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The Legend of Korra - "Welcome to Republic City" Episode 1 Recap

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The dream of Avatar Aang for peace and harmony among nations has become embodied in Republic City: former Fire Nation colonies in the Earth Kingdom where people of all nations can live and work together in a massive metropolis. After Aang’s passing, the mantle of the Avatar passes to Korra, a headstrong waterbender who shows […]

PR: Nicktoons Debuts New Animated Comedy Series "Wild Grinders" from Skateboard Pro Rob Dyrdek on April 27, 2012

NICKTOONS DEBUTS NEW ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES, WILD GRINDERS FROM SKATEBOARD PRO ROB DYRDEK, ON FRIDAY, APRIL 27, AT 7:00PM (click to enlarge) NEW YORK- April 12, 2012 – Professional skateboarder and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek (star of MTV’s Rob & Big, Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness) brings a cartoon comedy, set against the exciting backdrop of the […]

Toonzone News Interviews Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Co-Creators of "The Legend of Korra"

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Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko launched a genuine phenomenon in 2005 with Avatar the Last Airbender, melding influences from Japanese anime, Western hero’s journey epics, and Chinese wuxia tales to craft an action-adventure series that was unlike any other. The pair’s animation bona fides extended well before the debut of Avatar the Last Airbender, though. […]

"The Legend of Korra" Recaptures the Avatar Spirit

Nickelodeon has another hit on its hands. The wait was worth it; The Legend of Korra has all the makings of a pitch-perfect sequel to the wildly successful Avatar: The Last Airbender. Avatar was blessed with a variety of memorable characters and it was grand in scale, yet it also had a strong element of […]

"The Legend of Korra" Series Premiere- The Legend Continues to Impress

After a four year wait, Avatar is back with The Legend of Korra. Luckily for it, the show already has a substantial fan base and is a highly anticipated release. With all this anticipation comes a lot of expectations that may or may not be met. Fortunately the two-chapter premiere of The Legend of Korra […]

"CatDog" Season 1 Part 2: Bad Cat, Bad Dog

There are a few episodes, especially on the second disc, where the show begins to stretch beyond the comic misunderstandings and exaggerated mishaps that have been driving sitcoms for decades. Even then, though, the end results are more likely to elicit puzzled looks than genuine laughs. For example, in “Dog’s Strange Condition,” Dog ends up […]

"Danny Phantom" Season 2, Part 1: Only a Ghost of a Chance

I wish I liked Danny Phantom. That isn’t just the pious desire of a reviewer who wishes well of every show or movie dropped onto his platter. I remember trying to watch this show when it was new to Nickelodeon. I didn’t seek it out, but I’d always stop and watch–without any great enthusiasm, I’ll […]

"Sekirei: Pure Engagement": Less Impure, Less Engaging

There’s something different about Sekirei: Pure Engagement, the second DVD release from the Sekirei franchise. The first season, you may recall, was a bouncy fan-service show that also had an actual plot with actual characters, and that tried to use its fan-service in evocative or funny ways. It seemed to be trying to be classy […]

"Pound Puppies": Cute Enough to Eat All Up

Pound Puppies is another one of Hasbro/The Hub’s relaunches of a classic toyetic title from the 1980s, right alongside its phenomenally successful My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. The show suggests two things. First, that its stablemate’s great success is no accident: someone, somewhere, seems to be doing a very good job ensuring that these […]

"The Adventures of Tintin": More Tin Than Gold

And unfortunately, that’s where my admiration ends. The film sloppily combines the plot of three of the most famous stories from the comic (“The Crab with the Golden Claws,” “The Secret of the Unicorn,” and “Red Rackham’s Treasure”). These stories were originally published over a four-year period with one other, different story coming in between […]

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