Atomic Puppet, the animated comedy series co-developed and co-produced by Technicolor, Canada’s Mercury Filmworks, and Gaumont Animation, is now airing on Disney XD in France.
The series follows superhero Captain Atomic, who is transformed into a powerless puppet by his disgruntled sidekick while shaking the hand of his biggest fan, 12-year old Joey Felt. Captain Atomic soon realizes that the only way to access his former powers is to team up with Joey, which is simultaneously the worst thing that could happen to a superhero, and the best thing that could happen to a 12-year old boy. Together, the two form an awkward and comedic partnership as Mega City’s newest superhero duo, Atomic Puppet.
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 overseen by Mercury Filmworks’ Director of Development Travis Williams (Total Drama Island). In France, Technicolor is working with Thierry Rivard to lead the co-production on behalf of Technicolor; and development in France is led by Paris-based Heath Kenny, Creative Director for Gaumont Animation.
The series is set to air on various other Disney XD channels around the world later this year. The series will also air on TELETOON Canada for the Canadian markets.