Avatar: The Last Airbender

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Avatar: The Last Airbender
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Premiere Feburary 21, 2005
Finale July 19, 2008
Airs Fridays at 8PM
Creator Bryan Konietzko,
Michael Dante DiMartino
Network Nickelodeon
Style 30-minute animated action children
Company Nickelodeon Studios
Seasons 3
Episodes 61 + 2 specials
Origin USA

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008) is an animated action children show that airs on Nickelodeon. It was later followed by The Legend of Korra.

The Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Air Nomads once lived in harmony with each other. Within each group there are people with magical powers to control their native element called "benders". These men and women require years of training to master their craft, but can wield tremendous power over the particular element. There is one person in the world who can control all four elements known as "The Avatar". The avatar functions as the embodiment of the world's spirit, and when they die their power is passed onto a new bender.

A hundred years ago the Fire Nation began a war against the other nations in an attempt to take over the world. At the time when the world most needed the Avatar, he mysteriously disappeared. At the time of the show, the Fire Nation has almost completed their conquest of the world and have exterminated all traces of the Air Nomads. The only nation that continues to hold out is the Earth Kingdom, and their ability to resist is waning. A few remnants of the Water Tribes are eking out a subsistence living when a brother (Sokka) and sister (Katara) discover Aang, a twelve-year-old boy who was apparently trapped in an iceberg.

Katara and Sokka soon discover that Aang is an Air Bender and the formerly missing Avatar. The siblings agree to escort Aang across the world on a journey to try and complete his training in the remaining three elements. Thus, their adventure begins.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Zach Tyler Eisen Aang 1 2 3
Mae Whitman Katara 1 2 3
Jack DeSena Sokka 1 2 3
Jessie Flower Additional voices 1
Toph Beifong 2 3
Dante Basco Zuko 1 2 3
Dee Bradley Baker Appa 1 2 3
Momo 1 2 3
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
James Garrett Roku 1 2 3
Mark Hamill Ozai 1 2 3
Jennie Kwan Suki 1 2 3
Jim Meskimen Additional voices 1 2 3
André Sogliuzzo Hakoda 1 2 3
Mako Iroh 1 2
Greg Baldwin Additional voices 2
Iroh 3
Grey DeLisle Azula 2 3
Olivia Hack Ty Lee 2 3
Cricket Leigh Mai 2 3

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Nickelodeon
Season One February 21, 2005 December 2, 2005 20 + 2
Season Two March 17, 2006 December 1, 2006 20
Season Three September 21, 2007 July 19, 2008 21

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete Book 1 Collection September 12, 2006 6 purchase
The Complete Book 2 Collection September 11, 2007 5 purchase
The Complete Book 3 Collection September 16, 2008 5 purchase
The Complete Book 1 Collection: Collector's Edition June 22, 2010 7 purchase
Episode Collections
Book 1: Water, Volume 1 January 24, 2006 1 purchase
Book 1: Water, Volume 2 March 28, 2006 1 purchase
Book 1: Water, Volume 3 May 30, 2006 1 purchase
Book 1: Water, Volume 4 July 18, 2006 1 purchase
Book 1: Water, Volume 5 September 19, 2006 1 purchase
Book 2: Earth, Volume 1 January 23, 2007 1 purchase
Book 2: Earth, Volume 2 April 10, 2007 1 purchase
Book 2: Earth, Volume 3 May 22, 2007 1 purchase
Book 2: Earth, Volume 4 August 14, 2007 1 purchase
Book 3: Fire, Volume 1 October 30, 2007 1 purchase
Book 3: Fire, Volume 2 January 22, 2008 1 purchase
Book 3: Fire, Volume 3 May 6, 2008 1 purchase
Book 3: Fire, Volume 4 July 29, 2008 1 purchase

External Sites