In this Nickelodeon animated series, seventy years has passed in this world since the end of the first series – Avatar: The Last Airbender. Korra, a young woman from the water tribe, has been designated the new Avatar after the passing of Aang. Korra travels to Republic City to learn airbenging from Aan’g son Tenzin, while facing an anti-Bender revolt.
Created and Produced by Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko.
Starring the voices of Janet Varney, J.K. Simmons and Maria Bamford.
Genre: Animated Fantasy Adventure.
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Long after its theatrical run has ended, James Cameron’s Avatar is having an impact on world. The Earth Day Network and 17 Partner Organizations have exceeded global reforestation goals for the Avatar Home Tree Initiative – planting more a million trees, on six continents.
Details on this achievement – reached through the efforts of Earth Day Network, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Avatar – and what it means, globally, follow the jump.
As promised, a bells & whistles release of James Cameron’s AVATAR will be in stores just in time for the holiday season. AVATAR: Extended Collector’s Edition [3-Disc Blu-ray, 3-Disc DVD] hits store shelves on November 16th. This edition includes three versions of the film [theatrical, extended theatrical and Collector’s Extended Cut] and two audio tracks [original and Family Audio Track – no objectionable language] – plus a swak of bonus features.
Airlock Alpha [formerly Syfy Portal], home of the longest running genre awards for movies, television and online productions, has announced the winners of its eleventh annual Portal Awards, as voted on by the website’s readers. Doctor Who was the big winner, acquiring six Portals, including David Tennant for Best Actor, Television and Best Television Series. Avatar took home two Portals as the only multiple winner on the movie side of things. Star Trek: The Next Generation was voted the Rod Serling Award [Hall of Fame television series] and Russell T. Davies won the Gene L. Coon Award [Lifetime Achievement] for his successful reboot of Doctor Who.
This is a very easy Blu-ray review to write. It’s taken me a few weeks to review the biggest selling Blu-ray release of all time because the people at Fox Home Video are slick hucksters. The did not send out review copies of this until after the Blu-ray hit the retail stores, making us sort of irrelevant to the process. I’ve made my feelings on Avatar perfectly clear in my original review, but to sum it up I thought it was just Ok and the Imax 3D sucked. I really didn’t get what all the hoopla was about.
Avatar made over $2 billion at the box office but that’s not good enough for James Cameron and the people at Fox. As predicted the stripped down Home Video debut of Avatar in April will be followed up by a beefed up Special Edition in November and the 3D Version of the film sometime next year. So that’s already three planned Home Video releases for a movie that’s all sizzle and no steak. The April release will include a special code that will let users view Bonus Content online – which is incredibly dumb and in honor of earth day you can get a virtual tree. How encouraging people to play with Virtual Trees instead of planting real ones is beyond me, but then hey that’s the entire point of Avatar where everything was fake. Not only that but isn’t producing 3 separate releases worse for the environment than just waiting and giving us one decent version? If you want to be even more cynical check out the self aggrandizing press release after the break.