Big Fish and Begonia

‘Legend of Korra’ Fans Will Now Have A Way to Move On, Studio Behind Korra Animation Releases New Movie

If you’re still upset about the massive cliffhanger left by the Season 2 finale of Legend of Korra and you are tired of signing petitions that do not seem to reach Nickelodeon, then this is your way out.

Studio Mir, the studio that created the ever-popular Legend of Korra, has released another genius masterpiece in the form of the animated movie Big Fish & Begonia. Although Legend of Korra fans are still stuck up on Korra’s bending and Avatar prowess, the new film has no relation to the animated series. Although this might sound like a disappointment, wait to see what Studio Mir has in store for you.

Big Fish & Begonia incorporates magic, which is not far-fetched from Korra, dragons and of course, fish.

Big Fish and Begonia
Big Fish and Begonia (YouTube)

Official Plot Synopsis

“It is a world within our world, yet unseen by any human, and the beings here control time and tide and the changing of the seasons. On the day Chun turns sixteen, she is transformed into a dolphin to explore the human world. She is rescued from a vortex by a human boy at the cost of his own life. Chun is so moved by the boy’s kindness and courage that she decides to give him life again. But to do this, she must protect the boy’s soul, a tiny fish, and nurture it to grow. Through adventure and sacrifice, love grows, yet now she must release him back to the sea, back to life in the human world.”

More than Hype, ‘Big Fish & Begonia’ Might Change Your Life
It is truly hard to find something to replace Legend of Korra. Though some argue that the original Avatar is better than the sequel series, the Legend of Korra has paved way for massive societal issues to enter mainstream animation.

Legend of Korra not only introduced a balanced, realistically muscular female protagonist, but it also showed a slight possibility of same sex romance. It was confirmed by the creators that Korra and Asami kissed at the end of the show and that they are in love. Though the scene was cut out, the creators told the fans that it was edited out by the studio.

“Korra and Asami fell in love. Were they friends? Yes, and they still are, but they also grew to have romantic feelings for each other,” Legend of Korra co-creator Bryan Konietzko said.

But since the fans never actually got to see the kissing scene, they were left to wonder what the future holds for Korra. With Big Fish & Begonia, fans should be delighted to know that Studio Mir will take them to another fantasy world of magic and creation.

It’s likely fans could also be taken aback by the storyline and the unconformity of the love story of the movie. Since the studio is known for classic animation work, it actually took them 12 years to complete Big Fish & Begonia.


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Big Fish & Begonia is set to release in China on July 8. There are no announcements yet on the Western release but the movie is offered to have Mandarin, English and French subtitles. So far, there has been a massive request for a U.S. release of the film, but it might not happen until the production figures out how they will align the movie for the U.S. market.

They have also released the official music video for the movie. Directed by Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun, the hand-drawn/CG-created film took inspiration from Chinese mythology.

Take a peek at this marvel in the feature trailer below.

[Image via YouTube]

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