Dora’s here to remind everybody that Korra wasn’t the first woman of color Nickelodeon gave a series to, and she’d like a taste of that sweet, sweet bending too. And come on: when was the last time you learned a new language watching Avatar? “Flameo, Hotman,” doesn’t count.
The Legend of Korra, the sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, premiered this weekend on Nickelodeon. We know you probably have a few strong opinions on it (feel free to share them in our comment section) but today we’re here to clue you into something you may find shocking -The Legend of Korra, featuring a female lead, appeals to boys! In fact, they think Korra is “awesome.”
Just a little while ago, after announcing the firm premiere date of Legend of Korra, the folks behind the PR for the highly anticipated sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender announced a pretty impressive promotion:
It started with a familiar request: if the fanbase could pull together 100,000 likes, shares and tweets on Twitter and Facebook, it would get a particularly special early price. Yesterday evening, those demands were met.
It seems like we’ve been waiting on a firm release date for the long anticipated sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender for ages and ages, and, without further fuss, here it is: Saturday, April 14th at 11am on Nickelodeon. That means we’ve got precisely a month before we finally get to see Korra kick butt. With the release date announcement has come an official shortening of the name of the series from Avatar: The Legend of Korra to a simple The Legend of Korra, and, of course, a new trailer. You may now foam at the mouth.
Sheesh, when I was an animation obsessed kid, I had to get up at eight to watch Batman: The Animated Series.
Last night the official Legend of Korra fan blog (Korra Nation… like CORONATION, HAHA, get it?) released just a tiny bit of footage from the new series, and dang if it isn’t pretty cute. We’ve seen bending prodigies before in the show, but an Avatar prodigy? The clip also shows off the characteristic, shall we say… confidence that reportedly lies at the heart of Korra’s character strengths and flaws. And why wouldn’t she be a little full of herself? She’s bending three elements at a preschool age!
The Avatar series is known not least for putting its characters though significant personal development, so I can rest easy in enjoying some cute toddler tantrums, knowing we’ll have a balanced and powerful Avatar by the end of the series.
While Korra still has no actual release date, just a nebulous target launch period of mid-2012, the fact that there are TV-Spots floating around, well, it warms the cockles of this fan’s heart. This clip shows quite a bit of new footage from the show, and, in case you were wondering, it’s a polar bear dog, and her name is Naga.
The Scrabble-like device game Words With Friends has likely ended a few friendships before but none quite like this. Megan Lawless and Jasper Jasperse were strangers before they met through the game on their phones and eventually became friends. Now? They’re married! (and probably still friends too)
Warning: foaming mouth guy is an Avatar: The Last Airbender in joke. Susana will not be held responsible for what you miss by not having watched Avatar: The Last Airbender.
In order to tide fans over to the release of the next installment of the Avatar series, The Legend of Korra, with The Promise, a comic set several years after the end of the series, but not seventy years later like the new cartoon. Lately, there’s been a lot of leaked pages surfacing on the internet, and we’ve got a few relatively non-spoilery ones here (they don’t give away the plot of The Promise, but might reveal world details) that confirm everyone’s suspicions:
If you’ve been disappointed that there was nothing tying the original series for Avatar: The Last Airbender and the new series, The Legend of Korra, be disappointed no more: Dark Horse and Nickelodeon have announced a new comic series that will bridge the two and you’ll only have to wait until next January. After the jump, more info about the story and a look at the cover.
Back in May, (on Towel Day, naturally) Hothead Games announced that they were partnering with the (fictional) Megadodo Publications to produce a new edition of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the ultimate guide to seeing the universe on only thirty altairian dollars a day.
At the time, the exact nature of what they were doing remained somewhat vague. Hothead makes games, so would it be a HGttG game? A website? A wiki? An inflatable pool toy? Well, now we know.