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FLYING BARK PRODUCTIONS TO ANIMATE PARAMOUNT AND NICKELODEON’S UNTITLED AVATAR FILM

13 Oct - 2022

Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation have enlisted Flying Bark Productions to animate their first recently announced Untitled Avatar feature film in a newly confirmed partnership with Avatar Studios.

Now recruiting, Flying Bark Productions (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, LEGO Monkie Kid, What If…?) is seeking Australian and international artists across several 2D animation and CG departments which will see successful candidates join the team in Sydney Australia in early 2023. 

Set to push the style and boundaries of hybrid animation, the first Avatar feature film will couple traditional 2D animation with substantial CG elements.  With their impressive slate of well-known 2D and CG projects, Flying Bark Productions is no stranger to raising the bar on cross-medium animation with their recent Marvel collaboration “What If… Dr Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?” garnering an Emmy nomination.

The Avatar feature films will be based in the beloved world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra which were originally created for Nickelodeon by Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino.  The first feature will be directed by Lauren Montgomery, with Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino producing.

“We are so excited to be working with one of the premiere and long-standing animation studios in Australia, Flying Bark,” said Mark Bakshi, Executive Vice PresidentParamount 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.  With a company full of creatives and super fans, the Avatar feature is a dream project for the team at Flying Bark,” said Flying Bark ProductionsDirector of Production, Alexia GatesFoale.  “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”.

Flying Bark Productions continues to grow its world class animation team across CG, 2D and CG/2D hybrid productions.  With 350 employees across all departments, Flying Bark Productions has quickly become one of the most sought-after studios around the world for traditional frame-by-frame and CG animation. 


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