Episode guide for 102 - The Avatar Returns

Episode Details

Production number: 1x02
Animation studio: JM Animation Co, Ltd
First aired: 2005-02-21
Summary: Although Aang denies to Katara that he is the Avatar, she soon learns the truth when a young firebender named Prince Zuko attacks her village, looking for the airbender. Aang must face his destiny as he fights for the tribe's safety and his life.

But with the help of Katara, Sokka and his flying bison Appa, Aang escapes Zuko's clutches. Together, they journey into the war torn world to find a master to teach Aang waterbending - the first step to becoming the Avatar.

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Episode Writer: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
Storyboard Artist: Giancarlo Volpe, Dave Filoni, Miyuki Hoshikawa, Justin Ridge, Chris Graham
Director: Dave Filoni
Head Writer/Co-Producer: Aaron Ehasz
Creator/Executive Producer: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
Casting: Sarah Noonan, C.S.A., Leah Buono, Maryanne Dacey, Shannon Reed
Line Producer: Miken Lee Wong
Staff Writer: Aaron Ehasz, Josh Stolberg, Peter Goldfinger
Music and Sound Design: Benjamin Wynn, Jeremy Zuckerman, The Track Team
Voice Director: Andrea Romano
Art Director: Bryan Konietzko
Nickelodeon Executives: Eric Coleman, Jenna Luttrell
Martial Arts Consultant: Sifu Kisu of the Harmonious Fist Chinese Athletic Assn
Cultural Consultant: Edwin Zane
Chinese Calligraphy & Translation: Siu-Leung Lee, PhD
Character Design: Li Hong, Aaron Alexovich, Young Gi Yoon
Writers' Assistant: Josh Hamilton
Production: Andrew Huebner, Joann Estoesta, Tami Friend, Lisa Wahlander, Katie Mattila
Martial Arts Coordinator/Videographer: Lisa Wahlander
Recording Engineering: Justin Brinsfield, Mishelle Smith, Thomas J. Maydeck, C.A.S.
Picture Editing: Jeff Adams, Kevin Zelch
Post Production: Jason Stiff, Encore Video, Lisa Yang, Andre Boutiller, Salami Studios
Foley: Sanaa Cannella, Jeff Kettle
Main Title Creation: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Andy Dill, Titmouse, Inc
Telecine Colorist: Dexter P
Checker: Kathy Gilmore
Lip Assignment: Henry Madden
Animatic Editor: Dao Le
Assistant Director: Miyuki Hoshikawa, Justin Ridge
Background: Will Weston, Tom Dankiewicz
Prop Design: Paul Briggs
Character layout/cleanup: Bobby Rubio, Angela Mueller, Heiko Drengenberg, Kang Lim Zhu
Other: Jim Garifi
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