>In the middle of the 2000s, Nickelodeon decided to make one animated fantasy serialized epic show and never did it again (excluding Korra)

>In the middle of the 2000s, Nickelodeon decided to make one animated fantasy serialized epic show and never did it again (excluding Korra)
Why? Why did they decide to do only one serialized fantasy epic and never made more?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    boobs

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they never capitalized on merchandising despite the show's popularity so assumed it wasn't profitable enough to reinvest in.
    Though even with how popular ATLA was, live action teen sitcoms were clearly the stronger investment at that time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I always hated live action kids shows when I was younger. Always stuck with cartoons.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Live action was cheap and they got kids to sexually abuse out of it. I never knew anyone who watched them either but somebody must have.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Korra turned out to be a turd in the end but it's moronic how they didn't immediately greenlight a new series and instead only gave them 1 season at a time. maybe it would have been better if they had 3-4 seasons from the get-go and could have planned everything out.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It wasn't very good.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >two remakes, millions of views, and the number one trending show in the world currently with the Netflix show getting 2 billion minutes watched
      Yeah, right.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was very good.
      Korra is only good for porn though.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Repeats and syndication in general are going extinct as basic cable enters its twilight years. Now is the perfect time for Nickelodeon to try another big ambitious serialized cartoon. Put every episode on Nick.com or Paramount+ so you don’t have to worry about your audience not being able to follow the plot.

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        >In the middle of the 2000s, Nickelodeon decided to make one animated fantasy serialized epic show and never did it again (excluding Korra)
        Why? Why did they decide to do only one serialized fantasy epic and never made more?

        The real answer is that viacom is just straight up moronic, they fricked up so much during the 2000's and especially late 2000's and early 2010's. Had ATLA actually ended up at Cartoon Network with Warner Bros, we've had a GoT tier live action adaption, way better movies, and we'd already be in the fire avatar show set after the earth avatar by now.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thems fightin words

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This.

      >two remakes, millions of views, and the number one trending show in the world currently with the Netflix show getting 2 billion minutes watched
      Yeah, right.

      It was very good.
      Korra is only good for porn though.

      Nostalgia googles.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You're the minority of homosexuals who get pissy when people disagree with you. Avatar is a classic, there's nothing you can do about it. Shitposting on Cinemaphile about how much of a contrarian homosexual you are isn't going to change that.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because episodic comedies did far better in repeats than serialized shows.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Repeats and syndication in general are going extinct as basic cable enters its twilight years. Now is the perfect time for Nickelodeon to try another big ambitious serialized cartoon. Put every episode on Nick.com or Paramount+ so you don’t have to worry about your audience not being able to follow the plot.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Now is the perfect time for Nickelodeon to try another big ambitious serialized cartoon

        Kids, especially the younger ones, still gravitate towards episodic content. The YouTube/Tiktok shit they eat up doesn't have some kind of overarching narrative. The youngest kids like watching the same slop over and over again. That's why Netflix's Cocomelon show has such an insane watch time for a 22 episode run.

        I also don't know if you've noticed, but Nickelodeon and its parent company are outright dying. There's also the very real problem that these serialized cartoons aren't all that popular with actual kids to begin with. That's less of an issue in the streaming world (they aren't selling time slots to advertisers expecting a demo), but it begs the question why Nick is doing this.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because ATLA didn't make a fraction of what spongebob did

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my dream as a child and as an adult is to fondle ty lee's breasts while I hug her from the back

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw had a girlfriend with gorgeous massive milkers but she hated when i did that
      what is even the point, bros?

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    real women just can't compete, can they?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      14 years old, pedo

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Actually, she's 80 years old.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not my fault she has boobs

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The next one they did was Legend of Korra and it did so poorly they shoved it off to Nick.com

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Korea was one of the first instances of “taking something made for boys and retooling it for girls: but not really being a hit with either.” I tuned into ATLA to watch Aang become stronger and defeat the evil Fire nation. Korea was just some Mary Sue in a love triangle. Her storyline did not appeal to anyone.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Korra would have greatly benefited from having some overarching antagonist or goal.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve often thought about why Korra didn’t do it for me like ATLA did, even now as a grown man ATLA is still a solid show. I never had a satisfying answer, my only thought was that perhaps with ATLA the main goal of the whole show was for Ang to learn all the elements and take out the fire lord, so there was that ticking clock element to it that worked. But Korra just meandered season to season, with no real driving purpose. Each season had the bad guy but I don’t know it just didn’t have the same kind of impact ATLA had.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Korra would have been better if it was only 3 seasons as well, was planned from the start, and all the antagonists were from the same sect, IE, The Red Lotus. I mean, shit can still get messy after that but there are ways to make it work.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think too I liked it better as a “ye olden times” type fantasy, when they added all the modern technology bullshit I think it took away from the fantasy aspect for me. Personally I would have liked a show set like 10 avatars in the past or something, disconnect it from Ang and crew.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I liked Korra overall and would put it over a lot of other shows that have come out since, but it definitely suffered from not having a main arc. They didn't plan ahead, aside from some small continuity between seasons.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Korra turned out to be a turd in the end but it's moronic how they didn't immediately greenlight a new series and instead only gave them 1 season at a time. maybe it would have been better if they had 3-4 seasons from the get-go and could have planned everything out.

          You guys act like if the original cartoon was planned in advance. Season 3 is poorly written and paced mess because the writers had no idea what they were doing.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I never had a satisfying answer, my only thought was that perhaps with ATLA the main goal of the whole show was for Ang to learn all the elements and take out the fire lord, so there was that ticking clock element to it that worked.
        Which kinda failed since the fire lord is a terrible character.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I realized I like Korra better because Aang is an annoying bald crybaby who spent 3 seasons going "waaaaa being an avatar is too hard" while Korra fiercely trained to be an avatar since her childhood.
        Korra is simply stronger and more likeable than Aang.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Weak and obvious bait. Korra cried over losing her powers and got mind broken into being humble

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's literally just a Naruto ripoff.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Autistic Naruto-obsessed Cinemaphilegays still going with this after all these years
      Actually watch the fricking show, Black person, instead of repeating the same shit for 20 years.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I did watch it. Nick wanted to do their own anime because Naruto was freakin cool. I stopped Avatar watching because I already had Naruto and it felt repetitive to watch it again. Also, there are plenty of jp animes which are copies of Naruto and I also dislike those.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's literally just a Naruto ripoff.

          Avatar takes from FLCL and Bebop, and Hong Kong Wuxia films, not Naruto.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the passage of time makes the truth not true

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >It's true even though I have no proof
          What about Naruto is at all similar to Avatar besides from the usage of elements and a mention of chakra, which isn't something Naruto created and works much differently in Avatar than Naruto?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >repeating the same shit for 20 years
        Really just about the only thing the obsessed fans of Naruto can do is repeat the same thing over and over again.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They're nothing alike.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sex with Ty Lee while Azula watches

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's literally just because of merchandising.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sex with Azula and her unshaved bush

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nickelodeon is cheap. They don't like spending money on making shows. Only reaping the benefits of said shows. Thats why they endlessly milk their dead ip's. I'm still mad about Invader Zim.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's honestly crazy how basically everything went right with Avatar the Last Airbender. Lightning in a bottle.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >everything went right
      >most villains have zero development
      >sozin comet was pointless
      >each season is paced differently
      >half of the episodes are filler
      >humor for toddlers
      >amateur voice acting
      >Katara becomes an girlboss in season 3
      >who cares about Zuko's mother lol
      >energy bending
      I swear to God one day millenials will stop praising this mid cartoon.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because why make something expensive when you can make money with crap?

    See reality TV taking over DIscovery.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is she wearing shorts or is that shadow? please respond, it might affect the size of my nut, thanks.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >invented white people anime and on par with Dullest Franchise for most cringe fanbase

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    money. cheaper to shit out dan schneider tween comedies.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    everybody comes to the realization that simple pleasures are the real kino, and ambitious, epic, meaningful projects are for young people who don't have real shit to do
    watch family guy clips and listen to 80s hits on the radio like a real person

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