Guru Studios is a Canadian animation studio based in Toronto, Canada. The company has won various industry awards and has been featured in several international film festivals. They are best known for making The Backyardigans, Justin Time, PAW Patrol and Mattel's Ever After High webisodes.
They were originally pitched by HiT Entertainment to animate Thomas & Friends following the departure of Nitrogen Studios, going so far as to commit several pieces of concept art for King of the Railway. However, Arc Productions was chosen to animate the series instead.