Atomic Cartoons

Atomic Cartoons co-founder Trevor Bentley launches new studio with Toon City

Trevor Bentley, the veteran animation executive who co-founded Canada’s Atomic Cartoons, is launching a new production studio, Toon City Vancouver. Launching in partnership with Manila’s Toon City, the new Vancouver-based firm will specialise in providing both traditional and digital animation services, while actively seeking co-production opportunities. Bentley, who co-founded Atomic Cartoons 24 years ago, has […]

WBD’s Max dives into underwater animation ‘Mermicorno: Starfall’ with Atomic Cartoons & Tokidoki

Max, the Warner Bros. Discovery streamer that relaunched in the US earlier this week, has greenlit animated series Mermicorno: Starfall. Created and produced by Thunderbird’s Atomic Cartoons, in partnership with lifestyle brand Tokidoki, the series will debut exclusively on the streamer in 2025. Mermicorno: Starfall draws its inspiration from Tokidoki’s character family Mermicorno (half-unicorn/half-fish creatures). […]

Atomic Cartoons hires former Disney exec to head up development

Atomic Cartoons, the kids & family division of Canada’s Thunderbird Entertainment Group, has appointed former Disney exec Kitty Walsh as its new executive director of development. Reporting to the VPs of Atomic Originals, Aaron Behl and Kristin Cummings, Walsh will head up development across all kids and family demographics. She and her team will source […]

Thunderbird Entertainment CCO Matthew Berkowitz promoted to president

Canada’s Thunderbird Entertainment Group has promoted Matthew Berkowitz to the role of president, which he will now hold alongside his current position as CCO of both the company and its kids and family division, Atomic Cartoons. In his newly expanded role, LA-based Berkowitz will oversee IP development, production, distribution and acquisition across all Thunderbird Entertainment productions, […]

Kids round-up: Atomic Cartoon appoints Nick alum; BES adapts ‘Dinner Detectives’; Amazon welcomes ‘Harry’ to India

Atomic Cartoons adds Nick alum for Canadian hub Thunderbird Entertainment’s Atomic Cartoons has appointed LA-based animation director David Gerhard to lead the company’s division in Ottawa, Canada. Gerhard becomes creative director and will be overseeing teams working on projects for NBCUniversal, reporting to Vancouver-based supervising producer Joel Bradley. Jennifer Twiner McCarron, CEO at Thunderbird Entertainment […]

Thunderbird rejigs as Gamble switches role

Canada-based production group Thunderbird Entertainment has a new interim CEO and co-presidents following a rejig. Executive chairman Ivan Fecan has taken on the post, with former chief executive Tim Gamble becoming vice chairman. Fecan is a former president and CEO of CTV Globemedia, which was the company formed after Bell Canada Enterprises bought Canadian commercial […]

Former Arc exec joins Atomic Cartoons

Canadian studio Atomic Cartoons has hired Matthew Berkowitz as head of development. The new recruit was most recently at Arc Productions, the Toronto-based studio that closed earlier this year amid financial difficulties before Jam Filled Entertainment acquired the assets at auction. At Arc, Berkowitz oversaw the slate and worked with Arc customers and partners including […]

Canada/Oz kids pirate sails into production, Breakthrough attached

Canadian producer Atomic Cartoons and its Australian counterpart Sticky Pictures have started production on Pirate Express, a new animated pirate show for kids. The 52x11mins series was ordered by Canadian broadcaster Teletoon and Australian free to air network Nine. Canada-based Breakthrough Entertainment will sell the series in international markets. Aimed at 7-to-11s, the series follows […]