Award-winning Atomic Cartoons is an independent full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District with a satellite studio in beautiful downtown Kelowna.
Atomic creates, produces and finances animation for television series, commercials and music videos. Atomic Cartoons’ partners Mauro Casalese, Rob Davies, Trevor Bentley and Rob Simmons head-up a landmark studio that includes some of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers and writers. Adept at multiple genres and animation styles, Atomic Cartoons is recognized internationally as one of the leading animation studios in North America.
Since its inception over 15 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has become well known for its dazzling creative talents and battle-proven production pipeline for clients such as Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros, Walt Disney and Marvel Animation to name a few. Also notable is Atomic’s unparalleled success with its homegrown shows, including Pirate Express and hit Atomic Betty, seen in over 180 territories and garnering Atomic worldwide kudos among them the Annie, Leo, Gemini and Bafta awards.
Whether you are looking for a rock-solid production partner, financing muscle for your animation project or an innovative creative team Atomic Cartoons has the right balance of experience and flexibility to take projects from concept to screen.
Atomic Cartoons Co-Founder/partner; VP of Development; Executive Producer
Rob Davies heads up the Atomic development team and is responsible for content creation, rights acquisitions, and overall development of intellectual properties.
Davies is one of the members of the brain trust that created and co-produced Atomic Betty. He also co-developed and co-produced Captain Flamingo, and most recently developed and co-produced Pirate Express (airing Spring 2015).
A highlight of Rob’s 20-year career was his role as a Director at Warner Bros. TV Animation. His dedication to the craft paid off by winning an Emmy award. Today Rob continues his drive for excellence in animation, earning many accolades including recent Gemini, Leo, and Bafta nominations.
Atomic Cartoons Partner;VP Finance & Business Affairs; Executive Producer
Rob Simmons is a partner and VP Finance & Business Affairs, tasked with being the steward of the financial health of the company and its growing library of intellectual property rights.
Simmons has worked extensively in animation in these areas and is currently working on Rocket Monkeys and Pirate Express for Teletoon. Rob’s past credits include Executive Producer on George of the Jungle, Yakkity Yak, and The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers.
Rob has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, and an unhealthy obsession with bicycles.