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I would argue that Korra had better than "passable" and I'm reasonably certain that even if you're not paying in man-hours, you're paying in something else. The budget did take a nasty hit during the show, we know that for sure because of the clip episode, but Avatar/Korra has always had a pretty decent production budget...not as much as it deserves, sure, but the Avatar franchise has always had it a bit shit over at Nick.
I think the reason for less writers, initially, was that Korra was supposed to end at Book 1 (again, initially.) Then book 2 came along and Mike and Bryan hammered that out, but book 3 and 4 were concurrently produced and intertwined a whole lot more than the first two did, which meant more writers.
>119356 >I would argue that Korra had better than "passable" and I'm reasonably certain that even if you're not paying in man-hours, you're paying in something else. The budget did take a nasty hit during the show, we know that for sure because of the clip episode, but Avatar/Korra has always had a pretty decent production budget...not as much as it deserves, sure, but the Avatar franchise has always had it a bit shit over at Nick.
Even good CGI tends to cost less than traditional animation. They might be getting a discount if keyframing and storyboarding's being done in Japan because traditional animation is cheaper in Japan since they don't have the same union protections over there (though regardless of where keyframing is done, inbetweening is generally done in Korea, where it's cheapest--it's relatively rare to have keyframing and storyboarding done in Korea for an American or Japanese production though).
For the most part? No. You've got the series and the comics and that's...that's about it. Most of the kids books and the like are (presumably) non-canon and aren't ever referenced anywhere, even if they had been.
Also, that's Escape from the Spirit World, it was an online game off Nickelodeon's website that was brought over to the Book 2 DVD set.
I didn't mind the art as much, but if I had to guess as to the reason behind it's message, I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume it was done as a simple story for younger kids. That's what I've always seen Free Comic Book Day as, something for younger kids as much as it is for adults...
Granted, DC mega-dropped the ball on that front, releasing one of the single most depressing and violent goddamn things ever with a bleak future of various superheroes getting mutilated and killed left and right...
>119216 >Granted, DC mega-dropped the ball on that front, releasing one of the single most depressing and violent goddamn things ever with a bleak future of various superheroes getting mutilated and killed left and right... I guarantee the higher ups seriously thought thats what kids were into.
BOOK 4 EPISODES 11 AND 12 - DAY OF THE COLOSSUS AND THE LAST STAND
No screencap for this OP. I think this gif made by the korranews tumblr will suffice perfectly. We all remember that first image of Korra's stunningly toned back released back in 2010, and at the end of this day her animated story will come to an end. Comics post finale are said to be in the works ala the ATLA comics that are ongoing.
Kuvria's Evil Big O and her army are moving in on Republic City. It's up to Korra, her Krew, and the rest of her allies to stop her. And ultimately up to Korra to restore Balance to the Earth Kingdom. IT'S SHOWTIME!
ONLINE RELEASE ON NICK.COM at 12 MIDNIGHT EASTERN STANDARD US TIME, 9PM PACIFIC. If you live outside the US, the korranews tumblr has alternatives for you here in their masterpost http://korranews.tumblr.com/post/105299566675/here-it-is-the-final-masterpost-the-one-hour
Amazon, itunes, and the usual suspect will have digital VOD copies live at their usual ~3AM EST time. Nicktoons will air the last 4 episodes in a single block Friday night at 9PM EST.
What a wild ride this show has been, let's all take in its conclusion and enjoy our collective emotional deaths.
You might remember an ATLA video setting the Finale to How Far We've Come made shortly after it aired. It's been deleted for years. Here is another youtube user's spin on Korra as a whole using the same song.
... Now this is probably a terribly silly thing, but I keep thinking about a scenario in which they both actually died, after what happened (The Avatar's protective air shield collapsed, creating the spirit portal around their solidified corpses - making their figures faintly visible from both sides, but also keeping them out of reach for everyone). And now they're bound to wander around as ghosts/spirits, eternally 'tied' to one another since... that spirit energy bubble Korra forced around themselves transcended along with their souls into the afterlife (or put differenlty the spirit world) ... or something along those lines - I'm not the best at story telling, which is the reason why I'm trying to bring this to you guys here...
I suppose I'm just conjuring this up to dream of backing up my Korvira shippings...
Um...I'm not sure you fully read the OP's post. It's an AU scenario in which Korra and Kuvira actually die in the blast and now they're spirits that're bound together, trapped in the Spirit World. It's an alternate universe, I think we can presume the celebration at the end doesn't go the same way. Hell, given Asami's line of being unable to handle losing Korra the same day she lost her dad, we can presume it's a pretty dark one for her.
/r/thelastairbender has recently opened up an Avatar server on Minecraft with plans of adding quests to acquire new bending abilities. It is also a factions server and thought maybe we should have a plus4chan faction.
Info here: http://www.reddit.com/r/TheLastAirbender/comments/2syrro/open_beta_live_release_now_again/
So, someone designed some models for a LOK Lego set and posted it to LEGO Ideas. This is the same site that designed the Ghostbusters set among others. I really like the design of the mechatank. It's still about 8,000 votes away from being reviewed.
This week we have on queue the penultimate episode of The Legend of Korra. Productionn of the 2 part finale has been wrapped up and it's in the can being delivered to the digital distributors as we speak!
With last Week's Operation: Beifong being a successful mission, Opal has finally been reunited with her emancipated family and the mission netted a new defector in Zhu Li who wound up being the bearer of bad news. Kuvira has her ire set on Republic City and the United Republic of Nations. With a frighteningly powerful spirit laser now in Kuvira's possession how will Team Avatar and its allies work to stop her?
Check it out at 12 Noon EST Friday 12/12 on Nick.com (free with ads), the Nick mobile App (free with ads). Amazon Video around 3AM EST. Also Available on Google Play, Xbox Video, and iTunes! $1.99 per episode, $2.99 for HD, Season passes go for $21.99 SD and $29.99 HD.
>118814 To the fan's there's no difference between Mako and Wesley, as they hate both of them and feel that they make the show worse. Though they do hate them for different reasons.
>118816 I heard that the problem was that Asami was originally going to be a villain and after episode 6 she would leave Team Avatar, ending her relationship with Mako. However when Bryke decided that Asami wasn't going to be a villain they forgot to end her relationship with Mako before Mako started a relationship with Korra. The result was Mako effectively cheating on Asami with Korra, which annoyed a lot of people.
>118827 >Without the explanation it's almost impossible to figure out what this scene is meant to mean or even if it has any signicance. Actually plenty of people figured it out. That's why there have been so many arguments over it.
>118827 People have been saying it since the day Book 1 ended. Only the most stubborn Mako haters (of which there are sadly quite a few) refused to believe it until Remembrances passive-aggressively shoved it in their faces.
In an effort to redeem himself to Opal for his time spent in The Earth Empire's forces, Bolin has joined her and Chief Beifong in a secret mission to rescue the rest of their family from Kuvira's clutches. Meanwhile, Kuvira has been plenty busy harvesting vines from the Swamp that are quite potent with spiritual energy. What kind of super weapon is she aiming to build? Can Opal, Lin, and Bolin successful reuinite the Beifong clan?
Check it out at 12 Noon EST Friday 12/5 on Nick.com (free with ads), the Nick mobile App (free with ads). Amazon Video around 3AM EST. Also Available on Google Play, Xbox Video, and iTunes! $1.99 per episode, $2.99 for HD, Season passes go for $21.99 SD and $29.99 HD.
>Bumi could earthbend things he could see even when he's not in contact with the earth; this was how he escaped the metal cage he was trapped in.
The metal cage. Metal. You know, the stuff earthbenders actually can move if they know what they're doing. And which is also a famously good conductor of energy. Even if you can't move the metal itself it's far from unlikely that earthbending can carry through it like it does the ground.
What was impressive about Bumi isn't the metal of the cage, it's that he could do all that with nothing but his face.
>118774 Actually, the guy complaining about the rail cannon was me, and I can absolutely confirm that I am not the person you are talking to. FYI, I also think that the giant robot is dumb from a practicality standpoint, but I can think of a compelling in-universe reason for it...
>Baatar Jnr: "I was going to mount the weapon on a giant airship, but you should have seen the way she reacted when I brought up the giant mech-suit idea. I usually only get that treatment on my birthday!"
AKA Nickelodeon cutting Avatar off at the knees part 28
From Bryan's Tumblr:
>A few preemptive words about Episode 408, “Remembrances”…
>In a couple hours the eighth chapter of Korra Book 4 will be released online, and I suppose, if you are none the wiser, a few minutes into it you will feel duped and yell at your screen, “Hey! This is a crummy clips episode!” And that is (almost) exactly what it is––except we all worked really hard to make sure at the very least it isn’t crummy. I’m here to explain why we ended up having to do one. Sometime around a year and a half ago we were similarly duped on a large scale. We got the news from the higher-ups that our Book 4 budget was getting slashed, almost to the tune of an entire episode’s budget. We had two options: 1) let go a significant number of crew members several weeks early, or 2) make a clips episode. We never considered the first option. We weren’t going to do that to our crew, and even if we were callous enough to do so, we never would have been able to finish the season without them. But having grown up on TV in the ’80s and ’90s, we all dread clips episodes, where characters sit around saying, “Remember that time when…” and leftover footage is reheated for no one’s enjoyment. Anyone who suffered through TNG’s “Shades of Gray” knows what I’m talking about.
>Anime fans know this is a common occurrence in Japanese series as well. In fact, as Mike hung his head in disappointment at our fate, I remembered how one of my favorite anime series, Samurai Champloo, made what I thought was a really awesome and clever clips episode. They mixed about 5 minutes of new footage in with the old, and set up a context where the characters would be reflecting on past events while narrating over them, offering new insights or at least providing some humor. I pitched this angle to Mike and he agreed this was the best way to turn this big old lemon into some lemonade.
>Back on Avatar, we had something that functioned as a sort of clips episode, though it was all new animation and really hard to make, Episode 317, “The Ember Island Players.” Our heroes went to a play where they saw themselves and their tales performed by actors on stage. It was simultaneously a reckoning for the characters before they headed into the denouement, and a lighthearted romp where we got to poke fun at our own show before things got really serious in the remaining episodes. Korra’s “Remembrances” ended up serving the same function, albeit with old footage instead of a newly animated play. There is about 5 minutes of new footage, wonderfully animated by Studio Mir, and a bunch of funny and touching narration from the characters. There are also some fun chibi heads and other treats in there to spice up the old footage.
>What started out as a reluctant chore ended up being a really fun episode to make, and in the end I truly love it. Mike did an awesome job directing it and storyboarding all the chibi hilarity, as well as overseeing the wonderful script by Josh Hamilton, Katie Mattila, and Tim Hedrick. Joaquim Dos Santos, Ryu Ki Hyun, and Lauren Montgomery drew fantastic storyboards for the new footage (particularly Lauren’s insane Varrick posing). Lots of other folks worked their tails off on this one, namely Amaris Calvin, our animatics editor; Christie Tseng, our character designer who drew and colored all of the final chibi art; Matt Gadbois, our After Effects editor; and Chris Hink, our final picture editor. Last but not least, Aran Tanchum and Vinny Guisetti on foley, Benjamin Wynn on sound design, and a stellar new score with all your favorite hits by Jeremy Zuckerman. And plenty of other fine folks I’m forgetting!
>So now you know what it is and why it happened. I hope you do end up enjoying it after all, especially as a last lighthearted, nostalgic romp before POOP. GETS. REAL. And then the series is done.
Get fucked Appa's gigantic cock, Nick.
Anyways, Check it out at 12 Noon EST Friday 11/21 on Nick.com (free with ads), the Nick mobile App (free with ads). Amazon Video around 3AM EST. Also Available on Google Play, Xbox Video, and iTunes! $1.99 per episode, $2.99 for HD, Season passes go for $21.99 SD and $29.99 HD.
We've made it through worse shit fellow Avatar fans, this will be the last fuck you from Nick before we can enjoy the conclusion of Korra's story. Let's take a bite of the Silver Sandwich, shall we?