HEAVY RESCUE: 401 Season 2 Begins Jan. 2 on Discovery

December 5, 2017Heavy Rescue: 401, Industry News

Media Release/ Discovery  – Last winter’s series debut was the most-watched premiere in Discovery’s 22-year history – – Discovery and Great Pacific Media recognized at the 2017 Ontario Safety League Gala for advancing road safety awareness with HEAVY RESCUE: 401 – – Toyota returns as exclusive automotive sponsor for Season 2 – TORONTO (December 5, … Read More

Atomic Brings ‘The Last Kids on Earth’ To TV

September 26, 2017Atomic Cartoons, Industry News

Tom McLean/ Awn.com Author of hit kids book series will write and executive produce the series. VANCOUVER — Thunderbird Entertainment’s animation studio Atomic Cartoons has optioned the rights to bring Max Brallier’s New York Times bestselling book series The Last Kids on Earth to television. Brallier will write the animated series and executive produce alongside … Read More

Atomic Cartoons options The Last Kids on Earth

September 26, 2017Atomic Cartoons, Corporate News, Industry News

Alexandra Whyte/ Kidscreen  Thunderbird Entertainment’s animation studio will adapt Max Brallier’s popular book series for the small screen.   Vancouver, Canada-based Atomic Cartoons—the animation studio owned by Thunderbird Entertainment—is set to adapt author Max Brallier’s bestselling book series The Last Kids on Earth into an animated show. After optioning the rights, Atomic has signed Brallier on … Read More


September 5, 2017Corporate News, General, Industry News

Nicola Pender / Thunderbird Entertainment VANCOUVER, BC (September 5th, 2017) – Ivan Fecan has been appointed interim CEO of Thunderbird Entertainment. He remains as Executive Chair of the Thunderbird Board and will continue to produce the hit series Kim’s Convenience. Jennifer McCarron and Mark Miller have been promoted to Co-Presidents of Thunderbird. Jennifer becomes CEO … Read More

Man Vs. Nature: Discovery’s Original Canadian Hit Series HIGHWAY THRU HELL’s Sixth Season Begins Sept. 5

August 15, 2017Great Pacific Media, Highway Thru Hell, Industry News, Thunderbird Films

TORONTO (August 15, 2017) – Facing vicious crashes and treacherous recoveries to keep vital trucking corridors open, B.C.’s heavy rescue operators are back for a new season of Discovery’s hit original Canadian series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/ PT, beginning Sept. 5. Kicking off with a thrilling two-part premiere, the Top 10 entertainment specialty series … 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


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