Articles for Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 3

With the mounting success of Avatar: The Last Airbender and its spawned sensation, Nickelodeon now clings to its Emmy Award-nominated series with high hopes.Nickelodeon, which expects consumers to spend about $121 million this year to $254 million in 2009 on its products, has launched Avatar as an instrument that appeals to young people‘s growing interest with its magazines, videogames, toys, DVDs and other merchandise.  With its positive hype that‘s already manifested on the internet, where fans devote long hours of discussions about the animated series, and its promising season 3 premiere that aired last Friday, the network is optimistic that Avatar will turn into “the next big entertainment business trend.” Read more »
As Avatar: The Last Airbender plunges deeper into the third season, viewers become more intrigued and eager to find out what‘s in store in the coming episodes, given that this season is reportedly the last season for Aang and the rest of the gang. Meanwhile, here‘s a preview of fifth episode entitled “The Beach,” which is scheduled to air on Friday, October 19.Read on for a sneak peak on next week‘s episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Read more »
Michael DiMartino, co-creator, executive producer and story editor of Nickelodeon‘s Avatar: The Last Airbender, has something to spill about the show that will hopefully entice and rev up fans throughout the season. While the series is about the adventures of Aang and his friends in their quest to save the world from the ruthless Fire Nation, Avatar‘s major plots center on redemption and forgiveness, according to the show co-creator.  This is clearly manifested in Zuko worrying about his father‘s forgiveness, Katara forgiving Hakoda, and Aang on “failing” himself. Read more »
As the third season of Avatar: The Last Airbender evolves, fans can expect jolts of action and intense drama to surface the animated series.  In the coming days, more revelation and discoveries will unfold beginning with Aang and Zuko who are taken on parallel adventures that give them insight into their predecessors‘ intertwined pasts.Read on for more Avatar season 3 spoilers. Read more »
After airing the first five episodes of season 3 of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Nickelodeon Home Entertainment has decided to release Book 3: Fire, Volume 1 on DVD, which is now available for grabs. Created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Avatar: The Last Airbender is an animated series that is set in an Asian-influenced world of martial arts and elemental magic.  It centers on the adventures of the latest of a long line of Avatars, Aang, and his friends in their quest to save the world. Read more »
While some people have difficulty in shifting genres in the competitive world of television, animators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko easily and successfully make the transition. From animated series like Family Guy, King of the Hill and Mission Hill, they have moved on to become pillars of Avatar: The Last Airbender, which continues to be a ratings phenomenon for Nickelodeon. When asked how they would describe the show for those who are not familiar with it, Konietzko called it “an epic, Asian, martial-arts fantasy/action/adventure/comedy/drama series about the four elements.  It isn‘t easy to fit it all into one sentence!" Read more »
On November 30, Nickelodeon has a treat for fans of the Avatar: The Last Airbender as it brings forth an hour-long TV movie entitled “Day of Black Sun.”  Tagged by Nickelodeon as the darkest day of the year, this special feature sees Aang and his rag-tag squad as they strike down the Fire Nation during the solar eclipse. Read on to find out what‘s in store for the Avatar TV movie. Read more »
THQ has just released Avatar: The Burning Earth, the latest video game offering in the Avatar: The Last Airbender series.  The new video game for Xbox 360 enables fans to continue the epic adventure of Aang and his gutsy determination to restore balance to his war-torn world. Released for Xbox 360 on November 19, Avatar: The Burning Earth is inspired by the second season of the Avatar animated series, where Aang and his friends, Toph, and Sokka, master their skills and fight their way to defend Earth Kingdom against a deadly Fire Nation invasion. Read more »
Now that Volume 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s Book 3 DVD has already been released, fans can look forward to the Volume 2 DVD. Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment have announced that the much awaited second installment will be available on January 22, 2008.Created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Avatar: The Last Airbender is an animated series that is set in an Asian-influenced world of martial arts and elemental magic.  It centers on the adventures of the latest of a long line of Avatars, Aang, and his friends in their quest to save the world. Read more »
As reported previously, Nickelodeon will be launching an array of special features in support of the much awaited television Avatar: The Last Airbender episode “Day of the Black Sun,” which is an hour-long movie that features Aang and the rest of the gang as they launch a massive attack on the Fire Nation during the solar eclipse.  These includes a bunch of new games, events and downloadable items, which can all be accessed through the network‘s website.  Read more »
More than a hundred eager fans of Nickelodeon‘s Avatar: The Last Airbender turned up at the New York Anime Festival, which was held last weekend at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.  Among the many festivities, the hour-long Avatar panel hosted by Nick Magazine‘s Dave Roman delightfully satisfied fans‘ curiosity.The program kicked off with a review of the promotional video clip for the Avatar: The Burning Earth video game and a "trivia bending battle," which gave audience members the opportunity to compete, have fun and win a bunch of prizes such as Avatar video games, DVDs, and copies of the second Avatar magazine signed by series creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Read more »
Following the initial broadcast of “The Western Air Temple," the much-awaited episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender, on YTV in Canada, spoilers of the episode have now made its way to curious U.S. fans. Described as a remarkable installment, this storyline takes place following the two-part special “The Day of the Black Sun” where Sokka and Toph help Aang to find the Fire Lord in time for the eclipse.Read on for more Avatar spoilers. Read more »
Early this month, the New York Anime Festival was held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, with Nick Magazine‘s Dave Roman hosting Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s panel. The discussion revolved around the latest video game, Avatar: The Burning Earth, the highlights of the second Avatar magazine, and unaired episodes of the show‘s current season.  There was also a “fake spoilers” segment, in which sketches made by writer/artist Johane Matte were presented as “what-if” scenarios.  While the segment was intended to be “nothing more than entertainment and good fun,” there was some confusion among fans, which compelled Roman to clarify some things in his deviantArt site. Read more »
From the highly rated Nickelodeon series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, comes a paperback series that follows Aang as he battles to save the world from the wicked Fire Nation.  Published by Golden Books, Battle of the Benders is a 24-page full-color book, which is set for release on Tuesday, January 8.Described as the perfect way to introduce new fans to the exciting world of Avatar: the Last Airbender, Battle of the Benders comes with a lot of eye-popping 3-D images, activities, a 3-D panoramic poster plus two pairs of 3-D glasses. Read more »
Get ready to gear up for the largest multi-genre convention in South Florida History as Florida Supercon takes on a new “super-sized” location at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Resort in Weston, Florida.  The new place is over 60,000 square feet, which is three times the size of Florida Supercon‘s last location. The much-awaited convention for comic book, anime, science fiction and manga fans will take place on May 23 to 25 and will feature many celebrity and industry guests, one of which is Grey Delisle, who is popularly known for providing the voice of Princess Azula on Nickelodeon‘s Avatar: The Last Airbender. Read more »
A lot of fans know Avatar: The Last Airbender as the award-winning animated series currently airing on Nickelodeon.  However, not many people are familiar with the Korean animation thumbprint that remains to be one of the reasons behind the show‘s success.Korean native Oh Seung-hyun, who currently serves as Avatar‘s Supervising Director, has come a long way from his humble beginnings as a struggling artist. Now, he is partially in command of what Nickelodeon hopes to be a new generation in animated storytelling. Read more »
Yesterday, the much awaited Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 3 - Fire, Volume 2 came out on DVD. Fans will be pleased to know that in just a few months, Paramount Home Entertainment will be releasing yet another highly anticipated compilation that will fire up viewers‘ curiosity in the world of Avatar.On May 6, Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 3 - Fire, Volume 3 will be released on DVD, which is a single-disc release that will run 125 minutes. Read on to find out what‘s in store for this Avatar DVD. Read more »
Disney has just hired Nickelodeon development and production veteran Eric Coleman to serve as senior VP of development at Walt Disney Television Animation.  Coleman, who oversees hits like Avatar: The Last Airbender, will be responsible in leading Disney‘s animated television efforts into a new phase of expansion by spearheading development of short-form and long-form animated series for Disney Channel, Toon Disney and Jetix platforms.  He also will oversee Walt Disney TV Animation‘s casting and music departments. Read more »
Avatar: The Last Airbender can add “Favorite Cartoon” in its list of honors given that the adventure-fantasy series has now been nominated in Nickelodeon‘s 21st Annual Kids‘ Choice Awards.  Scheduled to commence on Saturday, March 29 at the Pauley Pavilion, in Westwood, California, the awards show honors the year‘s biggest television, movie and music acts, as voted by the children who watch the Nickelodeon cable channel.Hosted by Jack Black, the awards show will also feature tons of celebrities and musical guests including Jessica Alba, who‘s been nominated for Favorite Movie Actress for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Drake Bell and Josh Peck, who both have been nominated for Favorite TV actor for Drake & Josh, Beyonce and Hannah Montana‘s Miley Cyrus, who both have been nominated for Favorite Female Singer, and Johnny Depp, who‘s been nominated for Favorite Movie Actor for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World‘s End, just to name a few. Read more »
A year ago, Nickelodeon announced that M. Night Shyamalan would be making three live action movies based on the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender.  The surprising news fueled much hype among Avatar fandom but since then, the excitement has gradually died down.  Recently, however, the production of the movie has been moving forward and more speculations about the film are surfacing the internet bit by bit.According to a number of fan sites dedicated to Avatar: The Last Airbender, word on the street is that the role of Aang, the fun-loving 12-year-old and protagonist of the animated series, has already been cast and that Australian actor Jonathan Nguyen has reportedly landed the lead role. Read more »
Previously, BuddyTV reported of the possible casting of Australian actor Jonathan Nguyen as Aang on the live-action film adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender.  While the studios have yet to confirm this casting news, more names have started to surface on the web. Various fan sites, including one dedicated to M. Knight Shymalan, who is set to direct the live-action Avatar movie, are reporting that a Greek actor named Ether Brent has been cast in the role of Sokka, a fifteen-year-old warrior of the Southern Water Tribe who is known to be skeptical but patriotic and sharp-witted. Read more »
Nickelodeon and the Hertz Corporation announced on Thursday that they are expanding the availability for Nick on the Go, the first fully portable, pre-loaded, touch-screen media player for vacationing families.  The expansion means that the units will be available for rent in 23 additional top leisure travel airport locations, which in turn means that avid viewers of Nickelodeon will have a better chance of watching such hit shows like Avatar: The Last Airbender while they‘re out and about. "Families are responding favorably to Nick on the Go and looking for increased access," said Frank Camacho, staff vice president of marketing for Hertz.  "Hertz is pleased to expand Nick on the Go availability to key leisure destinations from New York to California and new locations in between.  A first for the travel industry, Nick on the Go makes vacation time more enjoyable as kids love having their favorite Nickelodeon shows at their finger tips.  Parents appreciate the easy use, the hours of entertainment, and the ability to take the player into a hotel or restaurant, as well as using it in the car." Read more »
Nickelodeon’s hit cartoon series, Avatar: The Last Airbender has, in its more than three years on air, featured an extensive original musical score, courtesy of composers Benjamin Wynn and Jeremy Zuckerman, more popularly known among show and music fans as The Track Team.  Unfortunately, Nickelodeon has yet to release an official compilation of the show’s music. This could all change, however, should the combined efforts of avid Avatar: The Last Airbender followers and the Track Team pay off in the near future.  At present, a petition for the network to create an official soundtrack for the series is going around online.  So far, more than 3,900 signatures have already been collected for the petition, which was launched in January 27. Read more »
The New York Comic Con is just a few weeks away, and Nick Magazine‘s associate editor Dave Roman is encouraging fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender to submit show-related creations that may be featured during the show‘s panel. Roman wrote on his official blog that the magazine is considering featuring “fan-made things at NYCC… if they are FUNNY, short and PG rated!”  Roman also gave some suggestions on what fans can send in, including a “short/ funny tribute video that covers fandom as whole or plays to the anticipation of the big finale, a well-edited compilation of the cool Avatar cosplay all in one place set to music, short fan-made videos/confessionals where people [or puppets, or cartoons] explain what they love about Avatar and/or why other people should watch it, a compilation of Avatar AMVs [Animated Music Videos], original parodies that are PG [or slightly PG-13] and Bender-rock: Musical acts inspired by Avatar.” Read more »
BuddyTV is giving away one copy of Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 3: Fire, Volume 1 on DVD. In this installment of Nickelodeon‘s animated show, the kids enter the Fire Nation with the goal of covertly moving from island to island to the Royal Palace, where they will eventually confront and defeat the Firelord. Along the way, they discover the people of the Fire Nation are not all that different in their needs and desires from the other peoples of the world. Check out the official website here. Read more »
Fans would be happy to know that Volume 3 of the third season DVD of Avatar: The Last Airbender hit retail stores all over the United States yesterday, May 6. Late last year, Book 3: Fire, Volume 1, the first of four volumes, was made available for the retail price of $16.99. Volume 1 contained five episodes of the series, with an audio commentary by the creators of crew. While October 2007’s Volume 1 release included episodes “The Awakening,” “The Headband,” “The Painted Lady,” “Sokka‘s Master” and “The Beach,” yesterday’s Volume 2 release included just five episodes with no extras or features. The $16.99-worth Volume 2 included “The Avatar and the Fire Lord,” “The Runaway,” “The Puppetmaster,” “Nightmares and Daydreams” and “Day of Black Sun.”Yesterday, the five-episode long Volume 3 DVD was released, and fans got the first look of four yet-unaired episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Read more »
Fans would be thrilled to know that Avatar: The Last Airbender has made enough waves in the entertainment industry to have a film adaptation to its name.  In fact, they’d be happier to know that M. Night Shyamalan, the man behind the success of the film The Sixth Sense, has enlisted his talents for the making of the live-action film adaptation, which is set to be released on July 2, 2010.  According to Variety, the production team has titled the film “The Last Airbender,” dropping the “Avatar” to avoid confusion with James Cameron’s upcoming flick of the same name, which is set to be released in December 2009.Avatar: The Last Airbender was inspired and influenced by Japanese filmmaker Hayao Mizahaki, whom Shyamalan believes is one of the greatest storytellers in the world.  Shyamalan adds that “In ‘The Last Airbender,‘ I see an opportunity to make a live-action version of a Miyazaki film.” Read more »
Next week, the remaining 10 episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender will air each night, ending with what should be an explosive two-hour series finale on July 19. It has been over three years since Avatar: The Last Airbender began airing on Nickelodeon, and over time the show has grown from a deceptively simple kid‘s adventure series to one of the best American animated series ever.In honor of Avatar‘s impending series finale, we here at BuddyTV sat down and racked our brains to list our top 10 favorite Avatar episodes. The choices were tough, since nearly every episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender is packed with humor, action and heart – but even in a sea of awesomeness, some episodes rose to the top. Read more »
The wait is over!  Fans who have been looking forward to the conclusion of Avatar: The Last Airbender can now witness the final fate of the four nations as Nickelodeon presents a riveting two-hour Avatar television movie, which airs tonight at 8pm ET/PT.Following Aang‘s futile attack against the vicious Firelord Ozai during the "Day of Black Sun," he will finally face his mortal enemy and seal his destiny in the final showdown between Aang and Firelord Ozai in the episode called "Sozin‘s Comet." Read more »
Nickelodeon‘s popular animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender may have ended, but obviously the fever isn‘t over yet.  Aside from the planned trilogy of live-action films that will be directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the first of which is currently in production, the press‘ attention has again given the cartoon glowing reviews.Last Saturday‘s finale, “Sozin‘s Comet”—actually the series‘ last four episodes shown together—was praised for its balance of fun for children and adults, much like how its main character Aang attempts to keep balance in the world.  “This is complicated stuff, the reconciliation of religion and violence, and it‘s beautifully rendered,” The New York Times said.  “[It‘s] simple enough for Nickelodeon fans and subtle enough for their parents, with humor to puncture the pomposity inherent in the heroic genre.” Read more »
The third season surely ended with a bang for Nickelodeon‘s Avatar: The Last Airbender.  The special week featuring new half-hour episodes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, a one-hour TV movie mid-week, and, of course, the highly anticipated two-hour finale "Sozin‘s Comet" attracted nearly 20 million viewers, breaking records for the series‘ highest ratings ever and at the same time earning the top spot for broadcast and basic cable television for the week with kids and tweens.The conclusion to the third season, where Aang faces an epic battle against the Firelord and comes to terms with his destiny, became the number-one telecast on broadcast and basic cable television for its week, with an average of 5.6 million viewers, some 200 percent higher than last year‘s like time period.  It likewise earned the highest ratings for Avatar ever with kids 6 to 11 years old and twwens, couple with triple-digit increases in almost all demographics. Read more »
Avatar: The Last Airbender recently wrapped up its final season on Nickelodeon with an action-packed finale that left fans completely satisfied.  Though the finale just aired ten days ago, the four-part epic is already hitting DVD so fans can relive the mind-blowing conclusion all over again.  The disc also contains the two episodes prior to the finale, "The Southern Raiders" and "The Ember Island Players," along with commentary from the creators, cast and crew.To find out how you can win your own copy of the Avatar Book 3, Volume 4 DVD, read on. Read more »
As Uncle Iroh might tell us, patience is a virtue. But patience as an Avatar: The Last Airbender fan can only last so long before we just want Nickelodeon to hurry up and air the last few episodes already.Good news, Avatar fans. If you haven‘t yet heard, the remaining half of Book 3: Fire is coming to American TV in just six weeks. Though several episodes beyond the mid-season two parter "The Day of Black Sun" have aired outside of the US, and a few of those are already out on DVD, come July 14 Nickelodeon will finally air the last ten episodes of the series. Read more »
M. Night Shyamalan‘s new R-rated thriller The Happening is hitting theaters this Friday, and as he makes the rounds to promote the film he‘s getting hit with a lot of questions about the upcoming live action Avatar: The Last Airbender movie. Currently the flick is being called simply The Last Airbender so as to not conflict with director James “Titanic” Cameron‘s upcoming movie Avatar.Shyamalan has reportedly been working closely with Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko to craft the movie, which he plans to be the first of a trilogy with each movie following one season of the series. Though Shyamalan has long received criticism for his particular brand of storytelling and for the films that followed his smash hit The Sixth Sense, the news that the original Avatar creators are involved and that Shyamalan seems to have huge respect for the story is encouraging news. Read more »
For someone used to network TV, the almost haphazard scheduling of Avatar: The Last Airbender has been more than a little confusing. Nickelodeon has aired seasons of this show with extensive breaks between episodes, and then waited months and months between seasons. For a show aimed at a younger audience with a short attention span, this doesn‘t seem like the wisest plan. Especially since Avatar: The Last Airbender isn‘t a Spongebob Squarepants, which has nothing resembling an overarcing story and can air reruns forever without anyone much caring.Avatar: The Last Airbender and its coherent, specific story arcs is a tale best seen beginning to end, and finally the end of the series – its last few episodes before its conclusive finale – will air in just a month. Strangely, the current schedule is that the last episodes will be aired straight through during the course of one week, an odd choice after the lengthy and painfully long schedule the show previously endured. Read more »
Avatar: The Last Airbender fans have been waiting months, but the day is almost here. In the US, Nickelodeon began airing one new episode a day starting on Monday, leading up to the long awaited Avatar two-hour series finale, “Sozin‘s Comet.”Already we are halfway through the Avatar: The Last Airbender week long event. “The Western Air Temple” was aired Monday night, and yesterday was “The Firebending Masters.” Tonight will be a special hour long Avatar episode combining both parts of “The Boiling Rock” – an episode that will prove to be a critical turning point before the big, series ending battle on Saturday. Read more »
After a final week that had a record 19 million viewers tuning in, Nickelodeon announced the release of a new avatar multiplayer online global game inspired by Avatar: The Last Airbender.The game, called Avatar: Legends of the Arena, lets players create their own Avatar character and even test their skills against players from all over the world in several 3D online arenas. Read more »
After a record-breaking final week on Nickelodeon, which attracted some 19 million viewers, fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender now have to endure the long wait until July 2010, when the first of a trilogy of Avatar movies is slated to come out.  They have something to expect, however, as it will be directed by M. Night Syamalan, the force behind The Sixth Sense. “He‘s very respectful of the material we have created,” says creator Mike DiMartino of Shyamalan.  “We are really excited to see the Avatar world come to life in a live-action movie.  Personally, I can‘t wait to see a realistic Appa flying through the sky.” Read more »
Jumping from one hit to hopefully another one, a writer of the top-rating Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender Dave Filoni was recently signed up to take the reins of The Clone Wars, the television series inspired by the 31-year old Star Wars franchise and pop culture phenomenon.  Finoli, 34, worked with Avatar and was interviewed and hired by George Lucas himself to usher the ongoing saga of the Skywalker family to its fourth decade.Finoli was also at the helm of the seventh film in the franchise, also called Clone Wars, which debuted in theaters recently.  He and his team did so well in using computer animation to create the Star Wars cartoon series that he was chosen to do the movie, too. Read more »
While waiting for the release of an online multiplayer Avatar game in less than a month, Aang and his posse have made their way to the portable playstation. Avatar: The Last Airbender for the PSP has been lauded for not being strict in terms of following the storyline in the highly successful Nickelodeon series.  Instead, players can find their own quests and follow their destiny, so to speak.If you‘re a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, be sure to read on to see whether this game will be worth your time and money. Read more »
For those who can‘t get quite enough of Aang and his gang after highly raved about Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender ended its season on a high note (read: 19 million viewers on its final week), you‘re in luck, as the complete box set of Avatar Book 3 will debut on DVD this September 16.Other than, of course, the 21 episodes of the phenomenal season, the DVD set will also have several bonus features, such as Inside Sozin‘s Comet: Exclusive Four-Part Audio Commentary by Creators, The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Book 3 Finale Pencil Test Animation, and Into the Fire Nation at San Diego Comic-Con. Read more »
After confirmation some months back of an official Avatar: The Last Airbender move being in the works, more details surface regarding the highly anticipated project.  Unique to its kind as an animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender also has a huge following among the older markets, and this is seen to be one of its strength when it finally comes out.That being said, The Last Airbender is set for release on July 2, 2010, with filming beginning in Philadelphia in May 2009.  It will also be shot in Greenland.  Meanwhile, the working title had the word "Avatar" stricken out so as not to be confused with the James Cameron project of the same title.  With Cameron proclaiming that the upcoming Avatar movie will dwarf Titanic, even an M. Night Shyamalan feature better stay away from it. Read more »
It has been nearly two months since the finale of the third and final season of Avatar: The Last Airbender has aired.  Since then, Avatar fans haven‘t stopped clamoring for a fourth book from its makers, Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.  While there is still no confirmation that a fourth book (presumably and logically to be “air”) is in the offing, the people behind the popular series have at least gave Avatar fans something to look forward to: the Avatar movie to be released next year. Meanwhile, Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Complete Book 3 Collection lands in the shelves of your favorite DVD stores today.  The five-disc package will include the 21 episodes of the season, plus several special features such as Inside Sozin‘s Comet: Exclusive Four-Part Audio Commentary by Creators, The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Book 3 Finale Pencil Test Animation, and Into the Fire Nation at San Diego Comic-Con. Read more »
Some two months after Avatar: The Last Airbender wrapped up its third and final season, the clamor for more Aang and the gang has not died down.  The movie that is currently in production is surely creating a buzz, and the complete Avatar Book 3 DVD hit the anime shelves a week ago.  Surely, these developments have something to do with the 19 million people who tuned in during its farewell week.  These figures put Avatar: The Last Airbender among the top five shows cable during its run.Now Avatar‘s legion of fans have to wait until July 2010 to see the movie, but for the mean time, Nickelodeon is launching a massive Avatar Multiplayer Online Global game called Avatar: Legends of the Arena to make the Avatar experience closer to fans.  Here, players can create their own Avatar character and do battle with players all over the world in several three-dimensional online arenas.  As you go along, you can unlock new bending moves and get equipment as you win.  You can go here for more details. Read more »
THQ has announced that Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno, the video game that follows the storyline of the third season of Nickelodeon‘s acclaimed and highly successful TV series, is now available for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo Wii home video game system.  The much awaited game is also expected to be made available for Nintendo DS on Monday, November 24.Just like the third season of Avatar, which saw the final showdown between Aang and his friends as they face Fire Lord Ozai, Into the Inferno allows players to embark on an epic adventure and participate in the dramatic culmination to the 100-year-old war. Read more »
Every year, the Peabody Awards honor excellence in television, and this year’s recipients represent a broad range of genres. From news to satire, from the Olympics to a period miniseries, from sci-fi to animation, the Peabodys are honoring a little bit of everything.The winners this year include the time-traveling exploits of Lost, the majesty of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, HBO’s wild Entourage, AMC’s quietly beautiful Breaking Bad, the political sketches from Saturday Night Live, and everyone’s favorite video sharing outpost, YouTube. Read more »
The much-anticipated trailer for The Last Airbender, which is based on the highly successful Nickelodeon animated TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender, has just been released online. The movie from M. Night Shyamalan has been the topic of discussions among Avatar fans ever since the Emmy-winning series wrapped up last July. And now, fans can finally take a sneak peek at the live action film, which is scheduled for theatrical release on July 2, 2010. Read more »
En route to its July 2, 2010 launch, the Avatar: The Last Airbender movie called The Last Airbender is quickly gathering hype, thanks to the trailer released recently.  More than a year before The Last Airbender hits movie screens, the hit Nickelodeon series adaptation became a hit far beyond its original 6 to 11-year-old demo, no small thanks to its amazing and complete mythology and engaging storyline.Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan, who takes the reins in The Last Airbender, tells If Magazine that he waited so long for something like Avatar: The Last Airbender, and it was kids who introduced him to the Nickelodeon animated series. Read more »
Clearly, good things take time.Some time after the release of the first trailer for the Avatar: The Last Airbender movie, producer Frank Marshall revealed to Starlog that the prodigious process that comes with writing and conceptualizing the planned trilogy would most likely entail a lot of time that can take up to six years. Read more »
Toronto-based toy company Spin Master has nabbed an exclusive deal with Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products to be the master global toy licensor for all the forthcoming action figures, vehicles, and play sets en route to the theatrical release of the Avatar: The Last Airbender movie The Last Airbender on July 2010."M. Night Shyamalan and Paramount have done an incredible job of adapting the mythology of Avatar, the Nick TV show, into an imaginative and visually stunning live-action big-screen fantasy adventure film," said Adam Beder, Spin Master‘s licensing chief.  Read more »
The brouhaha involving the casting in the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender movie has no doubt drawn harsh criticisms from both sides of the debate, some quite logical, some just totally - excuse me - stupid. Joining the camp calling some casting decisions racist is the animatic director of the original Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series Dao Le, who sent a statement to Racebending.com calling the casting moves "a huge disappointment." Read more »
Despite the many protests hurled against the casting for the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender movie, the trailer released a few months ago in June was another thing altogether. The near two-minute preview drew raves from fans, and it was all but one scene and one character! When the casting photos were released, however, the enthusiasm induced by the release of the trailer quickly died. And now discussions mostly involve racism, the inspiration behind the Avatar mythology, and others.A little over two months after the release of the first mini-trailer, producer Frank Marshall announced via Twitter that Avatar: The Last Airbender fans may have to wait a little longer for the full trailer. Read more »
Filming and production en route to the July 2010 release of the Avatar: The Last Airbender movie is currently in full swing (complete with a bunch of licensing deals with toy and publishing companies), as if there isn‘t any ongoing debate in regards to its controversial casting decisions. So far, no Paramount people has even remotely acknowledged the presence of any controversy, much less bothered to address it. More than anything, this puts to question whether all the noise that this racist vs. not racist debate has that big a following, or is it one of those cases where a few outspoken fans overreact and get more people riled up in the process. Adding their voice to the cause, however, both the animatic editor and the cultural consultant of the original Avatar: The Last Airbender series have both expressed disappointment with the casting decisions, perhaps revealing that there is something more to this outcry than just plain fan overreaction. Read more »
The TV-panel fun keeps on going with Saturday‘s Comic-Con schedule. Many of the biggest fan favorites have their panels on this day, so you‘ll have to plan carefully if you want to hit all of your favorite TV shows throughout the day.Just so you don‘t have to wade through everything in the Saturday schedule for the San Diego Comic-Con, we‘ve come up with a list of just the television-related panels for your convenience. If you do want the entire schedule, click here. Read more »
The San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, so it‘s time to get planning. We‘ve got all of the television-related panel and event information for Friday (July 13) right here, so check it out. Read more »
The San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, so it‘s time to get planning. We‘ve got all of the television-related panel and event information for Saturday (July 14) right here, so check it out! Read more »
San Diego Comic-Con 2014 is sure to be the highlight of the year for everyone who‘s attending. So to help you plan your schedule, check out all the television-related panels and event information for Saturday, July 26. Read more »

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