A Lovely Video on the Origins of “Avatar” and “Korra”
Disclaimer: This blog may become a link-a-thon for a while before the retrospective on Avatar: the Last Airbender begins. Please bear with me.
As I prepare myself and the blog for the big Avatar: the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra retrospective (which won’t begin until February, for numerous reasons), I’ve been going through whatever videos and articles I can. This one, by Emergency Awesome, has pretty much done all that work for me. It’s a decent video, though I believe some points could have been greatly elaborated on, but probably weren’t in the interest of time. Emergency Awesome will apparently be doing a whole video retrospective of its own. I’ll see how that first video goes; as long as it’s not too fanatical, it could be interesting.
Speaking of fanatical videos, here’s another Emergency Awesome video of voice actors Janet Varney, David Faustino, and P.J. Byrne (Korra, Mako, and Bolin respectively) that’s simply priceless. At one point, they seem to be making fun of the deification of creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko by the more hardcore fans. Whether this was the intent, it’s still pretty funny (especially Byrne’s antics).