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
Legends of Chima
Monster Buster Club
Gerald McBoing Boing
Jim Henson's Animal Jam
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,