Regina Spektor and Chris Cornell cover The Beatles for Netflix’s “Beat Bugs” – Now available on iTunes

November 7, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Thunderbird Films

Ben Kaye / Consequence of Sound Netflix’s original cartoon series Beat Bugs follows a group of five insect buddies as they head out on adventures based on the songs of The Beatles. The series creators invited various artists to contribute covers of the Fab Four’s classic tunes for the soundtrack. We’ve previously heard selections from The Shins, Sia and Eddie … Read More

6th AACTA Awards Presented by Foxtel – Beat Bugs Nominated

November 2, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Thunderbird Films

The wait is over, with AACTA announcing the nominations for the 6th AACTA Awards, and Netflix Original Series Beat Bugs was nominated for Best Children’s Television Series. Leading the feature film nominations are Mel Gibson’s HACKSAW RIDGE receiving thirteen nominations followed closely by THE DAUGHTER with ten. Also making the top four most nominated feature films are GIRL … Read More

Matthew Berkowitz Joins Atomic Cartoons

November 2, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Thunderbird Films

VANCOUVER — Thunderbird has announced the appointment of Matthew Berkowitz to Head of Development at Thunderbird subsidiary Atomic Cartoons. Berkowitz has been brought on to develop and grow the studio’s ever expanding IP and co-production slate. Previously, Berkowitz spent seven years at Arc Productions, where he oversaw the studio’s IP slate and established animation production … Read More

Matthew Berkowitz Named Head of Development at Atomic Cartoons

November 1, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Corporate News, Industry News, Thunderbird Films

Mercedes Milligan / Animation Magazine Thunderbird announces the appointment of Matthew Berkowitz as Head of Development at subsidiary Atomic Cartoons. The former Arc Productions exec has been brought onboard to develop and grow the studio’s ever-expanding IP and co-production slate. “As we redefine our approach to development at Atomic, it’s important for us to have … Read More

Atomic Cartoons appoints a new head of development

October 31, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Thunderbird Films

With an eye to bolstering its animated IP, Vancouver-based Thunderbird has appointed Matthew Berkowitz to the newly created position of head of development, Atomic Cartoons. Based in Thunderbird’s L.A. office and reporting to Atomic president Jennifer Twiner-McCarron, Berkowitz will be tasked with developing and expanding the company’s slate of original IP and coproductions. Berkowitz previously spent … Read More

Atomic Cartoons names new head of development

October 31, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Thunderbird Films

Elizabeth Foster / Kidscreen Vancouver, Canada-based Thunderbird Films has appointed Matthew Berkowitzas head of development for its subsidiary Atomic Cartoons. In his new role, Berkowitz will develop and grow the studio’s slate of original properties and co-productions. Previously, Berkowitz oversaw Arc Production’s slate and established production relationships with partners like Sony Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Amazon Studios, Lego, Zodiak Kids … Read More

Marv Newland Curating ‘Kooks and Legends’ Animation Showcase at VIFF 2016

October 6, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Thunderbird Films

Jennifer Wolfe / Animation World Network Presented by Atomic Cartoons, October 14 event to feature a 90-minute selection of rare and never-seen animated short films specially selected by the creator of ‘Bambi Meets Godzilla.’ This year’s Vancouver International Film Festival, running September 29 through October 14, will host its second annual animation showcase, Kooks and … Read More


September 22, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs

PipelineFX’s render farm manager keeps the award-winning studio’s recreations of Fab Four songs for Netflix’s animated series “Beat Bugs” on track LOS ANGELES, CA (September 22, 2016) – In a market in which turnaround times are often measured in weeks, it’s vital to manage production resources efficiently. One studio that knows this better than most is … Read More

Career opportunities are exploding at Atomic Cartoons

September 1, 2016Atomic Cartoons

Atomic Cartoons was looking to expand the capacity of their production company, and Jennifer McCarron saw an opportunity to help grow a small creative company into something much larger. Atomic Cartoons had been focusing primarily on classic 2D animation, and saw the industry trend moving towards 3D and computer generated animation. Experience in the latest … Read More