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


March 23, 2017Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Thunderbird Films

New York – March 22nd, 2017 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. The awards ceremony will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sunday, April 30th, 2017. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will also be held at the … Read More

YMA English Awards of Excellence Nominees Revealed

March 21, 2017Atomic Cartoons

2017 YMA Awards of Excellence nominees: Animated projects in mixed categories denoted with *** BEST PROGRAM, ANIMATION, AGES 3-5 Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, Season 2 (Nighttime in the Neighborhood) – produced by 9 Story Media Group, The Fred Rogers Company, Out of the Blue Dot. (One Soggy Knight) – produced by Industrial Brothers, in association with … Read More

Orphan Black and It’s Only the End of the World lead Canadian Screen Awards nominations

January 17, 2017Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Great Pacific Media, Highway Thru Hell, Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

Peter Howell / The Toronto Star Canada’s Oscar contender It’s Only the End of the World and TV sci-fi series Orphan Black top this year’s nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards, a.k.a. the Candys. It’s Only the End of the World, Xavier Dolan’s drama of a terminally ill gay man’s emotional return to his fractious … Read More

Rake, Beat Bugs bag AACTA awards

December 5, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Thunderbird Films

Don Groves / C21 Drama series Rake, comedy No Activity, children’s show Beat Bugs and the documentary Hitting Home were among the prize winners in the TV awards presented today by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Pubcaster ABC’s Rake, produced by Essential Media & Entertainment, was the only dual winner, with … Read More

‘Beat Bugs’ season 2 air date news and updates: New season coming out this week; to feature no less than 50 Beatles songs

November 17, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Industry News, Thunderbird Films

Charles Lim / Christian Today Children from the around the world, and possibly their parents as well, are set to once again sing-along with animated young bugs as the highly popular children’s television series, “Beat Bugs,” returns for its second season. Netflix recently just renewed the show for its second season back in August, and … Read More