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Epic fan-made Avatar: The Last Airbender 3D trailer goes viral

Published: 2/Aug/2020 22:54 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 12:23

by Brent Koepp

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A talented group of fans went viral after bringing Avatar: The Last Airbender to life with an amazing 3D re-imagining of the Nickelodeon show’s intro.

Avatar: The Last Airbender made its groundbreaking debut on Nickelodeon in 2005, but found a renewed popularity in 2020 after Netflix added the beloved franchise to its service in May.

Celebrating their love for the series, a team of fan animators re-created the show’s iconic intro in 3D. Their stunning creation brings Aang to life like you’ve never seen before.

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Twitter: @jacoberinmann
Avatar Aang is re-imagined in 3D.

While ahead of its time, The Last Airbender was limited by the Standard Definition that was common when it aired on television. However, if you’ve ever dreamed about what Avatar might look like as a modern feature-length film, some creators have made that a reality.

Jacob Mann made the Twitter post on August 1, and included a video re-imagining of the Nickelodeon property in 3D. “This was such a blast!! We remade the in Avatar: The Last Airbender opening in 3D!” the tweet read.

The clip depicts Aang re-creating the intro from the show, as he bends the elements of water, earth, air, and fire. The updated art style actually stays true to the spirit of the franchise, and brings the series to life in a stunning way.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Mann also posted a second video of Aang reciting dialogue from the Book 1 episode The Blue Spirit. As a bonus easter egg, the creator included the infamous tree from Uncle Iroh’s mini episode Tales From Ba Sing Se – if you know, you know.

According to the tweets, seven animators worked on the project. The post quickly went viral on Twitter, with over 2.5 million people having watched it at the time of writing.

On the official front, while there is currently no plans for a theatrical film adaption of The Last Airbender, Netflix is bringing Avatar to life with a live-action drama remake being helmed by series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.

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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.