Previously, Avatar's unaired pilot was only onAvatar DVDs — until Nickelodeon recently put it on its Twitch channel for free. As it turns out, there's a ton of differences between this pilot and the one that eventually hit our screens — so here's just a few things that were totally changed:
1.First, Katara isn't called Katara — she's called Kya.
2.Aang is voiced by Mitchel Musso — aka Oliver in Hannah Montana.
3.The opening montage has a totally different look.
4.The whole boy in the iceberg plot is exposition in the opening montage, rather than the focus of the episode.
5.Instead, this pilot drops us straight into the action — with the gang being chased by Zuko and the firebenders.
6.Sokka gets captured when looking for food, which is the episode's core dilemma.
7.Oh, and Zuko straight-up decapitates the unagi.
8.Katara — or Kya — is a lot less willing to let Aang fight, as he's the Avatar and he should be protected.
9.The firebenders look a tad less intimidating.
10.Aang can go into the Avatar state more easily.
11.Finally, although we see lots of Zuko, there's no Uncle Iroh!
You can watch the original pilot here at around the 43-minute mark.
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