Avatar: The Last Airbender’s voice cast reunites at SACAnime, donning their costumes and even reciting famed lines as their animated characters.
New image and video show the Avatar: The Last Airbender voice cast reunited, dressed as and quoting their characters. Nickelodeon’s popular animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender ran from 2005 to 2008, introducing viewers to a fractured world in which people could manipulate the elements; only one figure (known as the Avatar) could control all four. The show garnered a massive fan base and spawned a large franchise, including a spinoff series called The Legend of Korra, a negatively received live-action movie, and a Netflix series. There is also a new animated movie currently in the works.
Dante Basco, the voice of Prince Zuko, posted a sweet photo of the voice cast (minus Aang actor Zach Tyler Eisen) reunited at SACAnime via Instagram. To top things off, Mae Whitman, the voice of Katara, had her fellow co-stars recite some of their characters’ memorable quotes while in costume and posted the videos on her Instagram stories. The brief clips feature Basco, Jennie Kwan (Suki), Olivia Hack (Ty Lee), Greg Baldwin (Iroh), Cricket Leigh (Mai), James Sie (The Cabbage Merchant), Jack De Sena (Sokka), Michaela Jill Murphy (Toph), and finally, Grey DeLisle, Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s Azula. See the cast reunion photo below:
ATLA’s Lasting Impact, Explained
Avatar: The Last Airbender managed to become an animated show for all ages during its three-season run, catering to many demographics by maintaining its quirky humor while never shying away from important and more mature topics such as genocide, imperialism, the psychological impacts of war, and others. Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s lovable, unique, and complex characters also went a long way in appealing to viewers, who were thrilled to see a few of those figures, like Toph, return in The Legend of Korra. While Avatar: The Last Airbender was a hit when it first aired, it found a second life through streaming, which allowed established fans to relive the nostalgia as well as introducing the story to a new generation of viewers.
The show’s longevity makes it of little surprise that multiple projects within the franchise are being developed, including a highly anticipated live-action Netflix series, which many hope will correct the mistakes of the 2010 The Last Airbender movie. Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have also reunited for several projects in the show’s universe, the first of which is animated sequel movie to the show focusing on the beloved characters as adults. While nothing has been confirmed regarding the original voice actors returning for the animated film, it’s clear from the above that they still deeply appreciate their time on Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Will Any Original ATLA Stars Return For The Netflix Show?
As for the live-action Netflix series, Sie was previously confirmed to be returning to his comic relief role as the Cabbage Merchant in the upcoming show. Besides Sie, Netflix will tell a new story with a completely different live-action cast, which is fitting since most of the show’s characters are children and the voice cast have since grown up. Hopefully, opportunities for the original Avatar: The Last Airbender voice cast to reprise their roles will appear as the animated ATLA universe continues to expand.
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Source: Dante Basco & Mae Whitman/Instagram
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