‘Counterfeit Cat,’ ‘Talking Tom’ Win Cablefax Awards

August 8, 2016Atomic Cartoons

Tricon Films & Television’s original animated comedy series Counterfeit Cat snapped up the 2016 Cablefax Program Award for Best Children’s Series. The 2D series is a U.K.-Canada co-production of Tricon Kids & Family and Wildseed Kids. Counterfeit Cat (52×11′ and 11×2′ shorts) tells the story of an unconventional friendship between Max, a lazy, selfish house … Read More

How Netflix’s ‘Beat Bugs’ creator scored so many Beatles tunes and got Sia and Eddie Vedder to sing

August 3, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Thunderbird Films

Sarah Rodman / LA Times The Beatles are among the most protective artists in pop music when it comes to licensing their catalog for commercial use. So when Netflix announced that its new animated children’s series, “Beat Bugs,” which begins streaming in 11-minute episodes on Wednesday, would not only feature Fab Four songs but more than a whopping … Read More

Beat Bugs renewed for season two

July 28, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Industry News, Thunderbird Films

Jordan Pinto / Playback Netflix’ Beatles-inspired children’s series Beat Bugs, which is coproduced by Vancouver’s Thunderbird, has been renewed for a second season.  The announcement was made by the show’s creator and writer Josh Wakely at the Netflix Television Critics Association panel on Wednesday. The first season of the animated series lands on Netflix on Aug. 3, … Read More

Hear the Shins Sing the Beatles’ ‘The Word’ for Netflix’s Animated Show Beat Bugs

July 27, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Industry News, Thunderbird Films

As if the animated critters on Netflix’s new show Beat Bugs couldn’t possibly be any cuter, the show is about five best bug-buds who explore their backyard with the assistance of more than 50 (you heard us right, 50) covers of Beatles songs. Plenty of famous musicians will be showing off their classic-rock-covering chops for … Read More

‘Beat Bugs’ Trailer: More Stars Added To Beatles-Inspired Netflix Series – TCA

July 27, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Industry News, Thunderbird Films

Denise Petski / Deadline Netflix has dropped a new trailer for animated musical series Beat Bugs, which premieres its first season on August 3 and Season 2 on November 18. It comes as the creators said today at TCA that Rod Stewart, Jennifer Hudson, Aloe Blacc Robbie Williams, Frances and Tori Kelly have been confirmed as additions to … Read More

Is That You, Lucy? In the Sky, With Diamonds? On Netflix Kids’ Show Beat Bugs, It Feels Like Only Yesterday

July 27, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Industry News, Thunderbird Films

David Hinckley /Huffington Post Those of us who grew up listening to the Beatles may take a deep breath when we overhear the grandchildren watching the colorful and charming new Netflix seriesBeat Bugs. Beat Bugs, which drops Aug. 3, is built around five brightly colored cartoon characters — Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz and Walter – whose … Read More