August 16. Mark your calendars, people!

And please ignore the elated screaming from my apartment.

After almost an entire year, Gravity Falls returns to us! :D

I wish most of the things I enjoy didn’t go on such long hiatuses, but with a quality show like this, it’s to be expected.

Oh yeah, and more Gideon. Ew.

I am so pissed… no, livid, at Nick right now for making one irresponsible decision after another, and I will try to rant off my feelings as composed as humanly possible. I mean, how can we go from “Highest-Rated Animated Program of 2012” to just barely managing to achieve one-million measly viewers per episode? With Book 2’s case, it seemed the dreadfully long hiatus may have been to blame for the drop in ratings for the show, but with the premiere of Book 3, it’s become far more evident that LACK OF ADVERTISING on part of the FARTLICKS at Nickelodeon is what barely gave it a fighting chance.

Announcing the Book 3 premiere all too abruptly beforehand was a bad decision to begin with, and now Nick wants to pull the plug on the show and shove the remaining episodes onto their basement of a website? To collect dust?! You’d think a network that’s been around for over 30 years would handle the situation better, rather than play “hot potato” with its fanbase. Why make us suffer for your pathetic marketing decisions?

I can only imagine how the thousands of screenwriters, animators, etc. who put so much sweaty labor into the show, are feeling about having their hard effort shat on by the very company entrusted to release it to a public audience. I’m not Mike and Bryan, but I’m sure they’re not too happy about the current status of their show, either. 

I really hate to see a show that initially promised huge success become a train-wreck of failed ratings and fandom angst. Way to go, Nick.

norsepearl:

Here you go, guys!

Well, the Friday night ratings came back. And believe it or not, Korra’s premiere flopped even harder than Book 2’s.
Nickelodeon needs to get it together. I hope they realize they’re making matters worse and screwing themselves over as far as The Legend of Korra goes. WAY too early of a release considering they had little to no advertising, ZERO repeats, and just a poor timeslot all around. They have a lot of competition from popular primetime shows, especially on a Friday. You can sacrifice another iCarly or SpongeBob, and simply move Korra back to the Saturday morning slot it originally had and deserves. Since they’re not going to be airing another episode until the week after 4th of July, I fear the ratings will drop only further.

Well, the Friday night ratings came back. And believe it or not, Korra’s premiere flopped even harder than Book 2’s.

Nickelodeon needs to get it together. I hope they realize they’re making matters worse and screwing themselves over as far as The Legend of Korra goes. WAY too early of a release considering they had little to no advertising, ZERO repeats, and just a poor timeslot all around. They have a lot of competition from popular primetime shows, especially on a Friday. You can sacrifice another iCarly or SpongeBob, and simply move Korra back to the Saturday morning slot it originally had and deserves. Since they’re not going to be airing another episode until the week after 4th of July, I fear the ratings will drop only further.

Okay, so I finished Samurai Champloo about a week or two ago, and can very well confirm that it’s one of my favorite anime of all time. I know I’m really late to the series and I actually partially hate myself for not watching it any sooner, but this ending is what adds the icing to the cake. I really love how Mugen, Fuu and Jin parted ways at the end, and I honestly couldn’t see it ending any other way. The song choice was just brilliant for such a bittersweet ending, as it added a good message and a depth of lightheartedness.

If you’ve already watched Samurai Champloo, then I want to remind you just how beautiful an ending (and an anime in general) this was.

This article brings up so many excellent points. I fear Nickelodeon will make the same mistakes as the last season. Please no more schedule-changing and lack of advertising. Maybe because it’s summer, the show’s ratings will be higher than expected, but with the way Nickelodeon’s been jacking around, it’s hard to say for sure. Crossing my fingers for a better premiere.

So much to enjoy this summer!

fuckyeahgravityfalls:

Brand new banners on the site on Disney XD, featuring some new artwork!

tomnooks:

transparent baby about to be tested on by her own parents 4 ur dashboard

tomnooks:

transparent baby about to be tested on by her own parents 4 ur dashboard

we-are-all-perverse:

E3 graphics to release graphics.

we-are-all-perverse:

E3 graphics to release graphics.

anactualsalamander:

look at this fucking animation though

anactualsalamander:

look at this fucking animation though

I hope no one else has pointed this out.
I see you, feathered hat man.

I hope no one else has pointed this out.

I see you, feathered hat man.

bryankonietzko:

michaeldantedimartino:

The official, 100% real Korra Book 3 trailer is here! New Book 3 music by Jeremy Zuckerman. Edited by Jeff Adams. Motion graphics by Matt Gadbois. Enjoy!

Thanks to the shenanigans of Leaky McLeakerpants, we have released the *OFFICIAL* Book 3 trailer early. Hope you enjoy! Also here on Nick.com.