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Noreen Young

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Name  Noreen Young

Role  Television producer
Noreen Young
Nominations  Gemini Award for Best Animated Program or Series, Gemini Award for Best Children's Program or Series
Movies and TV shows  Under the Umbrella Tree, The Care Bears Battle the, Noddy
Similar People  Bob Stutt, Phoebe Gilman, Conrad Bain, Holly Larocque

A preview of the Southern Women's Show with Noreen Young

Noreen Isabel Young, CM is a Canadian producer and puppeteer, and is still actively involved in puppeteering through her role as Artistic Director of Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival in her home of Almonte, Ontario. Young grew up in Ottawa, Ontario.

She was the creator and Executive Producer of Under the Umbrella Tree, a popular CBC Television children's series that ran from 1987-1993 on the CBC and on the Disney Channel from 1993-1997, and was also the puppeteer for "Dodie", a character on Sesame Park, the Canadian version of Sesame Street. Her puppet characters also appeared on many TVOntario productions including Readalong and Telefrancais.

Young featured in the second Care Bears television special, 1984's The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine.

She is also known for her caricature puppets of public figures such as former governor-general Adrienne Clarkson, CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge and hockey commentator Don Cherry, and of prominent personalities from her hometown of Almonte, Ontario. She currently serves as artistic director of the Puppets Up international puppet festival, held annually in Almonte.

She was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1995.


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