PBS Kids orders first Alaskan Native series

May 9, 2018Atomic Cartoons, Industry News, Molly of the Denali

Alexandra Whyte/ Kidscreen PBS KIDS is doubling down on diversity with a new greenlight for Molly of Denali(pictured), the first US nationally distributed children’s series to feature an Alaskan Native lead character. Co-Produced by WGBH Boston and Atomic Cartoons, the animated series will premiere next summer on PBS stations as well as the pubcaster’s 24/7 channel … Read More

Charlie Demers’s Taco Nazi gets animated

April 13, 2018Atomic Cartoons

Jon Cranny/ The Georgia Straight  Charlie Demers’s Juno nominated album Fatherland has some great bits including “Taco Nazi”. The folks at 604 records liked it so much that they had Atomic Cartoons give it the animation treatment. Check it out below:

Broadway Licensing Launches Junior Varsity Collection for Young Performers

March 26, 2018Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Industry News

Broadway World/ BWW News Desk Broadway Licensing has just announced the Junior Varsity Collection, which adapts some of their most popular titles into versions specifically created for young performers. Developed by leading educational experts and approved by school boards around the country, each show has been crafted to empower, engage and excite students while developing … Read More

How Beat Bugs helped Atomic Cartoons find its rhythm

March 22, 2018Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Industry News, The Last Kids On Earth

KidScreen/ Jordan Pinto  Atomic president Jennifer McCarron opens up about the studio’s new Vancouver digs and the global success of its original Beatles-themed co-pro. With Canada’s Atomic Cartoons announcing this week that it’s relocating its Vancouver headquarters to a new 35,000-square-foot facility, president Jennifer McCarron says the animation producer is now poised to expand its … Read More

Atomic Cartoons reanimates old Kit and Ace space

March 19, 2018Atomic Cartoons, Industry News

Vancouver Courier/ Saša Lakić  B.C. Premier John Horgan paid a visit March 19 to Vancouver’s Atomic Cartoons for the opening of the company’s new headquarters. The animation studio takes over the space at the corner of West Seventh Avenue and Manitoba Street, previously home to local fashion house Kit and Ace. Horgan said it was exciting … Read More

Netflix Orders Animated Series ‘The Last Kids on Earth’

February 28, 2018Atomic Cartoons, Corporate News, Industry News, The Last Kids On Earth

Etan Vlessing/ The Hollywood Reporter  Scott Peterson will serve as showrunner for the adventure comedy based on Max Brallier’s book series. Netflix has nabbed the animated adventure comedy The Last Kids on Earth, based on Max Brallier’s bestselling book series The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond. The serialized cartoon series is being produced by … Read More

‘The Last Kids On Earth’ Animated Comedy Series Based On Books Ordered By Netflix

February 28, 2018Atomic Cartoons, Industry News, The Last Kids On Earth

Denise Petski/ Deadline Production has begun on The Last Kids On Earth, a serialized animated adventure-comedy series based on Max Brallier’s bestselling book series for premiere on Netflix in 2019. Thunderbird Entertainment’s animation studio Atomic Cartoons is producing. The Last Kids on Earth follows 13-year-old Jack Sullivan and a band of suburban middle schoolers who live … Read More

Atomic Cartoons Starts Production on ‘The Last Kids on Earth’

February 28, 2018Atomic Cartoons, Corporate News, Industry News, The Last Kids On Earth

Mercedes Milligan/ Animation Magazine  Thunderbird Entertainment’s animation studio Atomic Cartoons has kicked off production on an animated adaptation of The Last Kids on Earth — Max Brailler’s New York Times bestselling book series. The adventure-comedy toon will launch on Netflix streaming around the world in 2019. The announcement comes with a first look at the … Read More

Beat Bugs to sing for CBC Kids

February 22, 2018Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Industry News

Lauren Malyk/ Kidscreen  The Beatles-inspired Netflix series will make its Canadian linear debut this month. Netflix’s Beatles-inspired children’s series Beat Bugs is headed to CBC Kids. The first two seasons of the animated series will debut on the pubcaster’s kids block on February 26. It is set to air at 7:30 a.m. weekday mornings and at 8 a.m. … Read More

Thunderbird Receives 22 Canadian Screen Award Nominations

January 16, 2018Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Great Pacific Media, Heavy Rescue: 401, Industry News, Kim's Convenience, Never Steady, Never Still, Thunderbird Releasing

News Release/ Thunderbird Entertainment  The Canadian Screen Awards nominations were announced at a press conference in Toronto today. Vancouver’s Thunderbird Entertainment received 22 nominations across the companies. The Kim’s Convenience team received a total of 12 nominations, including Best Comedy Series, and Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series. In the film category, Never Steady, … Read More