Prepare to glow it up in HD.

Update (2/23): IGN has confirmed that Nickelodeon will release the complete series of the networks hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender on Blu-ray this summer, and has unveiled a fantastic first look at the Blu-ray box set art, along with a list of all the special features fans can look forward to when Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Series hits stores!

“Go back to the beginning to experience the epic saga of Avatar: The Last Airbender again with this complete collection! From the discovery of Avatar Aang in the frozen iceberg to the mastery of all four elements, from the battle at Ba Sing Se to the final showdown with the Fire Nation, your destiny awaits as you relive all the powerful bending that will blow you away once more!”

Avatar: The Last Airbender left our screens in July 2008, but by the time the finale’s 10th anniversary rolls around, fans will finally have the complete series on Blu-ray to let them revisit Aang and the gang.

The Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Series Blu-ray box set will be available exclusively at Best Buy from Tuesday 1st May 2018, before becoming available nationally in the US on Tuesday 5th June 2018 at a suggested retail price (SRP) of $44.99 (USD).

Check out the art for the Blu-ray, along with each disc’s special features, below.

Book One: Water

Disc One:

– The Boy in the Iceberg
– The Avatar Returns
– The Southern Air Temple
– The Warriors of Kyoshi
– The King of Omashu
– Imprisoned
– Winter Solstice Part 1: The Spirit World
– Winter Solstice Part 2: Avatar Roku

Bonus features:

– Behind the Scenes Kung Fu Featurette
– The Making of Avatar-From Real Life to Animation

Disc Two:

– The Waterbending Scroll
– Jet
– The Great Divide
– The Storm
– The Blue Spirit
– The Fortuneteller
– Bato of the Water Tribe
– The Deserter

Bonus features:

– Behind the Scenes: The Voices of Avatar
– Ask the Creators Featurette
– Original Uncut Anamatic – (25 minutes of animated raw sketches from episode #15)

Disc Three:

– The Northern Air Temple
– The Waterbending Master
– The Siege of the North, Part 1
– The Siege of the North Part 2

Bonus features:

– Audio Commentary with Creator, Cast & Crew: Chapter 17 with Dee Bradley Baker (voices of Momo and Appa) and Ben Wynn (sound effects). Chapters 18-20 with Aaron Ehasz (Head Writer) and Co-Creators: Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino

– 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

Book Two: Earth

Disc One:

– The Avatar State
– The Cave of Two Lovers
– Return to Omashu
– The Swamp
– Avatar Day
– The Blind Bandit
– Zuko Alone
– The Chase

Bonus features:

– Original Uncut Animatic: Episode # 21 (The Avatar State)
– Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew (Eps 6 & 8)

Disc Two:

– Bitter Work
– The Library
– The Desert
– The Secret of the Fire Nation
– City of Walls and Secrets
– Tales of Ba Sing Se
– Appa’s Lost Days

Bonus features:

– Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew (Eps 12 & 14)

Disc Three:

– Lake Laogai
– The Earth King
– The Guru/The Crossroads of Destiny

Bonus features:

– Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew (Eps 17, 18, & 20)
– Interview with Creators and M. Night Shyamalan
– The Essence of Bending with Bryan Konietzko and Sifu Kisu
– Avatar Super Deformed Shorts:
— Bending Battle
— Swamp Skiin’ Throwdown
— School Time Shipping
– Escape From the Spirit World: Animated Graphic Novel

Book Three: Fire

Disc One:

– Awakening
– The Headband
– The Painted Lady
– Sokka’s Master
– The Beach
– The Avatar and the Firelord
– The Runaway
– The Puppetmaster

Bonus features:

– Audio Commentary by Creators & Crew (Eps 4, 5 & 6)

Disc Two:

– Nightmares and Daydreams
– Day of Black Sun
– The Western Air Temple
– The Firebending Masters
– The Boiling Rock
– The Southern Raiders

Bonus features:

– Audio Commentary by Creators & Crew (Eps 10, 11 & 12)

Disc Three:

– The Ember Island Players
– Sozin’s Comet

Bonus features:

– Bonus Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew on all 6 Chapters
– The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender
– Book 3 Finale Pencil Test Animation
– Into the Fire Nation at San Diego Comic-Con

It’s a good week for information about the Blu-ray of this show to come to light! Two days ago was the 13th Anniversary of the broadcast debut of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon had three seasons (or “books”) for it, each subtitled “Water,” “Earth,” and “Fire,” respectively. Each season had 20 or 21 episodes, and the voice cast included Zach Tyler, Mae Whitman, Jack DeSena, Dante Basco, Mako, Jessie Flower, and Dee Bradley Baker. The show inspired a theatrical film and a spinoff sequel, The Legend of Korra. Internationally, Avatar: The Last Airbender was titled Avatar: The Legend of Aang.

Below is an early look, courtesy of IGN, of the package art for Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Series on Blu-ray Disc. The first image is the actual package, and the bottom image is the slipcover the package slides into (that’s what you’ll see on store shelves). IGN says to expect a 9-disc set.

Original Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Media Distribution press release via ToonZone News:

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIGH-DEF BLU-RAY™,

FANS CAN RELIVE ALL THEIR FAVORITE

ELEMENT-BENDING TALES

AVATAR – THE LAST AIRBENDER:

THE COMPLETE SERIES

Available May 1, 2018 exclusively at Best Buy

Available nationally on June 5

Avatar the Last Airbender Blu-rayNEW YORK – March 7, 2018 – 12-year-old Aang is back with the long-awaited Blu-ray release of Avatar – The Last Airbender: The Complete Series. This summer, every episode from this fan-favorite show will be available on Blu-ray with over 24-hours of element-bending fun! Fans of this classic will be able to relive the full three-season saga, as young Airbender Aang fulfills his destiny of being the long-lost Avatar! Join Katara and Sokka, siblings and members of the Water Tribe, as they help Aang master the four elements needed to become the Avatar – master of water, earth, fire and air! Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Avatar – The Last Airbender: The Complete Series will be exclusively available on Blu-ray at Best Buy on May 1 and available nationally on June 5, for the suggested retail price of $44.99.

Avatar – The Last Airbender: The Complete Series contains the following episodes:

Book One: Water

  • Disc One:
    • The Boy in the Iceberg
    • The Avatar Returns
    • The Southern Air Temple
    • The Warriors of Kyoshi
    • The King of Omashu
    • Imprisoned
    • Winter Solstice Part 1: The Spirit World
    • Winter Solstice Part 2: Avatar Roku
    • Bonus features:
      • Behind the Scenes Kung Fu Featurette
      • The Making of Avatar-From Real Life to Animation
  • Disc Two:
    • The Waterbending Scroll
    • Jet
    • The Great Divide
    • The Storm
    • The Blue Spirit
    • The Fortuneteller
    • Bato of the Water Tribe
    • The Deserter
    • Bonus features:
      • Behind the Scenes: The Voices of Avatar
      • Ask the Creators Featurette
      • Original Uncut Anamatic – (25 minutes of animated raw sketches from episode #15)
  • Disc Three:
    • The Northern Air Temple
    • The Waterbending Master
    • The Siege of the North, Part 1
    • The Siege of the North Part 2
    • Bonus features:
      • Audio Commentary with Creator, Cast & Crew: Chapter 17 with Dee Bradley Baker (voices of Momo and Appa) and Ben Wynn (sound effects).
      • Chapters 18-20 with Aaron Ehasz (Head Writer) and Co-Creators: Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino
      • 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

Book Two: Earth

  • Disc One:
    • The Avatar State
    • The Cave of Two Lovers
    • Return to Omashu
    • The Swamp
    • Avatar Day
    • The Blind Bandit
    • Zuko Alone
    • The Chase
    • Bonus features:
      • Original Uncut Animatic: Episode # 21 (The Avatar State)
      • Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew (Eps 6 & 8)
  • Disc Two:
    • Bitter Work
    • The Library
    • The Desert
    • The Secret of the Fire Nation
    • City of Walls and Secrets
    • Tales of Ba Sing Se
    • Appa’s Lost Days
    • Bonus features:
      • Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew (Eps 12 & 14)
  • Disc Three:
    • Lake Laogai
    • The Earth King
    • The Guru/The Crossroads of Destiny
    • Bonus features:
      • Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew (Eps 17, 18, & 20)
      • Interview with Creators and M. Night Shyamalan
      • The Essence of Bending with Bryan Konietzko and Sifu Kisu
      • Avatar Super Deformed Shorts:
        • Bending Battle
        • Swamp Skiin’ Throwdown
        • School Time Shipping
      • Escape From the Spirit World: Animated Graphic Novel

Book Three: Fire

  • Disc One:
    • Awakening
    • The Headband
    • The Painted Lady
    • Sokka’s Master
    • The Beach
    • The Avatar and the Firelord
    • The Runaway
    • The Puppetmaster
    • Bonus features:
      • Audio Commentary by Creators & Crew (Eps 4, 5 & 6)
  • Disc Two:
    • Nightmares and Daydreams
    • Day of Black Sun
    • The Western Air Temple
    • The Firebending Masters
    • The Boiling Rock
    • The Southern Raiders
    • Bonus features:
      • Audio Commentary by Creators & Crew (Eps 10, 11 & 12)
  • Disc Three:
    • The Ember Island Players
    • Sozin’s Comet
    • Bonus features:
      • Bonus Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew on all 6 Chapters
      • The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender
      • Book 3 Finale Pencil Test Animation
      • Into the Fire Nation at San Diego Comic-Con

Avatar -The Last Airbender: The Complete Series fast facts:
Street Date: June 5, 2018 (available on May 1st at Best-Buy)
Catalog: 59195415000 (US); 59195414000 (CAN)
Running Time: 24 hours & 24 minutes
Audio: Book 1 & 2: English 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital & French 2.0 Dolby Digital; Book 3: English 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio Only
S.R.P.: $44.99

About Nickelodeon
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Original post:

There has been no official announcement yet from Nickelodeon or their distributors at Paramount Home Media Distribution, but Best Buy’s website over this past weekend was found to be listing a Blu-ray Disc release for Nickelodeon’s iconic series, Avatar: The Last Airbender. There are no details listed there, nor box art. As you can see from the screen capture below, it simply says “BD-AVATAR:THE LAST AIRBENDER CS (Blu-ray Disc)”…with a release date of Tuesday 1st May 2018 and a cost of $49.99 USD (it’s currently unknown if that’s an SRP, or if that’s Best Buy’s discounted pricing; it’s not labeled as one or the other).

It isn’t currently known whether “CS” is supposed to stand for “complete series” or maybe something else, like “collector set” or anything different. TVShowsOnDVD.com has looked rather extensively at websites for other sellers, in both the USA and for Canada, and they haven’t been able to find any other listing for A:TLA on Blu-ray. There’s also no listing on wholesaler sites, and their home video retail industry contacts don’t have any info about it.

I should caution you that it’s currently known how accurate this info is without formal word from Nick/Paramount to confirm the title, format and date.

The news follows one recent Blu-ray title listed at BestBuy.com, where the listing went up with a March date, was taken down, went back up, came back down, went up again but with an October date, then very quickly came back down and hasn’t yet returned. So its wise to be cautious at this stage. But as so many fans of the show are talking about this item, let’s hope that a official Blu-ray release for this beloved show is announced soon. Nickelodeon and Paramount previously released Avatar: The Last Airbender on DVD in 2015, and spin-off series The Legend of Korra on Blu-ray in 2016.

So consider this a “heads-up,” and stay tuned as NickALive! will update you as further developments occur.

In additional news, Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland) has partnered with Alive – Vertrieb und Marketing/DVD to start to release complete series of Nick favourites on Blu-ray! Current titles include “Hey Arnold! – Die komplette Serie“, “Rockos Modernes Leben – Die komplette Serie” (Turbine Steel Collection), “Invader ZIM – Die komplette Serie“, “Die Biber Brüder – Die komplette Serie” (Angry Beavers), and Die Ren & Stimpy Show – Die komplette Serie

Each set features every episode of the beloved animated Nickelodeon series.

Each release are “SD on Blu-ray” editions, so offer DVD quality playback, but uses the storage capacity of the Blu-ray perfectly and thus offers the complete series on just two discs. Each set is Region B/2, so will only be playable in Europe, Greenland, French territories, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. HOWEVER, they are currently purchase on Amazon.com in the US! Each set is also available on Amazon.co.uk!

More Nick: Nickelodeon & Paramount Release ‘Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie’ On DVD!

H/T: ToonZone Forums /@James Harvey, TVShowsOnDVD.com.


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