The beloved Airbender, Aang, is coming back to our screens, confirmed by variety, in not one but three new movies. Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Animation, and the newly formed Avatar Studio have confirmed that there will be 3 Avatar installments. The list excludes Netflix’s upcoming live-action series. They’re expected to release on Oct. 10, 2025.
Inspired by Chinese martial arts, Avatar: The Last Airbender is a family-friendly action animation that showcases how unique beings can manipulate one of the four elements—water, earth, fire, or air—through practices known as “bending.”
The “Avatar” is the only individual who can bend all four elements. Their sole responsibility is to maintain harmony among the world’s four nations.
The series is centered around the journey of twelve-year-old Aang, the current Avatar and last survivor of his nation, along with his friends Katara, Sokka, and, later down the line: Toph. Together, the group strives to end the Fire Nation’s war against the world’s other nations. Rumor has it that the Avatar can see every past life they lived.
The newest films are long overdue for most Avatar fans, myself included. The avatar franchise has been a little “rocky” since the release of The Last Airbender in 2010. After the movie premiered, fans deemed it a terrible movie. Since then, fans have been yearning for a better continuation of their favorite show.
Another Nickelodeon favorite is also getting some screen time! Allegedly, an untitled The untitled “SpongeBob” movie will debut on May 23, 2025. Like Avatar: The Last Airbender, this film is produced by Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Animation.
Spongebob Squarepants is the 5th longest-running animated show in the cartoon scene.
The iconic Nickelodeon TV show began in 1999 and is still on the air, 13 seasons and more than 270 episodes later.
Spongebob Squarepants is an animated show centering around Spongebob the sponge and his group of fun friends as they embark on a series of adventures in their hometown, Bikini Bottom.
The most recent film starring the lovably annoying yellow sponge and his Bikini Bottom friends was last year’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. Down the timeline, there’s also 2015’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and 2004’s The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie.