Last week, the cast of the original Avatar: The Legend of Aang discussed the Netflix adaptation. The broadcast was available only to those who bought tickets, so the details of the conversation appeared on the network later.
The voice actors admitted that they doubted the success of the adaptation for the streaming service. According to them, animation can do more than filming with live actors, even if the plot is the same.
I just do not understand how they will manage to occupy the same niche as the cartoon. No, I’m ready to see how the game series will turn out, about which I don’t know anything at all, but I have a question: “How do you plan to do all the same, but better than in the old show?” It’s not clear to me how this is even possible! But hopefully it’s possible.
Dee Bradley Baker (voices of App and Momo)
I’m worried that this will be the same show, just not animated. They do not add anything to the plot, they do not expand the already existing universe. They just do the same, and it doesn’t make much sense. I do not know.
Olivia Hack (voice of Tai Lee)
Director Andrea Romano noted that the departure of the creators of the original animated series, Michael Dante Dimartino and Brian Koniecko, is unlikely to have a positive impact on the adaptation of Netflix. She recalled that M. Night Shyamalan’s full-length film was not so successful precisely because the director refused to cooperate with the original authors.
This is a bad movie, sorry. We set the bar high from the beginning, that’s what it was. Plus, it was animation. It seems to me that the director decided to do this, including in order to amuse his pride. Like, this is mine and I will do everything my own way. I don’t care that these two guys have made a successful show and have so much to tell me, I won’t listen to them.
In general, he had every right to do this, but it seems to me that is why everything fell apart.
Netflix has not yet commented on the production of the series, so at what stage everything is unknown. It’s also unclear how the online movie theater plans to develop the adaptation without Michael Dante Dimartino and Brian Koniecko.