Lenora Hume

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Lenora Hume
ResidenceLos Angeles, California (Mid-2000s)[2]
OccupationAnimation crewmember
Years active1976–present[3]

Lenora Hume is a Canadian animation Producer, Cinematographer, and Production Executive who has worked for Nelvana, The Walt Disney Company, and Hit Entertainment.


Hume graduated from Toronto's Havergal College in 1970, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Waterloo four years later.[1] In 1976, the Toronto animation company Nelvana hired her as a cinematographer, a position she held for several of its first television specials including The Devil and Daniel Mouse.[1] Hume served as director of photography for its first animated feature, 1983's Rock & Rule.[1][5][6] For its next effort, 1985's The Care Bears Movie, she served as supervising producer and worked with Korean and Taiwanese crew.[7][8]

Lenora also began producing television animation. Ewoks and Droids for Lucasfilm and The Care Bears are amongst her producing credits, which also include the award-winning Babar (1989, Gemini Award for Best Animated Program or Series) and Beetlejuice (1990, Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program).[2]

By 1990, Hume moved to Walt Disney Television Animation, where she became director of international production overseeing production on all shows animated shows produced between 1990-2003 featured in The Disney Afternoon syndicated package.[1][4] In 1995, she was its international vice-president.[9] With a career spanning 16 years, she rose within the organization to become Senior Vice President of Worldwide Production for both Walt Disney Television Animation and DisneyToon Studios. During which time she oversaw production of shows including TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, Gargoyles (TV series), Bonkers (TV series), Goof Troop and feature films including DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp and A Goofy Movie.

In 2006, she left Disney and joined HIT Entertainment as Executive Vice President of Production & Programming[4] and was tasked with preparing the production side of the private equity owned company for a sale. While at HiT, Lenora refreshed some of the most successful pre-school properties in the world, including: Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina and Fireman Sam. Additionally, during her tenure, her team developed a robust slate of new properties including Mike the Knight, HiT’s first new property to move into production since Bob the Builder.

Having completed her assignment at HiT, Lenora re-settled in California and launched an independent production and consulting company in the media sector. Her current roster of clients include TeamTO, one of the leading animation studios in Paris, France [10] and Alloy Digital, where she is producing the content for Shut Up! Cartoons one of the new funded channels on YouTube.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Hume is married and living in the greater Los Angeles area with her husband; her son is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.[2]


  • Woods, Christine (Fall 2004). "Journey to Disney" (PDF). Arts & Letters: Faculty of Arts Alumni Newsletter. University of Waterloo. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 23, 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2011.
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Woods 2004, p. 1.
  2. ^ a b c Woods 2004, p. 3.
  3. ^ a b Woods 2004, p. 1, 3.
  4. ^ a b c d Baisley, Sarah (May 30, 2006). "Disney Vet Lenora Hume New EVP Production & Programming for HIT Ent". Animation World Network. Retrieved September 12, 2011.
  5. ^ Maslin, Janet (August 5, 1985). "Animated Duo". The New York Times. Retrieved September 12, 2011.
  6. ^ Townsend, Emru. "Interview with Lenora Hume". The Critical Eye. Emru Townsend & 5×5 Media. Retrieved September 12, 2011.
  7. ^ Selznick, Arna (director) (1985). The Care Bears Movie (Animated film). The Samuel Goldwyn Company (distributor) / Nelvana Limited / American Greetings / CPG Products Corp.
  8. ^ Stoffman, Daniel (2002). "The 1980s". The Nelvana Story: Thirty Animated Years. Nelvana Publishing Limited/Kids Can Press. p. 57. ISBN 1-894786-00-9.
  9. ^ Mietkiewicz, Henry (December 1, 1995). "Disney to open animation studio in Metro area". Toronto Star. p. C.15. Retrieved September 12, 2011. (Subscription required (help)).
  10. ^ Rusak, Gary (September 29, 2011). "TeamTo opens L.A. office headed by former HIT exec". Kidscreen. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  11. ^ "SMOSH Set to Launch YouTube Original Content Channel Shut Up! Cartoons April 30 With Stellar Roster of Irreverent Creators". Global Newswire. April 13, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2012.

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