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    How Netflix’s Live-Action ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Is Different From Nickelodeon’s Animated Series

    Rejoice, for we get to live in the world of Elementalists, Avatars, and everything magic not once but twice. The beloved children’s cartoon which aired from 2005-2008 on Nickelodeon, Avatar: The Last Airbender’ has a a live adaptation.

    In the realm of animated storytelling, few series have left as indelible a mark on audiences as ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’. The show follows Aang’s adventures as he learns to master the elements, makes new friends, and overcomes both internal and external challenges. It remains to be seen if the live adaptation will be able to capture the hearts of the audience as much as the original animated series did.

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    ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ On Netflix

    Aang (C), Sokka 
(R) and Katara (L)
    Aang (C), Sokka (R) and Katara (L)

    Set in a universe where people can wield the powers of any one of the elements, Fire, Air, Water, or Earth, the balance is put in danger when the Fire clan starts wiping out Air Nomads. Avatars who can wield the power of all four elements and are supposed to maintain harmony are all but gone due to their hunting down. The fate of the world comes to rest upon a twelve-year-old Aang who wakes up as the last Avatar. The tale follows him and his water tribe siblings, Sokka and Katara on their conquest to defeat the Fire Lord Ozai.

    Netflix has announced the release date to be on Feb 22nd, 2024 across its platform. The trailer was released two days earlier giving us a glimpse into Ang’s tale. While the world of ATLA is one that is ever-expanding so are the people portraying it. The main cast of the series includes Gordon Cormier as the little savior Aang, Kiawentiio as water bender Katara, Ian Ousley as Katara’s brother Sokka, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as the fan favorite wisdom imparting Uncle Iroh and Daniel Dae Kim as the fearsome Fire Lord Ozai.

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    A Part Of The New Approach By Netflix

    Gordon Cormier as Aang, the last Avatar
    Gordon Cormier as Aang, the last Avatar

    Netflix has ushered in a few new changes in its content. They have already gained a good base of fans who follow the animated series on their platform. And to capture some more they have seemingly taken up the model to take already existing animated or comic (manga in particular) series and make a live adaptation of it.

    While the live adaptation of ‘Cowboy Bebop‘ wasn’t as well received by the audience, ‘One Piece’s live adaptation was fairly successful. It remains to be seen where ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender‘ will take us, considering fans already have grudges towards Netflix for the original animators leaving the production after Netflix acquired the animated version of it.

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