Broadway Licensing Launches Junior Varsity Collection for Young Performers

March 26, 2018Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Industry News

Broadway World/ BWW News Desk Broadway Licensing has just announced the Junior Varsity Collection, which adapts some of their most popular titles into versions specifically created for young performers. Developed by leading educational experts and approved by school boards around the country, each show has been crafted to empower, engage and excite students while developing … Read More

How Beat Bugs helped Atomic Cartoons find its rhythm

March 22, 2018Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Industry News, The Last Kids On Earth

KidScreen/ Jordan Pinto  Atomic president Jennifer McCarron opens up about the studio’s new Vancouver digs and the global success of its original Beatles-themed co-pro. With Canada’s Atomic Cartoons announcing this week that it’s relocating its Vancouver headquarters to a new 35,000-square-foot facility, president Jennifer McCarron says the animation producer is now poised to expand its … Read More

Beat Bugs to sing for CBC Kids

February 22, 2018Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Industry News

Lauren Malyk/ Kidscreen  The Beatles-inspired Netflix series will make its Canadian linear debut this month. Netflix’s Beatles-inspired children’s series Beat Bugs is headed to CBC Kids. The first two seasons of the animated series will debut on the pubcaster’s kids block on February 26. It is set to air at 7:30 a.m. weekday mornings and at 8 a.m. … Read More

Thunderbird Receives 22 Canadian Screen Award Nominations

January 16, 2018Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Great Pacific Media, Heavy Rescue: 401, Industry News, Kim's Convenience, Never Steady, Never Still, Thunderbird Releasing

News Release/ Thunderbird Entertainment  The Canadian Screen Awards nominations were announced at a press conference in Toronto today. Vancouver’s Thunderbird Entertainment received 22 nominations across the companies. The Kim’s Convenience team received a total of 12 nominations, including Best Comedy Series, and Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series. In the film category, Never Steady, … Read More

Congratulations to the 2017 Leo Award Winners

June 8, 2017Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Industry News, Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

Thunderbird is thrilled to announce that Netflix Original Beat Bugs took home the award for Best Animated Program or Series at the Leo Awards this weekend. Sonja Bennett also won Best Screenwriting for her episode of Kim’s Convenience – “Rude Kid”. Chelah Horsdal won for Best Supporting Performance for Man in the High Castle, and Ken Johns … Read More

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