Avatar: The Last Airbender Celebrating 15th Anniversary with Steelbook Collection

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Do you remember meeting Aang for the first time? It has been 15 years since the Avatar was introduced to the world, and his debut wowed fans and critics alike. After all of these years, Avatar: The Last Airbender remains one of the most beloved animated series to date, and it plans to celebrate its anniversary in a big way.

Thanks to Nickelodeon, ComicBook.com is able to exclusively reveal an upcoming steelbook collection for Avatar: The Last Airbender. The complete series will come to Blu-ray once more on February 18, 2020. Currently, the steelbook is slated to contain three books which feature unique artwork by Caleb Thomas which form a gorgeous triptych.

“The 3-book collection features stunning new artwork by artist Caleb Thomas, with each book featuring a different element (Water, Earth, and Fire) and the covers combining to form a beautiful triptych. Thomas was handpicked to design the collection’s covers after series co-creator Bryan Konietzko became a fan of Thomas’ art style on social media,” Nickelodeon confirmed.

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(Photo: Nickelodeon)

According to the press release, this steelbook will be numbered to 20,000. Currently, the edition has a retail price for $97.99, so fans can start saving now for the post-holiday splurge. If you want to know what all comes with the Avatar: The Last Airbender steelbook, you can read up on its content listing below:

Book One: Water
o Season 1 – 20 episodes – Aired 2/21/05 – 12/2/05
Book Two: Earth
o Season 2 – 18 episodes – Aired 3/17/06 – 12/1/06
Book Three: Fire
o Season 3 – 16 episodes – Aired 9/21/07 – 7/19/08

Bonus Content:
Book One: Water
o Behind the Scenes Kung Fu Featurette
o The Making of Avatar – From Real Life to Animation
o Behind the Scenes: The Voices of Avatar
o Ask the Creators Featurette
o Original Uncut Animatic – Episode # 15: Bato of the Water Tribe
o 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

o Behind the Scenes with the Avatar Cast & Crew
o Avatar Pilot Episode with Audio Commentary
o The Making of Avatar – Inside the Sound Studios
o The Making of Avatar – Inside the Korean Animation Studios

Book Two: Earth
o Original Uncut Animatic – Episode # 21: The Avatar State
o 7 Audio Commentaries by Creators, Cast & Crew
o Interview with Creators and M. Night Shyamalan
o The Essence of Bending with Bryan Konietzko and Sifu Kisu
o Avatar Super Deformed Shorts
Bending Battle
Swamp Skiin’ Throwdown
School Time Shipping
o Escape From the Spirit World: Animated Graphic Novel

Book Three: Fire
o 11 Audio Commentaries by Creators, Cast & Crew
o The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender
o Book 3 Finale Pencil Test Animation
o Into the Fire Nation at San Diego Comic-Con

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For those of you unfamiliar with Avatar: The Last Airbender, the series screened on Nickelodeon between 2005 and 2008. Its complex story and diverse stars earned the series’ acclaim. The Last Airbender’s story coupled with its anime-inspired artwork helped the franchise grow a loyal fanbase, and the series has continued to expand with various comics over the years. It also resulted in an animated sequel titled “The Legend of Korra“, which followed the next Avatar that was reincarnated from our former protagonist, Aang.

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