Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Multiple Awards Given to The Last Airbender!

February 27, 2011

Nearly sweeping the cermony this year, The Last Airbender received multiple Razzies at this years award ceremony.  In addition to Worst Director and Worst Picture, AIRBENDER also “won” Worst ScreenplayWorst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D, and Worst Supporting Actor in Jackson Rathbone.

It turns out, there is a way to make The Last Airbender palatable; riffing.

Thats right, the guys at Rifftrax.com (formerly MST3K), have released a rifftrax you can play along with The Last Airbender. You can forget how terrible the movie is, while you’re dying of laughter. The rifftrax for Last Airbender can be purchased here.

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And the Peabody Goes To…

April 6, 2009

The George Foster Peabody Awards has honored Avatar: The Last Airbender with a prestigious Peabody Award for its “unusually complex characters and healthy respect for the consequences of warfare.”

Michael DiMartino, co-creator  and co-executive producer, had this to say when reached by Animation Insider.

We are thrilled, honored, and humbled that Avatar was chosen to receive a Peabody award. From the start, Bryan [Konietzko] and I set out to make a series that would exceed what audiences normally expect from children’s animated shows. We’re proud of all the people who worked tirelessly to make that goal a reality.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of a few animated programs, including The Simpsons, Wallace & Gromit, Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, and South Park, to have ever received a Peabody.

Congratulations to Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, and all of the talented people who put so much hard work into making Avatar a reality.