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The Legend of Korra is an animated American television series set in the Avatar universe as a sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender. The premiere episode aired on Nickelodeon on April 14, 2012. However, the first two episodes were released online on March 24–25, 2012[7] and were available in high-definition for free on iTunes. The series ran for fifty-two episodes, completing its run on December 19, 2014.

The series picks up seventy years after the end of the Avatar: The Last Airbender story arc with brand new characters and settings.[3] The protagonist of the new series, Korra, the Avatar after Aang, is a hot-headed and rebellious young woman from the Southern Water Tribe who is "ready to take on the world".[8] The series follows Korra as she faces the difficult challenges, duties, and responsibilities that come with being the Avatar.

Plot overview

Main article: List of The Legend of Korra episodes

Book One: Air (气)

Main article: Book One: Air

After the conclusion of the Hundred Year War, Avatar Aang and Fire Lord Zuko brought people from the four nations together and founded the United Republic of Nations, with its capital being Republic City, a large "metropolis powered by steampunk-type technology" such as cars and motorcycles.[9] Aang and Katara had three children, the youngest of which was Tenzin, the only airbender of the three siblings. Meanwhile, Toph Beifong had traveled extensively to teach metalbending to other earthbenders. After Aang's death in 153 AG, he was reincarnated as a Southern Water Tribe girl named Korra.

At the present time, seventy years after the end of the Hundred Year War, Korra, a rebellious, seventeen-year-old girl, is set to complete her airbending training and fulfill her role as the Avatar.[3][8] She has already mastered waterbending, earthbending, and firebending by this point. At the beginning of the series, Korra travels to Republic City and starts her airbending training with Tenzin.[9][10] Tenzin himself is married to Pema. He has two daughters, Jinora, a "bookworm", and Ikki, a "motor-mouth", while Meelo, his first son, was his only son until the tenth episode, "Turning the Tides", when Pema gave birth to another boy named Rohan.[11]

Avatar Korra Park

Republic City was the main setting for Book One: Air.

However, Republic City is not what Korra imagined it to be. Anti-benders called "Equalists", who oppose the arts of bending, utilize techniques such as chi-blocking to further their goals of revolution, led by Amon.[9] Korra must fight rampant crime and the Anti-bending Revolution, assisted by two brothers, Mako, a firebender, and Bolin, an earthbender. She is also joined by her animal companion, Naga, and the Republic City Police Force, who are led by Toph's daughter, Lin Beifong.[11]

Book Two: Spirits (神靈)

Main article: Book Two: Spirits

Six months after the events of the Anti-bending Revolution, Korra, having learned to bend all four elements and achieved status as a fully realized Avatar, must once again become the student when she delves into the realm of spirits under her paternal uncle's teachings and tutelage. Now learning the depths of her spiritual connections, Korra soon discovers that light cannot exist without the dark, and in a never ending cycle of creation and destruction, only she has the ability to maintain balance in the world.

Book Three: Change (易)

Main article: Book Three: Change

With a shift in the world's energy due to Harmonic Convergence, the ability to airbend has resurfaced in some nonbenders, prompting Korra and her allies to scour the Earth Kingdom in search for these new benders to offer training and guidance. However, while the Air Nation is slowly being rebuilt, Zaheer and his fellow Red Lotus accomplices escape their respective prisons and set out to bring all the nations down and succumb the world into anarchy. Their belief that disorder is the natural order poses a lethal threat to Korra and she must fight to save not only the balance of the nations in the world, but also herself and the Avatar Cycle.

Book Four: Balance (平衡)

Main article: Book Four: Balance

Following the insurrection of the Red Lotus, Korra left to the Southern Water Tribe to recuperate and Team Avatar moved on with their lives. Three years later, in 174 AG, the former captain of Zaofu's guard, Kuvira, has been traveling the Earth Kingdom with Bolin, Varrick, and her fiancée, Baatar Jr., on a quest to reunite the nation after it fell into disarray following Queen Hou-Ting's death. When she was supposed to relinquish control to the newly crowned Earth King Wu, she denounced his authority and appointed herself the ruler of the Earth Empire. Meanwhile, Korra managed to heal physically, though she is still facing an emotional block caused by residual traces of mercury. With troubles coming to the Earth Kingdom, Team Avatar divided, and the Avatar's whereabouts unknown, the search for balance begins anew.


Main characters

  • Korra (Janet Varney)[12] is the Avatar immediately succeeding Aang and the main protagonist of the series. She is a talented bender, eager to learn. Hotheaded and rebellious, Korra relishes her role as "The Chosen One".[13] She also has a polar bear dog named Naga as her animal companion.[11]
  • Mako (David Faustino)[12] is a firebender who grew up on the streets of Republic City with his younger brother Bolin, who introduces him to Korra. Tall, lean, and handsome, he was a skilled participant in pro-bending and the former captain of the Fire Ferrets, before becoming a police officer.[13]
Forming a new Team Avatar

The main members of Team Avatar - Korra, Mako, Bolin, and Asami - mark their alliance.

  • Bolin (P. J. Byrne)[12] is an earthbender who, along with his brother Mako, becomes friends with Korra. He shares a deep bond with his brother and keeps a fire ferret named Pabu. Bolin is enthusiastic and optimistic and, as a pro-bender, enjoys all the attention he receives from his female fans. His charismatic ways land him a gig as an actor.[13]
  • Asami Sato (Seychelle Gabriel)[12] is the daughter of Hiroshi Sato. Asami has lived a life of luxury, but despite her fancy clothes and polite manners, she has a tough side. She is an expert driver and has had extensive self-defense training. Asami is a "big fan" of pro-bending, and after her father's incarceration, she takes over his company.[13]
  • Tenzin (J. K. Simmons)[12] is the youngest son of Aang and Katara and an airbending master. A calm and serious man, he carries a great burden to protect not only Korra, but also Republic City. Tenzin resides on Air Temple Island with his wife, Pema, and his four children, Jinora, Ikki, Meelo, and Rohan.
  • Lin Beifong (Mindy Sterling) leads the Metalbending Police Force of Republic City and is the daughter of Toph Beifong. She is tough and uncompromising, believing that the only way to maintain peace and stability in the city is through the use of military might.[13]

Book One characters

  • Amon (Steve Blum) is the main antagonist of the first book of the series. He is the charismatic and mysterious leader of the Equalists, whose ultimate goal is to create equality through an anti-bending revolution. He wears a mask to conceal his face. A nimble and stealthy fighter, Amon is fearless in facing his opponents, regardless of their bending skills, and also forms a great danger for the benders, being able to take their bending away.[13]
  • The Lieutenant (Lance Henriksen)[12] is Amon's second-in-command. He is an intense, disciplined fighter who augments his amazing skills with two electrified kali sticks.[13]
  • Hiroshi Sato (Daniel Dae Kim)[12] is a barrel-chested businessman with a big personality. His family lineage extends back to the first Fire Nation colonists. Hiroshi is a wealthy industrialist, producing Satomobiles from his Future Industries factories.[13] He is later revealed to be working with the Equalists by manufacturing the technology they use to fight, as revenge against all benders for the murder of his wife, Yasuko Sato.
  • Tarrlok (Dee Bradley Baker) is the secondary antagonist of the first book of the series. He is the representative for the Northern Water Tribe on the United Republic Council and also serves as its chairman. Tarrlok seeks to fight the Anti-bending Revolution with violence rather than peaceful negotiation and is willing to go to extreme lengths to win the conflict against the Equalists, even if it means fanning the flames of aggression and risking the lives of innocent people.

Book Two characters

  • Tonraq (James Remar) is Korra's respected warrior father. He was once in line to inherit the chiefdom of the Northern Water Tribe, but left to settle in the South Pole. Despite being an excellent waterbender, he lacks the spiritual connection to his people.
  • Unalaq (Adrian LaTourelle) is the main antagonist of the second book of the series. He is Korra's paternal uncle and current chief of both the Northern and Southern Water Tribes. As a particularly spiritual man, he possesses an extremely strong connection with the Spirit World. He is a firm believer in the old ways of the Water Tribe and a true fundamentalist as far as honoring the spirits is concerned.
  • Desna and Eska (Aaron Himelstein and Aubrey Plaza) are Chief Unalaq's twin children and Korra's cousins. They rarely show emotion and find most people, places, and things very boring. Both are incredible waterbenders and are able to perform amazing feats in tandem. Eska is also the princess of the Northern Water Tribe.
  • Bumi (Richard Riehle) is Tenzin's older brother and the former commander of the United Forces Second Division. Described as being wild by General Iroh, he is a brave man and great strategist, despite having tendencies of childishness that are often directed at his little brother.
  • Kya (Lisa Edelstein) is Tenzin's older sister and the second of Aang and Katara's three children. She is a great waterbender like her mother, and a proficient healer. Although she keeps a clear head in times of distress, she becomes wild and unpredictable around her brothers.
  • Varrick (John Michael Higgins) is the secondary antagonist of the second book of the series. He is an eccentric captain of industry from the Southern Water Tribe, who would go to great lengths to increase his wealth. He spends most of his time traveling around the world on his yacht.
  • Zhu Li (Stephanie Sheh) is Varrick's calm and loyal assistant. She almost never leaves her boss's side, fulfilling his every command without question.
  • President Raiko (Spencer Garrett) is the first democratically-chosen president of the United Republic of Nations. He was elected following the events of Book One: Air as a result of the dissolution of the United Republic Council.

Book Three characters

  • Zaheer (Henry Rollins) is the main antagonist of the third book of the series. He is a fugitive who gained airbending due to Harmonic Convergence and, along with his three comrades, seeks to end the Order of the White Lotus and the Avatar herself.
  • Ghazan (Peter Giles) is an earthbending criminal and ally of Zaheer. He is able to phase-change earth and bend it into lava.
  • Ming-Hua (Grey DeLisle) is an armless waterbender who uses water as a substitute for her missing limbs. She is also a criminal and part of Zaheer's group.
  • P'Li (Kristy Wu) is also a criminal and a firebender who can create explosions with her mind. She is Zaheer's girlfriend.
  • Hou-Ting (Jayne Taini) is the secondary antagonist of the third book of the series. She is the tyrannical Queen of the Earth Kingdom who will do anything and everything in her power to attain what she wants, whether it is extorting money from her subjects or manipulating others into doing her work for her.
  • Kai (Skyler Brigmann) is an orphan from the Earth Kingdom who acquired airbending abilities as a result of Harmonic Convergence. He has joined Team Avatar in their search for new airbenders. He later begins a romantic relationship with Jinora.
  • Zuko (Bruce Davison) is the co-founder of Republic City and a former member of the original Team Avatar. He is currently leading attempts, alongside the various leaders of the different nations and the Order of the White Lotus, to recapture Zaheer, P'Li, Ming-Hua, and Ghazan before they can capture the Avatar for their own sinister intentions.
  • Suyin Beifong (Anne Heche) is the daughter of Toph Beifong and the creator of the metal city, Zaofu. Though she has a somewhat troubled past and a strained relationship with her older half-sister Lin, Suyin is happily married with five children.
  • Opal (Alyson Stoner) is Suyin Beifong's only daughter. She acquired airbending abilities following the events of Harmonic Convergence and started to train, along with other newfound airbenders, under the tutelage of Tenzin. She has a romantic relationship with Bolin.

Book Four characters

  • Kuvira (Zelda Williams) is the main antagonist of the fourth and final book of the series. Introduced as a minor character in Book Three, she is a metalbender and was the captain of Zaofu's city guard before being appointed Interim President of the Earth Kingdom, forming her own army to reunite and stabilize the nation after the death of Earth Queen Hou-Ting. She would usurp the monarchy and declare the Earth Empire in its place.
  • Baatar Jr. (Todd Haberkorn) is Suyin's eldest son and the fiancée of Kuvira. He is an inventor who uses his ideas to help aid Kuvira and her cause.
  • Wu (Sunil Malhotra) is a great-nephew of Earth Queen Hou-Ting and her successor to the throne. He has been living in Republic City due to the anarchy in the Earth Kingdom, awaiting his opportunity to return safely and take the throne.
  • Toph Beifong (Philece Sampler) is the former Chief of Police of Republic City and the creator of metalbending. She is also a former member of the original Team Avatar and the mother of Lin and Suyin. After her early retirement from the police force, she set off to travel the world in search for enlightenment and settled down in the Foggy Swamp.



Promo of Korra bending

Korra breaks the tradition of having a male role lead in an action series.

Although the creators of the show had planned an ending to the show, the success of Avatar: The Last Airbender caused Nickelodeon to ask for more episodes.[9] The creators came up with an idea of the next Avatar, this time a girl named Korra. They decided upon a female Avatar due to the large audience of females from the original show and the adoration of the headstrong female characters by the female fan base, and felt it was time to have a big action franchise with a female in the lead instead of the traditional male role.[9][14]

From April 2010, Nickelodeon began hiring staff for the production for the project.[15] As the series had only been initially picked up for one season, the in-house production team at Nickelodeon's studio was much smaller compared to the team for Avatar: The Last Airbender.[16] Even still, the creators were able to hire on several veterans of the original series, such as Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu, and Ian Graham, and adding others like Lauren Montgomery as the scope of the production increased.[16] A title for the new mini-series, Avatar: Legend of Korra, was trademarked by Nickelodeon in May 2010 and leaked by the media shortly afterward; more information was revealed in late June 2010, just prior to the release of the feature film The Last Airbender.[15][17] The new show was officially announced at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 22, 2010. It is darker and more mature than the original show; however, the creators are not attempting to target a new audience, intending to balance mature themes with a sense of fun and adventure. At that time, it was also announced that the series would run for twelve episodes.[3]

Avatar Legend of Korra

The series is set in the same world as the original series, but in all-new locations.

Also reported in July 2010 was that the mini-series was to take place in an all-new setting in a familiar but changed world. DiMartino and Konietzko stated in an interview that the World of Avatar would be "definitely changed, and evolved, and advanced, but we're very conscious of keeping the same feeling. Not totally different, but it is definitely generations later".[10] Republic City is intended to be the only major location to avoid repeating the around-the-world adventures seen in the original series. In the DVD commentaries for the series, DiMartino and Konietzko also mentioned that some of their initial ideas for the show involved depicting and focusing on events related to politics, such as government meetings, press conferences, and courtroom trials.[18][19][20]

A change in the working title of the show to The Legend of Korra was unveiled in March 2011, along with an announcement that the premiere would be delayed until 2012.[21] On March 7, 2011, part of the voice cast for the series was revealed,[12] and on the next day, an interview with the creators was published announcing that the series had been extended by fourteen episodes, to make a total of 26 episodes for the series. Konietzko stated, "We're really happy with that number. It allows us to focus much more closely on each episode and get a lot more craft into it."[3]

Animation on the first "season" of twelve episodes by Studio Mir was underway as of March 2011, with initial development and voice recording for these episodes already completed. In the interview published in March 2011, DiMartino stated, "We've written all the episodes. Episodes have shipped to the overseas animations studios and they're animating away as we speak ... All the vocal cast has been picked and recorded and all the scripts have been recorded."[3] DiMartino and Konietzko have also lauded Studio Mir for the quality, extra work they put in to storyboarding and animating the series throughout its production, citing the studio members' love for the original and new series as the main contributing factor.[22] The next fourteen episodes are currently under development, while the first book, development having been completed, began to air in April 2012.

In June 2012, the creators stated that Book Two's writing was complete and it was in the process of being animated and storyboarded.[23] The first half of Book Two was animated by Studio Pierrot, while Studio Mir animated the other half, as well as the episodes featuring Avatar Wan.[24][25] According to the creators, half of the season will take place in Republic City and the other half will take place in various locations around the world.[26]

DiMartino also stated in June 2012 that plots were being conceived for possible future seasons, saying, "We have story ideas for past book two. So we will see if and when those stories come to light." However, Konietzko also mentioned in the same interview that it was not up to them to greenlight new seasons.[26]

After averaging 3.8 million viewers for Book One, The Legend of Korra received an order for 26 more episodes in July 2012, bringing the total number of planned episodes to 52. Bryan Konietzko later confirmed that Book Two would have 14 episodes, followed by Books Three and Four, each one with 13 episodes.[27] Beyond the viewership numbers, Nickelodeon was convinced to greenlight more episodes, in part, after test audiences responded well to the series' initial episodes, with the network's concerns about the show having a female protagonist being assuaged after Korra received positive reception from male viewers.[28]

In October 2012, Seychelle Gabriel confirmed that Book Three's preliminary script was complete.[29] After Book Three's story and scripts had been finalized, the writers then immediately started preliminary writing on Book Four over the course of a few weeks, with the final script for the episode "Kuvira's Gambit" being completed around October 2013.[30][31]

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, it was announced that Book Two would debut in September 2013.[32] On August 15, 2013, a sneak preview confirmed that the book would debut on September 13 of that year.[33]

As of October 2013, voice work was being carried out for the third and fourth books, the actors having to alternate between the story lines of both seasons.[34] Production for Book Three saw several changes to the staff working on the show. Animation for Books Three and Four was done solely by Studio Mir and Production Reve, while the in-house production crew in Burbank, California saw an increase in the number of staff members.[25][35] Many of these new crew members grew up watching the original show, with their intimate knowledge of the series being a boon for the standards of the production team.[25] As more and more staff were added after Book One, responsibilities and roles shifted; Konietzko stepped back from most of his writing duties to focus on his role as the series' art director, while making time to plot out the seasons' arcs, and shaping the scripts.[36] DiMartino continued in his role as a writer, working alongside writing assistant Katie Mattila, and the Avatar veterans added to the writing team, Tim Hedrick and Joshua Hamilton.[36] Book One directors Joaquim Dos Santos and Ki Hyun Ryu were promoted to supervising producers alongside Lauren Montgomery, working and coordinating with the showrunners, episodic directors, and storyboarding team to create animatics for the episodes.[25] Storyboard supervisors Colin Heck and Ian Graham stepped in as directors during production of Book Two,[16] with storyboard revisionist Melchior Zwyer joining their ranks during Book Three, helping to lessen the burden of work associated with directing.[37] For Studio Mir, advents in technology since the original series also meant that they could add more cinematic techniques to the final animation, either fulfilling requests from the storyboarding team, or adding some on their own.[25] Studio Mir also collaborated extensively with Nickelodeon's in-house computer graphics studio during the series' final season, as Book Four saw an increased use of CG animation, particularly when it came to character animation for the CG-modeled mecha suits.[38]

Production for the second book officially ended on November 12, 2013, marking the end of production for the first season.[39] Though the creators felt they had hit their stride with the production of Book Three, compared to the more stressful, problematic productions of the first two seasons,[40] unforeseen problems continued to occur, namely several of the in-house crew getting sick and having to continue their work while ill.[41]

During the production of Book Four, the show's budget was cut by the near equivalent of a full episode. To avoid having to fire crew members several weeks early, the creators opted to make the book's eighth episode, "Remembrances", a flashback episode with a minimum amount of new content.[42][28]


Korra SDCC poster cropped

Dee Bradley Baker returned to voice Korra's animal companion.

In the initial announcement of Legend of Korra in July 2010, there was no mention of the voice casting for the show. For the next seven months, such information was only disseminated by some members of the cast themselves. In an interview in August 2010, Dee Bradley Baker, the voice of Momo and Appa on Avatar: The Last Airbender, confirmed that he would be returning to voice another creature and a character, and that his daughters auditioned for a flashback scene to play five-year old Korra, and one of them received the part.[43][44] The creature that he voices is Korra's animal guide;[44] the human role has since been stated to be a "complex" recurring character.[45] Dante Basco returned to voice a character.[46] He confirmed via Twitter that his role has something to do with Zuko, and stated that one of the new episodes is entitled "Skeletons in the Closet".[47][48] Rob Paulsen[49][50] and Richard Epcar are also stated to be involved in voice work.[51] Following these earlier developments, the identities of most of the main cast were revealed on March 7, 2011.[12]


Main article: The Legend of Korra: Original Music From Book One

Jeremy Zuckerman of the Track Team said that he would "absolutely" return to compose the music for the show during a panel at Comic-Con 2010.[52] The Track Team stated that the music for Legend of Korra will consist of "the Roaring '20s with an Asian twist". They described it as "1920s New Orleans jazz but if it were invented in China" at the 2011 Comic-Con.[11] In addition to the Track Team, much of the series' jazz music was played by the Angel City Dixieland Band, led by Chris Tedesco, with multi-instrumentalist Wang Hong overdubbing and augmenting the jazz with a variety of Chinese instruments.[53][54] The small ensemble was a deliberate choice by Zuckerman, wanting the emotions of each instrument and player to be discernible to the audience.[55] Zuckerman also took care to develop some of the previous themes from Avatar: The Last Airbender, composing new variations in order to develop a "musical language" for the series' stories.[53] By March 3, 2012, the music had been recorded for the first six episodes and music for the seventh was in the works.[56] Due to the pre and post-production work involved with using live instrumentation, Zuckerman only had two weeks to work on the score for each episode, about five days of which he spent composing the actual tracks.[57]


The Legend of Korra poster

Copies of this promotional poster were distributed at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.

After the original announcement in July 2010 yielded only one promotional image, that of Korra overlooking what was tentatively named "Republic City", there was high demand for additional promotional material. After almost eight months of little official information, a piece of concept art showing the face of the main character was revealed for the first time on March 6, 2011.[21] However, the demand for promotional material was more fully answered with a Legend of Korra panel on July 23, 2011, at the San Diego Comic-Con.[58] The panel featured a minute-long trailer containing vistas of the updated World of Avatar and scenes of Korra in combat; artwork was also shown and a variety of plot details were revealed.[11]

Korra Nation

In February 2012, Korra Nation was created as an online fan club and source of new information for The Legend of Korra-related material.[59] Soliciting new users to the site through links and sharing updates sponsored by the site enable users to gain points. Users are entered into draws for prizes once they have gained a certain amount of points. It was through Korra Nation that updated character sketches and episode clips were released to the public. In an interview with the Track Team, it was disclosed that the fifth and sixth episodes will include pro-bending matches.[60] The air date was also released via this promotional effort,[61] and new material continues to be released on a regular basis several times a week. After garnering a certain number of likes and shares, the first two episodes were posted on Korra Nation during the weekend of March 24, 2012.[7] The site continues to release promotional clips for future episodes. The site recently revealed that the online shop at Nickelodeon has released several The Legend of Korra products.



Book One: Air earned a commanding 4.3 million viewers per episode on average, placing it as the highest audience total for animated series in 2012.[62] The average tomatometer score of The Legend of Korra is 89%, with an average audience review of 78%.[63] IMDb gives the series a rating of 8.4/10.[64]

Awards and nominations



2013 Annie Awards:

Best Animated Television Production for Children


2013 Daytime Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series


Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program


Outstanding Special Class Animated Program


2013 Image Awards:

Outstanding Children's Program


2013 Young Artist Awards

Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role - Television - Young Actress


2014 IGN Awards

Best TV Animated Series


Best TV Episode - "Korra Alone"


42nd Annie Awards

Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production (Joaquim Dos Santos for "Venom of the Red Lotus")


Best Animated Television Production For Children's Audience



  • The creators frequently used Avatar Wiki as a reference during the production of the series.[57]
  • It is the first Nickelodeon show not on Nick at Nite to portray a same-sex relationship.
  • Early fan interest in the series was extremely high. Before the first time Nickelodeon decided to rename the show, causing the renaming of this article, over 10,000 comments and 27,000 Facebook "likes" were associated with it. By the time the title was changed back, causing another rename of the article, an additional 10,000 comments were on the page.
  • The title of the new series has undergone some changes. Earliest mentions about a new series spoke of Avatar: Legend of Korra, however, due to an issue with James Cameron's Avatar trademark applications, it was changed to The Legend of Korra.[65] Sources suggested that the title would be Avatar: Legend of Korra, but it was later confirmed that the title would be The Legend of Korra in the United States and Avatar: Legend of Korra for the international version.
  • The Legend of Korra features two title cards in the first season, one of which is used only in the introduction of the first episode, "Welcome to Republic City". All other episodes feature a different title card and a shortened introduction, much like it was with Avatar: The Last Airbender, although the major part of the opening remained the same.
  • Nickelodeon initially suspended production because they did not like Korra being a female protagonist; however, after seeing the completed first episode, they changed their minds.[66]
  • The main antagonist of each book demonstrated mastery over a subskill of their respective bending ability: Amon was a bloodbender, Unalaq could use spiritbending, Zaheer unlocked the ancient ability of flight, and Kuvira was a metalbender.
  • Paramount Animation, a subsidiary of the more popularly known Paramount Pictures, turned to its sister division Nickelodeon for film inspiration, and one option to hit the big screen is The Legend of Korra. The budget for each pending movie is to be kept around or below $100,000,000.[67] Bryan Konietzko has since clarified that there is currently no development on any films based on The Legend of Korra.[68]


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