Charles Bonifacio

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Charles Bonifacio is a Canadian animator who worked on Nelvana productions such as Rock and Rule, Inspector Gadget, Star Wars: Ewoks, the Care Bears television series and the first two Care Bears movies of the 1980s. He was director of animation on The Care Bears Movie[1] and on Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation.[2] In the 1990s, he worked on FernGully: The Last Rainforest and Disney's Mulan.

He has also worked on other animated films and specials including The Land Before Time, Rock-a-Doodle, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Once Upon a Forest, A Cosmic Christmas, all three early films of Strawberry Shortcake, Watership Down (uncredited), Easter Fever, Intergalactic Thanksgiving, The Devil and Daniel Mouse, Romie-0 and Julie-8 and Tarzan II.

In the 1990s, he worked at Sheridan College.[3] Clive A. Smith, one of Nelvana's founders, recruited Bonifacio from Sheridan College among a host of young animators from that institution.[4]

Bonifacio has also worked on the Disney animated films The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, Return to Never Land, Tarzan II[citation needed] and Brother Bear 2.


  1. ^ Urquhart, Peter (Fall 2003). "You should know something—anything—about this movie. You paid for it". Canadian Journal of Film Studies. Film Studies Association of Canada. 12 (3): 65–80. 
  2. ^ Canby, Vincent (1986-03-21). "Screen: Care Bears in a sequel". New York Times. p. C8. Retrieved 2008-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Ontario Colleges: 25 years: Courses in demand for a reason – From helicopters to Hollywood, specialized courses find a niche and graduates find jobs". The Globe and Mail. 1992-09-11. p. C9. 
  4. ^ Glassman, Marc (2001-12-19). "Clive Smith and his amazing dancing bear". Playback. Retrieved 2008-01-28. 

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