Thunderbird catches a new Netflix beat

February 10, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Thunderbird Films

Jordan Pinto / Kidscreen Vancouver, Canada-based Thunderbird has boarded the new animated Netflix series Beat Bugs as a co-producer. The series, set to launch this summer, will be handled by Thunderbird and Atomic Cartoons, which it acquired in July 2015. Beat Bugs – which combines Beatles songs recorded by the likes of Eddie Vedder, Pink, James Bay, Sia, … Read More

Families Around The World Will Come Together with BEAT BUGS, the Netflix Original Series for Kids Inspired By The Music Of The Beatles

February 10, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Thunderbird Films

BEAT BUGS, an animated series inspired by the songs of the Beatles welcomes international music artists Eddie Vedder, P!nk, James Bay, Sia, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Chris Cornell, Regina Spektor, James Corden, and Birdy Los Angeles, Calif. 10 Feb. 2016 – Netflix, Grace: A Storytelling Company (Grace), Thunderbird and Beyond Screen Production announced today that the … Read More

Corus inks new Teletoon development deals

February 9, 2016Atomic Cartoons

Julianna Cummins / Playback Corus Entertainment’s Teletoon has inked development deals for two new animated series. Portfolio Entertainment and U.K.-based Giggle Media are currently developing the animated comedy series Invasion of the MooFaLoo! for Teletoon. The series will target kids aged six to 11, and will feature 26, 11-minute episodes. The series is created by … Read More


February 9, 2016Atomic Cartoons

Greg David / TV, Eh? Award-winning content creator, marblemedia, and full service animation studio, Atomic Cartoons, are in development with Corus Entertainment’s TELETOON on an animated comedy series titled Captain Cornelius’ Cartoon Lagoon. The series follows the weird, wacky and random submarine adventures of Captain Cornelius and his crew as they scour the lagoon floor … Read More

Kooks and Legends: Animated Motion Pictures Curated by Marv Newland

October 5, 2015Atomic Cartoons

The Georgia Straight Atomic Cartoons presents this eclectic and electric collection of Canadian toon classics curated by Vancouver’s own resident animation guru, the great Marv Newland. Marv’s selection ranges from the mid-80s (Richard Condie’s The Big Snit) to last year (Julian Gallese’s Menagerie—the ink’s barely dry!), from Academy Award-nominees to film-school graduation films, and encompasses … Read More

Industry Vet Marv Newland Curates Evening of Animation at VIFF

September 25, 2015Atomic Cartoons

Jennifer Wolfe / AWN VANCOUVER — Atomic Cartoons has teamed up with legendary animator Marv Newland to present an evening of animation, as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival’s (VIFF) Canadian Images series. On October 8, Atomic Cartoons will present “Kooks & Legends: Animated Motion Pictures” curated by Marv Newland at 6:15 p.m. at the Rio … Read More

Atomic Cartoons Developing ‘Mariachi Zombie’ Series

July 14, 2015Atomic Cartoons

Jennifer Wolfe / AWN New animated kids comedy series created by Mexican director Celso Garcia and Lorena Machuca of Guadalajara-based LUNCH MEDIA integrates zombie and mariachi culture. VANCOUVER — Atomic Cartoons has announced an agreement to develop Mariachi Zombie, a new animated comedy series for kids aged seven to 11. Plans are in the works for 52 … Read More


July 8, 2015Atomic Cartoons, Corporate News

(VANCOUVER/TORONTO) – International producer and distributor of television and film content Thunderbird Films announced today that they have acquired Vancouver-based Atomic Cartoons. The latest addition to the growing Thunderbird portfolio is a full service, award winning company that is recognized internationally as one of the leading animation studios in North America. Since its inception, Atomic … Read More