Avatar: The Last Airbender: Book 1: Water
Paramount Pictures (2005)
TV Series  /  Action, Adventure, Animation, Anime, Family, Fantasy
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8 hr 9 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Dee Bradley Baker Appa  
Mae Whitman Katara  
Zach Tyler Aang  
Jack De Sena Sokka  
Dante Basco Prince Zuko  
Jessie Flower Toph  
Zach Tyler Eisen Aang
Jack DeSena Sokka
Mark Hamill Ozai
Mako Uncle Iro
Grey DeLisle Azula
Olivia Hack Ty Lee
James Garrett Roku
Mitchel Musso Aang (Avatar Day)
Melendy Britt Gran Gran
Cricket Leigh Mai
Dave Filoni
Giancarlo Volpe
Producer Aaron Ehasz
Writer Aaron Ehasz

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Book 1: Water Review This series takes place a century later, after the avatar Aang a 12-year-old monk is found frozen in an iceberg by Katara and her brother Sokka. Benders were known as a prestigious role in Aang’s society, their world divided into 4 countries consists of the water country, fire country, earth country, and the Air temples. Benders were martial artists who can control either one of the four elements: water, fire, earth, or wind. The avatar (Aang) had the ability to control all four elements at the cost of his time and patience. After being discovered by Katara (a water bender) and her brother Sokka (an experienced fighter) they set out on a journey for Aang to master all four elements. Aang discovers the Fire Country has completely wiped out the Northern and Southern air temples, he also finds out a war has been waged by the fire country throughout the continent. Aang’s fury sets the group: Aang, Sokka, Katara, and Appa (flying bisen) to a mission to stop the fire country while learning to master each element on their way. Aang develops a constant rivalry and hatred for prince Zuko, a banished prince from the Fire country set on a quest to capture the avatar and redeem his former reputation and status. Aang must master all four elements before the next Sozin comet hits, this comet will boost a firebenders power and not even the avatar will be able to stop the fire country.
Disc 01
 0 hr 30 mins    2/21/2005  1.  The Boy in the Iceberg
Two teenage siblings (Sokka and Katara) living in the South Pole discover a very strange boy (Aang), along with his pet flying bison Appa, in an iceberg. But can they trust him when he accidentally draws the war to their village's doorstep?
Director:  Dave Filoni  Writer:  Michael Dante DiMartino  / Bryan Konietzko 
Guest starring:  Mitchel Musso
 0 hr 30 mins    2/21/2005  2.  The Avatar Returns
Katara and Sokka discover that Aang is the long-lost Avatar and must rescue him when a Firebending prince named Zuko kidnaps him.
Director:  Dave Filoni  Writer:  Michael Dante DiMartino  / Bryan Konietzko 
Guest starring:  Mitchel Musso
 0 hr 30 mins    2/25/2005  3.  The Southern Air Temple
Aang is excited about going home (the Southern Airtemple) for the first time in one hundred years, but he is shocked to find out that the temple is deserted. Aang tells Sokka and Katara about his childhood as they explore the temple, but they soon discover something that Aang never expected. Meanwhile, Prince Zuko must make repairs to his ship and the only way he can do it is to dock his ship at his rival's naval base.
Director:  Lauren MacMullan  Writer:  Michael Dante DiMartino 
Guest starring:  Sab ShimonoJason Isaacs
 0 hr 30 mins    3/4/2005  4.  The Warriors of Kyoshi
The gang arrives at Kyoshi Island and are captured by some Kyoshi warriors. When Aang reveals that he is the avatar, news quickly spreads out and suddenly reaches to Prince Zuko who then goes to Kyoshi Island to capture him.
Director:  Giancarlo Volpe  Writer:  Nick Malis 
Guest starring:  Jennie Kwan, Jillian Henry
Disc 02
 0 hr 30 mins    3/18/2005  5.  The King of Omashu
Aang's abilities as an airbender are challenged by a king.
Director:  Anthony Lioi  Writer:  John O'Bryan 
Guest starring:  André Sogliuzzo
 0 hr 30 mins    3/25/2005  6.  Imprisoned
In a nearby Earth Village, the gang meets a teenage earthbender named Haru. This village lives in fear of the Fire Nation, for soldiers there capture any earthbenders they can find.
Director:  Dave Filoni  Writer:  Matthew Hubbard 
Guest starring:  George Takei, Michael Dow,  Kevin Michael Richardson
 0 hr 30 mins    4/8/2005  7.  The Spirit World: Winter Solstice, Part 1
Aang and friends visit a village being terrorized by an angry spirit. Iroh is captured by Earth Kingdom soldiers.
Director:  Lauren MacMullan  Writer:  Aaron Ehasz 
Guest starring:  James Shigeta, Mike Hagiwara
 0 hr 30 mins    4/15/2005  8.  Avatar Roku: Winter Solstice, Part 2
To contact the spirit of the previous Avatar, Aang must reach a temple in the Fire Nation before the sun sets on the following day. There he will learn what he must do to restore balance to the world. Zuko must defy his banishment to follow Aang.
Director:  Giancarlo Volpe  Writer:  Michael Dante DiMartino 
Guest starring:  Clement Von Fronckenstein, Michael Yama
Disc 03
 0 hr 30 mins    4/29/2005  9.  The Waterbending Scroll
Jealous of the ease with which Aang is learning waterbending, Katara goes to extreme lengths to get a scroll that teaches advanced techniques. Zuko is frustrated when Uncle Iroh insists they put to land to get a new White Lotus tile for his Pai Sho game.
Director:  Anthony Lioi  Writer:  John O'Bryan 
Guest starring:  Byron McKittrick,  Jack Angel
 0 hr 30 mins    5/6/2005  10.  Jet
Aang, Katara, and Sokka have their friendship tested by a charismatic Rebel Leader who is fighting against the Fire Nation.
Director:  Dave Filoni  Writer:  James Eagan 
Guest starring:  Mitch Holleman, Crawford Wilson, Sterling Young, Nika Futterman
 0 hr 30 mins    5/20/2005  11.  The Great Divide
Aang is tested as the Avatar when he must help two feuding clans cross a dangerous canyon peacefully.
Director:  Giancarlo Volpe  Writer:  John O'Bryan 
Guest starring:  Scott Menville,  Rene Auberjonois, Roberta Farkas
 0 hr 30 mins    6/3/2005  12.  The Storm
Aang relives the events after finding out that he is the Avatar 100 years ago and tells them to Katara, while Iroh tells the story of Zuko's scar and banishment to the crew.
Director:  Lauren MacMullan  Writer:  Aaron Ehasz 
Guest starring:  Mark HamillJames HongRobert Pine, Susan Silo, Clyde Kusatsu
Disc 04
 0 hr 30 mins    6/17/2005  13.  The Blue Spirit
When Aang is captured by the Fire Nation, his only hope is a mysterious masked figure.
Director:  Dave Filoni  Writer:  Michael Dante DiMartino  / Bryan Konietzko 
Guest starring:  Tress MacNeille
 0 hr 30 mins    9/23/2005  14.  The Fortuneteller
The Gaang visits a village where a fortuneteller lives who is said to never be wrong. Aang tries to show Katara how he feels about her.
Director:  Dave Filoni  Writer:  Aaron Ehasz  / John O'Bryan 
Guest starring:  Jessie Flower, Cameron Monaghan, Clyde Kusatsu, Tsai Chin
 0 hr 30 mins    10/7/2005  15.  Bato of the Water Tribe
Sokka and Katara meet a friend of their father who offers to take them to join the Water Tribe's navy. Aang fears his friends will choose seeing their father again over staying with him.
Director:  Giancarlo Volpe  Writer:  Ian Wilcox 
Guest starring:  Tsai Chin, Jodi Carlisle, Amy Hill, Jennifer Hale,  Richard McGonagle
 0 hr 30 mins    10/21/2005  16.  The Deserter
When he meets an outcast from the Fire Nation, Aang is impatient to skip ahead in his training.
Director:  Lauren MacMullan  / Mae Whitman  Writer:  Tim Hedrick 
Guest starring:  Jason Isaacs, James Garrett, John Kassir,  Keone Young
Disc 05
 0 hr 30 mins    11/4/2005  17.  The Northern Air Temple
Aang is upset when he finds an old Air Temple has been desecrated by an old inventor and his son.
Director:  Dave Filoni  Writer:  Elizabeth Welch Ehasz 
Guest starring:  Daniel Samonas,  Rene Auberjonois, Kristoffer Tabori, Clyde Kastatsu
 0 hr 30 mins    11/18/2005  18.  The Waterbending Master
The heroes finally arrive at the North Pole. But for Katara, the trip may have been in vain, as Master Pakku refuses to teach girls waterbending.
Director:  Giancarlo Volpe  / Mae Whitman  Writer:  Michael Dante DiMartino 
Guest starring:  Jason Isaacs, Victor Brandt,  Jon PolitoKeone Young, Byron McKittrick,  Lucille Bliss, Johanna Braddy
 0 hr 30 mins    12/2/2005  19.  The Siege of the North: Part 1
While Katara herself becomes a great waterbending master, Commander Zhao plans a siege on the Northern Water Tribe. Meanwhile, Sokka's on a mission to stop this siege while Aang tries to buy them some time.
Director:  Lauren MacMullan  / Mae Whitman  Writer:  John O'Bryan 
Guest starring:  Jason Isaacs, Johanna Braddy, Victor Brandt,  Jon PolitoMark Hamill
 0 hr 30 mins    12/2/2005  20.  The Siege of the North: Part 2
The Fire Nation is attacking the North Pole and Sokka, Katara, and Yue are looking for Aang. Zuko has Aang, but Aang is in the spirit world, where he meets Avatar Roku. Zuko and Aang are trapped in a cave during a storm, where Zuko shares some inner turmoil with Aang, who is in the Spirit World. At the water tribe, the firebenders are winning. Iroh attacks Zhao when Zhao reveals that he wants to kill the spirits of the moon and the ocean. In the Spirit World, Aang meets Koh the Face Stealer, who tells him that someone is planning on killing the spirits and he needs to stop them. Katara, Sokka, and Yue find Aang and they rescue him, taking Zuko with them. Zhao kills the moon spirit and the waterbenders lose their power. Yue reveals that the spirit once saved her. Iroh and Aang team up against Zhao. Zhao and Zuko escape as Aang turns into a giant spirit and goes to fight the firebenders. Elsewhere, Zuko and Zhao fight desperately. Yue sacrifices her own life to save the moon spirit. The moon returns and Aang turns back to himself. But the spirit still has one more mission. It kills Zhao. In the end, everything is well. Aang and the gang are heading to Ba Sing Sei, Zuko and Iroh have escaped, and in the Fire Nation, Azula is given a mission.
Director:  Dave Filoni  / Mae Whitman  Writer:  Aaron Ehasz 
Guest starring:  Jason IsaacsMark Hamill, James Garrett, Ben Oiskin, Johanna Braddy, Victor Brandt,  Jon Polito, Erik Todd Dellums
Edition Details
Edition The Complete Book 1
Series Avatar: The Last Airbender
Distributor Paramount
Release Date 9/12/2006
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 7

Disc 01 Behind the Scenes Kung Fu Featurette
Disc 04 Ask the Creators Featurette
Original Animatic: Chapter 15-Uncut
Disc 05 Audio Commentary
Disc 06 Behind the Scenes
Avatar Pilot w/ Commentary
Making of...
Disc 07 Making of...
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