In a new video, PBS Idea Channel asks "Are Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra Anime?" Now, you may have a quick, two letter answer to the question, but there are interesting elements to the discussion. Get a look after the jump.
The second round of The Legend of Korra was a bit rough in terms of scheduling, ratings and fan reaction. However, series co-creator Bryan Konietzko found the time to get back onto Tumblr and offer a taste of what's to come in Book 3, and this look ahead might sure up some of the ambivalence left by Book Two: Spirits. Check it out after the jump.
Nickelodeon's rapid wrap of Legend of Korra: Book 2 got a bit faster today. Episodes “Night of A Thousand Stars” and “Harmonic Convergence” were scheduled to air tonight at 8/7c on Nick. The network then promised fans that they'd offer the final two episodes online if they reblogged a message from voice actress Janet Varney 10,000 times. And the goal was quickly achieved. More after the jump.
After a brief hiatus, Legend of Korra is back this week at another new time. Co-creator Bryan Konietzko notes that the plans are to finish Book 2 of the series this month with Nickelodeon running one episode this week and next, then burning off the final four in hours blocks Novembers 15th and 22nd. More after the jump.
They really love keeping Korra fans on their toes, don't they? The latest scheduling quirk to be aware of is that on, Friday, October 18th, Nickelodeon will be airing's The Legend of Korra's “Beginnings Part 1 and Part 2″ 8 p.m. After that, the show is on hiatus until November 1. More after the jump.
TV rating for Legend of Korra started remarkably weak, and just got more concerning since then. Korra’s second book premiered on Friday, September 13 at 7:00pm to an average of 2.6 million total viewers for the hour-long opener. The second week dipped to 2.2 million viewers and the third move up slightly to 2.4 million viewers. Then came week four, in which the bottom fell out. More after the jump.
The wait is over. The Legend of Korra book 2 debuts Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m. on Nickelodeon. Set six months after the first Korra series, books 2 partially take place at the South Pole, but along with exploring the Southern Water Tribe, the focus is mainly on the mystical "Spirit World" and the history of the Avatar lineage and mythology. Get a look after the jump.
Later even than some of the voice actor were expecting, The Legend of Korra - Book 2: Spirits is now slated to kick off on Nickelodeon·this September. Beyond a new trailer for San Diego Comic Con, it was also announced that The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun joins the cast as Wan, the first Avatar, who story from 10,000 years in the past features into two episodes. More after the jump.
Back in March, Janet Varney, voice of Korra herself Tweeted that she suspected that Legend of Korra would be around"mid-April." It didn't quite make that time frame, but Nickelodeon is evidently gearing up for Book 2 with new preview footage posted on IGN. Get a look after the jump.
Good news Avatar fans. Looks like the wait for the new season won't be long. Janet Varney, voice of Korra herself recently Tweeted that she suspects that Legend of Korra will be back on "mid-April." More after the jump.
Dark Horse has made a pair of announcements concerning their Avatar: The Last Airbender books. First, you can now get their library of releases following the adventures of Aang and his crew digitally, to be read on web browsers and through their iOS/Android app. On the print side of thing, a The Legend of Korra: art book will be available for purchase on July 24. More after the jump.
The International Animated Film Society has announced their nominations for the 40th Annual Annie Awards, recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa and Karey Kirkpatric got a Best Writing in an Animated Feature Production nod for their work on Studio Ghibli's From Up on Poppy Hill, while The Legend of Korra picked up two nominations. See the complete list after the jump.
Dark Horse, Avatar - The Promise writer Gene Luen Yang and series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are set to explore one of the key holes in Avatar lore this March —what happened to Fire Lord Zuko's mother? The publisher also has more CLAMP including Tokyo Babylon planned. Get the full schedule after the jump.
Entertainment industry trade magazine Variety recently profiled Paramount Pictures' efforts to ramp up their animation division. In addition to new projects from producers Mary Parent and J.J. Abrams, the studio is looking to fill up their pipeline with IPs from sister division Nickelodeon. Variety identifies potential animation fare fodder as including The Legend of Korra. More after the jump.