Atomic Puppet, the new animated comedy from Paris-based Technicolor, Canada’s Mercury Filmworks and now Gaumont Animation in France, has been picked up by Disney XD. The series’ development partner, Teletoon Canada, is also set to be a broadcaster.
The series will air on Disney XD in France and in the US, as well as on various other Disney XD channels around the world. In Canada, the series will air on Teletoon.
The acquisition is timed with Gaumont Animation joining the creative team as a production partner. Atomic Puppet was created by animated television writer Mark Drop (Johnny Test, Jake and the Never Land Pirates) and writer/creator Jerry Leibowitz (The Mouse and the Monster). In Canada, the series is being developed by John Derevlany (Lego’s Legends of Chima) and Brad Birch (Johnny Test), and is overseen by Mercury Filmworks’ director of development Travis Williams (Total Drama Island). In France, Technicolor will work with Thierry Rivard to lead the co-production on behalf of Technicolor, with development being led by Paris-based Heath Kenny, creative director for Gaumont Animation.
In Atomic Puppet, Model City’s fearless superhero Captain Atomic is transformed into a lively but powerless puppet by his brilliant yet mildly malevolent sidekick Nuclear Boy. The only way Captain Atomic can save Model City from Nukey and a host of other villains targeting the city is by teaming up with his biggest fan, 12-year-old Joey Felt.