Netflix in August: Here’s what’s in/out

July 26, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Industry News

Carly Mallenbaum / USA TODAY From an adaptation of a book you read in French class to a docu-series on bullfighting,Netflix has a variety of new offerings in August. So ready your queues (and quick — watch 2014’s Gabby Douglas Story before it expires!) for The Little Prince, Fearless (those are the aforementioned adaptation and bullfighting series, respectively), Baz Luhrmann’s new series The Get Down, Steve … Read More

Why the Beatles are on kids’ TV

July 25, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Thunderbird Films

Stephen Armstrong / The UK Times The relationship between children’s TV and pop culture has always been simple: if you dabble in kid’s TV and survive, you’ll be a star. Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ben Affleck and, depending on your definition of survival, Britney Spears all broke through as child … Read More

Beat Bugs

June 20, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Thunderbird Films

Stephanie Crets / Retail Merchandiser  Has your child ever dreamed about what it would be like to wander through strawberry fields forever, live in a yellow submarine or go on a magical mystery tour? Beat Bugs, a new, original Netflix series from creator, writer and director Josh Wakely, is bringing those dreams to life this … Read More

The 10 TV shows that will matter this summer

June 20, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Thunderbird Films

The Rio 2016 Olympics, set to run on NBC from August 5 to August 21, will not doubt be the big draw on TV this summer. But unless you are a fan of reality stalwarts like “America’s Got Talent,” “The Bachelorette” or “Big Brother,” finding new, engaging content until then might be a challenge. Luckily, … Read More

Twiner-McCarron named president of Atomic Cartoons

June 16, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Thunderbird Films

Jordan Pinto / Playback Thunderbird-owned Atomic Cartoons has named Jennifer Twiner-McCarron to the newly created position of president. Twiner-McCarron served as head of production at the Vancouver-based company for the past five years. In that role, she led all in-house production on projects such as Netflix original series Beat Bugs, Little Charmers for Spin Master and Nelvana, and Rocket Monkeys for Teletoon. Twiner-McCarron … Read More


June 15, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Corporate News, Industry News

Vancouver (June 15, 2016) – The Thunderbird Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Twiner-McCarron as President of Thunderbird subsidiary, Atomic Cartoons. Jennifer joined Atomic as Head of Production in 2011 supervising all in-house production and under her leadership the team has grown from 30 to 200 + artists. She has lead production … Read More

‘Counterfeit Cat’ Curls Up in Disney XD’s Lap

June 6, 2016Atomic Cartoons

Mercedes Milligan / Animation Magazine Tricon Kids & Family and Wildseed Kids have sold animated shorts seriesCounterfeit Cat to Disney XD for broadcast in the U.S. The comedy spots will debut on Monday, June 20 at 12:30 p.m. ET on Disney XD and its multiple platforms, including app and VOD. You can also get a feline … Read More

See the first teaser for Netflix’s Beatles-inspired Beat Bugs

February 11, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Thunderbird Films

Johnathon Dornbush / Entertainment Weekly  The children’s series, set to debut this summer, features Beatles songs covered by contemporary artists like Pink, James Corden, and more. Netflix is ready to take viewers on a magical mystery tour with the upcoming animated series Beat Bugs, which will feature new spins on beloved Beatles classics courtesy of contemporary artists. … Read More

Netflix Sets Animated Series Featuring Beatles Songs

February 11, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Thunderbird Films

Hilary Lewis / The Hollywood Reporter ‘Beat Bugs’ will feature Eddie Vedder, P!nk, Sia, James Corden and others covering well-known songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Netflix announced on Wednesday that it will premiere a new animated children’s series this summer, featuring superstar covers of some of the most well-known Beatles songs. Beat Bugs … Read More