John Derevlany is an award-winning 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 wrote and developed the upcoming animated series "Mac and Izzy" for the Curious World streaming service (premieres late 2016).

Prior to that he developed and story edited the popular, offbeat comedy, "Endangered Species," which was nominated for three 2016 Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Animated Program or Series, Best Direction, and Best Writing (for an episode Derevlany wrote called "The Basement"). Endangered Species airs on Teletoon (Canada), ABC TV (Australia), Canal+ (France), and is coming to Cartoon Network U.S.

Derevlany is currently writing scripts and books for "LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS,", 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 broadcast 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/Teletoon).

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

Derevlany has two children and sits on the Governing Council of The Incubator School, an experimental, public middle school in Los Angeles that teaches core academic subjects through design thinking and project-based learning.










Three 2016 Canadian Screen Award Noms for "Endangered Species," including Best Writing


Kidscreen Sept. 2014

Animation Magazine Jan. 2015

Kidscreen Jan. 2016


Just released books!

Co-written by John Derevlany

Sept. 2016

June 2016



(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



LEGO Legends of Chima 4-D Movie X-perience

Snot Bubble Boy

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Best Parent Ever! (beta)



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Uke Til U Puke,

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