Some days you get to rest.
Years ago, on the Avatar production, we all became pretty obsessed with Futa, the seemingly-bipedal red panda who had captured the adoration of the Japanese public. I recently remembered that Futa was the original inspiration for our red panda-ferret hybrid character Pabu. Unlike the rest of his derpy species (and Pabu, who is also fairly derpy), Futa always looked businesslike and no-nonsense standing on his hind legs all the time, like he was looking for other red pandas to boss around. “Hey! You there! Stop being a derp. Back to work.” I always thought he needed a tie.
The Fabulous Bending Brothers and *another* plush Pabu in his mascot uniform. (Looks like the exact same one! Maybe it was…?)
Bolin tries to choose between Pabu and a smart phone.
I should have just waited an hour! Now I have something interesting to post. Christie, my assistant designer, just came in and gave me this AWESOME Pabu keychain by Akusesu. THANKS!