John van Bruggen

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John van Bruggen, a Canadian animation writer and director, is the husband and creative partner of Arna Selznick, the director of 1985's The Care Bears Movie. He and Selznick were layout supervisors on its 1986 sequel. They are partners in the creative services company, dancingmonkeys.

In 2004, John created the Jazz-inspired show YTV's Coolman! along with Selznick. He also recently penned the script for the 2006 feature Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure.

He was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2000 for his story Franklin and the Two Henrys, also from the Franklin series.[1] He received a second nomination in 2004 for Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program or Series, for "Jacob Two-Two and the Purloined Hockey Card".[2]

The "van" in his name is sometimes listed with a capital V in his animated credits.

Some of van Bruggen's other credits include:


  1. ^ "Complete list of Gemini nominees". Toronto Star. 2000-09-20. p. E4.
  2. ^ "The 2004 Gemini nominees". Playback : Canada's Broadcast and Production Journal. 2004-11-08. p. 18.

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