There's a spring in our step these days - we've been busy organizing a softball team, playing fantasy games, and introducing new topics for our Sandwich Series' lunches, as well as winning a major animation award. Oh, and still making fabulous cartoons of course.

Pirate Express Sets Sail On Teletoon

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ARRRR mateys - the entire first season of our original kids comedy show, Pirate Express, aired on Canada's TELETOON earlier this month as a teaser for the upcoming fall launch. Don't worry if you missed the boat - we'll keep you posted on the upcoming schedule.

Rocket Monkeys Brings Home Two Canadian Screen Awards

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Rocket Monkeys won two Canadian Screen Awards this year in the television category. Big congratuatations to everyone for this prestigious national recognition from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

Show Off Your Art!

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"The Man and his Ascot" by Atomic artist Anthony Foti

Atomic continues to promote an artist friendly atomosphere within the studio with monthly Life Drawing classes and a new Drawing Club. Artists are showcased on social media including our new Tumblr page.

Nico Can Dance! In Victoria

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British Columbia's creative industries celebrated in Victoria at the Legislature building and our very own Nico was there to join in. Atomic replicated an interactive session of what it looks like to shoot a hybrid production on a smaller scale. Attendees had the opportunity to take part in a 15-30 second sequence from 'Nico Can Dance!' through green screen technology, allowing them to experience animation, VFX, and live action.

Artist Profile: Rachel Frost Franco

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This issue we're showcasing Rachel Frost Franco, line producer, creator and host of Nico Can Dance!, Atomic's first proprietary preschool series featuring hybrid technology.

Rachel has a degree in Dance from the University of Winnipeg, and danced professionally across Canada for several years before developing a Creative Movement curriculum for preschool children that serves as the foundation and inspiration for Nico Can Dance!