John Derevlany is a writer, animator, and master of the Super Narrative, a type of storytelling that seamlessly succeeds across multiple media and platforms.

Derevlany co-created one of the most successful Super Narrative TV shows and toy brands in the world, “LEGO Legends of Chima.”

He wrote every episode of the TV series and co-created the story, characters, and mythology that appear in the "Legends of Chima" toys, videogames, books, and theme park attractions

Derevlany most recently developed and story edited the popular, offbeat comedy, "Endangered Species," which premiered on Teletoon in March 2015 (also airs on ABC TV Australia and Canal+ in France).

He is currently writing scripts and books for the upcoming "LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS," project (2016), as well as developing pilots for WGBH in Boston, Mundo Loco in Argentina, and Nelvana in Canada.

Other shows created or developed by Derevlany include “Wayside” (Nickelodeon), “Monster Buster Club” (Disney XD), “Gerald McBoing Boing” (Cartoon Network), and “Jim Henson’s Animal Jam” (Discovery Kids).

Upcoming TV shows developed by Derevlany: “Atomic Puppet” (Disney XD - 2016), Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong (Teletoon, ABC 3 Australia - 2016), and Squish (Gulli/Cottonwood Media).

Derevlany is also a game designer, film-maker, and composer. Click links for more info.


Kidscreen Sept. 2014

Animation Magazine Jan. 2015

Kidscreen June 2015


Latest Series

("LEGO NEXO Knights" CN - 2016)
("Endangered Species" Teletoon 2015)


(created by, developed by, story edited)


Endangered Species

Atomic Puppet

Legends of Chima


Monster Buster Club

Gerald McBoing Boing

Kick Buttowski

Jim Henson's Animal Jam

Full list of shows worked on




Best Parent Ever! (beta)


Giant Big Shoe Man




LEGO Legends of Chima 4-D Movie X-perience

Snot Bubble Boy


Lazy Man's Guide





Uke Til U Puke,

Snot Bubble Boy