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    Avatar: The Legend of Korra

    Since there's a lot of Avatar fans here, I thought I would post this:



    Nickelodeon, the number one producer of television animation in the world, has greenlit a new series from the creators of the hit animated TV show Avatar: The Last Airbender, it was announced today by Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group. The new series The Legend of Korra (working title), from creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, will premiere on Nickelodeon in 2011, continuing the evolution of the animated franchise and its mythology. The original series was the inspiration for the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies live-action epic adventure, The Last Airbender, which has already grossed more than $115 million at the box office to date.

    "Mike and Bryan have imagined a compelling new story inspired by the Airbender mythology that they so brilliantly crafted when the TV series began," Johnson said. "This new avatar is not only a girl, but also hot-headed, independent and ready to take on the world."

    The Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender and follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang – a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenaged girl from the Southern Water Tribe named Korra. With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water, and Fire), Korra seeks to master the final element, Air. Her quest leads her to the epicenter of the modern "Avatar" world, Republic City – a metropolis that is fueled by steampunk technology. It is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive. However, Korra discovers that Republic City is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip it apart. Under the tutelage of Aang's son, Tenzin, Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large.

    Launched in February 2005, Avatar aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon and was ranked among the top five animated properties on television among boys, 2-11 and 6-11 (2005/2006). During this time, the series reached a total of 21.7 million total viewers (persons 2+), including 8.8 million kids 2-11 and 6.3 million kids 6-11*. Currently, Avatar: The Last Airbender is the number one program on Nicktoons among tweens. (Source: *Nielsen Cume Data - July 2008, Live + 7 day, 6 min. qualifier.)

    Avatar: The Last Airbender was created and executive produced by Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.

    An award-winning filmmaker, DiMartino was a director at Film Roman for six years, working on the prime-time animated series King of the Hill, Family Guy and Mission Hill. During his tenure there, DiMartino animated and directed the short animated film Atomic Love, which has gone on to screen at festivals across the country including Sundance and the Los Angeles Film Festival. It also aired as part of the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival.

    Konietzko began his career in animation as a character designer at Film Roman for Fox's prime-time series, Family Guy. He soon moved to the post of assistant director for two more Film Roman shows, Mission Hill and King of the Hill, working beside animation director DiMartino. Konietzko then became a storyboard artist and later an art director for the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim.

    The new Avatar series will be produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., and is co-executive produced by Joaquim Dos Santos.
    Sure why not?

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    Awesome. I'm ready.

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    [youtube]R5hn-lMGPpI[/youtube]

    The wait is killing meeeeeeeeeeeeee.
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    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Dark Horse will be releasing a comic series that follows Aang and Co post-Sozen's Comet, rebuilding the world into what we'll eventually see in Korra.

    Woot.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    This is premiering in the Fall right?
    Sure why not?

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    It's just a line test...and a comic announcement...but these have me pumped. Avatar was so fucking good though. Will it live up? No. Well, maybe. It might. I hope it does.

    I love Sokka.

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    Just talked to Andrea Romano. Initial recordings are done for the first season, but they're only 1/3 way to finishing. She said it's going to be very, very cool.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    First season? I thought this was a miniseries.
    Sure why not?

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    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Voice cast. Look who's in it.

    Janet Varney as KORRA
    Kiernan Shipka as JINORA
    Daniel Dae Kim as HIROSHI SATO
    David Faustino as MAKO
    Seychelle Gabriel as ASAMI
    Lance Henriksen as LIEUTENANT
    P.J. Byrne as BOLIN
    JK Simmons as TENZIN
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    I just notice this thread and this news. Awesome!

    Nitpicking: I am not so thrilled yet by the story. ("The Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the events of Avatar...)
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    Wait, what the fuck? The official title for this is The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra. That doesn't make any sense.

    IS THIS JAMES CAMERON'S OR M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN'S DOING? GODDAMMIT.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    I'm assuming James Cameron.

    There can only be one Avatar according to him.
    Sure why not?

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    Cool poster from comic con.

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    Some summarized info:

    Recap:

    --- This show happened due to fan demand.

    --- Bryke were unsure, but the ideas came naturally and quickly.

    --- One of things that excited Bryke was differentiating between Korra and Aang.

    --- Korra is meant to be akin to a tough snowboarder.

    --- She was conceived to be more rugged than Aang.

    --- The musical concept is "if the Chinese invented Jazz."

    --- Korra's Animal Companion is a female Polar Bear Dog named Naga.

    --- The New Team Avatar will be a trio: Korra and two brothers named Mako and Bolin.

    ---Mako and Bolin are brothers, both benders, but of different disciplines.

    --- Mako is a Firebender, and the brooding type.

    --- Mako is named after the Mako.

    --- Bolin is the younger brother, a goofy Earthbender.

    --- Mako's animal companion is named Paboo/Pabu.

    --- Paboo/Pabu is a Fire Ferret, a hybrid of red panda and ferret.

    ---Republic City is now "United Republic."

    --- UR was founded by Aang and Zuko.

    --- UR is meant to be a multi-bender utopia.

    --- UR is based on 1920's Shanghai.

    --- Aang found a herd of Sky Bison after the war.

    --- There are new species of Flying Lemur.

    --- Toph travelled the World, teaching metalbending.

    --- Ty Lee's Chi blocking style has spread.

    --- Aang and Katara had three kids.

    --- Tenzin is the youngest.

    --- Tenzin had three children with a non-bender named Pema.

    --- Jinora, the studious one. Iki, the fun and crazy one. Meelo, the young goofy one.

    --- Toph's Daughter is the chief of police.

    --- The police are metalbenders and they zipline around the city.

    --- The anti-bending group are called The Equalists.

    --- They fight using Ty Lee chi blocking technique.

    --- They are led by a masked man named Oman.

    --- There will be two seasons.

    --- Season 1 will be 12 episodes , 2eason 2 14 episodes.

    --- Lauren Montgomery and Josh Middleton will be on board for Season 2.

    --- Kisu will be undertaking his normal role for Korra.

    --- There is an arena sport called Pro Bending.

    --- Pro bending will look to MMA and flashy martial arts styles for inspiration.
    And a trailer (cam footage):

    [youtube]CLDmI3ieauo[/youtube]

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    Pretty.
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    [youtube]3EV5ed85ytk[/youtube]

    Here is the HD version. I was there at the panel. So much fun.
    Sure why not?

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    Toph's Daughter, Commisioner (?) Bei Fong


    Bolin the Earthbending Brother



    The fuzz!


    Cute lil' Korra


    Original Korra Concept


    Mako the Firebending Bro



    Pabbo the Fire Ferret







    General concept art


    TEAM AVATAR!


    Tenzin's family

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    Premiere date is April 14th!
    Sure why not?

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    Nickelodeon wised up and dropped "The Last Airbender" from the title. The show will now just be called The Legend of Korra.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    This may seem like an obvious thing, but is that old guy Aang? Or do airbenders naturally have those tattoos?

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    All Air Temple monks get those tats, but that's Tenzin, Aang and Kitara's son.

    Aang is dead, obviously. Korra's his next reincarnation, remember?
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    This looks orgasmic.

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    so excited

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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    Aang is dead, obviously. Korra's his next reincarnation, remember?
    If you need me, I'll be over here, herping and sometimes derping.

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