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Avatar: The Last Airbender Iroh voice actor speaks out on Netflix drama

Published: 16/Aug/2020 20:58 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:18

by Brent Koepp

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Following the controversy over Avatar creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko exiting the Netflix live-action adaptation of The Last Airbender, the voice actor for Uncle Iroh has shared his take on the shocking situation. 

Avatar fans around the world were stunned when the series creators announced their exit from the Netflix live-action adaptation on August 12. The duo had been working on the new show for months.

Addressing the situation, the voice actor for Uncle Iroh, Greg Baldwin, cast doubt on the project in an August interview. The star hit out at studio executives on social media for meddling into projects and ‘ruining’ them.

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The Netflix adaptation of Avatar is still in production.

Uncle Iroh voice actor on Netflix live-action Avatar

On August 12, creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko announced on Instagram that they were leaving the Netflix adaptation of Avatar. The creative duo said the streaming platform had gone back on their promise to support their vision.

Reacting to the announcement, voice actor for Uncle Iroh, Greg Baldwin, weighed in on the situation in a series of tweets. The star was stunned by the update, and said he was weary of the project without the creators on board.

“Seriously… I’m gonna have to ruminate on this. I don’t know if I trust Netflix to create a decent adaptation of ATLA without creative vision and input of its creators,” he said.

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The Last Airbender voice actor gave his thoughts on the Netflix Avatar situation.

After taking some time to think about it, the acting veteran then returned with a second tweet about his experiences in the industry: “I worked at studios for many years. Once the “suits” weigh in on a project and start p**sing on it to justify their jobs…Everything goes to s**t.”.

Despite the Avatar creators’ exit from the project, Netflix released a statement confirming that will continue on ahead with the project without the their input.

Like Baldwin, many fans of the show were angry at the news. The backlash became so big that #CancelALTALiveAction was trending on Twitter. Only time will tell if the new version will live up to the beloved animation.

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Ninja teases work in leading role on an upcoming TV show

Published: 8/Jan/2021 2:27 Updated: 8/Jan/2021 4:51

by Brad Norton

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Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has started work on a mysterious TV show, teasing fans on details surrounding his role as one of the leading characters.

Ninja’s rise to mainstream stardom isn’t slowing down anytime soon as the internet celebrity has teased his involvement in a brand new TV show. Details are scarce and there’s no telling when this show might be revealed, but the streamer did provide some key information in his announcement.

The specific work appears to be for an animated series as Ninja’s involvement has been purely voiceover work for the time being. “recorded my first voice over for a main role in a TV show today,” he said on January 7.

“Although I can’t share more yet, voice acting is so fun. A huge passion of mine that I’m starting to get to live out.”

It’s only been a matter of months since Ninja made one of the biggest moves of his career. Brad Pitt and Chris Evans are just a few of the names Ninja is now brushing shoulders with at Hollywood’s biggest talent agency, the Creative Artists Agency.

This major deal appears to be paying dividends in big ways already. A leading role in an animated series isn’t something you see from popular content creators every day.

Leading this charge is exactly what Ninja set his sights on months back. Focusing on “literally anything and everything Hollywood” is what he outlined to Hollywood Reporter in July 2020

That means everything from an appearance on the Masked Singer to work on various cartoons as well.

Ninja on Masked Singer
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Ninja’s first big televised appearance came on hit Fox show The Masked Singer.

It’s only a matter of time until we find out exactly what this show looks like. Could Ninja be the actual character in the animated series? Or is he purely providing his voice for someone else’s creation? We’ll just have to wait and see.

This isn’t the only major Hollywood production Ninja is involved with at this point in his career. Upcoming Ryan Reynolds movie Free Guy is set to feature a number of major content creators, with Ninja chief among them.