Press Release from Paramount Home Entertainment
New York, NY – May 20, 2010 – Take a magical, mystical, action-packed journey with Avatar: The Last Airbender, the animated series that quickly became a phenomenon, creating a huge fan base that spans the globe. Watch the luminous visuals and the incredible storyline that inspired this summer’s live-action movie The Last Airbender, directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Avatar: The Last Airbender The Complete Book 1 Collector’s Edition makes it way to DVD June 22nd, 2010.
This newly designed limited edition 7-disc collector’s set 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.
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.
Avatar: The Last Airbender The Complete Book 1 Collector’s Edition Fast Facts:Street Date: June 22, 2010Catalogue: 893254DVD SRP: $57.99DVD Running Time: 533 Minutes DVD Bonus Features:* 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* Avatar Documentary
About Avatar: The Last AirbenderWater. 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).
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About Paramount Home Entertainment:Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.