Guard Your Cabbages, Avatar: The Last Airbender Is Finally Getting a Series Blu-ray

See? This guy’s pumped.
Image: Nickelodeon

Long ago, animation fans lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when Avatar: The Last Airbender vanished off the air. Ten years have passed and we’ve since discovered a new Avatar, a waterbender named Korra (who’s also since left the airwaves). But now, Nickelodeon’s legendary animated series is back in full.


Nickelodeon has announced a Blu-ray release for the entire series of Avatar: The Last Airbender, just in time for the show’s 10-year anniversary. According to IGN, not only will it include all three seasons of the series, but there’s also a bunch of bonus features, like audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and an animated graphic novel called Escape From the Spirit World (originally from an online game meant to connect the second and third seasons of the show).

A look at the box art for the Blu-Ray release of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
A look at the box art for the Blu-Ray release of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Image: Nickelodeon (IGN)

There was a quasi-HD release of Avatar: The Last Airbender on iTunes last December that garnered mixed reception (some said they could only view the episodes in 720p, which isn’t really HD-quality). There’s no word on whether the Blu-ray is a physical version of those episodes, or if Nickelodeon took another whack at actually putting them in HD. The Blu-ray comes out on May 1 at Best Buy and will cost around $45—or a whole cart of cabbages, if a giant “just bear” hasn’t destroyed them all.

Image: Nickelodeon


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Someone once told me that this show was the most egregious case of cultural appropriation they had ever seen, but I’ve never actually seen anyone else take offense, ever. I guess the power of story telling is greater than imagined, because nobody cares, and there are no articles or rants online condemning Nickelodeon. I think it’s actually the opposite. It introduces kids to the concept of other cultures in a positive light.