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Netflix now showing ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ in HD quality


Netflix has recently confirmed that all episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender are now streaming in HD quality.

The Avatar: The Last Airbender animated television series had initially debuted on Netflix’s platform more than a month ago, but while the show became a Netflix hit, it was not made available in HD.

But as announced through one of Netflix’s official Twitter accounts, NX (@NXOnNetflix), all 61 episodes through Book 1 to Book 3 can now be streamed in high definition quality.

Still a hit

Created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, along with writer Aaron Ehasz, Avatar: The Last Airbender, also known as Avatar: The Legend of Aang, originally aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. That three-year run has since produced several awards for the show, including a Primetime Emmy Award, and a number of Annie Awards.

The program also grew into a franchise that included a comic book series, a sequel series in the form of The Legend of Korra, and a 2010 live-action film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Another live-action version of the series is also underway, to be produced for Netflix. It even inspired a tribute from the hit video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Fifteen years after its Nickelodeon debut, this year saw the animated series land on Netflix’s catalog, and become a certified streaming hit.

As noted by Forbes, Avatar: The Last Airbender was the most-watched program during the week of May 22. Just a few days ago, Forbes reported that the series is still on Netflix’s top ten list.

It’s hard to determine if Netflix’s recent decision to offer the now-classic cartoon in HD will once again propel the show to another run in the streaming giant’s top ten lists in the weeks to come, but fans of beloved characters such as Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph, Zuko, Iroh, Appa, and Momo should now have another legitimate reason to binge-watch the show one more time.

Another new partnership

In another related story, Polygon reports that the aforementioned Aang and Zuko characters, as well as Avatar Korra and Naga from The Legend of Korra, will be featured in the MOBA Smite as character skins.

As confirmed by SMITE through its official Twitter page, it has joined forces with Nickelodeon to deliver airbenders, waterbenders, earthbenders, and firebenders via its upcoming Battle Pass, which should roll out by next month.

The crossover skins will be fully revealed this week, by way of a live broadcast on Twitch.TV/SmiteGame on June 24 at 12 P.M. PT / 3 P.M. ET / 8 P.M. BST.

Images courtesy of Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix), Nickelodeon Animation

Guile Canencia

Guile Canencia has been a web content writer since 2012. He is endlessly fascinated by advances in consumer technology, while also a fan of comic books, music, and sports. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his wife, play soccer, and walk his pet mini schnauzer Mr. Miyagi.

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