Studio Mir will animate all of Book 3


So we found out a few weeks ago that Studio Mir were doing part of Book 2 along with Pierrot Co. Just recently Studio Mir on facebook confirmed that they will be animating all of Book 3 themselves and I would assume that they will do all of Book 4 also.

Studio Mir

It does really make me interested in the exact details of why Pierrot Co were brought on board and not kept for the remaining books even just to do an episode or two. I think this more or less confirms why Book 2 has take so long, Pierrot Co had to be brought up to speed and Mir must have only come on for Book 2 later. We have a few conflicting reports over the exact details of Pierrot Co’s involvement, but we will find out as Book 2 airs. I am wondering just how many episodes they animated, so far we know they are doing K201 Rebel Spirits, and that Mir say they have worked on half of Book 2. So I would lean towards K201-K207 being done by Pierrot and K208-k214 By Mir.

From what I have seen of K201 the difference in animation is nothing too big, the styles match better than ATLA’s multiple studios. I guess Mir just want to make sure there is zero drop in quality that could impact their reputation and so decided to do the rest themselves.

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Comments - 4 Posts

  1. OG Sokka Said: Comment by OG Sokka on August 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Yea, mabey They just were not happy with their work.


  2. Trey Said: Comment by Trey on August 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    We look at this from the perspective of Mir or Nick making all the decisions. I’m wondering if Pierrot themselves said no, or at least, had a say in whether they’d be involved. They are a Japanese studio, they do things much differently than Korea or America, and have their own perspectives and opinions. It’s possible they got a more lucrative (creatively or financially) deal to work on something else. I hope it’s worth it, considering how much effort went into training them in the Avatar style.


  3. Avatar Yangchen Said: Comment by Avatar Yangchen on August 8, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    hmm, interesting. i wonder if this means that books 3 and 4 wont take as long, or if they will take longer. i guess we’ll just have to see


  4. HypnoManiac(Amonics Leader) Said: Comment by HypnoManiac(Amonics Leader) on August 8, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Hopefully this means less of a wait for Book 3 compared to Book 2.



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