Posts tagged avatar.

if there is any evidence of why actually being conscious of diversity in media is actually really beneficial to the quality of the art, it’s a:tla

There were two characters that we know of so far that were originally conceived as men and they were pretty cool characters in concept, nothing to worry about tweaking or improving upon

Then partway through production on two occasions they were just like “hey, why don’t we make this guy a girl instead”

and those characters ended up being TOPH BEIFONG and PRINCESS AZULA

TWO OF THE MOST DYNAMIC AND INTERESTING AND ALL-AROUND BADASS BITCHES IN CARTOON HISTORY

IN TV HISTORY FOR THAT MATTER

AND LITERALLY ALL IT TOOK WAS SOMEONE GOING “HEY JUST FOR KICKS LET’S MAKE THIS CHARACTER DIFFERENT FROM THE TYPICAL THING WE ARE ALWAYS DOING

friendly reminder that LoK has basically been painfully sub-par since its creation

But if Beginnings 1&2 had happened in the first series, it would have legitimately been the best episode across the board

I honestly believe that that was the best Avatar episode I’ve seen in either series and I’m not even a little ashamed to say that

i just had this thought that maybe Korra’s ability to bend/identity as the avatar coming about so early in her life and the way she is so eager to have every element totally mastered RIGHT STAT NOW is like a direct result of Aang feeling like if he had started learning all the elements sooner he could have prevented the war

#korra  #aang  #avatar  #lok  

dark-skinned protagonists in cold areas of the world?

Nah there’s no way that would ever sell

Brown people + snow could def never be present in an adored animated children’s work of any kind at all

no way

nope

what pisses me off even more is that like

not a single interviewer

EVER

when Rami explains what Benjamin does

has made so much as a ”oh so you’re like the avatar, right? *giggle*” comment

and cornered him into mentioning it

it’s like him or anyone talking to him even hinting at acknowledging Tahno has been outlawed

it’s been tabooed

no Tahno 4 u

Creating a Legend

michaeldantedimartino:

2 1/2 years ago, Bryan and I returned to Nickelodeon, delved back into the Avatar universe, and created “Legend of Korra.”  The process of bringing Korra’s story to TV was one of the most challenging and demanding periods of my life, but ultimately a  rewarding one.  I’ve worked (and continue to work) with amazingly talented artists, producers, actors, and every other type of job required to create a show.  We set the bar high, then higher again.  There were many times I thought we weren’t going to make it over that bar.  But perseverance, tenacity, and talent from all involved helped breathe life into Korra.  I was very happy when the show finally premiered and was embraced with the same passion and intensity as Aang’s adventures.  And with only 4 more days until the finale, I feel a mix of pride, joy, and relief.  You all finally get to see what happens with Amon and Korra!  I can stop worrying about scenes being leaked!  (At least until Book 2…)  I think it’s a satisfying and exciting conclusion to book 1, but I guess I’m a little biased.  

After co-creating and producing both the original “Avatar” and “Legend of Korra” I’ve definitely learned a lot about crafting a story from the initial concept all the way until the show is complete.  But even so, I still feel like I have a lot to learn and understand about how this mysterious thing called Creativity works.  

The internet is a strange place.  Like most I have a love/hate relationship with it.  But places like Tumblr, Flickr, Deviant Art, and the like are an amazing outlet for creativity and imagination.  Everyone has a need to express themselves, and the online universe is helping to feed that desire.  I figured it was finally time to join the party.

I feel truly blessed to be able to express myself through the Avatar universe and have millions of people tune in to watch.  Thank you for being one of those who tuned in and I hope you enjoy the finale!

I leave you with an interview Bryan and I did for the Wall Street Journal:

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/06/19/the-legend-of-korra-creators-preview-the-finale/

WELCOME MIKE!!!!

moonlight-punch:

“Now you try.”

Because my bestie made a tweet that made me have feels.