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The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two CrewRegistered User, ClubPA regular
edited August 2009 in Social Entropy++
Ah yes, Avatar.

Though the show may be over, it lives on in my heart and on my DVDs.

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Let's talk about one of the greatest cartoons ever produced.


Everything about this show was near-flawless in execution.


Toph is pretty much the best.

She's also blind.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    The Geek wrote: »
    Graves wrote: »
    Can't wait for the movie.

    I'm keeping my expectations very, very low.

    What, you don't think an ensemble of extremely-white children can pull it off?

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2009
    Graves wrote: »
    Can't wait for the movie.

    isn't james cameron directing that

    also isn't sigourney weaver in it too

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Graves wrote: »
    Can't wait for the movie.

    isn't james cameron directing that

    also isn't sigourney weaver in it too

    Nope, that's another mov ie by a similar name.

    Avatar (renamed The Last Airbender) is directed by M. Night Shymalan.

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  • McClyMcCly Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    So this show is pretty good, huh?

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    oh man the movie is going to be so terrible

    also I rewatched season two the other day and it was so good

  • GoatmonGoatmon Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    McCly wrote: »
    So this show is pretty good, huh?

    It's hard for a lot of people to get past the anime-look, but it's got the best choreography/storytelling/music/voice acting I've seen in any western cartoon.

    Season one has some good episodes, but is kind of weak. Especially compared to two and three, but it's all worth watching.

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  • McClyMcCly Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I always avoided it because I thought the bald kid looked dumb, but I'm down to give it a shot.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    McCly wrote: »
    So this show is pretty good, huh?

    It has great art, wonderful animation, and superb writing. The show was a planned story from start to end, so they told it how they wanted it, instead of just dragging it on or getting canceled before the story was done.

    And the main cast were amazingly good voice actors for being relatively inexperienced at first. Though I suppose the voice director, Andrea Romano, is quite a bit responsible for that as well.

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    McCly wrote: »
    I always avoided it because I thought the bald kid looked dumb, but I'm down to give it a shot.

    Yeah you're not the only one.

    I still don't like the character design for Aang, but the show is good so I guess it doesn't really matter.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    McCly wrote: »
    I always avoided it because I thought the bald kid looked dumb, but I'm down to give it a shot.

    Netflix is your friend, McCly. Also I think Nickelodeon has some of the episodes on turbonick.

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  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    goodbye space sword :(

  • FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    The show was amazing. Iroh's story in Tales of Ba Sing Se was one of the most emotional moments for me

    Some of the people who worked on the show also worked on King of the Hill, which is such a different show that it borders on hilarious

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    The Geek wrote: »
    McCly wrote: »
    So this show is pretty good, huh?

    It has great art, wonderful animation, and superb writing. The show was a planned story from start to end, so they told it how they wanted it, instead of just dragging it on or getting canceled before the story was done.

    And the main cast were amazingly good voice actors for being relatively inexperienced at first. Though I suppose the voice director, Andrea Romano, is quite a bit responsible for that as well.

    Definitely. The voice actors did an excellent job

    One big plus in the show is how naturally the characters behave and interact; throughout the story all of the characters have their share of mistakes and personal problems in a way that isn't always just trying to serve some major plot device.

    It's also pretty cool that they hired a martial arts expert to help the animation team with the fighting choreography.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    Fiz wrote: »
    The show was amazing. Iroh's story in Tales of Ba Sing Se was one of the most emotional moments for me

    Some of the people who worked on the show also worked on King of the Hill, which is such a different show that it borders on hilarious

    The creators (or at least one of them) worked on Invader Zim for a while.

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  • FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    The Geek wrote: »
    Fiz wrote: »
    The show was amazing. Iroh's story in Tales of Ba Sing Se was one of the most emotional moments for me

    Some of the people who worked on the show also worked on King of the Hill, which is such a different show that it borders on hilarious

    The creators (or at least one of them) worked on Invader Zim for a while.

    Well I can see that. They're pretty much the same show
    Spoiler:

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    Fiz wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    Fiz wrote: »
    The show was amazing. Iroh's story in Tales of Ba Sing Se was one of the most emotional moments for me

    Some of the people who worked on the show also worked on King of the Hill, which is such a different show that it borders on hilarious

    The creators (or at least one of them) worked on Invader Zim for a while.

    Well I can see that. They're pretty much the same show
    Spoiler:

    There's actually a pretty obscure reference to Zim, apparently. In the commentary for an episode, one of them said that the hobo-looking dude who was sucking on an ear of corn on the Earth Kindom monorail-thingy was supposed to be a reference to a hobo who carried around an ear of corn in a later episode of Zim.

    Zim has some goddamned amazing animation, by the way.

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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I wouldn't be surprised if many American animated shows were made by the same people
    It's a dying art

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  • McClyMcCly Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Goatmon wrote: »
    McCly wrote: »
    I always avoided it because I thought the bald kid looked dumb, but I'm down to give it a shot.

    Netflix is your friend, McCly. Also I think Nickelodeon has some of the episodes on turbonick.
    Too bad my Netflix account is "one-at-a-time." I might just buy them.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    McCly wrote: »
    Goatmon wrote: »
    McCly wrote: »
    I always avoided it because I thought the bald kid looked dumb, but I'm down to give it a shot.

    Netflix is your friend, McCly. Also I think Nickelodeon has some of the episodes on turbonick.
    Too bad my Netflix account is "one-at-a-time." I might just buy them.

    They are spendy. I fully believe they are worth it, but just wanted to give you the heads up.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    BusterK wrote: »
    I wouldn't be surprised if many American animated shows were made by the same people
    It's a dying art

    Genndy Tartakovsky is probably the best man Cartoon Network ever had.

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    How old are all of you? I tried watching it because of how many praised it but it just seemed to be way too much of a kids show to sit through. I know it's a kids show but a lot of kids shows are still funny to adults.

  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    Goatmon wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    I wouldn't be surprised if many American animated shows were made by the same people
    It's a dying art

    Genndy Tartakovsky is probably the best man Cartoon Network ever had.

    Timm and Dini are up there. The DCAU is amazing.

    McCracken deserves credit as well. PPG is tons of fun and Foster's is brilliant.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    Doodmann wrote: »
    How old are all of you? I tried watching it because of how many praised it but it just seemed to be way too much of a kids show to sit through. I know it's a kids show but a lot of kids shows are still funny to adults.

    I just turned 29 a few days ago.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    god damn it

    this is another series I have to buy

    I just dropped $80 on the bluray set of Band Of Brothers

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    doodman wrote:
    How old are all of you? I tried watching it because of how many praised it but it just seemed to be way too much of a kids show to sit through. I know it's a kids show but a lot of kids shows are still funny to adults.

    I'd have to ask what exactly you were seeing.

    Season one was defnitely more childish and less serious (For the most part) than two or three.

    Also I am almost 26.

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  • FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'm 25. If you sit down and watch one episode at random you probably aren't going to see some life-changing event. There's a lot of time that is spent on the actual journey, and the main characters are all kids so the way they handle things is often childish.

    When the show was first going to come on the air I practically begged some of my friends to give it a few weeks to really give the show a chance. They were sold by the time the cast reached the Southern Air Temple

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    The Geek wrote: »
    Doodmann wrote: »
    How old are all of you? I tried watching it because of how many praised it but it just seemed to be way too much of a kids show to sit through. I know it's a kids show but a lot of kids shows are still funny to adults.

    I just turned 29 a few days ago.

    Well than I don't get it. Maybe I'll give it a few more episodes because I pretty much love all the other cartoons you just mentioned.

    also no harsh feelings on the age stuff it's just hard to tell around here.

  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Goatmon wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    I wouldn't be surprised if many American animated shows were made by the same people
    It's a dying art

    Genndy Tartakovsky is probably the best man Cartoon Network ever had.

    Whatever happened to ol' Genndy?

    I remember the days when he basically owned the entire cartoon cartoon fridays lineup. The fact that he had full control of Samurai Jack showcased how much power he had on Cartoon Network.

    After the Clone Wars cartoon, he just dropped off the face of the planet. Haven't seen anything from him since then.

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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Yeah, the show does grow on you
    A lot of the best parts of the show come from knowing the characters and seeing how they react in their own way to situations

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    The Geek wrote: »
    Goatmon wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    I wouldn't be surprised if many American animated shows were made by the same people
    It's a dying art

    Genndy Tartakovsky is probably the best man Cartoon Network ever had.

    Timm and Dini are up there. The DCAU is amazing.

    McCracken deserves credit as well. PPG is tons of fun and Foster's is brilliant.

    No doubt. Also, Tartakovsky had a big hand in PPG as well, on all four fronts; producer, writer, director, and animator.

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  • kaleeditykaleedity Sometimes science is more art than science Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Godfather wrote: »
    Goatmon wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    I wouldn't be surprised if many American animated shows were made by the same people
    It's a dying art

    Genndy Tartakovsky is probably the best man Cartoon Network ever had.

    Whatever happened to ol' Genndy?

    I remember the days when he basically owned the entire cartoon cartoon fridays lineup. The fact that he had full control of Samurai Jack showcased how much power he had on Cartoon Network.

    After the Clone Wars cartoon, he just dropped off the face of the planet. Haven't seen anything from him since then.

    he's working on a movie I think?

  • GoatmonGoatmon Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Godfather wrote: »
    Goatmon wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    I wouldn't be surprised if many American animated shows were made by the same people
    It's a dying art

    Genndy Tartakovsky is probably the best man Cartoon Network ever had.

    Whatever happened to ol' Genndy?

    I remember the days when he basically owned the entire cartoon cartoon fridays lineup. The fact that he had full control of Samurai Jack showcased how much power he had on Cartoon Network.

    After the Clone Wars cartoon, he just dropped off the face of the planet. Haven't seen anything from him since then.

    He's currently storyboarding Iron Man 2, and a Samurai Jack animated film is on the horizon.

    The man's keeping busy.

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Goatmon wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    Goatmon wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    I wouldn't be surprised if many American animated shows were made by the same people
    It's a dying art

    Genndy Tartakovsky is probably the best man Cartoon Network ever had.

    Timm and Dini are up there. The DCAU is amazing.

    McCracken deserves credit as well. PPG is tons of fun and Foster's is brilliant.

    No doubt. Also, Tartakovsky had a big hand in PPG as well, on all four fronts; producer, writer, director, and animator.


    Well I would hope Genndy had a big hand in PPG; It was his own series after all.

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  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I was pretty much hooked on this by the episode where Bumi was introduced. I think I started watching it between seasons 2 and 3, or maybe 3 had started already.

    But hell, by the time you get to the last episodes you're probably not going to be referring to it as a kid's show ever again.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Goatmon wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    I wouldn't be surprised if many American animated shows were made by the same people
    It's a dying art

    Genndy Tartakovsky is probably the best man Cartoon Network ever had.

    What's he up to at the moment?


    Edit: FUUUUUCK DARK CRYSTAL WHAT IS THIS YESS

    scarab you have mental problems
  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    #pipe wrote: »
    god damn it

    this is another series I have to buy

    I just dropped $80 on the bluray set of Band Of Brothers
    I got the DVD version about 6 months ago for 30.

  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    Doodmann wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    Doodmann wrote: »
    How old are all of you? I tried watching it because of how many praised it but it just seemed to be way too much of a kids show to sit through. I know it's a kids show but a lot of kids shows are still funny to adults.

    I just turned 29 a few days ago.

    Well than I don't get it. Maybe I'll give it a few more episodes because I pretty much love all the other cartoons you just mentioned.

    I suspect the problem is that you're expecting an "adult" cartoon.

    That's not what this show is. It's a great show for kids, but it also is a great show for grown-ups. The best way I can describe it is to paraphrase how Lasseter (or was it Brad Bird? I don't remember) talks about Pixar movies. They don't make a show specifically for kids, they just make a damn good show that also happens to not have anything that's inappropriate for kids.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Goatmon wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    I wouldn't be surprised if many American animated shows were made by the same people
    It's a dying art

    Genndy Tartakovsky is probably the best man Cartoon Network ever had.

    What's he up to at the moment?


    Edit: FUUUUUCK DARK CRYSTAL WHAT IS THIS YESS

    Oh my. <3

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    Godfather wrote: »
    Goatmon wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    Goatmon wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    I wouldn't be surprised if many American animated shows were made by the same people
    It's a dying art

    Genndy Tartakovsky is probably the best man Cartoon Network ever had.

    Timm and Dini are up there. The DCAU is amazing.

    McCracken deserves credit as well. PPG is tons of fun and Foster's is brilliant.

    No doubt. Also, Tartakovsky had a big hand in PPG as well, on all four fronts; producer, writer, director, and animator.


    Well I would hope Genndy had a big hand in PPG; It was his own series after all.


    No, McCracken created PPG. Tartakovsky created Dexter.

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  • FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    The addition of Toph was amazing. I thought the group worked so well when it was just the three of them, but once they introduced her character I couldn't imagine the show working without her.

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