Nickelodeon launches Avatar Studios, a division dedicated to expanding the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of KorraThe studio, run by Avatar co-creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, will begin production of an animated theatrical film this year.
In an interview with Weekly entertainment, DiMartino and Konietzko expressed their enthusiasm to work on Avatar almost 20 years after the start of the series. The Avatar creators recently left Netflix live action Avatar series because of “creative differences,”
The Avatar series is enjoying a new wave of popularity thanks to its recent arrival on Netflix. People who missed the series while it was on the air are finally getting the chance to see what it’s all about, and many longtime fans share the franchise with their kids. It’s only natural for Nickelodeon to take advantage of the excitement, and from a fan’s perspective, it’s good to see the oft-battered series in the hands of the original creators.
Details about the new animated Avatar film are scarce. All we know is that Avatar Studios will begin production on the film sometime in 2021. It is possible that Avatar Studios can create a new series based on the Avatar franchise at some point, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Source: Nickelodeon via Entertainment Weekly