John Derevlany is a writer, animator, and master of the Super Narrative, a type of storytelling that seamlessly succeeds across multiple media and platforms (click Super Narratives for more info on this subject).

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 also wrote the “LEGO Legends of Chima 4D Movie X-perience,” a 3D-movie with wind and water effects that plays in LEGOLAND theme parks and LEGO Discovery Centers around the globe.

Season 1 of "Legends of Chima" is now airing on Netflix in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Season 3 premieres this August (2014) on Cartoon Network, and about 40 other networks worldwide.

Past 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).

New TV shows developed by Derevlany: “Endangered Species” (Teletoon – Fall 2014), “Atomic Puppet” (Disney XD - 2015), and Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong (Teletoon, ABC 3 Australia - 2016).

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

Click here for Derevlany Chima Blog







Kidscreen Sept. 2014

Animation Magazine Jan. 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