TAGGED AS: animated, Animation, binge, streaming, TV
When the children’s cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008, it was unlike anything kids or adults had ever seen. The show was praised for its art direction, soundtrack, cultural references, humor, and most importantly, its themes, as Avatar was not afraid to explore concepts rarely touched on in youth entertainment. And now, with the show arriving on Netflix after what feels like a 100-year sleep, it is about to be introduced to a whole new audience while simultaneously reminding hardcore fans what made it so special. And to go along with the show’s reemergence into the pop culture mainstream, Rotten Tomatoes’ Mark Ellis is delivering five titles you may have missed that tackle many of the same themes, have similar animation styles, and contain characters that follow a similar journey.