You already know that I love Avatar: The Last Airbender. So naturally, I’m very excited about the sequel, expected to debut on Nickelodeon in 2012. I admit that I was also a tad disappointed that the creative team behind the original show was following it up with a sequel rather than a new project. But seeing this trailer has put my fears of a new series that’s just a retread of the previous one to rest. Sure there’s plenty of what made the original fun. But the more modern, urban setting was a pleasant surprise for me and I imagine it will help to give Korra’s story a very different feel from Aang’s. And it’s an action show with a female lead, which we can always use more of.
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Two snow days in a row have sapped my energy for a longer post. I may get it finished later this week. In the meantime, here’s a short one with a video.
Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon got a lot of attention when their debut feature film The Secret of Kells received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. Not content to bask in their first movie’s success, the studio is working on a couple of other features, including Song of the Sea, which appears to be furthest along in production, judging by the footage seen above.
The video is identified as a “conceptual trailer,” which I’m guessing means that its only meant to suggest the main ideas of the film and isn’t necessarily footage we’ll be seeing in the final film. The trailer has apparently been kicking around for a year or so, but I only just found out about it (thanks to Charles Kenny of The Animation Anomaly). The comments on Cartoon Saloon’s site suggest that we’re unlikely to see this film in theaters before 2013. For fans of The Secret of Kells, the trailer offers a tempting glimpse of a movie in a similar style focused on the legends of selkies (seals with the power to shed their skins and become human). For those of you haven’t checked out Kells yet, consider this a reminder.