Flying Bark Productions to Animate Untitled Avatar Film


Flying Bark Productions (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, LEGO Monkie Kid, What If…?) has been tapped by Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation to animate their recently announced untitled Avatar feature film.

Based in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, the new film will combine traditional 2D animation with CG elements. Flying Bark is currently seeking Australian and international artists across 2D and CG to begin working in early 2023.

The feature will be directed by Lauren Montgomery, with Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, who created Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra for Nickelodeon, producing.

“We are so excited to be working with one of the premier and long-standing animation studios in Australia, Flying Bark,” said Mark Bakshi, executive VP of Paramount Animation. “Their track record of artistic excellence makes them an ideal creative partner for such an ambitious and high-profile feature film.”

Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are two of the most iconic animated series of our time, and we are simply thrilled to play a part in bringing this new story to life,” added Alexia Gates-Foale, director of production at Flying Bark. “With a company full of creatives and super fans, the Avatar feature is a dream project for the team at Flying Bark. This really is an exciting time for the Australian animation industry, and we look forward to welcoming new talent to our studio in Sydney as well as further developing our incredible team of artists.”