Maxwell Atoms

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Maxwell Atoms
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Maxwell Atoms in Los Angeles, 2017
Born Adam Maxwell Burton
January 21, 1974 (age 44)
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of the Arts (Philadelphia)
Occupation Animator, screenwriter, storyboard artist, television director, television producer, voice actor
Years active 1995–present
Known for The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
Evil Con Carne
Underfist
Grim & Evil

Maxwell Atoms (born January 21, 1974) is an American animator, screenwriter, storyboard artist, and voice actor. Atoms is best known as the creator of the Cartoon Network series The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.

Career[edit]

He is the creator of Cartoon Network's animated television series The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy,[1] Evil Con Carne, and has developed a Billy & Mandy spin-off Halloween special called Underfist. Before he started working on his own series, Atoms was an intern at Film Roman, a freelance artist at Warner Bros., had a brief stint at WildBrain and had also worked on Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat. Atoms got a job at Hanna-Barbera and as a writer and storyboard artist on Cow and Chicken and I Am Weasel. Atoms also performed the voice of "Jeff the Spider" and "Piff" on The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and voiced "Cod Commando" on Evil Con Carne. He also voiced several additional characters in the TV-movie Billy & Mandy's Big Boogie Adventure. Atoms has been recognized several times for innovation and creativity in his work.

Atoms is good friends with fellow animator Tom "Mr." Warburton, creator of Codename: Kids Next Door and C. H. Greenblatt, the creator of Chowder. He and Tom have made multiple references to each other's shows and have made a cross-over TV movie, The Grim Adventures of the Kids Next Door. As well for C.H, Chowder made a brief cameo on Underfist. Atoms was also an executive producer and voice actor of the Disney show Fish Hooks with Noah Z. Jones.[2]

As of 2012, Atoms begun developing a new project entitled Dead Meat, "an awesome black comedy/buddy action/puppet gore web series",[3] which is still in production as of July 2013 and had a successful Kickstarter campaign as of November 15, 2013. In an interview in 2013, Atoms stated that the series would be posted somewhere on the internet once it is finished. In early 2014, Atoms stated that he hopes to get the series released in 2015. This fell through and the series remains in development. In 2016 he began working on a new series called Bunnicula leaving Dead Meat in a sort of side development.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat N/A Character Designer
1998–99 Cow and Chicken N/A Writer, Storyboard Artist
1998–99 I Am Weasel N/A Props
Writer
Storyboard artist
2000 Poochini's Yard N/A Storyboard artist
2001–02 Grim & Evil Cod Commando Creator
Director
Writer and storyboard artist
Executive Producer
Character and Prop Designer
2002-03 Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? N/A Layout Artist
2002-04 Teamo Supremo N/A Character Designer (uncredited)
2003–08 The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Jeff the Spider
Additional voices
Creator
Writer and storyboard artist
Executive producer
Character and Prop Designer
2003–04 Evil Con Carne Cod Commando
Additional voices
Creator
Writer and storyboard artist
Executive producer
Character and Prop Designer
2008-09 Chowder Additional voices Writer and Storyboard Artist
2010–14 Fish Hooks Additional voices Story
Director
Storyboard artist
Executive producer
2016–Present Bunnicula (TV series) N/A Producer
Writer
Storyboard Artist
Director
TBA Dead Meat TBA Creator, Web Series

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Billy and Mandy in: Trepanation of the Skull and You Billy Student film
2007 The Grim Adventures of the Kids Next Door N/A Writer
2007 Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure I'll Cut You Guy
Pirate #2
Horrorbot
Burnt Skeleton Guard
Writer
Storyboard Artist
2007 Billy & Mandy: Wrath of the Spider Queen Jeff the Spider
Mystery Announcer
Man
Writer
2008 Underfist Jeff the Spider Writer
Storyboard Artist

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2009 Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Jeff the Spider

Internet[edit]

Year Title Role
2016 Cartoons VS Cancer Himself

Awards[edit]

  1. Special internship, Film Roman. University of the Arts. 1996.
  2. Annie nomination (1998)- Outstanding Individual Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production. Cow & Chicken "The Karate Chick".
  3. Top Pick Cartoons (2001–02). TV Guide.
  4. Comic-Con (2005, 2006 and 2007).
  5. 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Children's Programming, 2007 – The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Video Game Features, PC Game Features". Retrieved 2010-04-03. 
  2. ^ "Fish Hooks announcement" (Press release). Disney Channel Medianet. October 30, 2009. Archived from the original on January 13, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ Dead Meat. Maxwellatoms.tumblr.com (2013-09-16). Retrieved on 2016-09-12.

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