← Previous Season Three ( Book Three: Fire) of, an American on, first aired its 21 episodes from September 21, 2007 to July 19, 2008. The season was created by and, and starred,,,,,,, and as the main character voices.
This third and final season focuses on 's quest to defeat the tyrannical. The season is then followed by,, and comic series that take place one or two years later after the hundred-year war's end. The final season features twenty-one episodes, one more than the previous two seasons. The consisted of the four episodes airing together as a two-hour. Season Three received a similar positive critical reception to that of the previous seasons.
The season, and especially the finale, received much critical acclaim, with praises from sources such as. Between October 30, 2007 and September 16, 2008, Nickelodeon released four DVD volumes and a 'Complete Box Set'.
Contents • • • • • • • • Production [ ] The season was produced by and aired on, which is owned. The season's executive producers and co-creators were Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who worked alongside episode director and co-producer Aaron Ehasz. Most of the individual episodes were directed by,. Episodes were written by a team of writers, which consisted of Aaron Ehasz, Elizabeth Welch Ehasz, Tim Hedrick, and John O'Bryan, along with creators DiMartino and Konietzko. The season's music was composed by 'The Track Team', which consists of and Benjamin Wynn, who were known to the show's creators because Zuckerman was Konietzko's roommate.
Plot [ ] In the season's beginning, Aang and his friends,, and are traveling through the, conjuring a plan for invading the Fire Nation and looking for a teacher to teach Aang Firebending. Midway through the season, Aang gathers friends he met in previous episodes and leads a failed invasion into the Fire Nation.
Former and changes sides and joins Aang, serving as his Firebending teacher until the four-part when Aang finally defeats the Fire Lord and ends the one hundred-year war in a surprising way: he uses a new ability to take away Ozai's firebending abilities to avoid violating selfless Air Nomad teachings. Cast [ ] All of the central characters generally remained the same: voices Aang, voices Katara, voices Sokka, voices Toph, voices Zuko, voices and, and voices. Additionally, joins the cast to voice after having minor appearances throughout the and seasons of the series, while now voices due to passing. Reception [ ] The season received critical acclaim.
Rich from remarked, 'In addition to the solid writing, Avatar the Last Airbender [ ] also has amazing animation. The character designs, with its roots in classic Asian folklore, are colorful and inventive, and the overall animation is smooth and consistently executed'. Rich wrote in another review: “ This final season in the trilogy is turning out to be the best. At this point in the story, major things are happening, with the characters going through changes and the various plot elements coming together. Thankfully, the show creators never rest, and the quality control is top-notch.