Nickelodeon Avatar Studios brings back original creators
Nickelodeon announced the launch of Avatar Studios. It is a newly formed division designed to create original content spanning animated series and movies based on the beloved world of that fans fell in love with: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Original creators and executive producers Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will helm the studio as co-chief creative officers. The Studio’s output will bow on platforms including Paramount+, ViacomCBS’ subscription video on-demand service; on Nickelodeon’s own linear and digital platforms; as well as on third-party platforms and in theaters.
The first project is slated as an animated theatrical film set to begin production this year.
Avatar: The Last Airbender aired for three seasons originally on Nickelodeon. It began in February 2005 and concluded in July 2008. The series follows the adventures of the main protagonist Aang and his friends, who must save the world by defeating Fire Lord Ozai and ending the destructive war with the Fire Nation..
The Legend of Korra launched in April 2012 on Nickelodeon and ran for four seasons (52 episodes). Set in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender 70 years later, it follows the journey of Avatar Korra. She is a 17-year-old girl striving to live up to the legacy of her predecessor Avatar Aang, while using her mastery of all four elements to confront political and spiritual unrest in a modernizing world. Its first season premiered as basic cable’s number one kid’s show. It drew 3.8 million viewers per episode, the highest for an animated series that year.
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