The Canadian children's television program "Blizzard Island" was created by Terry Angus and Stoney Ripley from Nova Scotia. The original story was written by the two in high school as an English project. Once out of high school they shot a homemade version of the show using a video camera bought by Angus with money from working on Jim Henson's "Fraggle Rock" in Toronto. Eventually they scored a deal with Studio East Limited in Halifax and two pilots were produced. Having liked the two pilots the CBC ordered up twelve more episodes which were shot in 1988 in conjunction with Studio East and Telefilm Canada. The show fell victim to budget cuts at the CBC and failed to return despite better than average ratings in Canada. In 1990 several episodes from the series were pieced together to form the movie The Argon Quest.
Right now Terry Angus is trying to find out if any one still owns the rights to Blizzard Island