The season began airing on February 21, 2005, with \"The Boy in the Iceberg\", and ended at twenty episodes on December 2 of that year, with \"The Siege of the North, Part 1\" and \"The Siege of the North, Part 2\" each airing on that date. It was followed by Book Two: Earth.
The episodes were first released on five DVDs, with four episodes to a DVD, before a box set containing all twenty episodes of the season was marketed. The DVDs were released throughout 2006, and a collector's edition containing additional bonus features was later released on June 22, 2010.
Book One: Water is the first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender, an American animated television series produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio. Created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the first season premiered on Nickelodeon on February 21, 2005. It consisted of 20 episodes and concluded on December 2, 2005. The series starred Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack DeSena, Dante Basco, Dee Bradley Baker, Mako Iwamatsu, and Jason Isaacs as the main character voices.
Each episode of the season attracted more than a million viewers on its first airing. Between January 31, 2006, and September 19, 2006, five DVD sets were released in the United States, each containing four episodes from the season. On September 12, 2006, Nickelodeon also released the \"Complete Book 1 Collection Box Set\", which contained all of the episodes in the season as well as a special features disc. The original releases were encoded in Region 1, a DVD type that plays only in North American DVD players. From 2007 to 2009, Nickelodeon released Region 2 DVDs, which can play in Europe.
The show was produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and aired on Nickelodeon, both of which are owned by Viacom. The show's executive producers were co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who worked alongside head writer and co-producer Aaron Ehasz. Eight episodes were directed by Dave Filoni. Animation directors Lauren MacMullan and Giancarlo Volpe directed five episodes each, and Anthony Lioi directed two.
Most of the show's main characters made their debut within most, if not all, of the first episodes: Zach Tyler Eisen provided Aang's voice, Mae Whitman as Katara's voice, Jack DeSena as Sokka's voice, Dante Basco as Zuko's voice, Mako as Iroh's voice, and Dee Bradley Baker as the voices of both Appa and Momo. Additional supporting characters include Admiral Zhao, voiced by Jason Isaacs.
Film critics appreciated the first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender because it attracted the attention of \"an audience beyond the children's market with crisp animation and layered storytelling.\" On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, critical consensus for the first season reads, \"A brilliant blend of magic, humor, and adventure, Avatar is an instant classic.\" As for the video and picture quality, Gord Lacey from TVShowsOnDVD.com claims \"the colors are bright, and the picture is nearly flawless.\" He says later in the review that \"the audio is very nice, with lots of directional effects and nice musical cues.\" Barnes & Noble reviewer Christina Urban praised the season's masterful combination of \"elements from Chinese kung fu, Tibetan philosophy, Japanese martial arts forms, and even Hindu spiritual beliefs\". According to Aaron Bynum from AnimationInsider.net, \"the series posted double digit year-to-year gains in May\". He also said that the show has been number one in the boys 9- to 14-year-old demographic, and has attracted many age and gender groups in its pool of 1.1 million viewers who watch each new episode.
In addition, the season has won many awards throughout its runtime. During the 33rd Annual Annie Awards, the show was nominated for the \"Best Animated Television Production\" award. Because of the episode \"The Fortuneteller\", the show was nominated for the \"Writing for an Animated Television Production\" award. For the episode \"The Deserter\", the season was nominated for and won the \"Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production\" award. During the 2005 Pulcinella Awards, the season won the \"Best Action/Adventure TV Series\" award as well and the general \"Best TV Series\" award.
Nickelodeon started releasing Season One DVDs in North America on January 31, 2006, with a series of single-disc sets containing four episodes per disc. Later the Complete Book 1 Collection was released on September 12, 2006, containing all twenty episodes plus extras on six discs.
PAL versions of the single-disc volume sets started being released on February 19, 2007;. As with the original Region 1 NTSC DVDs, each set contains four episodes per disc. The Complete Book One Collection was released on January 26, 2009, containing all twenty episodes on five discs. These Region 2 releases lack the commentary tracks and other DVD extras found on the Region 1 releases.
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This episode about what happened to Appa after he was taken by sandbenders won a Genesis Award from the Humane Society of the United States for its depiction of animal cruelty and it absolutely deserved it.
Uncle Iroh was quick to brush this idea off with the assertion of celestial lights, and in a later episode when Zuko reveals to Katara and Sokka that Aang is the Avatar, they are both equally in shock and disbelief. Aang consciously tried to hide his Avatar status in the very beginning, but the one person he could not fool was the one whose honor hinged on his capture.
Two things that the first episodes of each Book share in common with each other are that all of them begin on some form of ship, as well as with Aang waking up from a deep sleep. In Book 1, Sokka and Katara ride their canoe before discovering Aang, and of course, Aang is awoken from his century-long ice preservation.
This two-part battle episode is a sea of payoffs. Not only does all the strategic and combat experience our heroes have accumulated come in use; we also get a LORD OF THE RINGS-style reunion with the all the allies the gAang has made.
Episodes are the major content updates for this game. There are supposed to be 5 episodes and the 4 additional episodes are supposed to be released in subsequent years after the initial game release, which is currently estimated to be some time in 2017. This page will contain the overview of the episode releases only. The Patch Notes can be found here.
Aang in There is a spoiler-filled rewatch of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Every week, Zak and Jacob break down an episode of ATLA with the benefit of knowing the whole universe of Avatar. We also include the following segments:
Although their relationship is almost always healthy and mutually fulfilling, there are times across the show's three seasons where Aang and Katara struggle with communication, honesty, and the overwhelming weight of their responsibilities. The couple appears in almost every outing of the series, but their story can be beautifully told in a small collection of episodes.
Viewers - and Katara - see a different and altogether troubled side of Aang in this danger-filled episode. Disturbed by the way he himself was consumed with anger after losing Appa in the desert, Aang takes on a serious persona and seems to distance himself from those around him, including a supportive Katara.
As Team Avatar leads a family of refugees across the dangerous Serpent's Pass, Aang and Katara must combine their bending powers to fend off the vicious serpent and ensure the party's safety. In the end, after one of their companions gives birth and Aang meets the newborn, he has a heart-to-heart with Katara in which he apologizes and reiterates how much Katara means to him. It's a sweet episode that shows Aang's emotional growth and the depth of his and Katara's bond.
Aang and Katara share a brief but impactful moment together in this episode that depicts the Gaang's thwarted invasion of the Fire Nation. As Aang prepares to fly off to confront Ozai, he and Katara share an intimate goodbye, with each party having a lot to get off their chest.
In the penultimate episode of Season 2, Aang sets out to master the Avatar State after his horrible experience with General Fong earlier in the season. He visits Guru Pathik at the Eastern Air Temple, who assists Aang in opening his seven chakras.
Aang's main conflict in the episode occurs when Pathik reveals he must let go of his earthly attachments - including Katara - in order to open the final thought chakra. While deep in meditation, Aang realizes that Katara is in danger in Ba Sing Se and, against the Guru's advice, abandons his attempt at tapping into the Avatar State. Although Aang and Katara deal with separate hurdles in this episode, it's the first time viewers see Aang truly grapple with how much Katara means to him, even though this love might jeopardize his Avatar training.
This episode is beloved for the fantasy of the normal life (in the Fire Nation, of all places) it allows Aang, Katara, and Sokka to experience as they lead an undercover existence in enemy territory. Aang inadvertently ends up at a Fire Nation school and endeavors to lighten up the town's strict and militaristic culture by hosting a dance party.
One of the most entertaining and revealing aspects of this entertaining episode is Katara's apparent jealousy over Aang dancing with a classmate, On Ji. In the end, Aang and Katara perform a cute routine together, but this intimate moment is interrupted when the party is raided. For fans of the couple, it's lovely to see what their relationship could be like outside of a brutal wartime context. 59ce067264