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Avatar: The Last Airbender 

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In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
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Top Rated TV #13 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dee Bradley Baker ...  Appa / ... 63 episodes, 2005-2008
Zach Tyler ...  Aang / ... 62 episodes, 2005-2008
Jack De Sena ...  Sokka / ... 62 episodes, 2005-2008
Mae Whitman ...  Katara / ... 62 episodes, 2005-2008
Dante Basco ...  Prince Zuko / ... 51 episodes, 2005-2008
Jessie Flower ...  Toph / ... 38 episodes, 2005-2008
Mako ...  Uncle / ... 29 episodes, 2005-2006
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Storyline

The world is divided into four elemental nations: The Northern and Southern Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation, and the Air Nomads. The Avatar upholds the balance between the nations, but everything changed when the Fire Nation invaded. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, can stop them. But when the world needs him most, he vanishes. A hundred years later Katara and Sokka discover the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang. Together they must help Aang master the elements and save the world. Written by Kevin Jeremiah Gaona

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English

Release Date:

21 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nickelodeon Avatar: The Last Airbender See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

WWE Hall of Famer, Mick Foley who voices The Boulder in 3 episodes, based his performance on another WWE alumni and wrestling friend, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Copying The Rock's maneurism of speech and referring to himself at the third person. Mick Foley and The Rock have been both rivals and friends in the ring, even teaming up as The Rock n' Sock connection at one point. See more »

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The design of the white lotus tile changes through the course of the series :
  • 1st in "Avatar: The Last Airbender" (2005) {The Waterbending Scroll (#1.9)}_, when Iroh holds up the tile he finds in his sleeve.
  • 2nd in "Avatar: The Last Airbender" (2005) {The Desert (#2.11)}_, when Iroh makes the first move in the game.
  • 3rd in "Avatar: The Last Airbender" (2005) {Sokka's Master (#3.4)}_, the tile given to Sokka by the butler more closely resembles the first design.
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Katara: [opening narration] Water... Earth... Fire... Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can ...
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I just rewatched the best TV series in the history of the world
18 September 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Hi there.

It is September 2016, more than a decade this this series was done, and I will be your reviewer this evening.

Our menu is simple -- we are only offering just one review and that review only comes with the very rare "perfect score" of 10. Sorry, no substitutions.

I am a prolific reviewer here (over 1350 reviews) which is a polite way of saying I watch too much TV and have too much time on my hands.

When I first watched this series I made the same "mistake" most reviewers do when reviewing anything for the first time. As good as it was, I "assumed" that over time something better would appear. But that never happened.

So after 10 years I have given up. I just rewatched the whole series top to bottom and currently have a nice endorphin buzz going because this astonishing series just gets better as you go, and the final episode just plants a big smile on your face.

Perfect writing, direction, story, dialog, animation, characters. And all with a chewy moral center.

(And some really deep metaphysical concepts -- like the island where everything is connected. That is a reference to one of the oldest religions in the world.)

I know what you are thinking. I tried to get into Korra but all I kept seeing there were the many errors the producers made in trying to improve on something which simply cannot be improved on.

It is official. I am calling it.

The best overall series in the history of TV.

And it just gets better with age.


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