avatar the last airbender steelbook

Long ago, Nickelodeon debuted a little animated series called Avatar: The Last Airbender. And everything changed. Avatar: The Last Airbender debuted in 2005 and quickly captured the imaginations of audiences with its richly inventive world, compelling characters, and a classic story of a fight between good and evil. Created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartinoAvatar: The Last Airbender drew its influences from anime, Chinese martial arts, and East and Southeast Asian imagery, resulting in one of the most striking animated series on the air. But it was its lovable, complex characters that kept audiences tuning in, as Konietzko and DiMartino proved that their little kids’ show could have some of the best character writing on TV.

Now, on its 15th anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender is back to save the world with its first ever Blu-ray SteelBook collection. The Avatar The Last Airbender SteelBook, which contains all three seasons and a slew of special features and new artwork, arrives today.

Despite its popularity, Avatar: The Last Airbender is no longer on any streaming services in the U.S. So to watch the entire series, or at least convince your friends that this animated kids show really is great, you have to buy a Blu-ray or DVD collection. And if you’re going to buy one anyway, might as well shell out.

The Avatar: The Last Airbender SteelBook is a three-season collection that features eye-catching new artwork by artist Caleb Thomas, which captures the spirit of the series. Each piece of cover art reflects the different elements of each season or “Book” (Water, Earth, and Fire). But the art is not the only appeal of the Avatar: The Last Airbender SteelBook. There are a collection of special features like making-of videos, behind the scenes featurettes, and some explainer videos that may be familiar to those who watched the series while it was on the air on Nickelodeon. A few original shorts and an animated graphic novel are included, and the SteelBook also comes with a preview of the tie-in novel The Rise of Kiyoshi. The only drawback of the special features is that it includes an interview with M. Night Shymalan, who directed the awful The Last Airbender movie that we would all rather forget.

The Avatar: The Last Airbender SteelBook collection costs $97.99 and will be limited to 20,000 units. You can order the SteelBook here.

See all the bonus features below.

  • Book One: Water
    • Behind the Scenes Kung Fu Featurette
    • The Making of Avatar – From Real Life to Animation
    • Behind the Scenes: The Voices of Avatar
    • Ask the Creators Featurette
    • Original Uncut Animatic – Episode # 15: Bato of the Water Tribe
    • 4 Audio Commentaries with Creator, Cast & Crew
    • Features Dee Bradley Baker (voices of Momo and Appa), Ben Wynn (sound effects), Aaron Ehasz (Head Writer) and Co-Creators: Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino
    • Behind the Scenes with the Avatar Cast & Crew
    • Avatar Pilot Episode with Audio Commentary
    • The Making of Avatar – Inside the Sound Studios
    • The Making of Avatar – Inside the Korean Animation Studios
  • Book Two: Earth
    • Original Uncut Animatic – Episode # 21: The Avatar State
    • 7 Audio Commentaries by Creators, Cast & Crew
    • Interview with Creators and M. Night Shyamalan
    • The Essence of Bending with Bryan Konietzko and Sifu Kisu
    • Avatar Super Deformed Shorts
      • Bending Battle
      • Swamp Skiin’ Throwdown
      • School Time Shipping
    • Escape From the Spirit World: Animated Graphic Novel                           
  • Book Three: Fire
    • 11 Audio Commentaries by Creators, Cast & Crew
    • The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender
    • Book 3 Finale Pencil Test Animation
    • Into the Fire Nation at San Diego Comic-Con
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