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The Boy in the Iceberg 

The legend of the Avatar is told. Katara and Sokka find a strange boy within an iceberg.


Dave Filoni


Michael Dante DiMartino (creator), Bryan Konietzko (creator) | 5 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Zach Tyler ... Aang (voice) (as Zach Tyler Eisen)
Mae Whitman ... Katara (voice)
Jack De Sena ... Sokka (voice) (as Jack DeSena)
Dante Basco ... Prince Zuko / Additional Voices (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Appa / Additional Voices (voice)
Mako ... Uncle (voice)
Melendy Britt ... Gran Gran (voice)
Madeline Lovejoy Madeline Lovejoy ... Additional Voices (voice)
Luke Zampas Luke Zampas ... Additional Voices (voice)


More than one-hundred years have passed since the Fire Nation attacked the other three portions of the humankind of this story: the Water Tribes, the Air-Nomads and the Earth Kingdom. Only the AVATAR, the only human capable of bending all the four; Air, Water, Earth and Fire, could stop them, but when the world needed him the most, he just vanished, nobody knows why. In their Tribe, Katara and Sokka, are left in charge of the village in the absence of the adult males of their people, who left to join the Earth Kingdom against the Fire Nation two years ago. While in a fishing expedition, the Water-bending abilities of Katara accidentally reveal a humanoid form in light while she was arguing with her brother, Sokka. Then, she hits the ice freeing a boy with a white arrow painted or tattooed in his head and a flying bison. The name of the boy is Aang and his flying bison, Appa. Not too far from there, the lights spectacle call the attention of Prince Zuko, who wants to catch the Avatar ... Written by David del Real ---@DavidRealActor----

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air | water | earth | uncle | avatar | See All (8) »


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21 February 2005 (USA) See more »

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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 »


[first lines]
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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Underwhelming considering what I've heard about the show
10 February 2015 | by WakenPayneSee all my reviews

I haven't actually got the box set of the show so I am not exactly going to be reviewing other episodes. While this is probably one of the better shows to air on Nickelodeon, I just think what happened wasn't really enough to get me interested in what many now consider something like the best cartoon show ever made.

The plot is that there are different nations that can master different elements with magic. Earth, water, wind and fire. The Fire Nation is now at war with the other nations... for some reason and the only hope is The Avatar, a prodigy that comes around every once in a while that can master all four elements. 100 years later, Katara and Sokka - two water benders in the south pole find a boy named Aang and something that looks like a cross between My Neighbor Totoro and Where The Wild Things Are. Aang can air-bend. However him being broken out of the ice Aang froze himself in basically became a beacon for a Fire Nation ship to follow and capture the Avatar.

I know this is probably going to be one of those shows that would mean that judging the whole show based on the first episode would not be fair because this show is basically one continuous story-line of three children out to stop The Fire Nation (presumably). But even then I don't think the humour is that funny and although Aang and Katara are both interesting and likable, I feel that while this isn't a bad pilot I might have been a little more open to watching the rest of it if they developed things just a tiny bit more and no, I don't feel like buying the box set (and I will under no circumstance get those "You'll get the first few episodes, but not all the season" DVD's that are circling around) just to realise stuff like the motivations behind what I just saw.

So I hope at this point the rather obsessive fan-base of the show can understand why I am a little hesitant on getting the whole box set. I mean don't get me wrong, I would say that over time this might get better but as of right now, it hasn't hooked me, not even for a look at the second episode (although maybe that might change) so I would say to the fans enjoy the show that you love because even though I won't really watch it, I can still see why it does have it's fans.

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