Atomic Betty

Atomic Betty

Infobox Television
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show_name = Atomic Betty


caption = Atomic Betty title card
format = Animated television series
runtime = 15 or 30 minutes, depending on market and format.
creator = Trevor Bentley
Mauro Casalese
Rob Davies
Olaf Miller
Ginan Zedra
developer =
producer = Kevin Gillis
Ginan Zedra
Virginie Jallot
Rob Davies
executive_producer = Ira Levy
Peter Williamson
Kevin Gillis
Trevor Bentley
Steven Hecht
Philippe Alessandri
Nghia Nguyen (co-executive producer)
voices = (English version)
Tajja Isen
Rick Miller
Bruce Hunter
Adrian Truss
Laurie Elliott
Catherine Disher
Colin Fox
Len Carlson
country = CAN
language =
network = Teletoon/Télétoon
See Airing locales for outside of Canada
first_aired = September 6, 2004
last_aired = Present
num_seasons = 3
num_episodes = 156 x 15 minutes or 78 x 30 minutes, plus 1 Christmas special (60 minutes)
list_episodes = List of Atomic Betty episodes
website = http://www.atomicbetty.com
imdb_id = 0424603
tv_com_id = 24572

"Atomic Betty" is a Canadian animated television series produced by Atomic Cartoons, Breakthrough Films & Television, and Tele Images Kids. Additional funding for production is provided by Teletoon in Canada and Métropole 6 in France.

Production

Breakthrough Films & Television became Atomic Cartoons' partner in producing and distributing the television series worldwide, beginning with Teletoon in Canada (premiered September 6, 2004) and Cartoon Network in the United States (premiered September 17, 2004)

The creators used Adobe Flash to create "Atomic Betty". There is considerable artistic influence from classic cel animation such as old Hanna-Barbera cartoons like "The Jetsons". Many of the characters (Notably Maximus I.Q.) and designs (Such as Betty's spaceship) take cues from early space operas, such as "Flash Gordon".Fact|date=February 2008

78 half-hour or 156 quarter-hour episodes were produced over the course of three seasons. There is also a full-hour Christmas special. The third season is currently airing as part of Teletoon (Canadian TV channel)'s summer programming block Camp Teletoon, under the new title "".

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The series centers on Betty (her last name has never been mentioned), a typical Moose Jaw Heights (a parody of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada) [" [http://www.hollywoodnorthreport.com/article.php?Article=419 Saskatchewan Home To New Superhero] ," "Hollywood North Report"] adolescent who enjoys school, science-fiction movies and singing in her band. Unknown to most of her friends and family, however, she is also a Galactic Guardian, dedicated to interstellar peacekeeping and law enforcement. As Atomic Betty, assisted by her pilot Sparky, and a robot named X-5, she confronts the evil overlord Maximus I.Q. and other intergalactic supervillains. Despite being rather unassuming on Earth, Atomic Betty is a superstar throughout the galaxy and even has her own fan club of loyal followers.

In each episode, a crisis occurs somewhere in the galaxy, while Betty enjoys some activity with her friends. Invariably, her bracelet begins beeping, and she runs off alone to save the galaxy. Accompanied by her crew, Betty manages to defeat the villains before returning home.

Although the series is about a spaceranger, the story line bears similarity to the superhero genre and, mostly, magical girl genre, since Betty has an identity secret to the people on Earth. Earlier seasons of Danny Phantom follow a similar concept too since he has a secret identity to the residents of Amity Park as well as the students and teachers of Casper High.

Characters

Episodes

Airing locales

In Canada, where the series produced, Teletoon, as well as its French language version, Télétoon, broadcast it. In the outside of Canada, Cartoon Network broadcast it in the countries where Cartoon Network exists except in some countries; for example, Cartoon Network broadcasted the show in the United States until January 1, 2006, when it was removed from their lineup, it is unknown if Cartoon Network will ever broadcast it again. In France, Télétoon (not affiliated with the Canadian channel), was exclusively on on TPS platform, broadcast the series; Cartoon Network in France, on CanalSat platform, had never broadcast the series. After the merger between TPS and CanalSat in March 21, 2007, Télétoon is available on CanalSat. In Germany, Disney Channel premiered the series on October 24, 2005 and later on its sister channel, Toon Disney. [http://www.wunschliste.de/links.pl?s=1449] Later, Kabel Eins launched Cartoon Network as their programming block. However, Disney Channel still broadcast the series. In the Netherlands, Jetix broadcast the series. From February 2007, the Dutch version of Cartoon Network is broadcasting the series in English.

As well as on subscription platform, the series also broadcast on terrestrial platform. In France, Métropole Télévision broadcast the series on their [http://m6kid.m6.fr/ M6 KID] block, as the station involved in the production. In the United Kingdom, CITV on the British ITV Network, as well as its free-to-air digital channel, CITV Channel, broadcast the series. In Australia, ABC broadcast the series on their ABC Kids block. In Hong Kong, TVB Pearl broadcast the series on their children’s programming slot. In Brazil, Rede Globo broadcast the series.

Pan Middle Eastern channel MBC 3 broadcast Arabic language version of the series.

In Andorra, Portugal and Spain, Luk Internacional, SA licenses the series.

Other media

Video game

oundtrack

Books

Each Atomic Betty book from Penguin Books comes from 3 volumes.

Activity books

*"Reporting for Duty!" (released August 4, 2005)Maximus I.Q., the evil supreme overlord, has created a galactic-wide Opposite Day and Betty, Sparky, and X-5 are the universe’s only hope. Help Betty and her crew break top-secret intergalactic codes, navigate the ship through a dangerous asteroid field, and thwart Maximus’s evil plans!

*"Star Struck!" (released August 4, 2005)Maximus I.Q. is stealing the stars from the sky! It’s Atomic Betty to the rescue as she leads her crew on an outer-space adventure straight to the heart of Maximus’s lair, where they find a glittery stockpile of stars awaiting rescue.

*"Blast Off!" (sticker book, released August 4, 2005)When Atomic Betty finds out that Maximus I.Q. is spraying sticky space webs across the Intergalactic Superhighway, she sets off on a highspeed chase to stop him. Can Betty catch Maximus in his own web?

*"Top Secret! : A Private Journal for Atomic Betty--and You!" (hardcover, released May 18, 2006)Take a sneak peek into Atomic Betty’s personal, private journal! This guided journal has a clever design—one page of each spread has been filled out by Betty, and the other page has lots of room for kids to write about themselves. A die-cut extended back cover spangled with stars and planets helps this book stand out—and it comes with a purple glitter-gel pen!

Chapter books

*"Supreme Overlord Penelope" (released August 4, 2005)It's no secret that Betty and her snobby classmate, Penelope Lang, don't get along. So it's a galactic nightmare for Betty when Penelope accidentally gets beamed onto her spaceship. And just when Betty thinks things can't get any worse, her ship crashes on the planet Penelepus X, where Penelope declares herself Supreme Overlord. Now it's up to Betty to bring Penelope back to Earth—"and" back to reality!

*"Maximus's School for Super Villains" (released March 2, 2006)Supreme Overlord Maximus I.Q. is fed up with incompetent villains. So he's taking matters into his own hands by starting Maximus's School for Super Villains. But Maximus's ulterior motive is even more evil--he wants to train his very own army! Betty and her crew must thwart his dastardly plans, but in order to stop him they'll have to disguise themselves as students! Will Betty be able to keep up with Maximus's evil curriculum? Don't miss the action and hilarity in this original story featuring Atomic Betty and all the usual suspects.

*"Halloween Invasion!" (released August 17, 2006)The universe seems suspiciously quiet to Atomic Betty lately, and no one has heard a peep from Maximus I.Q. Betty helps organize the Halloween Carnival at school while Maximus is hatching his most menacing plan yet—he wants to take over Earth! When Maximus’s invasion coincides with the carnival on Halloween night, will Betty’s secret double life be revealed?

Atomic Comics

*"#1: Cosmic Cake" (released August 4, 2005)It’s Maximus I.Q.’s birthday, and he’s throwing the galaxy’s hottest party. But Maximus isn’t a very nice host—the icing on his birthday cake is mind-altering and when the guests eat it, they’ll be under his control forever! It’s up to Atomic Betty to crash this bash and save the day, but can she do it before it’s too late? This graphic novel highlights Betty’s exciting adventure!

*"#2: Lost in Spa" (released January 19, 2006)Admiral DeGill is missing, and it’s up to Betty, Sparky, and X-5 to find him! All the clues lead them to an exclusive spa on the planet Mermidia, where they come face-to-face with evil overlord Maximus I.Q. himself! Read how Betty and her crew defeat Maximus and his minions to save their beloved Admiral. Betty may be lost in spa, but she’s never lost in space!

*"#3: Galactic Pirates of the Corralean" (released February 9, 2006)Space pirates have stolen a map that leads to an ancient doomsday device! After a fierce battle on the pirate ship, Betty tracks down the X-marks-thespot. But Supreme Overlord Maximus I.Q. has beaten her to it and stolen the doomsday device! Will Betty be able to stop Maximus before he can cause an explosion of colossal proportions?

DVD releases

Warner Home Video released the first and only two DVD volumes of the series on October 18, 2005 in North America and February 6, 2006 in Japan.

So far, there are no current plans to release the complete first season on either DVD or Blu-ray.

References

External links

* [http://atomicbetty.com/ Official website]
* [http://www.atomiccartoons.com/flash_bettypage.html "Atomic Betty"] at Atomic Cartoons
* [http://www.teletoon.com/teletoon3/teletoon.php?language=en&brand=teletoon&init=chunk&func=php|templates/show.php|/tv/atomicBetty/atomicBetty_en.xml&xVar= "Atomic Betty"] at Teletoon
* [http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/microsites/atomicbetty/index.jsp "Atomic Betty"] at Cartoon Network (UK)
* [http://www.citv.co.uk/page.asp?partid=52 "Atomic Betty"] at CITV


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