Matthew Berkowitz Named Head of Development at Atomic Cartoons

November 1, 2016Atomic Cartoons, Corporate News, Industry News, Thunderbird Films

Mercedes Milligan / Animation Magazine Thunderbird announces the appointment of Matthew Berkowitz as Head of Development at subsidiary Atomic Cartoons. The former Arc Productions exec has been brought onboard to develop and grow the studio’s ever-expanding IP and co-production slate. “As we redefine our approach to development at Atomic, it’s important for us to have … Read More

Vancouver-based Thunderbird Entertainment forms partnership with Skybound North

October 20, 2016Corporate News, Industry News, Skybound North, Thunderbird Films

Craig Takeuchi / The Georgia Straight Vancouver-based Thunderbird Entertainment announced on October 19 that it has signed an agreement with Skybound North. Skybound North is the newly opened Vancouver-based division of Los Angeles’ Skybound Entertaiment. The office, which was launched this month and is headed by former Lucasfilm executive Catherine Winder, will focus on Canadian writing and … Read More

‘Kim’s Convenience’: Asian-Canadians Finally Find A Show They Say Represents Them

October 12, 2016Industry News, Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

Chloe Tejada / Huffington Post It’s been almost a year since #OscarsSoWhite took over the Internet, and although Hollywood has been making huge gains in putting people of colour on screen, Canada has been a bit slower on the uptake. That has changed though with CBC’s “Kim’s Convenience.” The TV show, which had its series … 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