Tag Archives: Nicktoons

James Cameron confirms “Avatar” sequel dates, teases plot

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Not to ruin the surprise, but we now know what James Cameron will be giving his fans for Christmas: “Avatar” sequels. The second and third parts of an “Avatar” trilogy were previously announced. But in speaking with EW.com, the self-proclaimed “King of the World” (kidding, of course) revealed[...]

Soleil Moon Frye is blue in ‘Jimmy Neutron’ spin-off

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: Soleil Moon Frye gets back into the series game — that is, her voice does — in Nickelodeon’s new ‘Planet Sheen’ cartoon spin-off of ‘Jimmy Neutron.’ Says the one-time child star of ‘Punky Brewster’ fame, “My kids are so excited, they could[...]

“Avatar” just keeps getting longer, and longer, and longer …

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: How long was James Cameron’s “Avatar” supposed to be? A re-release of the Oscar-winning science fiction epic, which is in theaters today, adds an additional nine minutes of footage to what already was a hefty film. (The original theatrical cut ran 162 minutes.) But wait. There’s more. Speaking to the[...]

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” spin-off brings old crew, new questions

By Whitney Milam HollywoodNews.com: Nickelodeon recently announced that “The Legend of Korra”, a spin-off to “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, the animated series on which M. Night Shyamalan based his recent vastly inferior and roundly panned film adaptation, will premiere in November 2011, and Ugo now reports from Comic-Con that Jeremy Zuckerman,[...]

“The Last Airbender” will have a sequel in 2011 … just not on the big screen

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Contrary to popular belief, M. Night Shyamalan’s live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” did not completely destroy the franchise. But it perhaps contributed to a decision by Nickelodeon to send “Airbender” back to its animated roots. The television network announced today that a sequel to “Last Airbender”[...]

Will M. Night be allowed to make more “Airbender” films?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: M. Night Shyamalan’s live-action adaptation of the animated hit “Avatar: The Last Airbender” stumbled out of the gate yesterday, receiving harsh reviews from the critical community. The fantasy epic — which is competing against a red-hot “Twilight” sequel for Summer 2010’s July 4th crown — was criticized[...]

‘Last Airbender’ TV series voice actor speaks out about film controversy

HollywoodNews.com: Dante Basco, the voice actor of Zuko (played by Dev Patel in M. Night Shyamalan’s film adaptation) in Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender” television series, has spoken out about his decision to boycott the film on his blog. Basco, who is Filipino-American, writes that he had expressed interest in playing[...]

‘The Last Airbender’ contains few moments of grace within an inept story

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender contains a few moments of grace and visual wonder, moments that dare to show me something I’ve never seen onscreen before. It’s a shame that said beats are contained within a stunningly inept story. Apparently, based on the first season of[...]

Shyamalan addresses ‘Last Airbender’ race-bending controversy

By Whitney Milam HollywoodNews.com: M. Night Shyamalan, director of the upcoming film adaptation of popular Nickelodeon TV show “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, has directly spoken out against accusations of racism in the film’s casting. Shyamalan responds to repeated criticisms about dark-skinned characters in the television series being light-skinned in the movie,[...]

A New Look at M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender”

Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for a more in-depth look at M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender.” The movie stars Dev Patel and Noah Ringer and is slated for a July 2 release. It is based on the cartoon series “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” that aired on Nickelodeon. Take[...]
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