Atomic Betty, a new animated action-comedy series about continuing adventures of a little girl with a big secret, premieres tonight, Friday, Sept. 17, at 9:30 p.m. on Cartoon Network. The show is a creation of Canada’s Atomic Cartoons and is co-produced with Breakthrough Media and France’s Tele-image Kids.
Created by Atomic Cartoons principals Trever Bentley, Mauro Casalese, Rob Davies and Olaf Miller, Atomic Betty employs Flash animation and some CG to chronicle the exploits of an extraordinary little girl from the Canadian town of Moosejaw Heights. To her friends and family, Betty is the sweet and brainy girl next door. But when the galaxy beckons, she sheds her humdrum persona and becomes Atomic Betty, Galactic Guardian and Defender of the Cosmos.
The series is the first original production for Atomic Cartoons, which up to this point has been solely involved in providing animation services to clients. "Getting a show on the air on Cartoon Network, that’s like the pinnacle of TV animation," Casalese tells Animation Magazine in the October cover story. "It’s like the brass ring for us."