An animator went viral on Twitter for
her reimagining of the “Avatar: The Last
Airbender” introduction with Pokémon.
Vancouver-based animator Kaitlin Sutherland
first had the idea of mashing together “Avatar”
and Pokémon over a decade ago.
Considering that Pokémon manipulate
the elements just like the benders of the Avatar
universe do, it seemed like a natural fit.
On September 1, Sutherland revealed her
“Avatar” x Pokémon video to the world.
The video depicts Squirtle, Sandshrew,
Charmander and Pidgey taking the place of the
unnamed benders in the original “Avatar” intro.
While the video only has a runtime of
10 seconds, Sutherland spent years
meticulously developing it and catalogued
the progress on her YouTube channel.
When she tweeted out the finished product,
the response was immediate and glowing.
Sutherland also linked her personal
support page for any fans interested in
funding her goal of animating a longer version
that includes the entire “Avatar” intro