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"SpongeBob's Runaway Roadtrip": A Trip to Less Than Bountiful

Do people still use slide projectors to share photographs of their vacations? It’s a sign of just how boring SpongeBob’s Runaway Roadtrip is that none of the five episodes included on the DVD theme set could distract me from that admittedly pointless question. For the record, the five episodes in question are “A SquarePants Family […]

"Invader Zim" Season One: Aliens Uber Alles

From the Department of Be Thankful for What You Can Get: Nickelodeon has recently begun offering two made-to-order “season sets” of Invader Zim through Amazon and one of its own related websites. If you already own the DVDs put out by Media Blasters/Anime Works several years ago you can safely ignore these new sets. They […]

NPR Celebrates SpongeBob's 10th Anniversary

NPR’s “Morning Edition” did a segment Friday, April 17th on the 10th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants. NPR.org includes the complete broadcast audio as well as video of a cast table read and interviews with Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks) and Roger Bumpass (Squidward Tentacles). (Via Voice Actors in the News)

Bryan Konietzko Talks "Avatar"

Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender, has given an interview to Animation World Magazine about the show. The article focuses on Konietzko’s path from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he met the other Avatar co-creator Michael DiMartino, all the way to today, with the show in its third season and […]

Michael DiMartino on "Avatar" Season 3

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has 10 questions and answers with Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender, about the show’s third season. Among the topics discussed are the live-action movie adaptations to be directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the common themes throughout the three seasons so far, and assorted questions about events in […]

"Avatar" Season 3 Premiere Storyboards Available On-Line; More Comics with S3 DVDs

AvatarSpirit.net is reporting that Avatar director Giancarlo Volpe has posted some storyboards from the Season 3 Premiere, “The Awakening,” on his DeviantArt account. In addition, DeviantArt member “rufftoon” (aka Johane Matte) has confirmed that new Avatar comics will ship with each single-disc season 3 DVD, with sample art from the first comic posted to her […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators Mike DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko Interviewed (UPDATED Apr 30)

AvatarSpirit.net has posted part 1 of a 3-part interview with Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. There was a general embargo of information on season 3 of the show, but the pair still discuss how much of the show was planned in advance, how much Internet fan reaction influences […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators on Season 3 Finale

Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have spoken to SciFi Wire about season 3 of Avatar the Last Airbender, promising that the season will culminate with a big climactic fight between the title character and the Fire Lord. DiMartino stated that, “Book three is all mapped out, and much of it is written.” DiMartino also discusses […]

Saving the World (of TV Animation): The "Avatar the Last Airbender" Complete Book 1 Collection

Water, Earth, Fire and Air are the four elements that the title character of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender must master as part of his quest to save the world. Similarly, the show’s success lies in its mastery of four different elements: Setting, Story, Characterization, and Technique. The first season, recently released on DVD, proves […]

"Avatar: Secret of the Fire Nation" Special Theatrical Screenings on Sept. 9

As part of a cross-marketing promotion between Nickelodeon, Burger King, and Upper Deck, Avatar: Secret of the Fire Nation will get special theatrical screenings in nine theaters nationwide. The “movie,” which consists of two episodes of the Avatar TV show, will debut on Nickelodeon on September 15, 2006; the theatrical releases will be on September […]

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