Engel, Billie Mae Richards, Eva Almos, Hadley Kay
Roles Producer
Rating56% 2.849582.849582.849582.849582.84958
Mr. and Mrs. Cherrywood are a middle-aged couple who run an orphanage. Mr. Cherrywood tells the orphans a story about the Care Bears and Care-a-Lot, their home in the clouds. In the story, Friend Bear and Secret Bear travel looking for people to cheer up. They meet Kim and Jason, two lonely orphaned children. Friend Bear and Secret Bear introduce themselves and remind the children of their ambitions. Neither of them takes interest.
Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name, 23minutes
Directed by Arna Selznick
Origin Canada
Themes Children's films
Actors Russi Taylor, Chris Wiggins, Robert Ridgely, Cree Summer, Susan Roman
Roles Producer
Rating68% 3.4233853.4233853.4233853.4233853.423385
Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name chronicles Strawberry Shortcake's annual summer camping trip, where she and her friends encounter a monster in the woods. The Peculiar Purple Pie Man and Sour Grapes attempt to capture it to become rich and famous.