When Avatar: The Last Airbender premiered, fans did not have much hope for the Netflix series since the last live-action project bombed horribly. However, upon further inspection, fans found the Netflix adaptation to be nowhere close to the last venture.

This is because the Netflix live-action series pays close attention to the characters, their individual plot arcs, and the overall setting of the story. With adequate representation and actors from different ethnicities, Avatar: The Last Airbender shines as a great example of how an animated show can be made into a live-action series without butchering its essence.

Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Set Earned Guinness World Record

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Aang in Avatar: The Last Airbender

To bring those magical Elemental Nations to life, the showrunners of Avatar: The Last Airbender had to look for locations that closely resembled the ones fans saw earlier. However, the major difference lies in conjuring such worlds in animation and in real life.

So, in an innovative problem-solving venture, the showrunners decided to use an LED stage that could light up to showcase the different nations we see in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

The production set measures 22,000 square feet at 80 feet x 27 feet. The stage is lined with 2,500 LED wall panels and 760 LED ceiling tiles. A breakthrough in the visual effects arena, this stage can transport the actors to life-like locations and make the entire scene look real.

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A scene from Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender

It’s this stage that earned Avatar: The Last Airbender a nod from the Guinness World Records in May 2022. Craig Glenday, the editor-in-chief at Guinness World Records said in a statement,

As fans of this latest generation of effects-led movies and TV shows, it’s exciting to be able to recognize a space as magical as the Pixomondo and William F. White International stage. It’s almost literally a dream factory where anything can be conjured up, from flying dragons to dramatic moonscapes.

We’re indebted to our consultant, Ian Failes of befores and afters, for guiding us through the exciting, dynamic, and ever-changing landscape of VFX superlatives, and would like to congratulate Pixomondo and William F. White on their record-breaking success.

The stage is set in a studio in Vancouver and has celebrated this great achievement. Currently, the record is held by the MISK Foundation in Saudi Arabia. The set is circular in shape so that the actors standing in the center can be enveloped in the scenery from almost all sides with one portion open to fit cameras.

Avatar: The Last Airbender has truly held no bar in making the show one of the best live-action adaptations so far. Fans can’t wait for more seasons to be released soon and take Aang’s story ahead.

One Piece Needs to up its Game to beat Avatar: The Last Airbender

One Piece: Nami, Luffy, and Zoro
One Piece featuring Nami, Luffy, and Zoro

While the setting of both the shows is completely different, the live-action adaptations of One Piece and Avatar: The Last Airbender both need intricate settings and surroundings to bring their story to life. The Straw Hat Pirates in One Piece need a more majestic-looking scenery since they are always on a voyage to a new place, discovering and attempting to find the hidden treasure.

Both shows are gearing up to present season 2 and fans are urging One Piece to pull up its socks since Avatar: The Last Airbender is using a record-breaking set to bring their nations to life. One Piece needs to focus on calibrating its set location so that it can aptly bring the nostalgic world to life. While it may not be able to completely replicate the setting of Avatar: The Last Airbender, it can certainly do something comparable to make the most of its production schedule.

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