Our family loves watching anything animated. Even before we had kids, we would sit around and watch animated movies. When Avatar: The Last Airbender first started airing on Nickelodeon, my husband would wait each week for the newest episode to air. It didn’t take long for my husband to get Wyatt interested in the show and they then started watching together. Much to their excitement, Avatar: The Last Airbender The Complete Book 1 Collector’s Edition was just released on DVD!
Here is a little background information about Avatar: The Last Airbender: Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Only the Avatar was the master of all four elements. Only he could stop the ruthless Fire Nation from conquering the world. But when the world needed him most, he disappeared. Until now… On the South Pole, a lone Water Tribe village struggles to survive. It’s here that a young Waterbender named Katara and her warrior brother Sokka rescue a strange boy named Aang from a cavernous iceberg. Not only is Aang an Airbender – a race of people no one has seen in a century – but they soon discover that Aang is also the long lost Avatar. Now it’s up to Katara and Sokka to make sure Aang faces his destiny to save the tribe, and himself. Avatar:The Last Airbender is syndicated in over 80 territories around the world, and is the #1 ranked program with boys 6-11 on Nicktoons in 2Q10-to-date (3/29/10-5/16/10).
Avatar: The Last Airbender The Complete Book 1 Collector’s Edition is the newly designed limited edition 7-disc collector’s set that includes the entire Book 1: Water compilation with special features and bonus disc. An amazing behind-the-scenes documentary from the creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko that reveals the story behind the creation of the epic animated series including never-before-seen development art, interviews with the creative team, fan testimonials and more. It also included is an exclusive preview edition of Avatar: The Last Airbender – the Art of the Animated Series, a book that provides a unique, insider’s view of the amazing designs, storyboards, paintings and animation.
Nickelodeon was nice enough to send my family a copy of Avatar: The Last Airbender The Complete Book 1 Collector’s Edition to review. This DVD sparked my husbands interest first since it was Avatar: The Last Airbender and secondly it is a collector’s edition. He loves special releases, since they contain extras, and this DVD delivered! Wyatt and my husband popped some popcorn and sat down the enjoy some of the episodes that got them hooked on the series.
The cool bonus features on this DVD release include: 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, and Avatar Documentary.
This DVD was released at the perfect time, so that my boys can brush up on their Avatar: The Last Airbender knowledge before the live action movie is released.
Avatar: The Last Airbender The Complete Book 1 Collector’s Edition has a running time of 533 minutes and includes 7 discs. This DVD is available for purchase now from Amazon.com and retails for $57.99.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS REVIEW IS MY OPINION. THANK YOU TO NICKELODEON AND PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT FOR SUPPLYING THIS PRODUCT FOR REVIEW.