Atomic Cartoons (Canada)

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Background

Atomic Cartoons is a Canadian animation studio founded in 1999 in Vancouver British Columbia Canada by Trevor Bentley, Mauro Casalese, Rob Simmons, and Rob Davies. The company didn't have an on-screen logo until 2004. They are best known for their work on Flash animated cartoons for Canadian networks like YTV and Teletoon. In 2015, Atomic was acquired by Thunderbird Entertainment.

1st Logo (August 6, 2004-April 17, 2008)

Logo: On a paper background, a blue pencil with Atomic Cartoons's web address (atomiccartoons.com) on it scribbles the Atomic Cartoons logo on the paper background. The pencil then goes offscreen, the paper background turns into blue and white light rays and the sketch turns into the real Atomic Cartoons logo.

Variants:

  • On seasons 1-2 of Atomic Betty, we see the main character, Betty, jumping and performing a spin-kick in a green room. Then, a white flash appears on the screen to reveal the final result of the logo.
  • On season 3 episodes of Atomic Betty (also known as Atomic Betty: Mission Earth), the logo's background is plain dark blue.
  • On some episodes of Atomic Betty, the logo is still and on a white background.

FX/SFX: Everything, all done in Flash animation.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Rare. Appears on shows produced by them at the time, like Captain Flamingo and Atomic Betty. Look for reruns of these shows on YTV and Teletoon.

2nd Logo (February 18, 2012-)

Logo: On a black background, a small red dot appears in the middle of the screen, while a stylized speech bubble zooms in inside the dot. Next, the dot explodes into an assortment of shapes and colors, while a red stylized box turns around and towards the viewer while zooming in. As the box settles into position, it rapidly "bounces" forth and back towards the viewer, changing its color from red to the SMPTE color bars and then back to red, while the white "Atomic Cartoons", set in a Impact-like font, appear rather frantically inside the box and a triangle growns at the bottom-right of the box, resulting in a stylized speech bubble with a white border; as this happens, a second burst of shapes and colors occurs behind the logo.

Byline: Since 2015, the byline “A THUNDERBIRD COMPANY” appears below the logo.

Variants:

  • On first season episodes of Rocket Monkeys, a different animated version is used. On a space background, we see a rocketship that holds the Atomic Cartoons logo by using a rope. The rope cuts when the Atomic Cartoons logo goes in the center of the screen. The logo is made of steel with screws around the box part of the logo.
  • There is a still version.
  • There is a white background variant of the still version.
  • There is also an in-credit version.

FX/SFX: The shapes bursting, the box turning and the logo forming.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show, or silence. In some cases, a zap, followed by synth noises can be heard. The noises play with the closing theme on season 7 of Max & Ruby.

Availability: Current. The normal animated version is seen on shows like Rocket Monkeys beginning with the second season and the seventh season of Max & Ruby. The in-credit version can be seen on Little Charmers, Hello Ninja, Legend of the Three Caballeros, some episodes of Hilda and the sixth season of Max & Ruby. The white background still variant appears on the first season of Transformers Rescue Bots and with the byline on 101 Dalmatian Street, which is currently available on Disney+, while the normal still variant appears on Minecraft Mini Series.