Big Bad Boo is a Canadian production company that specializes in animated series for television [1] as well as games, apps, websites and curriculum development.[2] Popular TV series are 16 Hudson, based on the miniseries Lili & Lola and musical series ABC with Kenny G, which is also spinoff.

Other titles include The Bravest Knight, a Hulu Original, and Mixed Nutz[3] which aired on PBS in the US and in 30 other countries worldwide. Big Bad Boo's second TV series 1001 Nights is based on the One Thousand and One Nights book. In 2012, Big Bad Boo won the number one spot at Mipcom Junior in the top 30 most viewed children's shows.[4] The same year, Big Bad Boo won the BC Export Award in the Digital Media & Entertainment category. The BC Export Awards honor the top exporters in British Columbia.[5]


It was founded as Norooz Productions in New York and Los Angeles, and adopted its current name two years later in 2007 when it opened a Vancouver office. Big Bad Boo was co-founded by entrepreneurs Shabnam Rezaei[6] and Aly Jetha with the initial direct-to-DVD movie Babak and Friends - A First Norooz,[7] a Norooz holiday-special starring Shohreh Aghdashloo and Catherine Bell. The company's mission is to create content to teach kids about different stereotypes and different languages.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "Diversity Through Animation. Efficiency Through iPhone". October 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 3 September 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2010.
  2. ^ Fisher, Daniela (July 8, 2015). "Big Bad Boo's Lili & Lola heads to Oznoz". Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Brennan, Morgan (December 17, 2009). "Forbes Thought Leaders: Shabnam Rezaei". Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  4. ^ "Big Bad Boo's 1001 Nights is Top Show at Junior". October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  5. ^ "Ten BC Companies Honored At the 30th Annual BC Export Awards". November 23, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  6. ^ "Cheers for Big Bad Boo". March 10, 2010. Archived from the original on November 13, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2010.
  7. ^ "CNN interview Shabnam Rezaei Babak & Friends". May 11, 2006. Retrieved October 10, 2010.