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    General rumors, photos, professionally-intended leaks, discussion, occasional arguments, and that sort of lovely nonsense for Avatar: The Last Airbender / The Legend of Korra and the franchise as a whole.

    There's been a poop-load of updates since the last thread, and likely to continue leading up to Smoke and Shadow Part 1 release on September 23, 2015. The preview is already out and you can discuss it on this thread.

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    • Some updates:

      • Gallery Nucleus will host a Q & A panel with Mike and Bryan on Saturday tomorrow 2-3pm! There will be signings after that. Aang statues and new exclusive prints of select works in the exhibition will be released for the first time to attendees of the panel, like the following 'The World' exclusive print by artist Bill Mudron. The ATLA/Korra gallery will then close this Sunday. You can shop for some prints here. A few fan-arts on display are still available for sale.
      https://41.media.tumblr.com/548ec1b4344105e3e4e2a3dd4a1f18c8/tumblr_mgss20q4xi1s0064bo1_500.jpg
      • Janet Varney co-designed a Korra T-shirt and made it available as an exclusive, limited-edition run. Proceeds from this shirt go to The Art of Elysium, a nonprofit organization that provides artistic workshops to children battling serious medical conditions.
      • According to Book 4 Blu-Ray commentary,[1] Bryan was setting Mako up with Iroh's sister (and Izumi's daughter).[2] Yes, it didn't happen, but Mike and Bryan fully expect fanfics to commence with Mako and the sister.[3], which you can discuss on this thread and this thread. BTW, you know guys know that Mako is supposed to die in Book 4, right? Icon_shifty.gif

      Viacom layoffs[4] have been brutal and heart-breaking. Top Nickelodeon execs have been fired,[5] including Jenna Boyd (who used to supervise the production of ATLA) and Rich Magallanes, who happens to be the boss of Megan Casey, the exec-in-charge of ATLA/Korra and TMNT. Not that I want Rich gone but with him laid off, there is one less layer of management between Megan and the higher ups, so she can communicate to them her concerns on how Korra is (mis)managed more easily.

      As for Paramount, the Chairman/CEO fired Adam Goodman as its President [6] and promoted Marc Evans[7] in his place. Marc Evans is tasked to "raise the number of movie it fields annually from its current eight to 10-14 live-action titles and an additional animated release". It so happens that Marc used to supervise the production of The Last Airbender movie...

      https://i.imgur.com/eyxckfP.jpg

      Adios.

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    • I highly doubt this is going where you think it's going.

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    • BTW, you know guys know that Mako is supposed to die in Book 4, right?

      Not even what that says.

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    • That is some good news. I love that map btw! The fanart thing reminds me to order up a new iPhone case and there's quite a number of excellent ATLA/LoK ones out there on those fanart type of sites.

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    • I think they'll go for with this shipping if the show is continued in some form. Even Mako deserve to be happy.

      https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ap4nwfeTuqs/T5l5d4rJXTI/AAAAAAAABc4/9_aXqUeZ_Qo/s320/avatar+korra+mako+y+asami+1.jpg

      FYI, IGN is holding Super Team 64 tournament. Team Avatar is in the running for Greatest Fictional Team of All-Time. Right now, Team Avatar is facing off Voltron Lion Force. Let's get the vote out!

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    • They should really use ATLA with that one or we'd lose to the lions. Hell, we'd lose to the X-men anyways in the new round because of huge influx of comic fans. : /

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    • I hope it's not wrong to say but I would have voted for Voltron anyway. So many more childhood memories.

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    • I still remember that intro. Oh man, that was such a nostalgic intro! Peter Cullen can do no wrong.

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    • I use to have the old bootleg toys with plastic clothes hangers for tails. As good as the original team is, Voltron is one of the classic teams in those brackets. Some of the best hero teams came out of the 70's and 80's era.

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    • The IGN tournament also has Fire Nation facing off the Secret Six. The 32 winners will advance tomorrow.

      IO9 also has their own tournament for Movies vs TV. ATLA/Korra won against Babylon 5 but lost against Firefly in the following round. Damn you Joss Whedon. http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i454/Hasdi/47.gif

      FYI, Kya and Aiwei pages has been updated with this info from during yesterday's Q&A panel at Gallery Nucleus.

      So I decided to ask Bryke something really important to me, if there are any characters in the Avatar universe besides Korra and Asami who are part of the lgbtqia+ community.

      "Sure there are!" Was Mike’s response.

      "We’ve thought about it a lot!" Bryan concurred. "Kya, and Aiwei! And MORE. Some good, some bad!"

      I repeat. Kya is confirmed queer. Whether lesbian, Bisexual, pansexual, asexual or anything else, I’m not sure. We were right. (Also Aiwei, didn’t see THAT coming!)

      Thank you, Michael. Thank you, Bryan.

      ATLA/KOrra event at Gallery Nucleus ends today. The franchise promotion is not over though: Syfy is airing the movie tonight at 9pm, tomorrow 5pm, and next Monday at 9pm. That should be enough to bridge the "brand awareness" to TLoK event at HavenCon 2015 on April 4-5.

      Neo Bahamut wrote:
      BTW, you know guys know that Mako is supposed to die in Book 4, right?
      Not even what that says.

      Read the comments on that link. Mako was set up to die. The scene and the music was called "Mako's sacrifice". Sacrifice implies death. Otherwise, it should have been called "Mako's gamble" or something for "risking his life". That episode is even named "The Last Stand", as in Mako took this last stand. Yet, he lives.

      Remember when I said Mike and Bryan was reworking the last episode a few weeks before it aired? Bryan already confirmed that one of the rework is a "retake" on Korrasami, i.e., Korra and Asami turning towards each other at the portal. But there were new voice recordings with the main cast, so I think the rework also included Bolin saving Mako, and changing his funeral into Varrick/Zhu Li's wedding. A death of a Team Avatar member would have been the ultimate ending for the show.

      Mike and Bryan didn't tell you this (on the Blu-Ray commentary and elsewhere) because they would have to explain why: in the last minute, Nick decided to keep their options open for more Korra books. It doesn't mean Nick will go for it though, so there's no sense to keep the fans' hope up for something Nick may not do. For now, Mako can live to fight another day.

      However, I'm telling you this because I know none of you will believe me anyway, so there's no harm done. Icon_shifty.gif

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    • I could see it. Seems like that was what the scene was building up to. But, yeah, without confirmation, it's hard to say difinitively.

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    • ^About Mako's death that is.

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    • Read the comments on that link. Mako was set up to die.

      I did. Twice now. They don't say that. And even if they did, who are these people that I should care?

      The scene and the music was called "Mako's sacrifice". Sacrifice implies death. Otherwise, it should have been called "Mako's gamble" or something for "risking his life".

      Interesting, but not a confirmation.

      That episode is even named "The Last Stand", as in Mako took this last stand. Yet, he lives.

      No, it is the last stand against the mech.

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    • Weltall8000 wrote:
      I could see it. Seems like that was what the scene was building up to. But, yeah, without confirmation, it's hard to say difinitively.

      The scene certainly built itself up to do it, but I guess they had second thoughts?

      Super Team Tournament Round 2 is UP![1]

      Team Avatar (it is ATLA, not LoK) is up against the X-men while the FN nation is up against the Koopalings! The X-men one is pretty tough hill to overcome but the FN should pull through.

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    • Hmm... Hypable posted another piece of info from the Q&A panel.

      • "Bryan Konietzko confirmed that he and co-creator Mike DiMartino are no longer working as creative partners. Instead, the two are focusing on separate projects."
      • "But though DiMartino and Konietzko are no longer working together, the co-creators continue to support each others’ creative work. And both halves of “Bryke” confirm that they are open to renewing their partnership in the future."

      Wow. Not the arrangement I was expecting, but it's probably for the best. Icon_eh.gif

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    • That's certainly interesting. It does mean we might new colaborating information from both of them on any universe building.

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    • Hasdi wrote:

      • "Bryan Konietzko confirmed that he and co-creator Mike DiMartino are no longer working as creative partners. Instead, the two are focusing on separate projects."

      ohh, do I detect... drama?

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    • ^ More like corporate drama. I can't say for sure until more cards are played out.

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    • I think they just went their separate ways. They clearly had different styles. It doesn't mean they fought or anything, but it was unrealistic to expect them to stay together forever like some kind of fairy tale romance.

      Also, I wish that whoever is playing the "will we or won't we" game with the subject of Korra comics will just give a straight answer already.

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    • Check it out. Paramount is featuring Tenzin in a live-action tentpole movie. xP

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    • Shouldn't Iroh II have a  kid we dont know about? I mean he is 40 years old and heir to the Fire Nation. One thing Fire lords are always supposed to have is children.

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    • Longtoph300 wrote: Shouldn't Iroh II have a  kid we dont know about? I mean he is 40 years old and heir to the Fire Nation. One thing Fire lords are always supposed to have is children.

      Is he really though? We know he has a sister, maybe she's the heir to the Fire Nation throne.

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    • If she was going to be Mako's love interest i doubt she would be older than him, and normally older=heir.

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    • Longtoph300 wrote:
      Shouldn't Iroh II have a  kid we dont know about? I mean he is 40 years old and heir to the Fire Nation. One thing Fire lords are always supposed to have is children.

      That is my assumption. He just has kids we haven't seen yet. Granted, 40 isn't too old to have children.

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    • What's wrong with an older woman for Mako?

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    • Super Team Tournament update: Team Avatar goes down to the X-men but the Fire Nation is still in! They are facing off against the Sinister Six. 

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    • Nothing, but i don't think this would be his type. I can see him going for a older woman but 40+ is too much of a gap.

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    • Check it out. Avatar and Korra alumni are working 1st animatic edit on their new project at DreamWorks Animation (DWA).[1]

      https://41.media.tumblr.com/70dc16e400744a0bcaecf127521062d4/tumblr_nlxmltnuLT1qzxbz1o1_320.jpg

      From top to bottom: Jeff Adams, Ki Hyun Ryu, Lauren Montgomery, and Joaquim Dos Santos.

      The project is nicknamed "Korra 2.0" but has no connection to the Avatar/Korra universe.[2] Giancarlo Volpe knows what it is, but he is not telling. Bryan is apparently not involved but he is looking forward to see their new project.

      My guess is that Studio Mir will be involved, and likely related to the deal they signed with DWA to produce at least one animated series.[3] Nick might managing and distributing the series, as Nick has done with DWA's IPs including Kung Fu Panda and Penguins of Madagascar.

      In other news, Spongebob won "Favorite Cartoon" for KCA 2015. But we all knew that would happen, yes? Icon_problem.gif

      BTW, don't surprised if Nick uses Korra to promote J. K. Simmons just before the release of Terminator Genisys.

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    • Hmm.... I missed that Janet Varney, Steve Blum and Steven Yeun were scheduled to appear on ECCC 2015 (March 27-29). She had two panels on Saturday. A fan posted this 2:20 minute clip of the panel, about how she feels about the ending of The Legend of Korra series (i.e., Korrasami).

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    • Ah... Mike posted this a month ago. On April 11 at 12pm, YALLWEST 2015 will host a panel with Mike, Bryan and Gene Yang.

      12PM – HOW WE HERO: BENDERS, BOXERS & BEYOND - AVATAR & KORRA (BARNUM – MG/YA)
      Panel bending with Ang’s favorite creatives from the television shows, film & books.
      Moderator: LEIGH BARDUGO
      Panelists: Gene Luen Yang, Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino


      On April 15, Dark Horse will also release a free comic book that features Toph and Ty Lee.

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    • Dat face on Toph is great. Should be pleasant and I don't think they've ever really had a scene together.

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    • Bryan will be at Anime Boston 2015 (April 3-5) this weekend for the Charity Auction (benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society) on Sunday April 5 10am-1:30pm.[1] His cousin has long suffered from Multiple Sclerosis, so he is happy to auction off this piece.

      https://36.media.tumblr.com/1ae0c4e04dc8bca0e4455d8099d1ffb7/tumblr_nm1vu4sDbX1rptk5lo1_640.jpg
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    • I can't wait for the panel with Bryke and Gene Yang. Hopefully we will learn some more about the comics and find out if Korra comics are ever a possibility.

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    • When is the date that Bryke and Gene Yang will be showing up to the panel.

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    • ^ Bryke and Gene Yang's panel will be on Saturday, April 11, 12pm at Santa Monica High School.

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      • Sigh* So many of these events are on the west coast.
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    • I know too much stuff is on the west coast, their needs to be some east coast events.

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    • Regarding this Saturday's "How We Hero" panel (with Mike, Bryan and Gene Yang) at 12pm, Bryan updated that the panel will be moderated by Leigh Bardugo and followed by an autographing session at 1pm.

      https://41.media.tumblr.com/4932b72f6691ebad149e710e14d51537/tumblr_nmimkfbR3g1rptk5lo1_640.jpg

      Also, that Aang/Appa/Momo piece was sold for $2500. Overall, the charity auction was able to raise $23,485.84 for the National MS Society.

      In other news, Viacom wrote-down $785 million for the recent restructuring. $430 million of that are for “underperformming programming, including the abandonment of select acquired titles” as well as “a change in the Company’s ultimate revenue projections for certain original programming genres that have been impacted by changing media consumption habits.” Sounds like Viacom might give ATLA/Korra franchise another chance. Maybe.

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    • Not altogether likely, & if it does, it'll probably be without Mike & Bryan, & therefore probably bad.

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    • nick confirmed korra comic books on twitter!!

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    • Teddybearlover wrote:
      nick confirmed korra comic books on twitter!!

      Can't seem to find it. Have a link?

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    • Tono555 wrote:

      Teddybearlover wrote:
      nick confirmed korra comic books on twitter!!

      Can't seem to find it. Have a link?

      sorry. I don't know how to put links on here.

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    • Teddybearlover wrote:

      Tono555 wrote:

      Teddybearlover wrote:
      nick confirmed korra comic books on twitter!!
      Can't seem to find it. Have a link?
      sorry. I don't know how to put links on here.

      Just copy it and paste it. Or do the following:

      [URL(space here)What you want it to say]

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    • Korra comics is not officially confirmed but Nick is giving that wink again.[1]. Icon_wink.gif

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    • the link hasdi put on here was the same link I was trying to put on here.

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    • Hasdi wrote:
      Korra comics is not officially confirmed but Nick is giving that wink again.[1]. Icon_wink.gif

      Dang, I was getting very excited. Hope this becomes a thing!

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    • Hasdi wrote: Korra comics is not officially confirmed but Nick is giving that wink again.[1]. Icon_wink.gif

      Clearly, they were bestowed with a spiritual mission to piss me off.

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    • Tono555 wrote:
      Hasdi wrote:
      Korra comics is not officially confirmed but Nick is giving that wink again.[1]. Icon_wink.gif
      Dang, I was getting very excited. Hope this becomes a thing!

      It would certainly clear up some of those questions, but who be the writer(s) behind this one? As long as Dark Horse was the publisher I would have some hope of it being decent.

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    • Before y'all get too excited, Nick winked twice before regarding Korra action figures.[1][2] Although Korra comics is not confirmed, Nick is probably looking into it and/or in the process of getting the deal go through. We'll see.

      Also, if you have $150 to spend, Gallery Nucleus is selling the limited edition Aang statue on their website. They are offering a free Korra console game with each purchase of the statue.[3] If you buy it now until May 1st, you will ALSO be auto-entered to win a variety of ATLA/Korra-related prizes.[4] What a deal! Icon_mrgreen.gif

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCldLuZUIAAnfPD.jpg

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    • I wish i had the money. Can they ship that to Brazil?

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    • Wow, they actually winked at possible figures from the japanese companies? That's certainly interesting as long as they are done by the reputable companies.

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    • Kubernes wrote:
      Tono555 wrote:
      Hasdi wrote:
      Korra comics is not officially confirmed but Nick is giving that wink again.[1]. Icon_wink.gif
      Dang, I was getting very excited. Hope this becomes a thing!
      It would certainly clear up some of those questions, but who be the writer(s) behind this one? As long as Dark Horse was the publisher I would have some hope of it being decent.

      I would think so, but I really have no idea who any other comic authors it could be (that's because I don't know of much). However, Gene has shown to be quite an Avatar enthusiast, so it could quite probably be him.

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    • If Korra comics really are in the works, I bet that they won't be coming out for a while. Especially if Gene is writing them. We already have to wait until September for the next A:TLA comic.

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    • Hanabi-chan wrote:
      If Korra comics really are in the works, I bet that they won't be coming out for a while. Especially if Gene is writing them. We already have to wait until September for the next A:TLA comic.

      Very true, but I would certainly not mind.

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    • I wouldn't mind Korra comics either, but perhaps after they've covered the establishment of Republic City first :)

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    • Hmm... Paramount just promoted Elizabeth Raposo from "Senior VP of Production" to "Executive VP of Production".[1] When she was "VP of Production", she worked on THE LAST AIRBENDER movie under the supervision of Marc Evans, who is now President of Paramount Pictures and tasked to "generate more films each year". Good... good...

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    • Dragonboy6491 wrote:
      I wouldn't mind Korra comics either, but perhaps after they've covered the establishment of Republic City first :)

      Now that is something I definitely want them to cover. It was probably messy at first.

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    • I'd actually like to see them do a Lost Tales type of comic for LoK so they can get around the problem of waiting for Gene Yang plus we get to see a number of other people come up with ideas for the setting. Who knows? Maybe from that myriad of writers, we get someone as good as Yang to come forth. 

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    • Nick released a fake trailer for Nick Heroes: Age of Karen.

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDD2sR1WgAAu1Oy.jpg

      Yeah, it's a promo video to "trick" you into watch an online-ad for the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" movie, which is opening worldwide this week. However, it also doubles as a promo for Nick's kid shows. The featured "heroes" give us some insight on what Nick considers their top kids franchise:

      1. SpongeBob, Mermaid Man, Karen (SpongeBob)
      2. Karai (TMNT)
      3. Reptar (Rugrats)
      4. Oonski the Great (Breadwinners)
      5. Pigeon Man (Hey Arnold!)
      6. Korra, Aang (Airbender)

      What's interesting is the tag at the end:

      • Catch more on Nick: Spongebob, Oonski the Great, Karai, Korra
      • Catch more on TeenNick: Reptar, Pigeon Man
      • Catch more on Nicktoons: Aang

      Hmm... I thought Korra has been exiled to Nicktoons. Is that an oversight? Lixa.gif

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    • With great sadness, I report that Andrew Lesnie has passed away at 59 from a heart attack.[1] He was the cinematographer for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit Trilogy, Will Smith's I Am Legend, and The Last Airbender movie. May he rest in peace. Icon_cry.gif

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    • In just 3 days, the free comic book from Dark Horse will be out on Saturday.[1]

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDsvrAQWMAAN0tz.jpg

      Viacom will have their Q2 2015 earnings call tomorrow at 8:30 AM ET,[2] and are expected to discuss their digital strategies to compete with likes of Netflix "to attract a younger, fickle audience". I also heard a rumor from the grapevine: the sequel to The Last Airbender is in the works, not the movie but the video game. It sounds like it will be an XBOX exclusive, but we'll see.

      Some pics of Andrew Lesnie working on the movie are available here.

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDvqnzeUEAEZOCj.jpg

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    • Any update on the name of the comic yet? When do they usually mention it? :/

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    • ^ Dunno. I guess we'll find out the name this Saturday. Idontknow.gif

      Hmm... this Korra lego petition is a bit disappointing. Some fan put it together back in October 9, 2012. It needs 10,000 supporters before LEGO reviews it for further development. The deadline to get 10,000 supporters is today, which is the same day I found out about it, and it is 7000 supporters short. If only the petition was promoted better. Oh well. :(

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    • Gene Yang just did another interview to promote the upcoming Smoke and Shadow graphic novels.

      "We’re about two years out from the original show. We have about 68 years of work left. These comics have been so fun to work on and so fun to be a part of. If I get to do this for another 68 years of Avatar time, I would be happy to."
      Gene Yang on the ATLA graphic novels
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    • New on nick.com: an ATLA Trivia Game. Eusa_think.gif

      Huh. I just noticed that http://nicktoons.nick.com/shows/avatar/ is now being redirected to nick.com (instead of hosted on the old nicktoons site). So far, only the first ATLA episode is available for streaming. Icon_eh.gif

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    • We’re going to be bringing back some fan favorite characters that were not seen in the last story arc.

      Those 2 tribesmen from "The Great Divide"?

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    • To promote the free comic book day this Saturday, Gene Yang will be signing stuff 3-6pm at Illusive Comics & Games store in Santa Clara, CA.[1]

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    • For those who cannot go to a free comic book store today (like me Icon_cry.gif), the title of the ATLA story is "Sisters"':[1]

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEBNsBeWYAEK5fd.jpg
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    • And you can read the rest of the story here.

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    • So those scans are the whole comic? I'm understanding that right?

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    • Neo Bahamut wrote:
      So those scans are the whole comic? I'm understanding that right?

      Yes, that is the whole comic.

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    • I can understand it being short since the comic is free. I just wish that more happened. Basically Ty Lee goes into a slump and almost quits the Kyoshi Warriors until she realizes that it's not bad to be a part of a matched set. At least it justifies Ty Lee being a Kyoshi Warrior now since a lot fans had an issue with that before.

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    • Only so much can happen in 8 pages.

      I kind of assumed that the people who observed it could have been subtle character development were right, so that never bothered me.

      I like how Toph cheers on circus acts like they're fights.

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    • HBO just made the 5th episode East of Main Street documentary TV series (episode title "Taking the Lead") available on YouTube but supposedly only for 3 days.  This installment showcases a select group of Asian American artists including Lucy Liu, Aasif Mandvi (Zhao Jr.), Daniel Dae Kim (Hiroshi Sato), and Jimmy O. Yang at various stages of their acting careers and personal journeys.

      Check it out while you still can.

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    • I doubt Aasif wants to be remembered as being a part of the movie. but I am glad to see an showcase of Asian American talent by a Major company. Hope he gets more roles.

      I came back to post this. It's an interview with Dante Basco where he talks about how he was nearly fired over a blog post he made about the casting of the movie, his experiences working with people like Robin Williams and Antonio Banderas, and the future. 

      Shut Up And Talk: Dante Basco

      Also recently Doug Walker and his Brother/Co-Producer Rob Walker made a commentary video talking about their Real thoughts about the Shyamalan movie. They match the real review pretty closely, with few exceptions.

      Nostalgia Critic Real Thoughts On Last Airbender

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    • RaidenRadio wrote:
      I doubt Aasif wants to be remembered as being a part of the movie.

      Uhm...

      ".#RIPAndrewLesnie I was lucky enough to work with him on #thelastairbender movie. He will be truly missed."
      — Aasif Mandvi, 9:14 PM - 29 Apr 2015
      I came back to post this. It's an interview with Dante Basco where he talks about how he was nearly fired over a blog post he made about the casting of the movie

      Dante should have been fired or worse. He said that Nickelodeon called him up after his post went viral, but I suppose some higher up at Viacom intervened for him. He got lucky.

      Hou-Ting's temper

      The video talked about the movie starting at 19:10 mark. Anyhow, it looks like Paramount is trying to mend some bridges with Dante's help and Doug Walker, especially after Adam Goodman has been fired as President of Paramount. I think having Mike and Bryan work on separate projects is a bit drastic, but hopefully, cooler heads will prevail.

      Speaking of which, the upcoming Nick movie Monster Trucks has been delayed to March 18, 2016, where it will serve as a counter-programming to Divergent 3 part 1. Interestingly, that live-action/computer-animated film with a $125M price tag "was considered one of the pet projects of outgoing president of the film group, Adam Goodman."[1] Instead of making "Transformers for kids" out of an unproven Hasbro toy line, Goodman could alloted that money for a Korra movie or reboot the live-action movie. Apparently, it's all a carrot-stick approach to get Mike and Bryan to cooperate with him. The Korra movie was the carrot. Cutting Book 4 budget was the stick. Icon_lolno.gif

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    • ".#RIPAndrewLesnie I was lucky enough to work with him on #thelastairbender movie. He will be truly missed."

      Someone he worked with & apparently admired died, I doubt he really cared that much about the movie one way or another at that time. Can you at least pretend to have some class?

      I think having Mike and Bryan work on separate projects is a bit drastic, but hopefully, cooler heads will prevail.

      They never voiced any plan to work together indefinitely & Bryan has expressed that they have differences in opinions multiple times. It's better that they split while on good terms rather than over some fight that prevents them from ever working together in the future.

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    • Neo Bahamut wrote:
      Someone he worked with & apparently admired died, I doubt he really cared that much about the movie one way or another at that time.

      I've been following Aasif for a long time so I can tell you that he cares more about the movie and the people who worked in it than you are willing to accept, and he still does.[1] He even defended the use of the Sanskrit pronunciation of "Avatar" and other changes.[2][3]

      http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i454/Hasdi/The%20Last%20Airbender/AasifAirbenderPics_zpsrto9mhel.jpg


      They never voiced any plan to work together indefinitely & Bryan has expressed that they have differences in opinions multiple times. It's better that they split while on good terms rather than over some fight that prevents them from ever working together in the future.

      For their sake, I hope you're right and I'm wrong about this. I'm sure Josh Trank also left the Star Wars project out of his free choice, not forced out by the studios.[4] In other news, Joss Whedon recently left twitter because of the hate.[5]

      "You know what? If I want to get stuff done, I need to not constantly hit this thing for a news item or a joke or some praise, and then be suddenly sad when there’s hate and then hate and then hate"
      — Joss Whedon
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    • Ack, I missed this one from NickAndMore.[1] As of 6am this morning, Nicktoons has ditched ATLA, Korra and other Nick shows from their TV listings.[2][3] Now we get 2x Thundermans, Henry Danger, Hathaways, 6x Monsters vs. Aliens, Barnyard, TMNT & SpongeBob on EVERY weekday.[4] You check the latest schedule on toonzoone.net

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEUnUp2VIAE9Ii9.jpg

      There is no reason to panic. No reason at all...

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    • Not panicking, but why would they do that? The Thundermans isn't even a toon; neither are The Hathaways.

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    • I hate to say this but I'm really not that surprised

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    • I've been following Aasif for a long time so I can tell you that he cares more about the movie and the people who worked in it than you are willing to accept, and he still does.[1]

      Because caring about your coworkers equates to caring about the movie you worked on.

      He even defended the use of the Sanskrit pronunciation of "Avatar" and other changes.[2][3]

      Other changes being...the names? I've pretty consistently defended making the change to how Firebending works. I suppose next you're going to take that out of context & claim I support the movie as a whole.

      Not to mention he also responded to that guy saying that he understood the reason for his complaint.

      For their sake, I hope you're right and I'm wrong about this. I'm sure Josh Trank also left the Star Wars project out of his free choice, not forced out by the studios.[4] In other news, Joss Whedon recently left twitter because of the hate.[5]

      I'm sure I could find examples of artists splitting up of their own will, so what?

      Also, massive data reduction/out of context on Joss Whedon. This is the full quote:

      “The real issue is me,” he said. “Twitter is an addictive little thing, and if it’s there, I gotta check it. When you keep doing something after it stops giving you pleasure, that’s kind of rock bottom for an addict. … I just had a little moment of clarity where I’m like, You know what? If I want to get stuff done, I need to not constantly hit this thing for a news item or a joke or some praise, and then be suddenly sad when there’s hate and then hate and then hate.”

      That's not just a one-off thing either, he repeatedly says that the "positive side" of Twitter is just as much of a problem to him, because it's so addictive.

      Not that I'm saying that the other link is accurate. I didn't even look at it.

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    • Tono555 wrote: Not panicking, but why would they do that?

      One of the many consequences of the Viacom restructuring: new team, new direction.[1]

      "[Viacom CEO] says that he’s now investing in people and programming. The goal is to become “less reliant on the old, not so relevant, programming we acquired years ago” while favoring “new, more engaging, more live in terms of participation, kind of television content for our new audience.”"
      — Deadline.com on Viacom Q2 2015 earnings call
      Neo Bahamut wrote:
      I've been following Aasif for a long time so I can tell you that he cares more about the movie and the people who worked in it than you are willing to accept, and he still does.[1]
      Because caring about your coworkers equates to caring about the movie you worked on.

      I said he cares about the movie[2] AND his co-workers.

      http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i454/Hasdi/The%20Last%20Airbender/AasifLikesTLA_zps5jdzc0ha.png
      I'm sure I could find examples of artists splitting up of their own will, so what?

      You seem too quick to conclude that the Mike-Bryan split was a mutually amicable decision, in no way influenced by the recent Viacom restructuring.[3][4]

      Also, massive data reduction/out of context on Joss Whedon.

      Joss *deleted* his twitter account, not simply leave it as inactive like Megan Fox and others did. I can't stop you if you want to take his word at face value. Personally, I suspect it has more to do with him airing his issues with the studios on Avengers 2 [5][6][7] but my speculation is no better than yours. Lixa.gif

      http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i454/Hasdi/Joss-Whedon-Quits-Twitter-Marvel-Execs_zpsyyxo7an1.jpg

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    • For those of you in the Midwestern area, Gene Yang will flying over to Minnesota this Saturday for Teen Lit Con 2015.

      "Teen Lit Con 2015 is an event for readers of YA literature–teens & others. The event is free & open to the public."
      Henry Sibley High School, 1897 Delaware Ave, Mendota Heights, MN 55118
      11:00 – Choose Your Own Session:
      • Airbenders & Me: Cartoonist & Author Gene Luen Yang, author of the Airbenders book series, explains why the original show was the best-written American animated series ever produced and more.

      Gene Yang will also offer a sneak preview of Smoke and Shadow at the event.[1]

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    • ^ I'm guessing a little more than what has already been revealed?

      "That's right. BLUE PEOPLE SUCK"
      — Gene Yang

      Gave me quite a laugh.

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    • Speaking of James Cameron, he has been busy trademarking anything he could that are related to "Avatar" from candy cake decorations to women's lingerie. He's nucking futs. In particular, the battle for Avatar trademark for 041 class of products (the one class that Viacom still has ownership over[1]) was lost a year ago.[2] His lawbenders argued with USPTO that there is no way the general public can confuse "NICKELODEON AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER" with this:

      http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i454/Hasdi/jamescameraonavatar_zpsihfrfxkx.png

      Of course, that's just bullshit. Unfortunately, USPTO got tired of arguing with him and allowed his application to be published for opposition. Viacom didn't make a single objection within the 12-week opposition period, probably because Viacom didn't care for the franchise and/or didn't want to waste their time on this as well. Bottom line: James Cameron effectively owns Avatar trademark for video products, as well as other class of products. :(

      Oh, just in case there was any doubt that the TMNT franchise is Adam Goodman's other pet project.[3]

      "Apparently, [screenwriters] Appelbaum and Nemec turned in a script [for Beverly Hills Cop movie] and then former Paramount film pres Adam Goodman (rather wisely it seems) took them off that and had them quickly draft a script for the sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles last year."
      — Deadline.com on why ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ was pushed off the 2016 schedule

      Not only he was willing to throw Korra and TLA movie sequels under the bus, he was willing to throw Eddie Murphy under the bus. It's a good thing that Brad Grey fired his ass... >_>

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    • Seems to be quite a bit of Last Airbender buzz than any LoK. It wouldn't surprise me if we saw a reboot to ATLA before any sequel series and most likely without the creators too.

      Yeah, I wasn't a big fan of Cameron plastering Avatar as his everywhere. It's almost as bad as Games Workshop suing everyone that used the word 'Space Marine'.

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    • Ha. A part-time TV critic sent this tweet to Eric Goldman of IGN. It's so funny it weren't so sad. Icon_cry.gif

      "@EricIGN Went to Nickelodeon Studio in Burbank today. Security guard said they get a couple angry Korra fans EVERY DAY show up to complain."
      — Luke Gelineau (6:49 PM - 6 May 2015)
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    • Wow. Impressive seeing as the series ended a little over five months ago :'( I would go too now that they officially took it off the air. I mean, it's called nicktoons for a reason -_-

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    • What Mr. Gelineau did was known as Hyperbole. an exaggerated claim or statement not intended to be taken literally. Usually used to voice ones disdain with someone else. In this case it was to voice his complaints about ATLA/LOK getting the shaft without outright saying he dislikes Nick.

      Personally. I'm kind've hoping the Airbender franchise goes into the freezer for the foreseeable future. No more movies, no more TV Shows, no more spinoff comics. If nick leaves it alone, we don't run the risk of the entire franchise being ruined by inferior spinoffs, another crappy live action film adaptation, Hasdi's Ego, etc.

      I don't want to see my second favorite franchise turned into a seth brundle abomination of it's former glory that needs to desperately be put out of it's misery.


      Paramount already did that to Transformers, I don't want to see that happen to ATLA OR LOK.

      Lets leave the series be as a self contained story. Maybe we'll see more in about ten twenty years but until then lets leave the series be.

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    • haven't been around in a while... but i did see the partial transcript for the smoke and shadows comic. where did we get that from?

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    • Intelligence4 wrote:
      haven't been around in a while... but i did see the partial transcript for the smoke and shadows comic. where did we get that from?

      Wasn't it from the preview? Or it had more things?

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    • Nick and More posted a summary of TV rating woes on kids network in the past two weeks[1] Highlights are:

      • Nickelodeon - "Downward ratings are the new norm for Nick. Almost every series is suffering from near-series to series lows."
      • Disney - "Sitcom have performed much lower than they used to. Most new episodes are at or under 2 million viewers."
      • Cartoon Network - "its schedule remains an overplayed mess with almost nothing but Teen Titans Go!, Gumball and Clarence."
      • Nicktoons - "made what is probably the biggest last-minute schedule change in their history. And it’s not a good one at all. Gone are a huge number of series (including Avatar, Korra, Danny Phantom, Jimmy Neutron, Robot and Monster, Penguins of Madagascar, Oggy and the Cockroaches, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Fanboy & Chum Chum, El Tigre, Teenage Robot, and LBX)."
      • Disney XD - "schedule hand, has gotten a little sloppy lately. They’re in the habit of repeating the same new episode over and over and over and over throughout the week."
      • TeenNick - "continues to be “the Dan Schneider network” with repeats of iCarly, Sam & Cat, VICTORiOUS, Drake & Josh and Zoey 101 taking up much of the daily line-up."
      RaidenRadio wrote:
      What Mr. Gelineau did was known as Hyperbole. ... it was to voice his complaints about ATLA/LOK getting the shaft without outright saying he dislikes Nick.

      Dafuq. Icon_wtf.gif Luke Gelineau mostly reviews live-action shows [2] not kid shows on Nickelodeon and others. His primary day job is an insurance agent for United Agencies Inc[3] so he gets to meet people working in TV and film industry, including that security guard at Nickelodeon Studios. Eric Goldman just happens to be his friend / business associate.[4][5][6] He sent that tweet knowing that Eric is a huge fan of ATLA and Korra, having interviewed Mike and Bryan on IGN.[7] Strangely enough, Eric doesn't enjoy the movie.[8].

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    • I guess one more post couldn't hurt.

      Nick and More posted a summary of TV rating woes on kids network in the past two weeks

      With the age of the internet we don't really need broadcast TV anymore. With Netflix and Youtube I could pull up all three to four seasons of my favorite tv shows, several times over. Heck, in case you didn't know. Saturday morning Cartoons have all but gone extinct.

      Gelineau mostly reviews live-action shows not kid shows on Nickelodeon and others

      That doesn't mean he's not a fan of Korra or ATLA.

      Strangely enough, Eric doesn't enjoy the movie

       and more power to him for it. 

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    • SaitamaBro wrote:
      Intelligence4 wrote:
      haven't been around in a while... but i did see the partial transcript for the smoke and shadows comic. where did we get that from?
      Wasn't it from the preview? Or it had more things?

      where was the preview?

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    • Intelligence4 wrote:
      SaitamaBro wrote:
      Intelligence4 wrote:
      haven't been around in a while... but i did see the partial transcript for the smoke and shadows comic. where did we get that from?
      Wasn't it from the preview? Or it had more things?
      where was the preview?

      http://terrible-wander.tumblr.com/post/113129667389/smoke-and-shadow-part-1-preview

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    • RaidenRadio wrote:
      Hasdi wrote:
      Gelineau mostly reviews live-action shows not kid shows on Nickelodeon and others.
      That doesn't mean he's not a fan of Korra or ATLA.

      That also doesn't mean that he is a fan fo Korra or ATLA. Even if he is, it does not mean he hates Nickelodeon for it. Even if he does, it does not mean he is going to outright lie make "hyperbolic" statements to Eric Goldman. Can't prove a negative, you know. To show the fault with this line of reasoning... do you like Nick so much that you would so quickly and casually dismiss his claims? Maybe you know him personally but don't like him for some reason. Do you work for rival Nick show that you would rather have the franchise buried for 10-20 years, so you have one less competition for the dwindling Nickelodeon budget? Which Nick show is it? Harvey Beaks? Breadwinners? Sanjay and Craig? Lixa.gif

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    • Even if he does, it does not mean he is going to outright lie make "hyperbolic" statements to Eric Goldman
      I can't stop you if you want to take his word at face value.

      Ironic Echo.

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    • ^

      https://38.media.tumblr.com/5070a554aee6b19b3c546643a5605c68/tumblr_n8ijcosqgH1rsadc1o1_500.gif


      We still need a another corroborating link before we can establish it as fact, but it's premature to dismiss it.

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    • Do you work for rival Nick show that you would rather have the franchise buried for 10-20 years, so you have one less competition for the dwindling Nickelodeon budget?

      No. I am a fan who would rather have a consistent high quality product, than get burned by intra-network Studio politics with less empathy than Ramsey Bolton on the hunt.

      You jump through more hoops with your logic than Dale Gribble from King Of The Hill.

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    • Hey, Rob made the same comment about Star Wars as I made about Unalaq.

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    • He's talking about the 'Real Thoughts" Nostalgia Critic video.

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    • Yeah, it took me a while to get to it.

      Edit: Here's an important question: LoK Box Set, is it happening?

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    • https://40.media.tumblr.com/84b74ecab91acf76b23cd9681616e450/tumblr_noaylsxKeR1rptk5lo1_r1_640.jpg
      Bryan Konietzko wrote:

      PDX! I’m going to be doing a signing at Things From Another World in Portland on Wednesday, May 27th, 5-8pm. Tickets are free, but limited. Reserve yours while there are still some left: http://bit.ly/KorraSigning

      I LOVE Portland and can’t wait to see you guys up there! Thanks to Dark Horse and TFAW for this event!
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    • Sigh, more west coast stops and signings.

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    • Sometimes I wish I could live there. Seems everything they do goes on around there.

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    • You Couldn't Keep Your Fat Mouth Shut. Could You Shyamalan?

      Shyamalan, once again refuses to pull his head out of his keister and defends the live action film in an interview.


      you could make it one of two ways. You could make it for that same audience, which is what I did -- for nine and 10-year-olds -- or you could do the Transformers version and have Megan Fox. I didn't do that. . .

      M Night

      Say what you will about Transformers M Night. Bay turned Transformers from a Saturday morning cartoon into a Billion Dollar moneymaking machine. You turned ATLA into a joke, and destroyed any hope for a franchise beyond Korra. We'd be willing to stop badgering you about it, if you'd just apologize! Kevin Smith apologized for Tusk, Neil Blompkampf apologized for Chappie, hell even Michael Bay apologized for Transformers 2! All you have to do is apologize and we'll go see your movies again!

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    • ^ Ha, I was going to post that but you beat me to it. Icon_lol.gif

      M.Night has nothing to apologize for. In case you haven't noticed, Dante Basco apologized for M.Night (video at 19:07). Why? Because the other producers (i.e., Marshall and Kennedy) were not amused that Paramount scapegoated M.Night for Viacom's internal feud, and Marc Evans (the new President of Paramount) need to mend those bridges if he were to double the film slate for 2015 and beyond. You should learn from Dante, he made his case for an Asian actor for Aang in that video more respectfully than racebending.com and others ever did. In case there is any doubt how outrageous the hate for the movie has become...

      Kill it, kill it... with fire. Book burning is still book burning. To think they burned the movie because that scene proved East Asian actors took part in the movie. A fine example of PoC erasure. Why would Viacom want anything to do with this hatedom... and keep airing ATLA/Korra on nicktoons. -___-

      BTW, M.Night is working for FOX on Wayward Pines (and upcoming Bruce Willis movie). FOX distributes movies for DreamWorks Animation (DWA). DWA is developing a show with Avatar/Korra alumni crew w/o Bryan. You can see where this is going, can't you?

      "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"
      — Anonymous
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    • I won't. I'll see his movies if they start being good.

      Anyway, that was a false dichotomy & a bunch of total gibberish. Why did he keep yammering on about Megan Fox? Either someone was trying to get him to include Megan Fox--affirming rumors that there were people on that staff even more dense than Shamallama--or I've just born witness to some kind of creepy tsundere crush.

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    • M.Night has nothing to apologize for.

      Except making terrible movies & being a pompous ass who waves off criticism with "You just don't understand what a genius I am!"

      You should learn from Dante, he made his case for an Asian actor for Aang in that video more respectfully than racebending.com and others ever did.

      Lol tone argument.

      In case there is any doubt how outrageous the hate for the movie has become...

      The only thing that's ridiculous is how you keep crying about it. That clip was hilarious.

      Kill it, kill it... with fire. Book burning is still book burning.

      No, this is more like the scene in "The Office" where they destroy the printer. The protagonist's frustration is a source of comedy.

      Though I DO hate people who think they're a persecuted minority for stupid shit, so I guess you have that.

      BTW, M.Night is working for FOX on Wayward Pines (and upcoming Bruce Willis movie). FOX distributes movies for DreamWorks Animation (DWA). DWA is developing a show with Avatar/Korra alumni crew w/o Bryan. You can see where this is going, can't you?

      Well, if we map your usual "Everything revolves around the Last Airbender movie" onto this situation, then Bryan was ousted for criticizing M. Night, in a move of blatant artistic censorship.

      Which you should be against, but you're a hypocrite, so of course not.

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    • I've never seen the Last Airbender movie, only heard and watched Youtube reviews.

      I will say that what I've seen I don't like. I don't like how they made the Fire Nation Indian and how they whitewashed the three protagonists. I don't like how movie Zuko made threats that show Zuko never did. I don't like how movie Zuko's scar is barely noticeable. I don't like how they replaced Roku with a talking dragon.

      However, I will not advocate bashing fans of the movie. I like to make fun of the thing itself, but it's just plain rude to tell someone "LAWL U STOOPID FOR LIKING DA MOVIE." I think it's important to talk about the whitewashing and other things the movie did wrong, but attacking people isn't the answer.

      You're allowed to dislike anything you want. You shouldn't be talking people down because they happen to like what's unpopular or what you hate.

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    • Neo Bahamut:
      Lol tone argument.

      The tone helps, but it's more than that. Dante was careful not to suggest Asians are entitled for the role of Aang and he did not suggest that the casting of Noah Ringer was racially motivated. He only characterize Aang's casting as a "missed opportunity" for Asian talents, and that he is not personally against Noah Ringer. Like it or not, studios can cast whoever they want. Dante cannot compel studios how to spend their money, anymore than he can tell you how to run your life, but he CAN persuade them with a business case for casting Asians.

      Well, if we map your usual "Everything revolves around the Last Airbender movie" onto this situation...

      Nonononono. Everything revolves around MONEY. It just so happens that Paramount committed $250 million for the movie trilogy... before $100+ million set aside for TLA sequels was "reappropriated" to acquire IPs that do not require an all-Asian cast like TMNT.

      ...then Bryan was ousted for criticizing M. Night, in a move of blatant artistic censorship.

      Nonsense. That's not censorship, just "creative differences".[1][2] Besides, it's not like the studios are obligated to continue hiring Bryan, even though he co-created the franchise and sweat bullets in building the world. ^_^;

      Anywho, Marc Evans need another live-action Nick movie other than TMNT 2. If he is persuing another ATLA movie adaptation (reboot or not), he would NOT want it to have the same direction as M.Night's movie. Instead, It would need to have a similar "look and feel" as the flagship Nick movie, TMNT, for the same reason why Kevin Feige wants all MCU movies to have a common viewing experience. The TMNT movie stars Megan Fox...

      Why did he keep yammering on about Megan Fox?

      Sounds like Paramount has been talking to him, so when Roth Cornet of IGN blind-sided him with a question on TLA movie, Megan Fox is the first thing that popped into his mind. That made no sense... unless TLA movie rights had not reverted back to Viacom. Lixa.gif

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    • What's nonsense is that after years of hearing inane bullshit from you about how "the hatedom ruined the franchise," when I point out that the logical conclusion of your support for Viacom is supporting the very actions you're stupidly blaming the fanbase for, you do the internet equivalent of mumbling into your hand about how nobody's obligated to blah blah blah.

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    • Did you even see my post??

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    • This has been going on for months/years. Your post won't change this.

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    • What changes is that I become increasingly embittered each time.

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    • @Hasdi

      To paraphrase Jim Sterling.

      Yes. Companies exist to make money. That doesn't mean we the consumer have to tolerate the BS they pull to make said money.

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    • Neo Bahamut wrote:
      What's nonsense is that after years of hearing inane bullshit from you ...

      I take it this is in response to my comment on "creative differences" that is meant to be tongue-in-cheek. I should have used a better emoticon. Icon_yawn.gif

      No, I don't support Viacom like that. While I do think that "the hatedom ruined the franchise", I blame Viacom execs for institutionalizing the hate for their own petty games of corporate thrones. >_>

      Things may not be so bad. If Marc can work out a good deal with M.Night, a sequel or reboot is hopefully helmed by another director. The working arrangement with Mike and Bryan would be similar with TMNT co-creators: Mike would be hired as a consultant (not as an executive producer) like with Kevin Eastman, and Bryan would be sidelined but allowed to work on the comics like with Peter Laird. Asians will be in the leads but so will whites, even if starting from a clean slate. @_@


      Back to Roth Cornet's interview of M.Night for IGN, she did that weeks ago, as arranged by FOX to promote Wayward Pines. She then published the interview in parts, with some "coordination" from FOX.

      • The first part (that talks about adapting Wayward Pines) was published on May 14, the same day the first episode premiered worldwide on TV.
      • The second part (that talks about Unbreakable TV show) was published on May 20, a day BEFORE the second episode premiered.
      • The third part (that talks about adapting ATLA) was published on May 22, a day AFTER the second episode premiered.

      M.Night was caught off-guard when she brought up Bryke's response to his movie. Apparently, FOX managed to persuade her to delay the publishing of the third part until the 2nd episode has aired, so that it won't negatively impact the ratings. M.Night seemed oblivious to the racebending backlash so why didn't she ask him about that? Of course she did but apparently, FOX managed to "sanitize" that as well and make it all about Megan. After all, FOX did get burned for "whitewashing" Exodus: Gods & Kings. -__-

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    • RaidenRadio wrote: @Hasdi

      To paraphrase Jim Sterling.

      Yes. Companies exist to make money. That doesn't mean we the consumer have to tolerate the BS they pull to make said money.

      Jim Serling is not even half as awesome as he makes himself out to be.

      Though his shtick revolves around acting like he's Zeus's Gift to Earth, so that's still damn impressive.

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    • Grey DeLisle (voice actor for Azula, Ming-Hua and young Lin Beifong) is scheduled for reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on May 25 Memorial Day at 11am PST/2pm EST.

      Her latest work is voicing English-dub of a Studio Ghibli animated film, When Marnie Was There, which is released in limited theaters this week. Kiernan Shipka (Jinora) is also voicing a character in that film. Unlike past Studio Ghibli films, Frank Marshall is not producing the English-dub for this one.

      FUN FACT: Grey has said that The Last Airbender is the best movie she has ever seen.[1] Icon_lolno.gif

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    • nobody cares about The Last Airbender anymore!!

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    • Wow, talk about short notice.

      "Ty Lee's got a gun to my head."

      I would say "Azula has huge balls" but I don't want to get in trouble with the tumblr-people.

      I love Vicky's "GOTOBED,TWERP!"

      I like to yell at that my son sometimes. He doesn't know what I'm talking about, but I do.

      I don't know how she could be bad at stand-up comedy, she's hilarious.

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    • I'm worried for her kids. It's gotta be traumatizing having the voice of a cartoon Supervillain for a mother.

      When her kids mess up, she busts out the Azula voice!

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    • I'm worried for her kids. It's gotta be traumatizing having the voice of a cartoon Supervillain for a mother.

      Yeah, having Vicky for a mom would be terrible.

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    • Direct link to Grey DeLisle-Griffin's AMA:

      http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3789vc/i_am_voice_actress_grey_delislegriffin_you_might/
      Neo Bahamut wrote:
      "Ty Lee's got a gun to my head."
      I don't know how she could be bad at stand-up comedy, she's hilarious.

      The comments she posted on TLA movie's official facebook page are some of my favorites.[1][2]

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    • "You will never rise from the ashes of your shame & humiliation!"

      Flawless victory.

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    • Bryan Konietzko wrote on tumblr:[1]{|style="text-align: center; width: 100%; "

      |https://36.media.tumblr.com/aa63249bf6efdb54998aefa436861c7e/tumblr_noyq2eGtNp1rptk5lo1_250.jpg |https://41.media.tumblr.com/75c9afde12bbc7b856d12b41679d23ef/tumblr_noyq2eGtNp1rptk5lo2_250.jpg |} I’ll be taking my cool, new stamp for a spin at tomorrow’s signing in Portland. Unfortunately there is almost never enough time to do drawings for everyone, and my drawings at signings are inconsistent, to say the least, and… well, not as cool as a stamp! I made this from the line art I drew for an upcoming print (stay tuned for that), featuring the original translation & calligraphy for “Avatar” from the first series logo by S. L. Lee, PhD.

      This is related to Bryan's signing event on May 27 5-8pm (tomorrow) in Portland, Oregon (West Coast) that was posted earlier. If you are looking for a free ticket for the signing, it's all sold out. Sorry.

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    • Also, highlights from Grey DeLisle-Griffin AMA in standard interview format:

      http://amahighlights.com/grey-delisle-griffin/
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CF8wl4qUEAAp-PK.jpg
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    • I think the creators just really liked what I did with Azula? I did audition for it, but I was afraid of sounding like Azula, so I went in a completey different direction.

      That's kind of strange, because I always felt like Ming-Hua sounded almost exactly like Azula.

      I guess I can see a few differences. She's raspier, but that could be attributed to dehydration. She also yells a lot more than Azula, which is notable because she said she got the part of Azula by playing her as someone who DOESN'T NEED to yell.

      But still, not that different.

      Other parts were interesting, but less Avatar-related. Child Grey DeLisle should have her own show.

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    • Oookay, some related film news. From how things are shaking out after the Viacom restructuring, it looks like Paramount is going for 2 Nick movies/year, one movie as live-action and the other movie as animation (or rather, a mix of animation and live-action). After Monster Trucks (animated + live-action) and TMNT (live-action) in 2016, the next live-action Nickelodeon Movie for 2017 is likely to be... Beyblade.[1] To be produced by Mary Parent, the producer of Spongebob 2 and Monster Trucks.

      Whoa, whoa... does Paramount actually think they can get away with "whitewashing" again? Of course not. The Japanese series and films were made to sell Beyblade toys. Paramount is just making their own "original movie" to sell those toys but featuring all-new white American characters. Icon_mrgreen.gif

      Can we expect a Korra movie to be the animated Nickelodeon Movie for 2017 or later? Icon_lolno.gif I doubt it. Our friend, Scott Aversano, the former Nick exec who fought for ATLA movie adaptation before M.Night bought the movie rights, has moved on to bigger things. Or rather, much smaller, to produce an animated + live-action movie[2] and possibly as another MGM/Paramount collaboration.[3]

      https://40.media.tumblr.com/3c1c32be07dd7205114bdd31f1950e35/tumblr_n8l3lm7gvO1rxme2wo2_500.jpg

      Hey, if WB can use Lego to promote WB characters (Batman, Superman, Harry Potter, Dumbledore, etc, etc.), why can't Nickelodeon use kidrobot to promote Nickelodeon characters? If we're lucky, we might even get kidrobot Korra and friends. The best part is, you can cast any white actors you want without any racebending backlash. Icon_thumbup.gif

      What about the ATLA movie reboot? I don't think its going to happen under Paramount, even with Marc Evans in charge. I'd think the higher ups still want all future live-action Nick Movies to have the edgier balance of tones that they experimented in FUN SIZE movie[4] and refined in TMNT that stars Megan Fox. That's what the M.Night's reply to IGN's question was all about.

      "So, you know, these are business propositions, which have very little interest to me, of like, 'Hey, the business proposition is to get Megan Fox to be...' You know, 'You should age it 'til it's that.' That wasn't the source material, you know what I mean?"
      — M. Night Shyamalan on adapting ATLA in the recent IGN interview

      Rumor has it that Paramount asked him for the rights back for a TMNT-style reboot. M.Night declined, so he figured (during that IGN interview) that Paramount (then under Adam Goodman) had sicced Mike and Bryan on him to pressure him into giving up the rights. To give you an idea what Paramount has in mind, the FUN SIZE movie had Jane Levy call Victoria Justice a prostitute and a giant mechanical rooster dry-hump Victoria and her friends trapped in a station wagon. And that's just the shit they showed in the trailer. Icon_wtf.gif

      Megan Fox's TMNT is definitely NOT what studios typically make for a 9-10 year-old audience, but I like it anyway. I wouldn't mind a Michael Bay-styled ATLA reboot, if anything, just to see haters begging M. Night Shyamalan to come back. But alas, if it's going to happen, it would likely be at another studio. Icon_shifty.gif

      https://41.media.tumblr.com/0ffc88eba77be9bc8cc28cf866cb166f/tumblr_nnt2ypDvss1uu0vh0o1_500.jpg

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    • Oookay, some related film news

      Stopped reading there.

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    • Pretty impressive news. Hope we get more movies.

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    • ^ It would be nice if Aversano's kidrobot movie (2017-) featured ATLA/TLoK characters.

      https://40.media.tumblr.com/4e5f532d802f3d8a8faa4314b8efd947/tumblr_mppga81nYE1rklrk9o1_640.jpg

      The LEGO movie had the protagonists travel into different worlds to showcase different LEGO lines of product. TMNT already has their kidrobot series[1] so chances are good TMNT gets showcased in that movie. As for other Nickelodeon characters...

      BTW, Viacom's AVATAR trademark is due to expire in Sep 27, 2015.[2] Viacom has yet to renew it but I'm not holding my breath. Once it expires, the only thing standing in the way of James Cameron's complete domination of AVATAR trademarks is a pair of women's underwear.[3] Seriously. -__-

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    • The fan film for The Search has its first teaser trailer released.

      Dante Basco reblogged this and added "amazing… bringing honor to the firenation."

      Due to the limited $15,000 budget, Aang's role will be replaced with Suki.[1] I guess that's ok, as long as Suki is familiar with Aang's history with Koh. It also makes more sense than replacing Aang with Toph, because it is essential for Toph not to be part of Ursa's story. Also, they only filmed 2/3 of the story so they are planning for another round of donations.

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    • Cool. Why is it essential for Toph to not be part of it?

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    • that looks awesome!! it looks better then the last airbender. I can't wait to see it.

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    • SaitamaBro wrote:
      Why is it essential for Toph to not be part of [Ursa's story]?

      ^ Did Toph ever met with Ursa in The Rift? Do you think she will be on the same ship as Ursa and her new family in Smoke and Shadow? Icon_wink.gif

      "Like all great children's tales, it contains truth within the myth. ... when you base your expectations only on what you see, you BLIND yourself to the possibilities of a new reality."
      Zaheer in the episode, A Breath of Fresh Air
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    • Y'see. These guys are working on a shoestring budget, and they still made a better Airbender movie than Shyamalan.

      Though those costume designs are a bit cosplayish. But understandable considering the budget.

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    • Oh wow. Sifu just posted this on tumblr.

      https://41.media.tumblr.com/884ba3aeb8a21770160392d4e68b8197/tumblr_npc7odKLgn1rqm1voo2_250.jpg
      "Sam Mercer sent me the script for “The Last Airbender” Movie and after I read it he asked “so did you like it?”

      I said “Oh yea man it is awesome.” I had my fingers crossed while suppressing a gag reflex…😋"

      Sifu Kisu

      This is already out in the wild, so there is no un-ringing the bell. With the present regime at Viacom, let's hope this blows over... at least for Bryan's sake.

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    • why is he posting that now? it isn't a new script is it?

      @RaidenRadio, I actually thought the costumes were better quality than the acting and scenery ('cep for Suki's, but thats really difficult to pull off without a bigger budget), but the fire bending was the best bit

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    • Winterfirstsnow* wrote:
      why is he posting that now? it isn't a new script is it?

      If Sifu Kisu is posting an old script, he already posted about it back when he was still in good terms with M.Night.

      "I have the script, read it, forgot it. It collects dust. I wanna be surprised."
      — Sifu Kisu on Jun 28, 2009
      http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q69/lokhopkuen/DSC07814_1-1.jpg

      Things went sour between them after the principal photography, due to the IFMagazine Interview on Jul 12, 2009.[1] Interestingly, that is weeks after Adam Goodman was put in charge of Paramount (June 19, 2009).[2]

      Anywho, his new tumblr post showed the old logo for M.Night's production company (Blinding Edge Pictures) and script for "Book 1: Water" (the first movie) and some outdoor location at night.

      • Best case scenario: he is just remembering the events differently due to ongoing grudge against M.Night.
      • Worse case scenario: M.Night had to ask Sam Mercer to pass a NEW script to Kisu, because things are still hostile between M.Night and Kisu but Mercer is still a respectable producer. [See, M.Night has a reputation for handing the script directly to a reviewer. [3]] This new script for a reboot, with a touch of Megan Fox.

      That last scenario may not be so bad if Marc Evans can find humor in this "passionate exchange of creativity". Right, who am I kidding. Bryan is so screwed. @_@

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    • Hasdi wrote:
      The fan film for The Search has its first teaser trailer released.

      Dante Basco reblogged this and added "amazing… bringing honor to the firenation."

      Due to the limited $15,000 budget, Aang's role will be replaced with Suki.[1] I guess that's ok, as long as Suki is familiar with Aang's history with Koh. It also makes more sense than replacing Aang with Toph, because it is essential for Toph not to be part of Ursa's story. Also, they only filmed 2/3 of the story so they are planning for another round of donations.

      why replace aang's role?? he's literally the title character of the series.... and he had the whole connection with spirits thing. if anyone, replace suki with aang.

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    • Exactly. I don't see how a low budget doesn't allow Aang to be there. Plus, the Kyoshi warrior costume looks better in cartoon imo. :p

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    • Actors. Low budget means you have to cast from people you know who are willing to work for cheap. It's even harder if they want to portray Aang close to the 12-year-old version from the show, which it's implied that they do. Actors also have to essentially be on-call for the duration of the project. If someone goes to study abroad, or even if they just can't get everyone's work schedules to line up, the whole thing is left adrift. And the longer they have to wait to get back to filming, the more chance they have of running into bigger problems, like losing more actors or hardware failure.

      The Search Fun/depressing fact: our budget is 1/10,000th the budget of that other live-action film.
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    • i wonder what the creators and Shyamalan thinks of the fan film. do they like it or what?

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    • Intelligence4 wrote:
      why replace aang's role??

      The director explained his decision on the link.[1]

      Alexander Herron wrote:
      For those of you who are wondering about Aang, we are leaving him in Yu Dao for The Search. Due to our limited casting options and low budget (creating Appa and making Aang fly is expensive!), we decided that it was best not to include him in order to preserve the integrity of the movie.
      The Aang I love is probably impossible to capture in live-action. Instead, we focus more on Zuko and Azula's relationship, since that is what inspired me to make this in the first place! Suki comes along as Zuko's bodyguard and takes some of Aang's lines of advice (plus I'm sure she misses Sokka a lot).
      We hope you understand that, as die hard fans of the Avatar universe, we would rather do what we can and do it well rather than mess up something we love just as much as you do. A couple small things change without him, but we still remain true to the heart of the comic. 😊
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    • Teddybearlover wrote:

      i wonder what the creators and Shyamalan thinks of the fan film.

      It's probably best if the co-creators stay low on this. As for M.Night, he's probably wondering if he should give the fan film a cease and desist, just to show that he can really be an ass. Icon_lolno.gif

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    • Wooo... we're back in business. Nick is not shelving ATLA/Korra just yet, and are back into promoting them recently. Nick Gamer just added Korra and Asami in Nick Soccer Stars 2015 line-up (along with April and Karai).[1]

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGbLSBYUAAAnFZe.jpg


      Nick Gamer also tweeted an old Korra game in honor National Running Day.[2]

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGlzF03UgAA7LTY.png


      But wait... there's more. ATLA is back in Nicktoons!! That's right. Book 1 will be shown NEXT weekend, the first 10 episodes on 6/13 Saturday 1-6pm and the last 10 episodes on 6/14 Sunday 1-6pm.

      If you want something sooner, the movie is also back THIS weekend, 6/6 Saturday 1-3p and 3-5p and 6/7 Sunday 9-11pm prime-time. By popular demand! Only on Nicktoons! Icon_mrgreen.gif

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    • nobody cares about that movie.

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    • Television Critics Association (TCA) nominated The Legend of Korra for "Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming" award.[1] Yay. The nominees for that award are:

      “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” PBS
      “The Fosters,” ABC Family – (2014 Winner in Category)
      “The Legend of Korra,” Nickelodeon – (new)
      “Sesame Street,” PBS – (2011 Winner in Category)
      “Switched at Birth,” ABC Family – (2012 Winner in Category)


      Also, Princess Yue tweeted this.[2]

      Seychelle Gabriel wrote:
      Took a foot selfie with it, along with a piece I bought at the Korra art show & the doll u guys made. Will have 4evr!
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGswRPrU8AA2oap.jpg
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    • That fanart is referencing the "Dive to the Heart" from the Kingdom Hearts series. It's very well-done, but I don't understand all of the references. I gather the meaning behind the gears, the Water Tribe symbol, & the Spirit Portal in the background, but can't make out anything else.

      2 people appear full-body on the same Dive to the Heart when their hearts are literally connected, but amusingly, this has a much less romantic connotation when it actually happens in the Kingdom Hearts series. What actually happens is that a "heart of light" & a "heart of darkness" join & then the player is transported inside of the Dive to try to kill the "heart of darkness" to save the worlds.

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    • Hasdi wrote:
      Nick Gamer just added Korra and Asami in Nick Soccer Stars 2015 line-up.[1]


      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGs-es7VIAApvS6.jpg

      The Korrasami fan arts didn't take long.

      1. Abigail Malate: http://abigailmalate.com/post/120675398944/okay-but-you-know-how-european-soccer-players
      2. drakyx: http://drakyx.tumblr.com/post/120670210222/republic-city-rebels-hhhmmmm-no-me-gusta-el

      Neo Bahamut wrote:

      That fanart is referencing the "Dive to the Heart" from the Kingdom Hearts series.

      Alluding to Ventus-Vanitas shipping?

      320px-Station_of_Awakening-_Ventus_and_Vanitas_%28Art%29_KHBBS.png
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    • I said the context wasn't romantic, so no. Also, I was trying to avoid spoilers.

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    • Asami. Not Yue, Asami. Johanna Braddy played Yue. Seychelle Gabriel played Asami.

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    • ^ You are sadly mistaken.

      Film - Sokka and Yue

      Film - Sokka and Yue kiss

      To help you understand the difference, Johanna Braddy is a white American girl (see left picture). Seychelle Gabriel is a dark-skinned Hispanic girl (see right picture).

      https://41.media.tumblr.com/a90909af594f6d539e7b62bb91f2e669/tumblr_mtmkh8X9sb1srn7dqo6_400.png
      https://36.media.tumblr.com/90afa7e7b8f299f7e6fc09dcbd86efc9/tumblr_ndrqhtKJjh1r5euxvo2_320.jpg

      However, I can understand your outrage with the Northern Water Tribe having a brown girl leading a predominantly white population, considering a similar casting controversy with the Game of Thrones. Eusa_doh.gif

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    • My outrage wasn't with that. It was with the fact that she didn't really do anything because there wasn't any screentime

      Furthermore. I've said it before. I'll say it again, animation and live action and live action are different.

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    • RaidenRadio wrote:
      she didn't really do anything because there wasn't any screentime.

      The third act (with Yue) takes up almost half the screentime. If you don't believe me, Nicktoons is airing the movie again on Sunday 6/7 at 9pm.

      I'll say it again, animation and live action are different.

      Yes, yes... the movie should be animated with all-white voice cast, not live-action with a diverse cast. Equal opportunity be damned. -___-

      BTW, you might notice that Nick Soccer Stars and the movie/ATLA airings are being sponsored mostly by Frank Marshall's latest mover.

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    • Hasdi wrote:

      Teddybearlover wrote:

      i wonder what the creators and Shyamalan thinks of the fan film.
      It's probably best if the co-creators stay low on this. As for M.Night, he's probably wondering if he should give the fan film a cease and desist, just to show that he can really be an ass. Icon_lolno.gif


      I don't think M. Night can do such a thing. He doesn't own Avatar, he just directed a movie adaptation. That would be like saying William Lau, who has directed several Barbie movies, owns Barbie as a whole.

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    • ^ he bought the movie rights though, if they made ATLA puppets then he could do nothing, but he might actually be able to do something about a film

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    • Interesting article about the Game of Thrones bit, I have mixed feelings about racebending.com, but I find it harder and harder to agree with them the more articles of theirs I read.

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    • SaeryenKatten wrote:
      I don't think M. Night can do such a thing. He doesn't own Avatar, he just directed a movie adaptation.

      If M.Night still owns ATLA movie rights, then he can. Think about it. When Scott Aversano was made the head of Nickelodeon Movies in August 2006,[1] he could have hired any director he wanted for ATLA, of which he was a huge fan and had proposed to adapt 6 months prior.

      Aversano is the same guy who produced Jack Black's School of Rock, Team America: World Police and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Why would he even consider giving the job to the one guy who just failed his own fantasy movie, Lady in the Water?

      Hou-Ting and Korra make a deal

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    • I saw this post on how Shyamalan tried to unvillify Ozai, which is aboslutely terrible (and it makes me especially angry since I'm a major Zuko fan and if Shyamalan did intend to do what the post implies, then he basically insulted Zuko's character big time).

      If he even tries to do anything about the fan film, I will see it as another attack on Zuko.

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    • ^ That guy running that tumblr is a moron, sounds like another proud Chinese supremacist who actually thought that an Indian filmmaker was solely responsible for sanitizing the Chinese elements from the Fire Nation. Only 20 foreign movies were allowed to be shown in China for 2010, and Paramount had lobby for one of that precious movie quota to show The Last Airbender in China. Despite what that imbecile thinks, Paramount wouldn't approve of the changes for the Fire Nation (including the "gibberish" language) just to f--k with China. Quite the opposite, actually.

      Also, had the movie rights reverted back to Viacom before the restructuring a few months ago, Paramount would have shut down that fan film, just to eliminate a perceived threat to TMNT. Paramount with Marc Evans in charge would still shut it down, because he needs all the IP he can secure to double the film slate. As long as M.Night does not see this fan film as a threat to him, there is no reason for him to do anything about it. Besides, he has a different perspective on what really happened to Zuko's mom. Icon_shifty.gif

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    • Sorry, how is saying "Ozai is a villain and an abusive father and that should not be toned down because it makes Zuko look somewhat responsible for his own torture" = Chinese nationalism?? I'm confused here.

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    • First off, that tumblr post wrongly accused that Fire Nation were "toned down" because M.Night favors his own Indian race and "hates China". Let's agree that this racist accusation is simply horses--t. Secondly, most of the changes can be explained with scenes cut down for a shorter running time. Zuko's scar is made more realistic for the movie because, believe or not, Bryan isn't a skin-burn expert. Ozai is still evil and Zhao is an a-hole. If anyone is made more sympathetic, it is Zuko, because racebending.com accused the movie depicting all brown people as EVIL but cite Iroh and Yue as "special cases". http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i454/Hasdi/45.gif

      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/Sketchess/Blog/airbender.jpg
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    • You can nitpick problems in his specific evidence all you want, the point remains that Shyamalan clearly rewrote Ozai to be less villainous, & considering the man himself claimed to take a special interest in the Fire Nation because of the Indian Actors, let's refer once again to Foldy:

      If you want all of the credit, you get all of the blame.

      I also enjoy that he remade the Fire Nation's reason for waging war secularism, which was never even suggested by the series.

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    • the point remains that Shyamalan clearly rewrote Ozai to be less villainous

      Ok. If you say so. That's not a crime, is it? Lixa.gif

      the man himself claimed to take a special interest in the Fire Nation because of the Indian Actors

      Who told you that? He claimed to take special interest in the Air Nomads (due to his Hindu background) but confirmed that his favorite character is Zuko, just like Bryan. (Ha!)

      Wait. You actually thought that most of the Fire Nation characters were cast with "Indians"? Icon_wtf.gif

      https://36.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwp1z91Ofq1r7coaeo1_500.jpg
      If you want all of the credit, you get all of the blame.

      Corollary:If you want to give him all the blame, you have to give him all the credit.

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    • Hasdi wrote:
      the point remains that Shyamalan clearly rewrote Ozai to be less villainous
      Ok. If you say so. That's not a crime, is it? Lixa.gif

      It kind of discounts Zuko's character and says that Ozai was somewhat right in his actions, which he wasn't at all'.

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    • What gave you the impression that whatever Ozai did (in the movie) was right at all? Icon_eh.gif

      • Zuko spoke out of turn to a general, in defense of some of his friends who were going to be sacrificed in a battle.
      • Zuko was then sentenced to an Agni Ki duel, but when he showed up, it was his father he was to fight, but he would not fight his father.
      • Then his father mocked him and said, "I should bring your sister up here to beat you."
      • Then the father burnt his son ... to teach him a lesson.

      M.Night presented this as a quick flashback so he can allot more running time on the Blue Spirit scenes, whereas the show a full episode to include the actual war room meeting, the kowtowing and all that jazz. Zuko still got screwed for no fault of his own.

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    • Nick.com has a brand new ATLA game: Sozin's Echo. Ha... we're on a roll, baby. Icon_cool.gif

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    • Neo Bahamut wrote:  the point remains that Shyamalan clearly rewrote Ozai to be less villainous, 

      well, he made Ozai less cartoony... the sun did not magically cast deep shadows on his face and he didn't snarl or explode into evil laughter, instead they just made him an arrogant jerk. He treated Zuko just as badly, frankly I always thought the cartoon version of him looked/acted a little stupid...

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    • Just when I think I'm out. Stuff like this has to pull me back in. Yeah. . . . fun fact about that. . . 

      Let me put this in terms even a self delusional prick like you can understand.

      Here's how Ash Ketchum looks when voiced by hisJapanese Voice actress . . . .Rica Matsumoto

      Here's how Ash ketchum looks like when voiced by hisAmerican voice actress . . . Veronica Taylor

      THEY LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME!

      This is how they look when captured in live action on a camera respectively

      Rica Matsumoto

      Veronica Taylor

      Would you say either of them are qualified to play the role of a twelve year old Japanese boy in a live action film? Of course you wouldn't! That would be ridiculous! They're both older women! The least qualified to play the role of a little boy in a live action film!

      Apply the same thing to ATLA.

      Here is how Sokka looks when voiced by his American Voice actor Jack Desana

      Here is how Sokka looks when voiced by hisJAPANESE voice actor Yoshimasa Hosoya

      Exactly the same.

      Here's how they both look in real life respectively on camera.

      Jack Desana

      Yoshimasa Hosoya

      Would you say either of them look like Sokka?

      Noticing a pattern yet?

      Equal opportunity genuinely exists in Voice acting, in live action film, not so much. . . In voice acting you can get a role based on talent and talent alone. 

      A forty year old white man can play a Bison if he can make himself sound like a large beast he doesn't have to be one, he can play a Lemur if he can make himself sound like a small animal, and he can play a corrupt politician who just so happens to have a different skintone without having to put on offensive makeup, if he can make himself sound like it and play the part well. Things that he wouldn't be able to do in live action, not without a huge special effects budget and/or a mocap suit. In animation you're limited by your imagination. In live action, you're stuck with what you've recorded, and post production can only do so much.

      and while you may call me a hypocrite for not minding that most of the 'Asian and Inuit' inspired roles in ATLA are voiced by white people. . . The fact is, sokka, Katara, Aang, and Zuko look like people of color, are heavily implied to be people of color (specifically east asian and Inuit/Native American) through the context of the surrounding culture.

      I highly recommend you check this article out . I found it to be very enlightening. 

      Slightly paraphrased for you.

      It should come as no surprise, then, that Asian viewers (of anime) should have no trouble accepting the stylized characters in manga, with their small jaws, all but nonexistent noses, and famously enormous eyes as “Asian.” Unless the characters are clearly identified as foreign, Asian viewers see them as Asian, and it would never occur to most that they might be otherwise, regardless of whether non-Asian observers think the characters look Asian or not.

      When non-Asian characters appear in a manga in which most characters are Asian, that character will be differentiated from the others with stereotypedmarkers of some kind. For example, a character of African descent may be shown with frizzy hair, and shaded skin. A European character may be shown with a pronounced nose, blonde hair, square jaw. etc. . . 

      . . .  in an anime or manga in which Chinese or European characters are the majority, such as a story set in China or Europe, majority characters are generally drawn exactly as Asian characters would be drawn in a manga set in Asia, without any racial stereotyping at all. In the context of such a story, the Chinese or European characters are not Other, and markings of Otherness would be superfluous. The artist would make the foreign setting obvious through names, clothing, customs, architecture, and “props,” rather than burdening every character with stereotyped racial features, which would limit her ability to distinguish characters from each other, and would also make it difficult for readers to identify with protagonists. Furthermore, if a Japanese character appears in such a story, she will usually be marked visually as Japanese, although usually only by black hair and eyes. (Readers are often expected to identify with such characters, and more exaggerated markings would interfere with that identification.)

      = = = = 

      Here's how an Asian character looks when animated in various styles. Semi-Realistic. Cartoony.  Chibi The character is Genghis Khan.

      Here's how an Asian character looks when being played by an Asian person in a live action film. The character is Genghis Khan.

      Here's how an Asian Character looks when beingplayed by a White Guy in a live action film. The character is Genghis Khan.

      (Singing) One of these things is NOT like the other!

      = = = = 

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    • none of this movie s*** is a rumor or update. that movie is old news. only new stuff please :)

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    • Intelligence4 wrote: none of this movie s*** is a rumor or update. that movie is old news. only new stuff please :)

      I agree. that movie is old news.

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    • Intelligence4 wrote:
      that movie is old news. only new stuff please :)

      For a movie that doesn't exist, it shows up quite often in the recent news cycle that you'd think it was released yesterday. Eusa_think.gif

      I just checked the TV listings. Not only we are getting ATLA Book 1 this weekend (6/13-14 1-6pm), we are also getting Book 2 next weekend (also 6/20-21, 1-6pm). I think we can expect Book 3 the week after that (6/27-28, 1-6pm+). Will it be followed by a TLoK marathon to advertise this TV spot just in time for July the 4th week?

      Random news from competitors of ATLA/Korra: old TV series are being revived or rebooted including all-new Dragon Ball TV series,[1] all-new Ben 10 reboot series,[2] Powerpuff Girls reboot series,[3] and hell, even the Reboot TV series is being rebooted.[4]

      Tara Strong (who is also Grey DeLisle's friend / fake-enemy) is not too happy with her Powerpuff character (Bubbles) being replaced with a new voice actor.[5] On the upside, Bubbles will be voiced by a new Asian American voice talent, Kristen Li.[6] We could use a little diversity in voice acting...

      RaidenRadio wrote:
      Equal opportunity genuinely exists in Voice acting, in live action film, not so much. . . In voice acting you can get a role based on talent and talent alone.

      Yeah, that explains why there is so much more white voice actors in both animated series than white actors in the live-action film. Clearly, PoC voice actors are less talented than white voice actors. ^_^;

      Also, these days, celebrities are sought to voice high-profile movies and shows, and typically, these people are celebrities because of their work in live-action projects. So, if PoC actors don't have much luck in live-action, they won't have much luck in animation.

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      Just when I think I'm out. Stuff like this has to pull me back in. Yeah. . . . fun fact about that. . . 

      Let me put this in terms even a self delusional prick like you can understand

      oh please, you don't have to be here if you don't want to. Its the internet, there's a million+ other choices you could have made. 

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    • Bryan Konietzko has designed this variant cover for INVADER ZIM comic (published by Oni Press) at Oni Press' booth at SDCC (July 9-12).[1] No word yet if Bryan himself will actually show up at SDCC.

      https://40.media.tumblr.com/b322f9f7f243a71ed746526d48648bf9/tumblr_npp5v4hxH91rptk5lo1_250.jpg https://40.media.tumblr.com/226bff1a2096c7964a20bbc903d17277/tumblr_npp5v4hxH91rptk5lo2_250.jpg

      Bryan Konietzko wrote on tumblr:[2]
      In case you didn’t know, Oni Press is doing a new Zim comic series. And in case you also didn’t know, I worked on the Zim animated series right before Avatar, from 2000 to 2002, as a storyboard artist and later as art director. Jhonen Vasquez is an evil genius with a razor-sharp wit that never dulls. That project was an inspiring and seminal experience for me as future show co-creator/runner. I learned a ton from Jhonen and all the amazing people on that crew. Some of those same amazing people are now making this comic, including my friend Aaron Alexovich. He showed me his pencils for the first issue and they are fantastic.
      The nice folks at Oni, including some friends of mine who have since moved on to other endeavors, emphatically approached Nickelodeon about exhuming Zim in comic form. They knew the show was special to me and asked if I would contribute a variant cover. Here’s what I came up with (along with my original sketch with a nixed trumpet mouth on Zim), minus the logos so you can see more waffles.
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    • mustn't cover the waffels

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    • Hasdi wrote:
       
      RaidenRadio wrote:
      Equal opportunity genuinely exists in Voice acting, in live action film, not so much. . . In voice acting you can get a role based on talent and talent alone.
      Yeah, that explains why there is so much more white voice actors in both animated series than white actors in the live-action film. Clearly, PoC voice actors are less talented than white voice actors. 

      Since only two percent of aroles in the film industry are Asian and the rest are overwhelmingly white, even in live action films where the character is supposed to BE ASIAN. It stands to reason that an even smaller part of an overwhemlmingly white industry, that does not require the actor to look asian would have even less than that.

      forget it. I've tried meeting you halfway. , , buh bye.

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    • RaidenRadio wrote:
      Since only  two percent of roles in the film industry are Asian   and the rest are overwhelmingly white, even in live action films where the character is supposed to BE ASIAN.

      Hmm... according to this 2011 Asian American population data, the population for East Asians (Chinese, Korean and Japanese) is 4,010,114 + 1,706,822 + 1,304,286 = 7,021,222, or 2.2534% of the total US population (311,583,000 for 2011). I guess we're doing just fine.

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-5SyLSU0AA_jMv.jpg

      BTW, I took out "Indians and all other ethnicity" out of that percentage because you don't consider them good enough to be Asians. >_>

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    • Wait a sec...

      So for the next few weekends they're going to be marathoning ATLA??

      • whisper* you know what i think that's pretty awesomeZUKO SCREENTIME!

      - ahem.

      Sorry.

      lol

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    • For a movie that doesn't exist, it shows up quite often in the recent news cycle that you'd think it was released yesterday. Eusa_think.gif

      No it doesn't, you keep seeing things that are either completely unrelated, or at best related to Viacom in general, & then try to force a reference to the movie into this thread.

      And even if you DID find some low-level journalist still harping on about the movie, that only proves that you don't know the difference between news & clickbait.

      well, he made Ozai less cartoony... the sun did not magically cast deep shadows on his face and he didn't snarl or explode into evil laughter, instead they just made him an arrogant jerk. He treated Zuko just as badly, frankly I always thought the cartoon version of him looked/acted a little stupid...

      No, it was pretty clear that the movie changed Ozai's entire outlook on Zuko, as he asks Zhao about his son's progress when, in the show, he didn't give a damn.

      I suppose you could argue that this was just him hammering in more exposition & the hopeful tone in Aasif's (sp?) voice was simply due to poor direction, but either way, it doesn't reflect well on Ol' Shamallama.

      Hmm... according to this 2011 Asian American population data, the population for East Asians (Chinese, Korean and Japanese) is 4,010,114 + 1,706,822 + 1,304,286 = 7,021,222, or 2.2534% of the total US population (311,583,000 for 2011). I guess we're doing just fine.

      Because every film is set in modern America.

      BTW, I took out "Indians and all other ethnicity" out of that percentage because you don't consider them good enough to be Asians. >_>

      What he said was "most Indians consider themselves Indian, not Asian."

      Interestingly, lying about another editor's position is considered bad faith editing, yet I've never seen anyone come down on you for it even though you do it quite frequently.

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    • Book 4 finale on soundcloud.com hit 1 million plays. This makes Jeremy Zuckerman very happy.[1] Icon_biggrin.gif


      Neo Bahamut:
      And even if you DID find some low-level journalist still harping on about the movie, that only proves that you don't know the difference between news & clickbait.

      Ha. Funny that you mention that. Roth Cornet, our not-so-low-level journalist at IGN, interviewed M.Night and published it in three parts. Check out the # of shares on facebook/twitter:

      1. "M. Night Shyamalan Said No 'They've Been Dead All Along' Twist for Wayward Pines" (May 14, 2015) [64 shares]
      2. "M. Night Shyamalan Would Love to Do an Unbreakable TV Show" (May 20, 2015) [228 shares]
      3. "M. Night Shyamalan Defends His Avatar: The Last Airbender Adaptation" (May 22, 2015) [4,735 shares!]

      Her last article was then recited, respun, and reposted to multiple sites and blogs. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] The movie may be 5 years old, but it is undeniable that fans are yearning for its return... because they are begging... for more. -__-

      Because every film is set in modern America.

      Every [Hollywood] film can only hire talent from modern America, irrespective of setting, plus whatever foreign talent that our Congress allow us to screw over (hint: it's not much).

      Interestingly, lying about another editor's position is considered bad faith editing, yet I've never seen anyone come down on you for it even though you do it quite frequently.

      If I'm wrong on what he is insinuating, he's free to correct me. Lixa.gif

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    • Hasdi wrote:

      BTW, I took out "Indians and all other ethnicity" out of that percentage because you don't consider them good enough to be Asians.

      Hasdi is misquoting me here. What I said was, most Indians prided themselves on being INDIAN, not Asian. That's not to say there isn't some crossover with southeast Asian and Arabic culture(due to the country sharing a border with Kashmir and Pakistan).

      Fung Bros interview about the Indian Identity.

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    • Check out the # of shares on facebook/twitter:

      So, yeah, you don't know the difference between meaningful news versus clickbait.

      The movie may be 5 years old, but it is undeniable that fans are yearning for its return... because they are begging... for more. -__-

      So a bunch of people tell you that they hate something & you interpret it as "begging for more."

      Insert sexual assault joke here.

      Every [Hollywood] film can only hire talent from modern America.

      For the love of...it's called "nonrandom sampling." Researchers with budgets & subject pools a lot smaller than many Hollywood productions have are able to do studies on much smaller populations. Studies which require hundreds, even thousands of participants. This is a crap excuse, stop making it.

      If I'm wrong on what he is insinuating, he's free to correct me. Lixa.gif

      Well then, I guess you'd better get to work proving you're specifically not guilty of every single one of these things. One by one. Because I can apparently just insinuate whatever I damn well please & it's your job to prove it wrong.

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    • Confirmed by Nickelodeon: Mike and Bryan will be at SDCC for autograph signings, representing The Legend of Korra. There will also be a motion-capture booth (powered by Nito) to enable anyone "become" Nick characters including Korra. No panels for Korra, just the crown jewels TMNT, Spongebob and Sanjay & Craig. However, the fan-organized Avatar Legacy panel will back on SDCC with more details coming soon.

      RaidenRadio wrote:
      most Indians prided themselves on being INDIAN, not Asian.

      Let's suppose this racist generalization is true, what are you getting at? Indians shouldn't take part in the movie because M.Night (like "most Indians") don't identify himself and others as Asians anyway? http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i454/Hasdi/45.gif

      That's not to say there isn't some crossover with southeast Asian and Arabic culture(due to the country sharing a border with Kashmir and Pakistan).

      You need read up on the history of the Silk Road. Asian and Arabic countries including China and India had traded merchandize (and cultures) with each other in harmony. Then everything changed when white people attacked. >_>

      480px-Silk_route.jpg

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    • Neo Bahamut wrote:
      So, yeah, you don't know the difference between meaningful news versus clickbait.

      That's preposterous. That would mean IGN and others are engaging in click-whoring. Icon_surprised.gif How... DARE you.

      Researchers with budgets & subject pools a lot smaller than many Hollywood productions have are able to do studies on much smaller populations. Studies which require hundreds, even thousands of participants.

      The keyword is "hiring". Medical participants are only given limited compensation (if any) for their time, with no particular set of skills or requirement for labor. Try hiring any of them for your "studies", and see how far Human Resources will let you. Icon_neutral.gif

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    • and there are Indian inspired characters in the series, Guru Pathik for instance. But overall, as I stated before. As implied by the surrounding culture everyone, was implied to be East Asian, overwhelmingly Chinese

      Forget it, I give up. Enjoy taking the Blue Pill, Neo.

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    • The keyword is "hiring". Medical participants are only given limited compensation (if any) for their time, with no particular set of skills or requirement for labor.

      You know what else that describes? An extra or bit part. Which make up the vast majority of characters in a movie. Certainly The Last Assbender.

      Even better, nobody really gives a shit about them, you can cheat on them if you want, as long as you get the main talent right.

      Enjoy taking the Blue Pill, Neo

      You'll find your pop culture references to be wasted on me.

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    • Confirmed by Nicktoons: We will have an entire month of ATLA on weekends 1-6pm. This means, Book 1 6/13-6/14, Book 2 6/20-6/21 and Book 3 6/27-6/28. I think they'll go for Korra-on-weekends next. Both ATLA and Korra are still airing on Canadian channels. In fact, Nick Canada has been airing Korra on weekends 2-6:30pm since two weeks ago and wrapping up Book 3+4 today and tomorrow.

      Neo Bahamut wrote:
      You know what else that describes? An extra or bit part. Which make up the vast majority of characters in a movie.

      Yeeeeah. Even white people have trouble getting work as extras. Can you imagine the trouble they went through to find Japanese extras for The Last Airbender?

      Film - Aang with Kyoshi villagers

      Ditto with Indian extras. With Inuit extras, they had to move the production the Greenland, but that does not help non-white American actors find work, does it? Whenever the film setting does not match the demographics of "modern America", it either costs more money for the studios or jobs for Americans. To cost-effectively have equal opportunity for live-action, studios can either racebent the characters or choose a source material that already has the "right" racial mix of characters. And you want to "get the main talent right"? Icon_yawn.gif

      RaidenRadio wrote:
      Enjoy taking the Blue Pill, Neo
      You'll find your pop culture references to be wasted on me.

      It's a Matrix reference. Do you think I am selling you the red pill or the blue pill?

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    • Hollywood's ineptitude is not my problem.

      I looked it up, it doesn't make sense in this context. I'm guessing he either mixed up the pills or is attempting to diss me about an unrelated thread.

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    •  Can you imagine the trouble they went through to find Japanese extras for The Last Airbender?

      Now if only they went to as many lengths to actually cast a few of the MAIN LEAD SPEAKING ROLES with Asian/inuit actors. Instead of making them glorified scenery for themighty whitey.

      Mighty Whitey pops up as the result of creative types trying to appeal to as broad a cross-section of society as possible to get their cash back. And since the majority of major Hollywood stars are white Americans (despite the fact that only a small minority of their audience are Americans at all, let alone white Americans), it's almost inevitable that the all-singing, all-dancing hero is also going to be registering low on the melanin count... which becomes a self-perpetuating mess.

      (sarcasm mode) Remember kids! There will never come a day when a lead, heroic character can ever be played by a person of color! Asians can't be anything but dumb sidekicks, or background scenery to the much more interesting character played by white people! In our darkest hour, the white god will lead the ignorant people of other colors to greatness, because they'll never be able to take the initiative themselves to throw off the chains without a white man or girl leading them! (sarcasm off)

      I'm sick and tired of the same old BS. I don't care if it costs more money, I don't care if it costs jobs for americans because the film is shot overseas. I wan't, I DEMAND they give us more diversity.

      But who am I kidding? They'll never remake Last Airbender not for another decade or so at least. The argument is moot. 

      Do you think I am selling you the red pill or the blue pill?

      You're addicted to the blue pill. The matrix delusion that movie was anything but unobjectively. abysmally bad.

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    • Avatar: The Last Airbender: Legacy hardcover (published by Insight Legends on October 27, 2015) has a new cover image on Amazon and Nick shop site, which replaces the old placeholder image.

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHnneM8XAAEojLq.jpg
      Neo Bahamut wrote:
      Hollywood's ineptitude is not my problem.

      Hence my point: the fans' problem with the movie has more to do with Hollywood's ineptitude with live-action casting rather than Hollywood's racism. It was never about equal opportunity, but about "accurate" depiction of the Asian/Inuit characters, even if no Asian/Inuit voice actors were actually involved in the making of an animated movie. Since "creative differences" isn't enough to justify a moral outrage/backlash, they played the race card.

      RaidenRadio wrote:
      Now if only they went to as many lengths to actually cast a few of the MAIN LEAD SPEAKING ROLES with Asian/inuit actors.

      Ahem. Casting the main leads is actually much harder than casting extras, who only have to "look the part". The main leads have other requirements including on-screen appeal, acting talent, and/or martial art skills. Bryan trivialized the live-action casting because he took the easy way: he only has to worry about "getting the voice right".

      There will never come a day when a lead, heroic character can ever be played by a person of color!
      http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f331/mittnacht/Movies%202012/Hercules2014_zps680389bd.jpg
      I don't care if it costs more money, I don't care if it costs jobs for americans because the film is shot overseas.

      But of course. Why would you care about risking someone else's money and job opportunities? I'd like to see you pitch your ATLA movie series to the studios without getting the boot. -__-

      • RaidenRadio: Good day, executives. Thank you for seeing me. As you know, Avatar: The Last Airbender is a beloved award-winning hit animated TV series that combines the best of Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings in an Asian-inspired fantasy setting. We should make a movie series out of this. 6 live-action movies! 2 movies for each book. Each movie should be 3 hours long and have a budget of $150-200 million, so we are looking at about $1 billion total budget. We will hire A-list directors like Peter Jackson and James Cameron, not hacks like Uwe Boll and M. Night Shyamalan. Oh, because the culture is Asian, the main leads should be Asian. In fact, everyone on that fantasy world should be cast with Asians. If you don't greenlight this, y'all f--king racists for not giving Asian talents a chance to shine and for perpetuating whitewashing in Hollywood movies. So, whaddya say? Icon_thumbup.gif
      • Studio execs: Icon_wtf.gif Icon_wtf.gif Icon_wtf.gif Icon_wtf.gif Icon_wtf.gif
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    • Obviously, if I made the pitch, I'd have to butter them up, play to their egos and do some fancy word posturing, and make a big argument to get them to greenlight it. Peter Jackson had to do the same thing to get the studio to green light THREE Lord Of The Rings movies to be produced simoultaneously. But personally, I'd rather have no movie at all than risk a repeat of Shyamalan's Last Airbender.

      Re The Rock

      Yes, people of color (mostly black and mixed race like the Rock) playing traditionally white roles does happen occassionally, but that's an exception to the rule at best, and outright tokenization at worst, and never done at the expense of stripping white characters of their humanity. The Rock may be one of the exceptions the rule, and I'm glad he exists and is contributing but it's not enough. The overwhelming majority of casting for roles that should be for people of color is still overwhelmingly white.

      and the worst part is, they use films like this as an excuse to meet their 'diversity quota' or 'quiet the dissenters' and then go right back to doing the same ol BS they always do.

      Can you IMAGINE the outrage if they made a live action Boondocks movie and cast Huey Freeman with Ty Simpkins ? The backlash would be ENORMOUS! But they get away with it all the time when it comes to Asians and Other minorities.

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    • RaidenRadio wrote:
      Can you IMAGINE the outrage if they made a live action Boondocks movie and cast Huey Freeman with Ty Simpkins ?

      I don't have to imagine. We can already see the racial backlash with casting a black guy for Johnny Storm.[1][2] It's funny that you mentioned Ty Simpkins because he is a main character in Frank Marshall's latest movie Jurassic World, which has smashed multiple all-time box office records.[3] It's amazing what you can do with $150 million budget when the "source material" allow you to cast any number of white actors that you want. He just wrapped up a movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's BFG book, [4] which is directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by himself, his wife Kathleen Kennedy, and Sam Mercer (all producers of The Last Airbender movie). Marshall and Kennedy will be heading to London this fall to produce Bourne 5, Assassin's Creed movie and the next Star Wars movie.[5] Why would they want to go back producing Nickelodeon movies after they were screwed over on the sequels for TLA and TINTIN?

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    • came here for news, got a mudslinging match. clean this mess up and take your argument elsewhere guys. this thread is for rumors and updates only. i know we haven't been getting much of that lately, but let's not pollute this thread with other crap.

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    • I have a better solution: Someone with more influence than I tells Hasdi he can't just make up crackpot nonsense & report it as if it were news. And maybe ask him to see a therapist over his unresolved issues with racebending.com.

      Seriously, if you can honestly tell me that he wouldn't post bullshit about how some TMNT action figure or something is a hint that Half Life 3 Last Airbender 2 is confirmed, then you can flame me as much as you want.

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    • In other news:

      1. Bryan is drawing up some artwork for an international DVD release of Korra.[1]
        https://36.media.tumblr.com/6116218b8aed4c0ab338510b2af6cf25/tumblr_npywezqtxp1rptk5lo1_320.jpg
      2. Nick didn't enter Korra Book 3 to be nominated for 2015 Emmy primetime awards for Animation[2] like they did in 2014 with Korra Book 2 two-part finale episodes (along with TMNT Season 2 two-part mid-season episodes). Nick didn't enter TMNT Season 3 to be nominated for Animation for 2015 as well but curiously, they entered TMNT Season 2 again but for two-part finale episodes under Children's Program instead.[3]. Maybe Nick didn't think both Korra Book 3 and TMNT Season 3 have a shot of being nominated, or maybe it is due to the qualification rules.
      3. Ilion Animation signed up to work on Paramount Animation's first fully-animated 3D tentpole movie, to be completed by end of 2016.[4] We are probably looking at Rango 2 or some original animated Nickelodeon movie.
      Neo Bahamut wrote:
      Seriously, if you can honestly tell me that he wouldn't post bullshit about how some TMNT action figure or something is a hint that Half Life 3 Last Airbender 2 is confirmed

      Stop being dramatic. Eusa_snooty.gif If it wasn't for TMNT: Out of the Shadows, we likely wouldn't get the Korra video game. BTW, STEAM has both games on sale for $7.34 until June 22.[5][6]

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    • "Hence my point: the fans' problem with the movie has more to do with Hollywood's ineptitude with live-action casting rather than Hollywood's racism. It was never about equal opportunity, but about "accurate" depiction of the Asian/Inuit characters, even if no Asian/Inuit voice actors were actually involved in the making of an animated movie. Since "creative differences" isn't enough to justify a moral outrage/backlash, they played the race card."

      Interesting.

      Anyways:

      "Stop being dramatic.  If it wasn't for TMNT: Out of the Shadows, we likely wouldn't get theKorra video game. BTW, STEAM has both games on sale for $7.34 until June 22.[5][6]"

      It was a fun game and that's a good price! I'd recommend it to any LoK fans that haven't played it yet. Support the franchise!

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    • My only issue was that it was relatively expensive for such a short game with a relatively shallow plot. Yes, I would recommend buying it.

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    • A few more tidbits:

      1. kpopstarz pointed out that ATLA: Legacy is scheduled for release in UK much earlier than USA on June 25 (next week!)[1] and that DVD artwork that Bryan was working is likely for Region 2 and 3 international release of Book 4.
      2. Insight has published other Insight Legends series of books for other IPs including:
        It seems out of place for Insight to work on ATLA after licensing on Marvel/DC comic book characters. Eusa_think.gif
      3. I checked my cable listings. All episodes of ATLA Book 3 will air on Nicktoons next week so the last episode will air on 6/28 6:00 - 6:30p. In the past, Nicktoons had dropped 1 or 2 episodes just to fit into the allotted timeslots for an ATLA marathon.
      4. After a bit more digging, the Kidrobot movie that I mentioned earlier was indeed supposed to be a Nick movie.[2] Scott Aversano optioned that IP in September 2008. The development of the Kidrobot movie has moved to MGM[3] so it is very possible that Paramount no longer see it as a fit for the new sexed-up Nickelodeon Movies label. Aversano's other Nick movie, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, has its sequel scrapped but it is being redeveloped as a Netflix series.[4] Will the development of sequels/reboot for Aversano's other Nick movie also move to another studio or has it happened already? Icon_think.gif Will there be a Megan Fox cameo?
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    • JK Simmons from LOK is playing a character in Kung Fu Panda 3 named Kai. and kai is the villain. lol he is playing a character with the same name as his daughter's boyfriend.

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      • ATLA director and storyboard artist Giancarlo Volpe has been cleared to be on the fan-organized Avatar Legacy panel on SDCC.[1] Also, the panel is looking fan artists (including fanon writers) to showcase their stuff on that panel.[2]
      • Gene Yang signed up to write Superman for DC a while back[3] and his first issue (Superman #41) will be published on June 24 with art by John Romita Jr.[4]
      • Steven Yeun (Avatar Wan) has an upcoming animated movie adaptation of an Image Comics series, in which he voices the main character, Tony Chu.[5] Robin Williams was to voice the villain but with his passing, David Tenant (Dr. Who) will be replacing him.[6]
      • The 51% off sale ($7.34) for The Legend of Korra video game ends in less than 24 hours.[7] Get it while you still can.
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    • Wookay... Bryan showed the international DVD cover for Book 4, due for release this fall.[1]

      https://40.media.tumblr.com/886de675f455626cbcc2ca3c7b8e2c53/tumblr_nqf0wzvCMf1rptk5lo7_250.jpg

      And we finally have an official name for "Colossus". Bryan referred to it as "Kuvira's Giant Mech". Note the title case.

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    • another book 4 DVD? I already have one. why are they making 2? I hope this one is different then the other one.

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    • And we finally have an official name for "Colossus". Bryan referred to it as "Kuvira's Giant Mech". Note the title case.

      Quite the creative name, you can see there's a hidden meaning like giant mech owned by Kuvira. I was thinking about Hcem Tnaig S'arivuk.

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    • w000ttttt! IGN has exclusives on collectible items available at SDCC from Nickelodeon,[1] which includes:

      1. A new print from Bryan Konietzko that depicts both Avatar Aang and Avatar Korra:
        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CIXGAeWWIAAHESK.jpg
      2. A 12” figure of Korra character Chief Lin Beifong!!!
        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CIXJ3H6UAAAfwRq.jpg

      Kickass. Icon_cool.gif

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    • Bryan Konietzko wrote on tumblr:
      IGN released these images of the exclusives Nickelodeon will have for sale at San Diego Comic Con. It’s been hard to keep this awesome 11″ Chief Beifong pre-painted PVC kit a secret! Our friends and Korra crew alum Mel and Alan started a cool company called Zwyer Industries. They’ve been hard at work making this Beifong as badass as possible. The sculpt was based on a pose drawn by Lauren Montgomery and Christie Tseng. I did a few rounds of notes on the sculpt, and they did a stellar job. The pictured version is the special one with glossy armor. The matte version is just as cool, in my opinion. Good luck snagging one at SDCC! Look out for more amazing stuff coming from Zwyer Industries and us in the future…
      Also for sale is this limited edition “Avatar Generations” print I did, which will be for sale at the Nick booth. You’ll recognize the poses from the stamp I made a few weeks back. I hope it warms your hearts as so many of you have warmed mine and Mike’s!
      P.S. You can see some more photos of the Beifong statue here: http://www.zwyerind.com/figure_beifong.html
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    • More ATLA/Korra figures teased from Zwyer Industries.[1] Hmm... Asami is missing but it's a start.

      https://36.media.tumblr.com/120567812bdf4b32ec5b3352ccd25f4b/tumblr_inline_nqin79sUUF1r7w6tu_500.jpg
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    • As you guys know by now, the US Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex marriage is legal across all 50 states. To celebrate this, Nickelodeon posted this picture on The Legend of Korra facebook... [1]

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CIcJ_GEWEAAfWMF.jpg

      ... and re-posted a link of the 5 Korrasami moments on twitter.[2]

      In other news, Star Trek actors managed to get raises for the third movie because they argued that under California law, their contract with Paramount to do two more sequels to the first movie (back in 2007) cannot be longer than 7 years.[3] Had Paramount did Star Trek in 2014, the actors would be forced to accept a lower pay they had agreed to back in 2007. This also impacts the contract Paramount have with The Last Airbender actors, who were announced back in December 10, 2008.[4] WHAT THIS MEANS in the simplest scenario: Paramount only has a few months to decide to do TLA 2 and 3, before they are forced to renegotiate with the actors or recast. The other option is to reboot, but not necessarily with Paramount.

      Also, there is an interview with Mike and Bryan back in April with a frank discussion on Korra going digital, the budget cuts, TLoK haters, Korrasami, SDCC, their own projects and other stuff.

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    • I wonder what happened to them, they're looking kinda sad in this picture.

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    • ^ Crying because... #LoveWins?

      More news: Mike and Bryan will have a panel at SDCC, thanks to Dark Horse Comics.[1]

      • Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am, Room 25ABC (480 people capacity)
        Nickelodeon and Dark Horse Comics: Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra
        "Come celebrate Nickelodeon's Avatar universe with the brilliant minds who created it all: co creators and executive producers Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Mike and Bryan will discuss past storylines and tease the future at a panel full of surprises and behind-the-scenes stories."
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    • SaitamaBro wrote:
      I wonder what happened to them, they're looking kinda sad in this picture.

      That's when Asami was crying over losing her father and Korra was comforting her.

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    • Paramount only has a few months to decide to do TLA 2 and 3, before they are forced to renegotiate with the actors or recast. The other option is to reboot, but not necessarily with Paramount.

      Hallelujah! and about Friggin time! Maybe now we can shut up about the movie and move on!

      I doubt they'll produce a reboot though.

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    • reboot please!!! and where did you find out this info?

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    • @RaidenRadio Uhm... Nicola Peltz did Transformers for Paramount and is becoming more and more expensive to sign up on new projects. Do you really think that Paramount would pass up the opportunity to have Nicola Peltz reprise her role in TLA 2 and 3 for the low low pay she signed up for in 2008? Lixa.gif

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    • Do you really think that Paramount would pass up the opportunity to have Nicola Peltz reprise her role in TLA 2 and 3 for the low low pay she signed up for in 2008?

      When the movie she supposedly would star in is an almost 100% guaranteed surefire critical bomb/box office underperformer? Yes. Of course they'd pass it up.

      Making a sequel to Shamhammers film is like making a sequel to Zardoz, or The Room, or any number of genuinely bad movies this many years after the fact. Likely not going to happen.

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    • I doubt they would make TLA2 & 3. the cast looks so old. a reboot would be a better idea.

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    • A reboot is fine with me. Once M.Night is no longer contractually obligated to Paramount, he can take his movie rights to Fox, Universal, or Syfy. The reboot can have Toph already in the first movie with her playing Pai Sho with Iroh when Zuko saw a beam of light shoot to the sky. Icon_think.gif

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    • no. they can put her in book 2.

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    • If he makes another movie, he should keep his name off of it and let someone else handle directorial and script duties.

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    • Not really finding much to comment on in all of this news. There are things I'd like to see happen, but there's no solid indication that they actually will.

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    • Hasdi wrote:
      As you guys know by now, the US Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex marriage is legal across all 50 states. To celebrate this, Nickelodeon posted this picture on The Legend of Korra facebook.[1]

      Bryan also posted this picture yesterday.[2]

      https://40.media.tumblr.com/74ee5704e02ed6d787dfdad4f98ae8f2/tumblr_nqklpkeViH1rptk5lo1_250.jpg


      The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences extended invitations to 322 new members, as part of their efforts to diversify their members.[3] This includes two of our guys.

      • Dev Patel – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Slumdog Millionaire”
      • J. K. Simmons – “Whiplash,” “Juno”

      What? Dev Patel isn't being recognized for his outstanding work in The Last Airbender? That's bullshit, man. Oh well, still cool to be part of the Academy.

      RaidenRadio wrote:
      If he makes another movie, he should keep his name off of it and let someone else handle directorial and script duties.

      Seeing how he handles Wayward Pines for FOX, I'd think he would still to keep his name on another movie, but open to let someone else handle directorial and script duties. 2 out of 3 ain't bad, no?

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    • I dunno. . . . bad word of mouth killed his last movie,  not to mention the knowledge of him being in any way attached to his last movie.

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    • I heard there is a Avatar panel at SDCC2015. is that true?

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    • yay!! I have Avatar questions that I want to be answers.

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    • Mike DiMartino wrote on tumblr:
      https://40.media.tumblr.com/881761bb2aa6c9568f0b157820fb0310/tumblr_nqqbsqlKKF1rz68g3o1_250.jpg
      Comic Con is here again! And Bryan and I will be there for a panel and two signings.
      On Friday, July 10th at 10-11AM we will be in Room 25ABC for a Dark Horse Comics panel, discussing the past and future of the Avatar comics and showing some images from the final “Art of the Legend of Korra” book. http://sched.co/3koD
      SIGNINGS:
      • Friday, July 10th, 12-2 PM at the Dark Horse booth.
      • Saturday, July 11th, 3-5PM at the Nickelodeon booth.
      Both signings will be ticketed, but I don’t have all the details on that, so check in with the booths to make sure you get your ticket!

      Teddybearlover wrote:
      I have Avatar questions that I want to be answers.

      You can submit your questions by replying to this tweet.

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    • It flew under the radar. But Dante Basco lent his voiceover talents to a Video for the LORE, youtube Channel.

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    • Dante Basco also played a character in a kickstarter-funded comedy movie.

      Believe or not, Jeremy Zuckerman is the music composer for MTV Scream TV series,[1] which is premiering tonight 10pm/9c.

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    • i have a blog is sdcc round up information down below.

      http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Gsmith1030/Upcoming_SDCC_Events_and_other_SDCC_Information.

      enjoy.

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    • Grey DeLisle-Griffin and Olivia Hack certainly know their Avatar fans.

      http://avatarparallels.tumblr.com/post/123137461133/itsrevydutch-gebbeh-internal-screaming

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    • Bryan finally revealed his new franchise, Threadworlds. [1][2]

      https://40.media.tumblr.com/b5d63b91ab2336b7eb1cb055750cc688/tumblr_nr2o6izUWm1rptk5lo1_250.jpg

      Bryan kicked this off last July after SDCC 2014 (shortly after Nick screwed the launch of Korra Book 3). He'll start with 5-volume graphic novel series but is open to do TV and movie series. The key thing is that, unlike ATLA and Korra, he has complete ownership of this franchise not Viacom or anyone else. This means, Nickelodeon can't just sell the movie rights to M. Night Shyamalan and have Paramount prodce it without letting Bryan know and/or getting his blessing. Bryan has already trademarked "Threadworlds" in 5 different class of products with USPTO, to prevent James Cameron from making a movie called Threadworlds that has nothing to do with Bryan's work.

      A new Threadworlds wikia has been set up for this (not by me). Later.

      P.S.: Mike is not involved in this, as far as I know.

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    • I asked about Lavabending. I didn't know what else to ask about. I figure, if there will be Korra comics (which I doubt), they already plan to address it.

      Edit: Added a couple about Korra's blue giant form, but I don't really feel comfortable asking a ton of questions.

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    • Huh, Mike has been busy.[1][2] Icon_eh.gif

      Mike DiMartino wrote:[3]
      https://41.media.tumblr.com/79858f34064bce3282e326f603c859af/tumblr_nr4ssaGW9L1rz68g3o1_250.jpg
      I’m thrilled to finally be able to announce what I’ve been working since Korra wrapped. I’m writing and illustrating a 3-book middle-grade series! The first book, Geniuses: The Creature and the Creator, will be published in Fall 2016 by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s.

      From his synopsis, it sounds like the Golden Compass. Maybe he can hire M.Night to make a movie out of it, and actually get sequels made. xP

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    • Will you stop sucking M Nights ______ already? He's the film industry equivalent of a Leper at this point. Move on!

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    • Speaking of M.Night, Paramount latest $155 million-budgeted mover Terminator Genisys (T5) grossed $42,474,183 domestically over the 5-day Independence Day weekend. Paramount was hoping for $55 million,[1] and had preemptively slotted two sequels for 2017 and 2018.[2] To put this in perspective, 5 years ago on the same weekend, Paramount earned $69,315,329 with the $150 million-budgeted mover The Last Airbender in 5 days of US release, exceeding Paramount's $50+ million expectation[3] with sequels yet to confirm.

      T5 is a disaster for Paramount, so I expect to see some negative mentions and possible write-downs in Viacom's next earning calls. The next a few months is going to be critical for Paramount, because they have contemplate scrapping T6 and T7 in favor of movies in development like TLA2 and TLA3, of which the 7-year contract window for the cast is expiring. The clock is ticking...

      "Oh, yeah. ♫ ♬ Don't cha wish your franchise is hot like me? ♫ ♬ Don't cha wish your franchise is a freak like me? ♫ ♬"

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    • Hasdi wrote:
      Bryan finally revealed his new franchise, Threadworlds. [1][2]
      https://40.media.tumblr.com/b5d63b91ab2336b7eb1cb055750cc688/tumblr_nr2o6izUWm1rptk5lo1_250.jpg
      Bryan kicked this off last July after SDCC 2014 (shortly after Nick screwed the launch of Korra Book 3). He'll start with 5-volume graphic novel series but is open to do TV and movie series. The key thing is that, unlike ATLA and Korra, he has complete ownership of this franchise not Viacom or anyone else. This means, Nickelodeon can't just sell the movie rights to M. Night Shyamalan and have Paramount prodce it without letting Bryan know and/or getting his blessing. Bryan has already trademarked "Threadworlds" in 5 different class of products with USPTO, to prevent James Cameron from making a movie called Threadworlds that has nothing to do with Bryan's work.

      A new Threadworlds wikia has been set up for this (not by me). Later.

      P.S.: Mike is not involved in this, as far as I know.

      when it comes out, i will defeantly check it out.

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    • The next a few months is going to be critical for Paramount, because they have contemplate scrapping T6 and T7 in favor of movies in development like TLA2 and TLA3, of which the 7-year contract window for the cast is expiring. The clock is ticking..

      Pftt. Hahahahaha! yeah right! After the critics savaged it, after the fans annihilated it, after it failed to make back it's total budget when you add in the Ad campaign?

      A sequel isn't happening, with or without M. Night. Maybe a reboot. MAYBE. But I wouldn't hold my breath.

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    • I'd better hear the end of this shit when that contract expires, or I will personally come to your house & shove that movie down your throat.

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    • ^^ I Think a reboot is better, some of the actors could come back to reprise their roles but most of them, epecially for team avatar(exept jackson) are too old to reprise their roles, i think it is better to start off fresh, hopefully by then, the foul taste form the movie that most fans got will get off by then, i think.

      Oh on a side note, can we please move the movie disscussion to either this thread, or one of our message walls, i know updates have been slowing down but i dont think we should be filling this borad with stuff about the movie, it just gets repetitive and can lead to some aruguments. i think the movie discussions should move to the thread above, create a new one about the movie or on one of our message walls.

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    • @Neo Bahamut, when the contract expires, it only means it's nigh impossible to get the same cast back, so its either all-new cast like Neverending Story 2 or a reboot.

      @Gsmith1030 Any decision made on the movie (or any related high-budget project) will impact other parts of the franchise, just because the world revolves around money. Whether that's good or bad can be discussed on another thread.

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    • ThreandWorlds is a graphic novel about Wabbits?? i'm getting this book.

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    • Teddybearlover wrote: ThreandWorlds is a graphic novel about Wabbits?? i'm getting this book.

      Actually, they're kangaroos.

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    • ^ The most important thing is that they're not human. That way, Bryan does not have to worry about casting actors of specific race for a live-action/motion-capture movie. Brilliant.

      Yes, he is interested to see this expand into TV shows, films, toys, clothing and other merchandizing. If his USPTO filings are any indication.

      More details on Threadworlds from Bryan.[1]

      https://36.media.tumblr.com/f50cd29245508cee344ce2eb78caf390/tumblr_nr5i9ipGCZ1rptk5lo2_500.jpg


      In other news, Janet Varney (for Korra) and PJ Byrne (for Bolin) won 2 out of 8 nominations for TLoK in BTVA Awards.[2] Also, feel free to vote for Korra in MTV fandom of the year.[3] The winner will be announced at SDCC.

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    • someone said Threadworld is a tv show not a graphic novel.

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    • It can be a TV show if Bryan can pitch it to Nickelodeon, Disney XD, Cartoon Network, Netflix, etc., etc...

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    • Action Figure Insider has an unboxing review of SDCC exclusive statue of Chief Lin Beifong.

      Another (non-video) review from Tomopop is here with lots of pics.

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    • Hasdi wrote: It can be a TV show if Bryan can pitch it to Nickelodeon, Disney XD, Cartoon Network, Netflix, etc., etc...

      if this becomes a tv show I hope it doesn't air on nick.

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    • Ah... Dark Horse also has this Korra statue at SDCC that's targeted to be on sale in early 2016.[1][2]

      https://40.media.tumblr.com/3770eb18ecdddec7363241f5d6862163/tumblr_nr750h7Dyh1rogcuio1_r1_250.jpg

      Also, Zywer sold off all their Beifong statues at SDCC for today. More will be available tomorrow! [3]

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