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Toon Zone News Interviews Bryan Konietzko & Mike DiMartino on "Avatar the Last Airbender"

Since meeting as students at the Rhode Island School of Design, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko’s professional careers intersected several times when they finally got a chance to pitch their own action-adventure TV series to Nickelodeon. According to the Not Just Cartoons, Nicktoons! volume, the pair broke all the rules on how you’re supposed […]

NYCC 2008: "Avatar" Full Panel Report

(NOTE: This panel report will present the events out of order to move spoilers for the end of season 3 to the bottom.) The frighteningly large audience for the Avatar panel A completely packed conference room at the New York Comic Con welcomed Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, co-creators of Nickeloden’s hit show Avatar the […]

NYCC 2008: "Avatar" Concludes July 2008 (UPDATED 4:30 PM)

At the Avatar panel at the New York Comic Con, the trailer for the conclusion to book 3 revealed that the remaining episodes of season 3 will return to the air in July 2008, including the four-part series finale. The next DVD will still be released on May 6, 2008, and will include episodes that […]

"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 […]

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 […]

"Avatar" Book 3 Vol. 2 DVD to Contain Half of "Day of Black Sun"

TVShowsOnDVD.com notes that the second DVD release of Avatar‘s third season will only contain the first half of the “Day of Black Sun” episode. There is currently no news on when the third volume will be released. (via AvatarSpirit.net, which also includes a report from the New York Anime Festival of the Avatar panel)

Color Coding: How "Avatar the Last Airbender" Uses Color (Part 2)

The first half of this article examined the basic color schemes of each of the four nations of Avatar the Last Airbender. In this half, we take a look at the exceptions to the rule, some of which may send subtle clues about character traits or true motivations. As with the first half, this article […]

"Avatar: The Day of Black Sun" Burns Bright and Hits Hard

Fans of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender have been a bit puzzled by the first half of the show’s third season. The end of the second season left Avatar Aang and his friends on their own after a crushing Fire Nation victory that nearly took Aang’s life. Their last remaining hope was the Day of […]

Color Coding: How "Avatar the Last Airbender" Uses Color (Part 1)

There are many tools that Avatar the Last Airbender uses to characterize each of the four nations that form its world. Just in time for the Day of Black Sun, Toon Zone News will take a look how at the show associates specific colors to each of the four nations, and then examine some of […]

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