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"Avatar the Last Airbender" Live-Action Movie in 2010; Shyamalan Interviewed

Variety is reporting a July 2, 2010 release date for the first movie in a planned live-action feature film trilogy based on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. The movies will be directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and will drop “Avatar” and merely go by “The Last Airbender” to avoid confusion with the James Cameron movie […]

"Avatar" Book 3 Vol. 4 DVD Coming July 29, 2008

The fourth and final DVD of Book 3 of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender will hit retailers on July 29, 2008, according to a report on TVShowsOnDVD.com. The DVD will run for 123 minutes and will include the four-part series finale. The report at TVShowsOnDVD.com also has disc artwork and a summary which could spoil […]

"Avatar" Media Flyer Posts Inaccurate Dates for New Episodes (UPDATED)

(UPDATED April 11, 2008) Nickelodeon has contacted Toon Zone News to state that information in a media flyer available on-line is out-of-date and inaccurate. There is still no information on when new episodes of Avatar will air, and no new information about future Avatar projects yet. (Original story follows, with link to flyer removed) Avatar: […]

Rutgers Breaks World Record of People Dressed as Ninja Turtles on Apr 10 (UPDATED)

Tonight, April 10, 2008, at 9:00 PM EDT, Rutgers University will be hosting an event to attempt to break the current world record for the largest number of people dressed as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (view PDF flyer for the event). The first 600 people to show up will break the record and receive […]

PR: Clancy Brown Voices Rhino in "The Spectacular Spider-Man"

Clancy Brown has crafted an impressive career within both the mainstream and the fanboy arenas. He has balanced acclaimed performances in the Academy Award nominated “The Shawshank Redemption” and HBO’s “Carnivale” with memorable roles in numerous fanboy classics, including “Highlander,” “Starship Troopers” and “The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension.” Brown’s lengthy list […]

PR: Mark Taylor Named Senior VP and General Manager, Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Burbank, Calif. – April 8, 2008 — Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group has promoted Mark Taylor to Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Nickelodeon’s Burbank Animation Studio, the largest producer of television animation in the US. He will report to Brown Johnson, President, Animation and […]

SoundtrackNet Interviews The Track Team About "Avatar"

The SoundtrackNet website has interviewed Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn, a.k.a. The Track Team, about their work on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. The thorough interview with the pair discusses their inspirations for the musical themes and sound design of Avatar, and provides behind-the-scenes information about how they work. Several MP3 files of the musical […]

Tom Kenny Talks "SpongeBob" and Voice Acting with the "Great Falls Tribune"

Voice actor Tom Kenny is the subject of a profile published on the Great Falls Tribune website, where he discusses his long career as a voice actor starting as Heffer in Rocko’s Modern Life and running all the way to being the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants and his upcoming turn as Nute Gunray in Star […]

An Animation Fan's Guide to New York Comic Con 2008

The New York Comic Con website has been updated with the full list of programming scheduled for this year’s convention in HTML format (organized chronologically) and in a PDF grid. Animation fans will probably be most interested in the following content: FRIDAY, APRIL 18 1:00 – 2:00 PM What’s Next After Naruto? (1E16), discussing emerging […]

Third "Avatar" Video Game Coming in October

IGN.com is reporting that Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender will get a third video game in October 2008. Subtitled Into the Inferno, the video game will follow events in the third season of the show as Aang and his friends travel through the Fire Nation. The game will be developed by THQ Australia and will […]

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