Michael Hirsh

Michael Hirsh

  • Birthday: 1948-04-07
  • Place of birth: Brussels, Belgium
  • Also know as: Mike Hirsh

Biography

Michael Hirsh is a Canadian producer born in Brussels, Belgium to Polish parents. His parents met at a dance in Brussels after the Holocaust. His family relocated to Canada when he was three year old. He attended York University in Toronto, Ontario. In 1971, Hirsh co-founded the animation studio Nelvana. In 2000, Nelvana was purchased by Corus Entertainment. Hirsh held the position CEO of Nelvana until 2002. In 2003, he led a group which purchased the animation company Cinar Corporation, rebranding it Cookie Jar Entertainment. In 2012, DHX Media acquired Cookie Jar and appointed Hirsh as Executive Chairman and a board member. He stayed at the company until late 2015. In 2016, Hirsh launched a new animation-focused entertainment company, Wow! Unlimited Media.

Filmography

Lost Heroes

2014

As Himself (Interviewed guest)

Production

The Care Bears Movie

1985

As Producer

Pippi Longstocking

1997

As Producer

Maurice Sendak's Little Bear: The Movie

2001

As Executive Producer

Babar: The Movie

1989

As Story

Babar: The Movie

1989

As Executive Producer

A Cosmic Christmas

1977

As Producer

Paddington

2014

As Executive Producer

Madballs: Gross Jokes

1987

As Producer

The Wild Puffalumps

1988

As Producer

Franklin's Magic Christmas

2001

As Executive Producer

Burglar

1987

As Producer

The Santa Claus Brothers

2002

As Executive Producer

Easter Fever

1980

As Producer

Gotta Catch Santa Claus

2008

As Executive Producer

Friday the 13th

1980

As Second Assistant Camera

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