No, I'm not talking about the movie. I'm talking about the fabulous series created by Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Cue crazy screaming fan-girl! Avatar: The Last Airbender, created for Nickelodeon, is single-handedly one of the best shows in recent history, animated or no. You should watch it!
And I always love the behind-the-scenes look at things. Avatar always was a bit of a mystery, as they didn't do much publicity for that, but I was thrilled ~ thrilled! ~ the other day to come across this video interview of the co-creators. I love to hear them talk about the creation of it and the craft of it. I love how they went above and beyond, outside of the received notions of what good animated film should be. I love that they based it on real-life martial arts imagery and ideas ~ the best art has a firm grounding in reality, as well as lots of imagination.
I just love it. Here you are!