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The 2010 Theatrical Release of The Last Airbender
U.S. Film Release Date: Friday, July 2, 2010
Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment
Official Movie Web Site: www.thelastairbendermovie.com
Photo: Noah Ringer plays the heroic Aang in Paramount Pictures' adventure "The Last Airbender." Photo credit: Zade Rosenthal© 2010 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others
A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world.
Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film “The Last Airbender” is the opening chapter in Aang’s struggle to survive.
Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures Preview The Last Airbender
Nickelodeon kicked off Licensing International Expo 2008 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with star power, including a presentation by special guest M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Happening) and Nickelodeon Movies' and Paramount Pictures' executives, where attendees got a preview of Shyamalan's theatrical film in the making, The Last Airbender.
Also at Licensing Show, iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove was on-hand to sign copies of the brand-new iCarly album, just released today, for show attendees who stopped by the Nickelodeon booth.
Watch Movie Trailer of The Last Airbender
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During the presentation for The Last Airbender, Academy Award(R)-nominated writer/director Shyamalan commented, "Casting has begun and we've seen thousands of kids. I believe we've found the next superstars."
In recounting his excitement about the project and how he got involved, Shyamalan recalled, "I called up my agent and said I have a movie I want to do. We phoned Paramount and Nickelodeon, and told them that we think they have the next STAR WARS."
Shyamalan also discussed how he came to work on the Avatar film, crediting his daughter as his first introduction to the action-oriented series. "I sat down and watched four television episodes back-to-back with my kids. We were riveted. I said, 'This would make a phenomenal movie!' My wife said, 'This is the one you've been waiting for."
Cyma Zarghami, President of Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group, began the morning's presentation, touching on the strength of the Nickelodeon brand and future plans for the hit property.
"We're tremendously excited about the growth potential as new audiences meet our hero in live-action form in The Last Airbender," she said. "[Nickelodeon] is developing initiatives to super-serve the show's hardcore super-fans in anticipation of The Last Airbender's premiere."
Also present were Paramount Film Group's President, John Lesher, and Paramount Pictures' Vice Chairman, Rob Moore, who voiced their anticipation of The Last Airbender. Both Lesher and Moore cited the film as "one of those rare event movies that moves audiences globally and ensures the franchise a long, prosperous future."
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Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) President, Leigh Anne Brodsky, closed the presentation remarking about potential future Avatar licensing and merchandising programs. "We're especially optimistic about this movie's prospects given The Last Airbender's already rabid, global fan base. The Last Airbender is a living, breathing, organic brand that's poised to explode, [and] our strategy is to work with partners who want to authentically build the brand around the globe."
Following the Avatar presentation, attendees stopped by an exclusive CD signing by Miranda Cosgrove, star of Nickelodeon's tween live-action hit iCarly, which launches a consumer products line later this month.
The series' first iCarly album hits shelves today and apparel, electronics and stationery will all become available at retail later this summer. iCarly follows a cast of characters on and off webcam as they create webcasts featuring everything from comedy sketches and talent contests to interviews, recipes and problem- solving. Kid viewers can interact with the TV characters at real-life companion website http://www.icarly.com/.
NVCP also announced the debut of new product lines for Ni Hao, Kai-lan -- the first animated preschool series to incorporate Chinese culture and Mandarin Chinese language -- and Neopets -- the world's most youth-engaging virtual world and one of the stickiest on the web. Additionally, NVCP unveiled the first of many Slime! branded products, along with expansion programs for Nickelodeon's most popular characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, The Naked Brothers Band and Go, Diego, Go!.
About Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products manages the world's third largest licensing business, representing leading properties such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, and managing merchandising for Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTVN International, and Spike TV.
Nickelodeon, now in its 29th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 96 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for more than 13 years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE:VIA.B) .
Source: Nickelodeon. NEW YORK, June 10, 2008/PRNewswire/ --
Dev Patel plays Prince Zuko in Paramount Pictures’ adventure “The Last Airbender.” Photo credit: Industrial Light & Magic / Paramount. © 2010 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Noah Ringer plays Aang in Paramount Pictures’ adventure “The Last Airbender.” Photo credit: Industrial Light & Magic / Paramount. © 2010 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
|“THE LAST AIRBENDER”
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies Present
A Blinding Edge Pictures/ Kennedy/Marshall Company Production
An M. Night Shyamalan Film “The Last Airbender”
Co-Producer Jose L. Rodriguez
Executive Producers Kathleen Kennedy Scott Aversano
Michael Dante DiMartino Bryan Konietzko
Produced by Sam Mercer Frank Marshall
Based On the Series “Avatar: The Last Airbender”
Created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko
Written, Produced and Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Cast: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Dev Patel, Jackson Rathbone, Shaun Toub, Aasif Mandvi and Cliff Curtis.
© 2008-2010 Film Entertainment Magazine / EMOL.org. All rights reserved.
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limited edition Last Airbender Edition
Flip Video has signed a partner agreement with Paramount for their upcoming summer blockbuster movie release The Last Airbender.
Based on the hit Nickelodeon series “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” this much-anticipated other Avatar movie features teen superheros…and supervillains…with the power to control air, water, earth and fire. The Last Airbender promises to be a 3D blockbuster movie event for the entire family when it debuts in theaters July 2nd. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, an avid Flip Video user himself, The Last Airbender will be the first of a planned trilogy of movies from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies.
As part of Flip Video’s marketing partnership, director M. Night Shyamalan has used a Flip video camera to shoot exclusive content available only on the limited-edition “Last Airbender” Flip cameras.
Last Airbender Flip cams will also come with other exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. The custom-designed Flip cams will include two different sets of four designs each one set featuring the four main characters and one set with designs representing the four nations. The Last Airbender Flip video cameras will be available exclusively through Amazon and the Flip online store (theflip.com). Fans can visit the Flip site on Facebook facebook.com/flipvideo) to check out all the latest info and view the special Last Airbender page. View the exclusive movie clips on the Flip Camcorders
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Avatar: The Complete Book 2 DVD Collection includes 20 action packed episodes from season 2/Book 2: Earth plus an inclusive never-before-seen bonus disc! This 5 disc set centers around Avatar Aangs continious quest to master the four elements. Together with Katara Sokka Momo and Appa he journeys across the Earth Kingdom in search of an Earthbending mentor while fighting off the treachorous Princess Azula who will stop at nothing to defeat the Avatar!
System Requirements: Running Time: 492 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: ANIMATION/ADULT SWIM Rating: NR UPC: 097368511941 Manufacturer No: 851194
Actors: Avatar-the Last Airbender
Format: Animated, Box set, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 5
DVD Release Date: September 11, 2007
Run Time: 492 minutes