|Headquarters||123 West 7th Avenue, |
Number of locations
|Jennifer McCarron (CEO)|
Matthew Berkowitz (CCO)
Number of employees
Atomic Cartoons is a Canadian animation studio founded in 1999 by Trevor Bentley, Mauro Casalese, Olaf Miller, and Rob Davies. Based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, it produces service animation for a wide variety of clients, as well as creating its own properties. Since 2015, the company has been owned by Thunderbird Entertainment.
The studio was founded in March 1999 by Trevor Bentley, Mauro Casalese, Olaf Miller, and Rob Davies. Sent back to Vancouver, British Columbia, after losing his job at Warner Bros. Animation following the cancellation of Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain, Davies received a phone call from Sunwoo Entertainment's Jae Moh to help produce Milo's Bug Quest. Together with Miller, Bentley, and Casalese, the four launched Atomic Cartoons to assist in creating the series.
Between 2004 and 2008, the company produced Atomic Betty for Teletoon in association with Breakthrough Entertainment and Tele Images Kids. Atomic's first fully original creation, the show's titular heroine served as the studio's mascot for a number of years.
In 2010, Miller left to launch his own studio. The following year, Jennifer McCarron was appointed head of production. On July 8, 2015, Atomic Cartoons was acquired by Canadian production company Thunderbird Films. The three founders remain on board. McCarron was named president and chief executive officer in 2016.
In December 2018, the company opened a second animation studio in Ottawa, Ontario. Its first project was the Netflix series The Last Kids on Earth.
In February 2020, Atomic Cartoons opened its third studio in Los Angeles, California.
|1||Spider-Man Unlimited||1999–2001||Fox Kids||Marvel Studios
Koko Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Dong Yang Animation
|2||Courage The Cowardly Dog||1999–2002||Cartoon Network||Stretch Films||Additional storyboards only|
|3||Milo's Bug Quest||1999–2000||KBS2||Sunwoo Entertainment||Character, prop and background designs, and storyboards|
|5||Max & Ruby||2002–2019||Treehouse TV||Nelvana||Based on the book series by Rosemary Wells.|
Seasons 6–7 only, previously produced by Silver Lining Productions for the first five seasons, 9 Story Entertainment for seasons 3–5 and Chorion for seasons 4–5.
M6 (seasons 1–2)
Télétoon (season 3)
Tele Images Kids
|7||Krypto the Superdog||2005-2006||Cartoon Network||Warner Bros. Animation||Storyboards only|
|8||Johnny Test||2005–2014||Kids' WB (seasons 1–3)
Cartoon Network (seasons 4–6)
|Cookie Jar Entertainment
Warner Bros. Animation (seasons 1–2)
DHX Media (season 6)
|Storyboards for the first season, animation service for seasons 4–6|
|Breakthrough Films and Television
Heroic Film Company
Philippine Animation Studio Inc.
|10||Click and Clack's As the Wrench Turns||2008||PBS|||
|11||Babar and the Adventures of Badou||2010–2015||YTV
LuxAnimation (seasons 1–2)
The Clifford Ross Company
Based on the original Babar books by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff.
Computer-animated sequel and spin-off to the original Babar television series.
|12||Transformers: Rescue Bots||2012–2016||Discovery Family||Darby Pop Productions (season 1)
|Season 1 only, overtook by Vision Animation and Moody Street Productions for the second season and DHX Media Vancouver for the third and fourth seasons.|
|13||Rocket Monkeys||2013–2016||Teletoon||Breakthrough Entertainment
|14||Ella the Elephant||2013–2014||TVOKids||DHX Cookie Jar Inc.
FremantleMedia Kids and Family Entertainment
|15||Little Charmers||2015-2017||Treehouse TV||Nelvana|
|17||Nico Can Dance!||2015||Knowledge Network|
|18||Screechers Wild||2016||Alpha Group Co., Ltd.|
|21||Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong||2016–2017||Teletoon|
|22||Marvel Super Hero Adventures||2017–present|
|23||Minecraft Mini Series||2017–2018||YouTube|
|24||Legend of the Three Caballeros||2018||DisneyLife||Disney Consumer Products|
|25||Cupcake & Dino: General Services||2018–2019||Teletoon|
|26||Super Dinosaur||2018–2019||Teletoon||Spin Master Entertainment|
|Animated 8 episodes for season one.|
|28||101 Dalmatian Street||2019–2020||Disney Channel (UK)
|Passion Animation Studios||Loosely based on the 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith and its film franchise.|
|29||Molly of Denali||2019–present||PBS Kids
|30||Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar||2019||Nickelodeon|
|31||The Last Kids on Earth||2019–present||Netflix|
|33||Mighty Express||2020–present||Netflix||Spin Master Entertainment|
|34||Trolls: TrollsTopia||2020–2022||Hulu/Peacock||DreamWorks Animation Television|
|35||Spidey and His Amazing Friends||2021–present||Disney Junior||Marvel Animation|
|36||Dogs in Space||2021–present||Netflix||Netflix Animation|
|37||Pinecone & Pony||2022–present||Apple TV+||DreamWorks Animation Television
First Generation Films
|38||Little Demon||2022–present||FXX||Harmonious Claptrap
Jersey Films 2nd Avenue
Evil Hag Productions
|First series from the company aimed at an adult audience.|
|39||My Little Pony: Make Your Mark||2022||Netflix||Boulder Media
|41||Young Love||2022||HBO Max||Sony Pictures Animation|
|42||Princess Power||2023||Netflix||Flower Films|||
|44||Nate Create||TBA||TBA||The Jim Henson Company|||
|The Angry Birds Movie||2016||Theatrical||Sony Pictures Animation||"Hal & Bubbles" opening|
|Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit||2018||NBC|
|Lego Spiderman: Vexed by Venom||2019|
|Curious George: Royal Monkey||2019||Peacock||Universal Animation Studios|
|Lego Jurassic World: Double Trouble||2020|
|Lego Star Wars Holiday Special||2020||Disney+|||
|Curious George: Go West, Go Wild!||2020||Peacock||Universal Animation Studios|
|Lego Avengers: Climate Conundrum||2020|
|Curious George: Cape Ahoy||2021||Peacock||Universal Animation Studios|
|Lego Star Wars: Terrifying Tales||2021||Disney+|||
|Lego Marvel Avengers: Time Twisted||2022|
|LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation||2022||Disney+|||
|Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again||2022||Disney+|||
- The Oblongs (2001; Layout)
- Chub City (2014; scrapped project)
- Five Alarm Funk 'Robot' (2015, music video)
- Vindicators 2 (2022, 10 episodes, short spin-off of Rick and Morty)
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