Avatar: The Last Airbender – Three animated films in production

The world of Avatar: The Last Airbender is set to expand even further, with three new animated films now in development.

Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation announced these new projects during a special presentation at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, where they also revealed that Lauren Montgomery, who previously worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, will direct the first of three films. Planned avatar movies.

Several Avatar veterans are returning to help Montgomery secure the first title in the series. Brian Konitzko and Michael DiMartino, who co-created Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, are re-working as producers on this project alongside Eric Coleman, who served as executive producer and production director for The Last Airbender series.

“As the original creators, Mike and Brian have expanded the world of Avatar with us, we keep it all in the family with Lauren bringing the same kind of beautiful expert work she did on the original series to her new directing duties on the upcoming play,” said Ramsay Naito, Head of Animation and Development at Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation.

Latifa Ouaou, executive vice president of films and global franchises at Nickelodeon Animation, will oversee the untitled Avatar Animation, from development to production, along with Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation’s vice president of animation Jason McConnell.

All three films are being developed under the Avatar Studios banner, which was launched last year with the goal of creating original series and movies set in the beloved world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, for release on Paramount+, Nickelodeon, and unspecified third-party platforms, As well as in cinemas.

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It was also announced last year that Nickelodeon had begun laying the groundwork for an “Avatar Airbender universe” that will include several TV series and movies across a variety of platforms. Avatar Studios leaders Konietzko and DiMartino noted that “there are still many stories and time periods in the world of Aang” to be covered on screen.

Netflix also has a live adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender in the works, however, Konietzko and DiMartino previously left that project, citing creative differences as the reason for their exit. Executive Producer Dan Lin and his production company Rideback remain associated with the series, along with Nickelodeon.

Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.

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