Jennifer McCarron appointed to Canada’s YMA board of directors

December 7, 2017Atomic Cartoons

Elizabeth Foster/Kidscreen Canada’s Youth Media Alliance (YMA) has appointed Jonathan Finkelstein (president and executive producer at Apartment 11 Productions), Marney Malabar (director of Kids TV at TVO) and Jennifer Twiner-McCarron (president of Atomic Cartoons) to its board of directors. They are joining the board as the terms of Vince Commisso (president and CEO, 9 Story Media … Read More

Atomic Brings ‘The Last Kids on Earth’ To TV

September 26, 2017Atomic Cartoons, Industry News

Tom McLean/ Author of hit kids book series will write and executive produce the series. VANCOUVER — Thunderbird Entertainment’s animation studio Atomic Cartoons has optioned the rights to bring Max Brallier’s New York Times bestselling book series The Last Kids on Earth to television. Brallier will write the animated series and executive produce alongside … Read More

Atomic Cartoons options The Last Kids on Earth

September 26, 2017Atomic Cartoons, Corporate News, Industry News

Alexandra Whyte/ Kidscreen  Thunderbird Entertainment’s animation studio will adapt Max Brallier’s popular book series for the small screen.   Vancouver, Canada-based Atomic Cartoons—the animation studio owned by Thunderbird Entertainment—is set to adapt author Max Brallier’s bestselling book series The Last Kids on Earth into an animated show. After optioning the rights, Atomic has signed Brallier on … Read More

Vancouver’s Atomic Cartoons to bring The Last Kids On Earth to television

September 26, 2017Atomic Cartoons, General

Stuart Derdeyn/ Vancouver Sun  Vancouver’s Atomic Cartoons has optioned the rights to bring author Max Brallier’s New York Times bestselling book series The Last Kids on Earth to television. Brallier is writing the new animated series and co-executive producing with Atomic head Jennifer McCarron and Matthew Berkowitz. The third instalment in the series, titled Last Kids … Read More

Congratulations to the 2017 Leo Award Winners

June 8, 2017Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Industry News, Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

Thunderbird is thrilled to announce that Netflix Original Beat Bugs took home the award for Best Animated Program or Series at the Leo Awards this weekend. Sonja Bennett also won Best Screenwriting for her episode of Kim’s Convenience – “Rude Kid”. Chelah Horsdal won for Best Supporting Performance for Man in the High Castle, and Ken Johns … Read More

Nick Australia gets with the Beat Bugs

May 30, 2017Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Thunderbird Films

Jon Groves / C21 Media Coproduced by US-based film and television production company Grace: A Storytelling Company, Thunderbird Entertainment and Beyond Screen Production, Beat Bugs will air on Nick Jr. Netflix bought worldwide streaming rights to the first season, created by director, writer and showrunner Josh Wakely and quickly ordered a second. The Nick deal … Read More


May 1, 2017Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Game of Homes, Great Pacific Media, Highway Thru Hell, Industry News, Kim's Convenience, Man in the High Castle, Some Assembly Required, Thunderbird Films

The Thunderbird Group has been busy! Over the weekend, Beat Bugs won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program. The program received 5 nominations, including Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Main Title. Series creator Josh Wakely attended the event, along with some of the Atomic Cartoons team. Congratulations to everyone involved! … Read More