Atomic Cartoons Brings Dysfunction to Banff

Vancouver, B.C.-based Atomic Cartoons is showcasing its latest properties at the 2003 Banff Television Festival, happening in Banff, Alberta, Canada through Friday, June 13. The company, which focuses on pre-production, Flash animation, content creation and series concept development, recently sold its property Atomic Betty to Teletoon Canada, Teletoon France, M6 in France and Cartoon Network Europe.

"There’s a lot of hot shows cooking in the Atomic kitchen," boasts Mauro Casalese, Atomic Cartoons’ supervising director, "Atomic has crossed ladles with irreverent cartoonist Adrian Raeside on two exciting series, Dennis and Dysfunction Junction".

Geared to kids 5-10, Dennis is a loveable, well-meaning dragon tasked with being a liaison between the neatnik humans and his rough-around-the-edges dragon kind.

Targeting primetime adult audiences, Dysfunction Junction serves up irreverent comedy and social commentary with a well-to-do family that goes bankrupt in the dot.com crash and is forced to move into a trailer park.

The company’s other Banff offerings include Dirty Lil’ Baster, about a super-villain no one is afraid of and a superhero nobody cares about; The Carneys, about a family of quirky carnival folk trying to fit in a normal neighborhood; and an animated TV series based on their internet hit, Dog in a Box with Two Wheels, about a vigilante dog who overcomes his handicap to fight crime.

Atomic Cartoons has also recently announced it has entered into a co-production deal with U.K. indy Luminous Pictures and Paris-based TEVA on Luminous’ new series Mutant Moments. Created by Alan Kerswell, the 26×13 series features tales of the bizarre hosted by J. Arthur Friendsy.

Representing Atomic Cartoons at this year’s market is VP of co-production Trevor Bentley and VP of Business Development Rob Davies.