TV - Movies
The Unexpected
Between Avatar:
The Last Airbender
And Family Guy
“Family Guy” is a long-running but sometimes controversial adult animated sitcom, while “Avatar: The Last Airbender” boasted only three seasons but garnered critical acclaim. While the two shows may be nothing alike on the surface, the two shows share a key connecting point, one that may surprise fans of both cartoons.
Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” acted as a director, animator, and storyboard artist for early episodes of “Family Guy,” while working for Film Ronan, and he even directed six episodes from 1999 to 2002. “Avatar” co-creator Bryan Konietzko was also involved with “Family Guy” and Film Ronan as a storyboard artist and character designer.
Due to the success of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” on Netflix during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the streamer announced plans for a live action “Last Airbender” series. However, DiMartino and Konietzko, formerly brought on as showrunners for the Netflix series, chose to step down due to creative differences and instead formed Avatar Studios.