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Three New ‘Avatar’ Animated Movies in the Works; Lauren Montgomery will direct first – Deadline

Three New 'Avatar' Animated Movies in the Works;  Lauren Montgomery will direct first – Deadline

Paramount and Nickelodeon have announced that three new cartoons Avatar the films are in development under the latter’s Avatar Studios banner. Lauren Montgomeryavatar the last airbender) is attached to direct the first untitled installment.

Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, who created the franchise’s launch series. avatar the last airbender for Nickelodeon, he will produce alongside that show’s EP, Eric Coleman. Paramount Animations and Nickelodeon Animation’s Executive Vice President of Global Films and Franchise Latifa Ouaou will oversee development of the first film, along with Jason McConnell, who serves as Vice President of Animation at Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Animation.

Montgomery is a veteran director, producer and storyboard artist who served in the latter capacity on the original film. Avatar Serie. Additional credits on the address side include Voltron: Legendary Defender, Scooby Doo! built-in mystery Y Young Justice.

“As original creators Mike and Bryan expand the Avatar universe with us, we’re keeping 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 roles on the upcoming film,” said Ramsey Naito, who serves as President of Animation and Development. at Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation.

Broadcast for three seasons between 2005 and 2008, avatar the last airbender followed Aang (Zach Tyler Eisen), a young man who awakens in a war-torn world of elemental magic to embark on a dangerous mystical quest, thus fulfilling his destiny as the Avatar and bringing peace to the world. Nickelodeon followed up that hugely popular series with a sequel. the legend of korra, which aired for four seasons between 2012 and 2014. In the years since, the multimedia franchise has continued to expand with a 2010 live-action feature film starring Dev Patel, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, as well as a variety of comics. , books, video games and domestic press releases. a live action avatar the last airbender The series is currently in the works at Netflix, albeit without the involvement of Konietzko and DiMartino.

Avatar Studios is a division of Nickelodeon Animation announced in February of last year, which was designed to create original content spanning animated series and movies based on the beloved world of avatar the last airbender Y the legend of korra, for platforms including Paramount+ and Nickelodeon, as well as third-party platforms and theaters. DiMartino and Konietzko lead the studio as co-creative directors, reporting to Naito.

Next up for Paramount Animation is Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hankwhich will be released on July 15. Other upcoming titles include a new animation Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles photo (8/24/23), Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (10/13/23), the tiger apprentice (12/20/23), an untitled animated film transformers movie (7/19/24) and one untitled smurfs animated musical (12/20/24).