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Michael Dante DiMartino
Michael Dante DiMartino
Biographical information
Born

Shelburne, Vermont

First credit

King of the Hill (1997 - director and assistant director)

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Michael Dante DiMartino is an American animation director best known as the co-creator, executive producer, and story editor of the hit Nickelodeon television series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

Avatar: The Last Airbender credits

Executive producer

Story editor

Title designer

Writer

Storyboard artist

Director

The Legend of Korra credits

Creator

Executive producer

Writer

Storyboard artist

Additional voice

Selected other credits

Television work

Filmography

Biographical information

DiMartino was born in Shelburne, Vermont. He began his training at the Rhode Island School of Design with Bryan Konietzko, with whom he created Avatar, graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Film and Animation Department. Mike later worked for twelve years at Film Roman, helping to direct King of the Hill, Family Guy, and Mission Hill in addition to his own animated short, Atomic Love, which was screened at a number of high profile film festivals, including the 2003 Sundance and Los Angeles Film Festivals. The film also aired as part of the Nicktoons Film Festival on Nicktoons. His directing credits include the primetime animated series King of the Hill, Family Guy, and Mission Hill.

In 2002, DiMartino teamed up with friend and co-worker, Bryan Konietzko, to create the hit animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. DiMartino served as executive producer and story editor on the series, which ran for three seasons on Nickelodeon, from 2005 to 2008.

In a 2010 interview the president of Nickelodeon, Cyma Zarghami, confirmed that Michael Dante DiMartino and Avatar: The Last Airbender co-creator Bryan Konietzko were developing a new series for the network, called The Legend of Korra. The series premiered on April 14, 2012, and is expected to run for two seasons, spanning four books, and a total of fifty-two episodes.

DiMartino currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Trivia

  • DiMartino is in charge of overseeing plot developments in comics.[2]
  • DiMartino consults Avatar Wiki from time-to-time in order to "fact check" his work.[3]
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References

  1. Equalist voice roles. Bill Rinaldi (June 11, 2012). Retrieved on June 12, 2012.
  2. SDCC 2013: Legend Of Korra Team Talks Season 2. MTV (July 29, 2013). Retrieved on September 15, 2013.
  3. DiMartino, Michael Dante (2013-07-25). "Creating Mythology: The Search for Zuko's Mother Continues...". MikeDiMartinoStory.com. Retrieved on July 28, 2013. “When I look at sites like Avatar.wikia, I'm amazed at the volume of characters, places, and creatures that now exist in the Avatar universe. And to be honest, I've had to consult it now and then to fact check.”

Start a Discussion Discussions about Michael Dante DiMartino

  • Spoilers = The End Of The Airbender Franchise?

    24 messages
    • @AvatarKatar Nickelodeon doesn't "hate" the franchise, just the office politics and executives' fued that go with it. Even so, ATLA/Korra has...
    • Well... better make it popular then to make them change their mind It seems more resources have to go in to Avatar as it is one contini...
  • Bryke had it coming guys.

    8 messages
    • Considering someone replied to a year old thread, obviously made at a time certain bits of information were most likely not available, what ...
    • It wasn't sarcasm, but we should consider the "apparent" story on Avatar Wiki as confirmed and edit accordingly. Maybe when I am not too busy I...

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