Sunday, June 07, 2020

'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Fan Recreates Show's Iconic Intro in 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' - and It’s Perfect

Avatar: The Last Airbender, Nickelodeon's beloved animated series inspired by anime from the 2000s which follows characters that can harness different elements of the world - Water. Earth. Fire. Air - might seem that it would be difficult to recreate, but think again.

A die-hard Avatar and Animal Crossing: New Horizons fan has faithfully recreated the intro cinematic sequence of the air-bending television series!

They had little to work with but thanks to their excellent editing skills mixed with the perfect pieces of furniture and other objects, the player was able to fully capture the essence of Avatar and its well-known characters.

You can watch iloveketchup’s video down below that they uploaded to their Twitter account:

You can check out the original opening for Avatar: The Last Airbender to see how the videos match up in the video down below!:

Fans can relive the epic journey of Avatar: The Last Airbender when Netflix adds all three seasons ("Books") on Friday, May 15, 2020!

The series, currently celebrating its 15th anniversary, is also available on DVD and Blu-ray.

From ScreenRant:

Avatar: The Last Airbender Recreated In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A few Avatar: The Last Airbender fans have recreated the Spirit Oasis in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, just as the show is being binged on Netflix.

Reddit users have once again recreated elements of a beloved television show in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, in this case Nickelodeon's classic Avatar: The Last Airbender. With the hit cartoon having begun streaming on Netflix a couple of weeks ago, fans are feeling nostalgic for the adventures of Avatar Aang and his friends as they struggle to master the Four Elements of Air, Water, Earth, and Fire to save the world from the evil Fire Lord Ozai's dreaded Fire Nation army.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ deep customization tools allow players to create new attire for their in-game avatars and even terraform the game’s island setting, each of which has spawned a number of creative tributes to other popular works and even real-life figures. These have ranged from remaking the intro sequence from Cartoon Network’s Courage The Cowardly Dog to even building an island in the shape of legendary actor Danny Devito’s face. Even the official Twitter page for MTV's late-2000s reality show Jersey Shore actually used the game to recreate iconic moments from the show. Meanwhile, some New Horizons players have opted for in-game homages that are slightly less outlandish, but no less impressive.

A number of Reddit users have recently been posting screenshots of their New Horizons-created tributes to Avatar: The Last Airbender on the Animal Crossing subreddit over the past week, particularly those referencing the Northern Water Tribe's Spirit Oasis from the end of the show’s first season - which a good number of viewers are most likely binging at the moment. Shdycnnn reenacted a scene in which main protagonist Aang meditated by the secluded pond at night, illni recreated the entire location, and demonica12 posted a screenshot of their Katara-inspired character happily strolling amid their own rendition of the oasis. Check out all of the posts below:

Been rewatching Avatar: The Last Air Bender recently and tried to recreate this special place on my island! from r/AnimalCrossing

I made the Northern Water Tribe Spirit Oasis (from Avatar: The Last Airbender) on my island from r/AnimalCrossing

In honor of rewatching the Avatar season 1 finale and inspired by another user's remake of the spirit oasis! from r/AnimalCrossing

Fondly remembered for its likable characters and surprisingly deep themes of destiny, prejudice, and war, Avatar: The Last Airbender ran for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008, spawning a number of tie-in comic books and even the four-season sequel series, The Legend Of Korra. A live-action Netflix adaptation was announced back in 2018, one that will hopefully avoid the mistakes that befell the ill-fated M. Night Shyamalan film of 2010, which notoriously mispronounced key characters’ names and white-washed the source material's ethnically diverse cast.

With this new show on the horizon and the original cartoon available now for viewing on Netflix, these fan recreations of the iconic Spirit Oasis from Avatar: The Last Airbender couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s always impressive to see what people come with using creation tools in games like Animal Crossing, and these works from Redditors are no different. Players likely won’t gain any elemental powers from paying their islands a visit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but they remain nice displays of skill and creativity all the same.


From GameRant:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Players Recreate Iconic Avatar: The Last Airbender Scenes

Following its release on Netflix, Animal Crossing: New Horizons players are making more island creations based on Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a bastion for creativity, with players able to reimagine their deserted islands in just about any way through a combination of custom design patterns, terraforming, and outdoor decorating. Much of that creativity has been channeled into referencing and recreating other pieces of media, some of which has come from the original creators like a recent MTV Jersey Shore social media post.

One hallmark that likely resonates with plenty of people currently playing New Horizons is the Nickelodeon animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender that aired between 2005 and 2008. The show became available on the streaming service Netflix earlier this month, and as a result some Animal Crossing fans have been rewatching it during quarantine and incorporating it into their games.

Of all the Avatar: The Last Airbender posts uploaded to the r/AnimalCrossing subreddit within the last week, much of the focus has been on a zen location called the Northern Water Tribe's Spirit Oasis seen during the concluding episodes of the first season. Reddit users shdycnnn, illni, and demonica12 have all posted renditions of this secluded pond made in Animal Crossing: New Horizons since the show began streaming.


Avatar creations have not been exclusively related to the Spirit Oasis, though that is likely seeing more frequency on account of players binging through the first season of the show. Some ideas were created well before its streaming began, much like the series has seen play on other creative outlets like Media Molecules' Dreams. Reddit user ItsPronouncedOiler posted a take on one of the most infamously emotional scenes from Season 2 last month, for instance.

Iroh Isle is my island filled with scenes from Avatar: The Last Airbender. I wanted to share one of my favorite spots with you guys! from r/AnimalCrossing

Although New Horizons players have been able to recreate scenes from Avatar and other cultural landmarks like Stanley Kubrick's horror movie The Shining, other fans have instead created objects and locations inspired by the show. The Internet is full of custom patterns and outfits that let players turn their characters into Aang, Katara, Zuko, and other Avatar mainstays, and Reddit users theglowingmonkey and BackToClassics have posted creations themed after the Fire Nation.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Inspired Home (Codes and Thanks in Comments) from r/AnimalCrossing
My tea shop inspired by Uncle Iroh from Avatar: The Last Airbender from r/AnimalCrossing

Player-made creations are one of the major aspects of Animal Crossing: New Horizons that have kept the game alive since its release on March 20, but its developers have also been releasing new content over time. It's currently believed that Gyroids will return in a future update, which should add even more means for players to design interesting islands.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now on Nintendo Switch.


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Originally published: Wednesday, May 06, 2020.

Original source: Twinfinite.
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