It was quite a surprise when the creators of Avatar left Netflix’s live-action adaptation. While that project is still moving forward, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko founded an entire studio that exists to purely create more Avatar: The Last Airbender content moving forward. Well, it seems we may have gotten our first update on their approach for future projects. In a new listing for the newly found subsidiary of Nickelodeon Animation Studio, they are looking to cast a Pipeline TD with some insights into what the job requires. There is one particular line that stands out:
Develop and maintain an outstanding and customized look for the show that will require the integration of traditional 2D and CG elements
As Avatar News points out, who caught the news first, this style is quite similar to how Sony brought the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to life. It’s also become quite a popular design choice for projects, such as the recently released League of Legends series, Arcane. It offers the developers a way to create a unique art style to add an additional flair to their productions. Their previous two projects, Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, were given a classic 2D animation style.
It’ll be interesting to see if they standardized the design for all their projects moving forward, or it’s mainly for a specific project. They want to explore the different eras that were only mentioned or teased in the previous two projects. It would be a clever idea to have a unique animation style that represents stories in a specific timeline. We’ll see what direction they are heading.
Source: ViacomCBS via Avatar News