Avatar: The Last Airbender, was an animated fantasy show, created and produced by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, that aired on Nickelodeon for three seasons. The show's pilot first aired on February 21, 2005, and its highly anticipated two-hour finale aired on July 19, 2008. The show was well received even outside of its intended 6-11-year-old demographic and was praised for its fluid action, rich setting, compelling story and memorable characters. Avatar was set in a world inspired by a fusion of many cultures and featured countries modeled after China, India, Tibet and the Inuit. Mystics known as benders played a central role in the show. Benders used martial arts mixed with mystical powers to control one of the four classical elements: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. At any given time, there was one bender who could bend all four elements and served as the arbiter of world peace: the Avatar.
The show followed the journey of one such Avatar, a 12-year-old Airbender named Aang, whose inability to accept his role as the Avatar allowed the Fire Nation to conquer most of the world. Over the course of the show's three seasons, Aang came to terms with himself and learned to bend all four elements, leading to a final confrontation with the ruthless Firelord. 'Avatar' featured a diverse cast of memorable characters, representing each of the world's three remaining countries. Aang, voiced by Zach Tyler Eisen, was the main character of the series and the sole remaining member of the Air Nomads.
Aang, the last Airbender, is also the long lost Avatar. It's up to Katara and Sokka to help Aang face his destiny and save the tribe. Update: You can also find the series through Netflix, though it will require you to be a little tech savvy. Netflix has different content based on country and/or region. In some countries, such as Switzerland right now, “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is available. Watch any bending fight from Avatar: The Last Airbender (I recommend this piece of beauty), and you'll realize that a bending battle is fast, fierce and based on a ton of different martial arts.
Aang was pure-hearted and often struggled with the responsibilities forced upon him as the Avatar. Sokka and Katara, a brother and sister, represented the Water Tribe and accompanied Aang throughout the series. Katara, voiced by Mae Whitman, was Aang's romantic interest throughout the show and was a powerful Waterbender.