Although no one else seemed to think it weird that Paramount would release movie preview videos for all four Avatar: The Last Airbender nations when they only made decent footage for one or two of them (ahem), I think we can all agree that it’s been a bit weird that we’ve not seen Momo, Team Aang’s beloved winged lemur. Until… now.
I actually think he looks spot on — and it sounds like they’re using whoever made the Momo noises in the cartoon to do them in the movie too, which is groovy. Still, since I can’t post anything Airbender-related without someone getting enraged by it, I assume someone will find fault somewhere. Meanwhile, this actually gives me hope that Appa, the sky-bison, will look somewhat better than the toy indicates.
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