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And the Peabody Goes To…

April 6, 2009

The George Foster Peabody Awards has honored Avatar: The Last Airbender with a prestigious Peabody Award for its “unusually complex characters and healthy respect for the consequences of warfare.”

Michael DiMartino, co-creator  and co-executive producer, had this to say when reached by Animation Insider.

We are thrilled, honored, and humbled that Avatar was chosen to receive a Peabody award. From the start, Bryan [Konietzko] and I set out to make a series that would exceed what audiences normally expect from children’s animated shows. We’re proud of all the people who worked tirelessly to make that goal a reality.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of a few animated programs, including The Simpsons, Wallace & Gromit, Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, and South Park, to have ever received a Peabody.

Congratulations to Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, and all of the talented people who put so much hard work into making Avatar a reality.