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

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