How a Nickelodeon Cartoon Became One of the Most Powerful, Subversive Shows of 2014 | Vanity Fair

Last night Nickelodeon aired the finale of the animated spin-off series The Legend of Korra, bringing a nine-year journey that started with Avatar: The Last Airbender to a close. But perhaps “aired” is the wrong word. Because, in an unprecedented move, Nickelodeon pulled The Legend of Korra off TV earlier this year and screened almost the entire last two seasons online only. That’s right, something called The Legend of Korra, an adventure show about teenagers with the supernatural ability to manipulate the elements, pushed the envelope so far it got yanked from TV. And last night, during the finale, creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino shoved that envelope even further. And they shoved it hard. Kids TV may never be the same again.

via How a Nickelodeon Cartoon Became One of the Most Powerful, Subversive Shows of 2014 | Vanity Fair.

Meet Twilight Stars!

Nordstrom and Summit Entertainment Offer Twilight Fans the Chance to Meet:

“SEATTLE, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — On October 31, Nordstrom and Summit Entertainment invite Twilight fans to take advantage of a special opportunity to meet select cast members of The Twilight Saga: New Moon at select Nordstrom stores. The cast appearances are being held to celebrate the highly-anticipated November 20 release of the second movie in Summit’s Twilight film saga. Nordstrom launched an exclusive clothing and jewelry collection inspired by the mood and spirit of the film in early October.

Customers can visit nordstrom.com/newmoon for more details about how to acquire VIP access on Saturday, October 31, at 8:00 a.m., to be one of 75 customers to meet the cast.”

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New Trailer for J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ Breaks All Existing Records

New Trailer for J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ Breaks All Existing Records With Over 1.8 Million Downloads During First 24 Hours on Apple.com:

“LOS ANGELES, March 11 /PRNewswire/ — The new trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek had more than 1.8 million downloads during its first 24 hours on Apple.com and has gone on to become the most popular HD download ever on the site with more than five million downloads in its first five days. The trailer made its exclusive debut on Apple.com/trailers on March 6th giving fans a sneak peak of this summer’s highly anticipated Star Trek for viewing on their Mac or PC, iPhone or iPod with video.”

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Dora the Explorer Celebrates a Traditional Hispanic Holiday in ‘Dora Saves Three Kings Day,’ Premiering Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon

Dora the Explorer Celebrates a Traditional Hispanic Holiday in ‘Dora Saves Three Kings Day,’ Premiering Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon

“Preschoolers Learn About Seasonal Traditions and Festivities in First-Ever Three Kings Day Episode of Dora the Explorer”

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