I mean, I'll keep an open mind, but the way Konietzko and DiMartino throw animation under the bus in that quote and continue this cockamamie idea that your stories don't count until they're filmed with real actors is just really disappointing.
I really hope they only said that because Netflix gave them a show, because Avatar has fantastic animation and it really seems from that quote that they only went with it because it was there only option at the time.
The only thing this show has going for it for me at the moment is that the original creators are helming this (so the adaption shouldn't be that bad, hopefully), and that the diverse cast of the original show won't be replaced with a bunch of famous white actors (which is another problem that anime adaptions suffer from because Hollywood only cares about diversity when it wants to).
I am interested in seeing if they will be bringing in some familiar faces that would be 'culture appropriate' for the show, like Donny Yen or Chow yun Fat.
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