They also worked on the 1981 science fiction anthology movie Heavy Metal and also Body Electric, the animated movie video featuring composed by the Canadian rock band Rush.
The company acquired one of Canada's oldest film studios, Crawley Films (and its Graphic Films subsidiary), in 1982 for the price of just C$1.
In 1987, the company was renamed Crawleys Animation. It produced the special The Nightingale (with Shanghai Animation Film Studio) and 13 episodes of Dennis the Menace for DIC, and worked with French studio Belokapi on a series Ys the Magnificent (which was cancelled during production and never broadcast), before shutting down in 1989.
Because of debt problems, Atkinson Film-Arts was officially shut down in 1989.