The Legend of Korra Creators on Their Spiritual Nicktoon and the Series’ Grand Plans

After their successful series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which ran from 2005 to 2008 and earned Nickelodeon Emmys, Annies, a Peabody, and consistently high ratings, creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko had options. But storytelling freedom lured them back to the world of Avatar. In 2012, the duo debuted Book One (that's what we call “seasons” in the Avatar world) of Legend of Korra. The series twisted the mythology, following a female Avatar, an individual with the power to bend all elements, struggling with the drama of being 17 while defending a fantastical variation of New York circa 1920. With action, romance, and a few tearjerking moments, Book One amounted to some of the most dramatic television of the year. Hayao Miyazaki may be retiring, but DiMartino and Konietzko aren't letting compelling, 2-D animation slip away just yet.  Read More....


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