Variety reports that Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan has signed on with Paramount to write, produce, and direct three live action films based on Nickelodeon’s popular Avatar animated series. A potential conflict looms with Fox’s just greenlighted James Cameron sci-fi project of the same title. According to Fox, “We own the movie title ‘Avatar.’ […]
AvatarSpirit.net has posted part 1 of an interview with voice actor Jessie Flower on her roles on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. This section includes answers on how her earlier role as Meng is related to her current recurring role as Earthbending master Toph and how she gets into character as Toph. UPDATED 05-Jan-2007: Part […]
Animation historian Jerry Beck will be hosting a preview screening of six new short films at the Nicktoons Studios in Burbank, CA, on January 10, 2007. The screenings will be from Random Cartoons, a new series for Nickelodeon from Studio Frederator, and will include Beck’s own “Hornswiggle.” The event is open to members of ASIFA-Hollywood.
The Associated Press reports that Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler is creating and starring in a new toon for Nickelodeon. The toon Mighty B will feature Poehler as the voice of Bessie Higgenbottom. Production will begin in 2008. (UPDATED: Other news reports go into the other Nickelodeon premiere and renewal announcements, including a 6th […]
The New York Times examines the continuing success of Nickelodeon (registration required), and makes note of the networks’ continued and unflagging committment to new and on-going animated programming, with Nickelodeon president Cyma Zarghami stating that “Animation really is the heart and soul of our business.” The article looks at the success of old favorites like […]
AvatarSpirit.net has interviewed actress Johanna Brady, the voice actress who portrayed Princess Yue in the final 3 episodes of season 1 of Avatar the Last Airbender. The interview goes into how she got the role and how she differs from her character. Season 1 spoilers are in the interview. UPDATED December 8, 2006: AvatarSpirit.net has […]
The New York Times looks at the ratings race for children and teen programming, focusing on current front-runner Nickelodeon and rising challenger the Disney Channel (registration required). The article notes that none of Nickelodeon’s new programming has achieved superstar status on the order of Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, or Rugrats, while also […]