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News on the Nickelodeon anime Avatar The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, with the Water Tribe, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation and Air Nomads

The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra

The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra

Nickelodeon has just released a brand-spanking new trailer for the upcoming sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, entitled Legend of Korra: The Last Airbender. The new trailer features a lot of clips from the old series, juxtaposed with clips from the new one, featuring the new antagonist Korra displaying her fire, water, and earth bending skills.

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The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra Trailer

The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra Trailer

It’s no secret that M.Night Shyamalan’s poorly received take on Avatar: The Last Airbender has killed all the buzz it originally managed to drum up for the franchise, and the only people still interested in a new addition to the franchise are the loyal fans who got started on the series through the books and the cartoon – the same people who would have followed the series even without the Hollywood buzz, and the exact same people who felt betrayed by the sub par quality of the live action adaptation.

Nicktoons MLB swings into stores on Nintendo Wii, DS, and Xbox 360

2K Play’s baseball crossover pits MLB superstars like Derek Jeter against cartoon superstars like …SpongeBob SquarePants?!! 2K Games hopes this game can revitalize their baseball offerings with 23 characters from Nicktoons favorites like Spongebob, Avatar: The Last Airbender, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Planet Sheen, Fanboby and Chum Chum, Danny Phantom, Invader Zim, and last but certainly not least, Ren and Stimpy. If that’s not enough, gamers will have access to over 300 MLB pros, with stadiums from both the real world and animated world.

Nicktoons Battle in Nickelodeon’s Super Brawl 2

Nicktoons Battle in Nickelodeon's Super Brawl 2

Are you a fan of Nicktoons?  Are you fans of fighting games like Super Smash Bros Brawl or Street Fighter?  Well, then you’re gonna love Nick Super Brawl 2!  A sequel to “Jingle Brawl,” (and the seasonal Brawls), Super Brawl features over 32 Characters, and various stages from Nicktoons, like SpongeBob SquarePants, Planet Sheen, The FairlyOdd Parents, Fanboy and Chum-Chum, T.U.F.F. Puppy, The Penguins of Madagascar, Monkey Quest (the Online game that stars Monkeys) and many more! Super Brawl 2 updates with new characters every few weeks. The game also gives out special moves; the coolest of which is the “Super Move”, an incredibly powerful attack to cause some big damage. Read on for more info!

Avatar The Last Airbender earns Nickelodeon Razzie heat

Avatar's The Last Airbender earns Nickelodeon Razzie heat

Movies based on animated classics are typically hit-or-miss. Whether it’s a live-action remake like the Transformers series has been, or a extended continuation of the animation, like the SpongeBob movie, the results can either pay off big time, or leave fans a little upset. Last year, M. Night Shyamalan brought Nickelodeon’s unique anime, Avatar: The Last Airbender, to the big screen in a live-action recreation. The results weren’t overly pleasing to the hardcore fans of the Nicktoon, and an organization in Hollywood called the Razzie Awards took notice. The “reverse Oscars”, the Razzies are meant to acknowledge the worst in cinema, and five of which went to The Last Airbender, including Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Supporting Actor, and Worst Misuse of 3D. Yowch. All this for a film that grossed $300 million at the global box office. Too harsh?

Nickelodeon readies Avatar’s The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra

Nickelodeon readies Avatar's The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra

Seventy years after the end of the Avatar: The Last Airbender, Korra has stepped in where Aang left off, filling in as the new Avatar. She’s a hot-headed and rebellious young woman from the Southern Water Tribe, ready to take on the world. The series follows Korra as she faces an anti-bender revolt while mastering the art of Airbending from Aang and Katara’s son, Tenzin. For those worried about a different adventure, fear not! Nickelodeon’s spin-off series will have the same driving force behind the toon as the original did, namely Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Seems a little like Batman Beyond picking up after Batman: The Animated Series, and we can’t wait!

ThunderCats reborn on Cartoon Network

ThunderCats reborn on Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network just had themselves a litter – the ThunderCats are back! The toon made famous with vintage 80’s mutant superhero style is back, re-imagined for a whole new era, set to debut “soon” on the CN. Along with Warner Bros., Studio4°C has breathed new life into classic icons like Lion-O, Cheetara, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, and the rest of the hero and villain teams you remember, as well as new ones you always wanted. Getting the hype-train rolling, The producers have begun rolling out teaser artwork. Check it out along with the latest press release. …and… “hoooooo!!”

Nickelodeon heads to the Ukraine

Nickelodeon heads to the Ukraine

After years of waiting, cartoon fans in the Ukraine are going to receive a very special holiday-timed gift this year! Nickelodeon will be launching its very first branded block with local broadcaster StarLightMedia Group, bringing tons of Nick fun to the Ukrainian audience. We’re talking about going from zero Nick toons to over 800 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, the Penguins of Madagascar, Rugrats, Avatar, and more!! The cartoons will air every day on QTV, and all weekend long on STB. Talk about a perfect present!

Is Nicktoons the fastest growing kids network?

Is Nicktoons the fastest growing kids network?

Even though they’re very specific numbers, ratings can often be skewed to mean what you want them to mean. Maybe if you score low in one range, but higher in another, you can claim it was an off-week for your TV show, or maybe that it’s what you wanted all along! So when Nicktoons, Nickelodeon’s little cousin, makes a claim that they are the fastest-growing kids network, it gets some attention! We’re looking at current and future toons on the channel, like Avatar, Dragon Ball Z Kai, NFL Rush Zone: Guardians of the Core, Iron Man, Speed Racer, and Voltron Force, and we’re thinking… wow, of course their ratings are huge!! Have you guys been watching?

Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra, the waterbender after Avatar Aang

Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra, the waterbender after Avatar Aang

With the success of the Avatar animated series, as well as M. Night Shyamalan’s motion picture The Last Airbender, it’s no wonder Nickelodeon wants to keep the train running for the American born anime series! Thankfully, we’ve finally got word of the next chapter in the franchise: The Legend of Korra. The latest Avatar, Korra is the successor to Aang. She is a teenage girl born to the Southern Water Tribe who has already mastered Waterbending, Earthbending, and Firebending. She needs only to learn Aang’s art of Airbending to evolve into a fully realized Avatar, learning from Tenzin, the son of Aang and Katara. The toon, from the same creators, Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, is set to debut on Nick in 2011. Sounds like a fun new take on the series, but will it surpass the original?

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