Nickelodeon’s biggest step for their superior franchise, Avatar, is the recently launched Avatar Studios production company. Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, also known as the original creators of the Avatar Universe are co-chief creative officers of that company. It is a very good placement. This new studio has plans to produce brand-new series, spin-offs, movies, and video games set in the Avatar universe. This cool news was announced on February 24, 2021, by Paramount+. Reportedly they are already working on some new animated projects. Nickelodeon will expand the previous Avatar: The Last Airbender with its creators.
Logo of the Avatar Studios
Avatar Studios’ logo represents the four nations of the Avatar’s world, symbolized by the four elements (Water, Earth, Fire, Air).
Among the currently released Avatar Aangs story and Avatar Korra’s story, Aang’s one is the most famous. (After Aang, Korra is the next Avatar. In 2012, The Legend of Korra series was released. It has 4 Seasons. This follow-up series is set 70 years after the events of “A: TLA”. You could discover more about Avatar’s world from this show.). You can read a review of ATLA, below.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Legend of Aang in some areas, The Last Airbender is an American animated television series. Nickelodeon Animation Studios produced it. Thus, it was created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Brian Konetsko, with Aaron Ehaz as the lead author. It aired for 3 Seasons on Nickelodeon from February 2005 to July 2008. The Avatar is setting in an Asian world.
Some people can handle one of the four elements of Water, Earth, Fire, or Air. The “Avatar”, the only person who can bend all four elements, is responsible for maintaining the world’s four nations’ unity and serves as a bridge between the spirit world and the physical world. The show has seemed unfocused in recent episodes, but it is still reminiscent of East Asian culture, with some South Asian and Input and Sireniki influences.
The series focuses on 12-year-old Aang, the current Avatar, his nation’s last surviving Air Nomad, and his friends Katara, Sokka, and later Toph. Against other nations of the world. The story of Suko, the exiled fire prince, also seeks to regain his lost glory by capturing Aang with his wise uncle Iroh. It then follows the story of his aspiring sister Azula.
Avatar: The Last Air Bender was a commercial success and praised by audiences and critics alike for its characters, cultural references, art direction, film, comedy, and themes. It includes concepts that are rarely touching upon in youth entertainment, such as war, genocide, imperialism, dictatorship, and free choice. It has won five Annie Awards, a Genesis Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Children’s Choice Award, and a Peabody Award. Avatar often regards as one of Shreesh’s most fantastic (animated) TV series.
Avatar Privilege includes a series of comics, a series of pre-novels, a series of animated series, and a live-action movie, as well as a live-action remake of the show produced for Netflix. The full series released on Blu-ray in June 2018. And it was released on Netflix in the US in May 2020. Especially to mark the 10th anniversary of its grand finale on Paramount in June 2020,
Setting of the Avatar: The Last Airbender
The final Airbender comprises four civilization civilizations named after four classical elements: water tribes, earth kingdom, fire nation, and aviation. In each nation, using gestures based on Chinese martial arts, specific individuals known as “Benders” (Water, Earth, Fire, and Air benders) can telecommunicate and control the element that corresponds to their nation. The only person capable of bending all elements is the Avatar. Avatar is an international bender who maintains unity between the four nations and acts as a mediator between people and souls.
When the Avatar dies, their souls are reborn in a new body, and the parents of the next race are born into a specific sequence called the Avatar Cycle: fire, air, water, and earth. Traditionally, a new Avatar will travel around the world to learn the four arts of bending, after which they will begin their role as a global peacekeeping force with great interest. Avatars can enter a state known as the “Avatar Kingdom,” where they temporarily acquire their past Avatars’ skills and knowledge. It means that even if the Avatar is most potent, if it is ever killing while in the Avatar kingdom, the reincarnation cycle will end, and the Avatar will not be reborn.
The series addresses many topics that young entertainment rarely touches on, including war, genocide, imperialism, colonialism and dictatorship, gender reassignment, women’s empowerment, marginalization, and oppression. As well as philosophical questions about fate, fate and free will.
The exhibition sets when the world immerses in an imperialist war waged by the fire brigade. War is a constant backdrop. This show depicts these effects through the eyes of the citizens of the oppressed Earth Kingdom and the ordinary people of the Fire Nation school children who were teaching to show how war affects everyone. Presented as an incitement to violence by the Fire Nation, the show depicts the systemic inequality experienced by Ba Sing Se’s inhabitants, a city in the Kingdom of the Earth.
Also, the nefarious activities of the city’s secret police. Specially, these conditions show the corrupt nature of power and the subtleties of good and evil. Viewers are introducing to this show in the early stages of the genocide. He arrives to discover that his people have been massacring, allowing him to express various emotions, from anger to loss.
Suko’s character and relationship with his father and Uncle Iroh are the series’s main redemption arc. The show’s message is that fate and destiny are not bound or adjusted by other people but can be changed. In the second season, Suko tries to follow his father’s fortune and path, but Iroh asks him, “Who are you, and what do you want?”.
The show features a variety of characters to solve the problem of marginalization. For example, in introducing a blind character like Toph and a paraplegic boy like Teo, the show portrayed dangerous characters who transcend their physical and social boundaries. The same is true of the female characters in the show. For example, the female protagonist, Katara, faces systemic sexuality when she arrives in the northern water tribe to learn water bending.
At another point, her brother Sokka initially excludes all-female Kiyoshi Warriors but learns to respect and appreciate their talents. According to Kirk Hamilton of Kotaku, the exhibition’s theme is that these themes are more important than the roles society expects of you.
If you have never watched this masterpiece, you should consider watching & getting that awesome experience. You will not be disappointed because it’s a very interesting & attractive show. Avatar: The Last Airbender takes us with them through their amazing journey. And it’s very nice, people still love that!
Now we can hope that the new Avatar Studios will release more cool animated stuff & cinematic creations with many storylines. They will bring more adventures of the Avatar universe. So, maybe, after many years, launching the Avatar Studios is the best news for worldwide Avatar fans.
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