First, the game: We have recently discovered the Avatar Escape from the Spirit World Game. (You need a login nickname, and also the secret passwords—refer to Avatar Spirit for the list—but it’s worth it, I promise.)
My son even lets me play, occasionally. He’s so good to me.
Next: even better was finding the new Avatar Cartoon Short (use KOH as the password to acces it), “School Time Shipping.” Avatar Spirit told me it’s done in the “chibi animation style,” and because I’m not an animation buff so much as I’m just a sucker for a good story, I had no idea what that meant. It turns out that chibi is that super-cutesy bigheaded thing.
Can you think of anything more incongruous for a series like Avatar? Because I can’t. But you have to watch the short, because it’s as hilarious as it is just plain weird.
Of course, Nicktoons Network is showing Escape from the Spirit World episodes all this week at 6:30 p.m. eastern, and it all culminates in a little Spirit World marathon this Saturday, February 25th, from 4-7. I guess I know what I’ll be doing this Saturday….
Need more things Avatar-related to keep you going this week? (Geez, you’re a little greedy, you know.) Remember when I told you that Avatar will be a live-action movie? I was wandering around the internet wondering if anyone had any additional information on the project, and discovered that when I post about it, nobody says anything… but when they post about it over at TV.com, they end up with 19 pages of comments. I tried to decide if this makes me feel neglected and unloved, but then decided that people who have 19 pages of opinions on a cartoon scare me just a little, so it’s all fine.