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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


Storyboard artist


The Legend of Korra credits


Executive producer

Story editor


Storyboard artist


Additional voice

Comic writer

Graphic novel writer

Other Avatar works

Selected other credits

Television work


Biographical information

DiMartino 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 ran for fifty-two episodes over four books, split across two distinct seasons.

In 2015, after The Legend of Korra had finished, DiMartino revealed that he was working on a series of fantasy novels called "Rebel Geniuses", with the first novel released on October 4, 2016. During the San Diego Comic-Con later that year, he also announced that he would be continuing The Legend of Korra in the form of comics, albeit without Bryan Konietzko.

DiMartino resides in Los Angeles, California and is a father to twins.


  • 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]


  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, Mike (2013-07-25). "Creating Mythology: The Search for Zuko's Mother Continues...". Retrieved on June 7, 2020. “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.”
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