Joaquim Dos Santos

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Joaquim Dos Santos
Joaquim Dos Santos by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Dos Santos in 2012
Born (1977-07-22) July 22, 1977 (age 45)
Lisbon, Portugal
OccupationStoryboard artist, director, producer, writer, designer
Notable workJustice League Unlimited
Avatar: The Last Airbender
G.I. Joe: Resolute
The Legend of Korra
Voltron: Legendary Defender
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Joaquim Dos Santos is a Portuguese-born American storyboard artist, director, producer, writer, and designer. He is best known for his directing work on the television series Justice League Unlimited, Avatar: The Last Airbender, G.I. Joe: Resolute, The Legend of Korra, and Voltron: Legendary Defender. He also serves as a co-director on the films Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023) and Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse (2024).


He was a storyboard artist for the animated series Justice League before being promoted in the show's renamed third season. He went on to direct half of the episodes of Justice League Unlimited alongside fellow DC Animated Universe director Dan Riba, including the final episode "Destroyer". He joined the staff of Avatar: The Last Airbender in the middle of the show's second season as a storyboard artist, and began directing episodes in the third season, including the last two parts of the four-part series finale. He would later go on to work on Avatar's sequel series The Legend of Korra, as he co-directed all of the first season alongside Ki Hyun Ryu and served as co-executive producer for the entire series.[citation needed]

He also served as supervising director on the mini-series G.I. Joe: Resolute. After that project, he moved back to Warner Bros. Animation, where he directed two DC Showcase short films: The Spectre (accompanying the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video movie) and Jonah Hex (on Batman: Under the Red Hood). He also worked as an executive producer and co-showrunner on the animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender with Lauren Montgomery.[1] He is attached to direct Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, alongside Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson.[2][3]


  1. ^ "DreamWorks and Netflix reveal Voltron: Legendary Defender animated series showrunners". Nerd Reactor. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Kit, Borys (November 27, 2018). "'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Sequel and All-Female Spinoff in the Works From Sony (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 27, 2018. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  3. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (April 20, 2022). "'Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse' Heads To Summer 2023; Sony Dates 'Madame Web', 'Equalizer 3' Among Other Release Changes". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 20, 2022. Retrieved April 20, 2022.

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