From Cartoon Snap
, a job watch site for the animation industry:
Nickelodeon Animation Studio is
looking for several artists for its newest show, tentatively titled,
Untitled Avatar the Last Airbender Project!
We are looking for one, or multiple, of the following:
Yes, you're reading that corrected -- Nickelodeon is apparently ready to make another Avatar: The Last Airbender
cartoon. Given the attention the live-action movie will be bringing to the property -- for good or ill -- this just makes good sense. However, will this cartoon be a continuation of the adventures of Aang and Team Avatar, or a whole new series set in the Avatar world? I'm betting the latter, because given the original series' commitment to storytelling, I doubt they'd go back to Aang unless they figured out a really compelling new story to tell -- although now that I say this, I have no idea if the original creators are actually involved. I certainly hope so.
Actually, I had one thought, and I doubt it's true -- you know how popular anime series generally get abridged movies made of them? Like Evangelion
, Gurren Lagann
, etc. What if the Avatar
guys were making movies of the show, like one animated movie for each book/season, just because they knew M. Night Shyamalan was going to fuck it up? I can't decide if that would be more funny or sad. Both, really. Thanks to Gleeman for the tip.
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