Atomic Betty wins best animated film award at New York film fest

MUMBAI: Atomic Betty: The No L 9 has won the Best Animated Film Award in the category of short film genre at the 2007 New York international independent film and video festival, it was announced by Breakthrough Animation Inc executive producer and managing partner Kevin Gillis.

A co-production between Atomic Cartoons and Breakthrough Animation Inc, Atomic Betty has been licensed worldwide to major broadcasters in over 130 territories. With a third season in production and an exciting brand new creative direction, Atomic Betty follows the adventures of a young girl, whose double life as galactic guardian and defender of the cosmos takes her on a whirlwind journey through space. Extensive merchandising and licensing deals have been signed for the growing brand, including Penguin books for publishing and Hallmark for greeting cards.

"Atomic Betty has had tremendous global success in both worldwide ratings and industry recognition and we are truly thrilled to have received this prestigious animation award," said Gillis. "This honor is a direct reflection of the talents and dedication of everyone on the production team for Atomic Betty."

Toronto-based Breakthrough Animation was formed in 2003 when Breakthrough Films and Television‘s co-founders Ira Levy and Peter Williamson joined forces with Kevin Gillis, Breakthrough Animation‘s managing partner and executive producer. The company‘s first collaboration, Atomic Betty, has been sold in over 130 territories to date including Cartoon Network USA, M6 (France), CiTV (UK), ABC Australia, and Teletoon France in association with partner broadcaster Teletoon Canada. Breakthrough Animation is also producing Captain Flamingo for Jetix and YTV, and Miss BG for TVO, France 5, Nickelodeon Australia and Cartoon Network UK.Says an official press release.

Kevin Gillis has created, executive produced and produced a number of award winning series and films.


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