Reprinted from Inside Vancouver on 02/28/2012. Click here to see original piece.

This week's featured Vancouverite: Aly Jetha

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

How long have you been a Vancouverite: Since I was 4 years old

Co-founder and CEO of Big Bad Boo Studios and, both of which I started with my wife, Shabnam Rezaei. Big Bad Boo is one of the largest animation studios in Western Canada. Currently, we’re finishing production on the second season of 1001 Nights, a new show based on the famed Arabian Nights. The show has been sold in over 60 countries on leading networks like Disney, Teletoon and CBC. is an internet store where parents can buy premium quality programs, like Sesame Street, in different languages.

Favorite Vancouver restaurant:
I often work late into the night and Brix is open late with great wine and better food – both of which are important!

Best way to spend $50 in Vancouver:
The Grouse Grind followed by beer and wings with some friends at the Cactus Club.

Best place to take an out-of-town guest:
Every guest of ours is treated to Sunday brunch at The Market Grille on Granville Island, where their BELTCH (Bacon, Egg, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese and Ham breakfast sandwich) never disappoints.

Favorite Vancouver memory:
That’s a toss-up between the polar bear swim, watching our men and women hockey teams win gold on home ice, and taking my daughter out to experience her first snowfall.