favorite characters: Emma Frost
"I am diamond, Ms. Pryde. I am, by definition, my own best friend."
From this Book 2 finale interview last November, Bryan:
Much like when “Avatar” ended, Mike and I need to just recharge the batteries and work on a couple of other things. We definitely don’t have another series planned, but I think this universe that we cracked open 11 years ago, I think it will always draw us back in, throughout the years, and I think it’s still an inspiring place for us to create and we have various other ideas, but we’re really busy just trying to get these episodes done and we’re not actively trying to figure out the next step in this world yet.
There is a small possibility one of the four DreamWorks/Studio Mir 78-episode 2D animated series announced today is another Avatar spin-off (DreamWorks has already had three shows on Nickelodeon), but the nature of these shows is completely unknown at this point and they could end up being based on existing DreamWorks properties.
Bryke have also said they’re interested in creating animated movies, something we know they pursued at least once with a TV movie about finding Zuko’s mother, which Nickelodeon rejected and so it was made into The Search comic trilogy. As such that’s still an open thread as well.
Finally, this franchise is a group effort much bigger than the individual inputs of Mike and Bryan. It is possible that they pass the torch to new showrunners and act simply as advisers, much like George Lucas and the new Star Wars trilogy.
Marvel Comic Heroes → Namor The Sub-Mariner
So true lol
All of Books 1, 2, and 3 are now available to watch on nick.com for free!
The return of Supervillain Team-up!
Preview pages for New Avengers #24. Where can I send a bottle of wine to Jonathan Hickman??!!
Have you heard? Dreamworks Animation and Studio Mir, the company behind Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra, announced Thursday they will work together to produce up to four new animated television series in the next four years.
This is huge both because a Korean company has never partnered on such a large scale with an American animation group, and because these shows will be created in 2D animation. I’m ecstatic!
It’s great to see that Korean animation is being taken seriously enough to be treated as a creative equal rather than just as a source of cheap production. Studio Mir’s work is undeniably beautiful, and if Mir’s talent can be combined with the storytelling prowess exhibited in How to Train Your Dragon 2, I will be a very happy customer.
An article inthe Korea Herald had the following to say:
“The contract with DreamWorks is meaningful since we will be working as partners,” Studio Mir founder and executive producer Yoo Jae-myung said.
“This has never been done before by a Korean studio.”
A Studio Mir spokesman said details regarding the titles of the cartoons could not be revealed, but that they would be in 2-D.
This is great news for both companies, since each has had some fairly concerning press in the past few weeks, between the financial troubles of Dreamworks Animation (now under direction of new chief financial officer Fazal Merchant) and the on-again/off-again nature of Korra Book Three, now safely on Nick.com.
Speaking of The Legend of Korra, Studio Mir uploaded a lovely picture on Facebook yesterday thanking fans for their support of Book Three.
- Courtney (HarmonicaCave)
Hadn’t heard about this at all. That’s awesome.