Episode guide for 106 - Imprisoned

Episode Details

Production number: 1x06
Animation studio: JM Animation Co, Ltd
First aired: 2005-03-25
Summary: The group arrives at a small Earth Kingdom mining town which is occupied by the Fire Nation. They meet a young earthbender named Haru who is forced to hide his earthbending abilities. In this town, any person demonstrating earthbending powers is considered a threat and is removed by the Fire Nation. Katara convinces Haru to use earthbending to help save a man's life, but this backfires and Haru is arrested and taken away in the night. Katara feels responsible to rescue Haru. She gets herself arrested, and leads the group to an offshore prison rig where the earthbenders, including Haru, are held captive and extremely demoralized. Katara refuses to give up on the downtrodden earthbenders. Eventually her activism pays off, and with a little help from Aang and Sokka, she sparks a revolt and empowers the earthbenders to take over the rig, and eventually reclaim their town.

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Episode Writer: Matthew Hubbard
Storyboard Artist: Dave Filoni, Miyuki Hoshikawa, Justin Ridge
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: John O'Bryan, Matthew Hubbard
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: Bryan Konietzko, Aaron Alexovich
Writers' Assistant: Josh Hamilton
Production: Andrew Huebner, Joann Estoesta, Tami Friend, 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, George Chialias
Animatic Editor: Dao Le
Assistant Director: Miyuki Hoshikawa, Justin Ridge
Background: Will Weston, Hye-Jung Kim, Tom Dankiewicz, Elsa Garagarza
Prop Design: Aldina Dias
Character layout/cleanup: Angela Mueller, Heiko Drengenberg, Debbie Cone, Dean Kelly
Other: Slightly Off Track
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