Making of The Legend of Korra required hundreds of artists from three different countries.
On top of the artists at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California, the production staff of The Legend of Korra had to collaborate with Studio Mir in South Korea to handle the designing of characters and backgrounds. The staff also worked with Technicolor Studio in India to handle the CG vehicle models used in the production.
Naga, Korra’s Polar bear-dog, was created ten years ago.
The original The Legend of Korra series was initially developed in 2002. During the development, Bryan did a sketch of a bipedal polar bear-dog creature but the character never found a place in the movie Avatar: The Last Airbender. When the production staff came up with Korra’s character, there came a need for an animal character so it was modeled after Bryan’s sketch.
The Legend of Korra’s production staff modeled the next Avatar after Aang but they had a hard time finding the right name for her.
The next Avatar was created in November 2009, but the staff could not find a name that everyone would agree upon. The name Korra was taken after the name of a dog named Cora.
Dee Bradley Baker is the dub artist behind several characters in The Legend of Korra.
A true voice acting virtuoso, Dee Bradley does not only play Councilman Tarrlok in the Legend of Korra series, but he is also the voice behind many other characters including Naga, Pabu and Oogi. Furthermore, he also performed as Appa and Momo in the original Last Air Bender series.
Pro Bending was developed long before the production staff came up with Korra’s character.
The production staff behind The Legend of Korra already had an idea for an Avatar story that had taken place before the Hundred Year War. After they had developed the 1920′s vibe of Republic City, an idea evolved into a Pro Bending spectacle that would be the most popular sport of the era.