Netflix may have found principal cast members for their live-action Avatar series, but original ATLA creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have once again teamed up with Nickelodeon to make a whole bunch of new content with Avatar Studios.
Though we don’t have a look at any of the content that AS has come up with yet, we do get a status update on the upcoming animated Avatar films.
Talking to ViacomCBS, Nickelodeon president and CEO Brian Robbins has confirmed that the films that will be produced by Avatar Studios will be CG-animated. He says:
“… One of the other big projects that we’re working on, on the theatrical front is Avatar. We signed a deal to bring the original creators of Avatar back into the studios. They started Avatar Studios, and they’re well on their way in development on a series of CG films and a new Avatar series.”
With the franchise having such a huge emphasis when it comes to visuals, fans should expect that Nickelodeon will up the ante when it comes to their animated films. If anything, they need to have something that looks a lot closer to Raya and the Last Dragon and not the latest Spongebob film.
Personally, I would love a 2D animated film, with minimal CG. With Avatar taking influence from anime, it would be fantastic if we could get a movie on the same par with Your Name or A Silent Voice. Hopefully DiMartino and Konietzko will consider it down the line.
No release date has been set for the theatrical Avatar movie.