I drew this a long time ago. It’s still true though.
Sneak peek at one of the incredible LoK drawings that one of our top 10 Korra Nation members will receive! This Zhu Li stunner was created for us by LoK supervising producer, Lauren Montgomery.
Way to go winners, you did the thing!
Whoa. #NOATS winners, you should know that your drawings will not be anywhere near as cool as this.
Korra crew lunching together in the Nickelodeon kitchen today. Shiny, happy, friendly, talented people.
Mike and I had a nice dinner with three of our friends from Studio Mir who are visiting LA, Young Ja on the left (producer), Jae Myung in the center (president), and Sarah on the right (translator). It was nice to toast the spectacular work Mir did on the last five episodes of Book 2 on the night of the finale. Mike and I met Jae Myung ten years ago in Seoul when he was a key animator working on the pilot of Avatar, and we have been working together almost the entire time since.
P.S. I forgot to mention, we have seen the first four episodes of Take 1 animation from Studio Mir on Book 3. AWESOME STUFF! They continue to blow us away. The premiere date hasn’t been pinned down, but we are on track to airing Book 3 with MUCH less of a wait than the unfortunate one there was before Book 2 aired. We are all incredibly excited for you all to see the new book. For now, I hope enjoyed the Book 2 finale!
HERE’S OUR BIG NEWS, STRAIGHT FROM JANET VARNEY! IF THIS POST GETS REBLOGGED 10,000 TIMES IN THE NEXT 12 HOURS, WE’LL RELEASE THE 1 HOUR BOOK 2 FINALE TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT EST ON NICK.COM!
No, seriously. Pick your jaw up off the floor! Catch “Night of A Thousand Stars” and “Harmonic Convergence” tonight at 8/7c on Nick…and then unlock the Book 2 finale episodes “Darkness Falls” and “Light in the Dark” online at midnight EST!
Let’s do this thing, Korra Nation!
Well, that escalated quickly. Looks like Chrimbus is coming early. You Korra fans are being rewarded for your online behavior. The last FOUR episodes of Book 2 are within your viewing pleasure this weekend. That is a big dose of Korra. I hope you enjoy the action-packed, emotional, cerebral, poetic onslaught! See you on the other side.
Tomorrow night is a one-hour Korra special, and the first episode of the pair is Chapter 11, “Night of a Thousand Stars,” a hilarious and dynamic script written by Josh Hamilton. Colin Heck did an amazing job directing this one, which feels like two episodes jammed into three acts every time I watch it. The image above is the movie poster featured in the episode, drawn by Christie Tseng, characters colored by Sylvia Filcak-Blackwolf, background painted by Emily Tetri, and art directed by me. It was based on a retro movie poster Nuktuk illustration Colin drew for fun early in Book 2. Studio Mir (back in the saddle for the remainder of Korra’s run) did incredible work on a tall order for this episode, once again. 8:00pm/7c Friday!
More news coming soon…
AMAZING! I wish I could have this on an animating t-shirt.
Hey! So on Friday at 8pm, Nick will be airing my favorite episode that I directed for Book 2, “Night Of A Thousand Stars,” written by Josh Hamilton. It’s Bolin-centric, which is probably why it’s my favorite. It’s going to air as part of an hour block with “Harmonic Convergence,” written by Tim Hedrick and directed by Ian Graham, but I didn’t have anything to do with that. You should watch that one, too, though.
So! To celebrate the airing of my favorite episode, I’d like to have a little contest. I’m going to post three weird drawings that I did for the animatic version of the show. You post screen caps of the actual beautiful Mir animation that resulted from these weird drawings, and I’ll email you a drawing of your favorite Korra character signed (digitally, in photoshop) by as many of my coworkers that I can coerce. Tag #NOATS or #cbheck or #colin heck in your post and I’ll see it. I’ll only do one drawing per character (so for example, anybody that requests Bolin will get the same Bolin drawing), but I’ll personalize each one when I send it somehow. Clear enough? No? Here we go anyway!
Here’s Edgar Allan Poe
BOLIN SEES INTO YOU
I don’t get why people think Unalaq’s evil. Look at how happy he is!
There you go! Screen cap away! Enjoy the episode and the rest of the season!
Major milestone for us today as we mixed the final episode of Book 2. FINALLY! You guys will see this in under two weeks, hot off the presses. This episode, and the remaining ones leading up to it, are sonic smorgasbords, thanks to Jeremy Zuckerman (music), Ben Wynn (sound design), Aran Tanchum (foley), and everyone working with them. Mike and I would especially like to thank our outstanding mixer, Adrian Ordonez (pictured above), at Levels Audio. OK, back to work on Books 3 & 4…
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