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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Zach Tyler ...
Aang (voice) (as Zach Tyler Eisen)
Katara (voice)
Sokka (voice) (as Jack DeSena)
Uncle (voice)
Gran Gran (voice)
Madeline Lovejoy ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Luke Zampas ...
Additional Voices (voice)


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? Written by Anonymous

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21 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Based on all the group shots, the Southern Water Tribe's village (apparently the only one) has a population of twenty two people: nine adults (all women), eleven children (six boys and five girls), and two teenagers (Sokka and Katara, of course). However, one of the six boys is missing when Katara introduces "the entire village" to Aang. There is also a single pet animal (possibly a cross between a dog and a polar bear) present in some shots. See more »


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Katara: [voice-over] Water. Earth. Fire. Air. My grandmother used to tell me stories about the old days, a time of peace, when the Avatar kept balance between the Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Air Nomads. But that all changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar mastered all four elements. Only he could stop the ruthless Firebenders. But, when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years have passed, and the Fire Nation is nearing victory in the war. Two...
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Referenced in Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Puppetmaster (2007) See more »

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A Good Beginning to a Great Show
14 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the true greats of the small screen, and one of the most astonishing TV shows made for children ever made. It addressed tough issues like prejudice, morality, and the struggle with oneself, and included discussions of Eastern philosophy and wisdom against a backdrop of great characters and gorgeous animation. The first episode, while not as great as the show would become, is a solid start to it. The characters are all introduced, the show's hilarious comedy has some great moments, and everyone's motives are established well.

With four nations all based around the elements (Earth, Wind, Fire, Air) and "benders," masters of their element able to control its very movement, and one Avatar, the master of all four, the show sets up an intriguing universe. 100 years before the beginning of this show, when the Avatar cycle came around to the Airbenders, a young boy named Aang became the Avatar. With the Fire Nation attacking the others, he at some point vanished, freezing himself into the sea until being discovered a century later by two siblings of a Water tribe, named Sokka and Katara. With Fire Prince Zuko and his Uncle Iroh in pursuit of the Avatar (Zuko doing so to regain lost honor), this sets up a truly unique premise of the show. Every character is fleshed out well, and while there are some growing pains and awkward moments it's a good beginning. The fun (the delightful penguin racing), humor ("Call me Gran-Gran"), and heart (Sokka and Katara's missing of their father away at war) are all in place and set up the show's premise and characters well. While the show would obviously achieve much more spectacular highs, this is a solid starting point for one of the greatest television shows ever made.

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