The Legend of Korra season 1 DVD release date has been revealed, along with the announcement of an art book going on sale based on the Nickelodeon animated series.

It looks like Nickelodeon hasn’t completely forgotten about The Legend of Korra after all, as an art book offering a behind-the-scenes look at season 1 of the amazing animated series has been announced today.

The hardcover book, titled The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series (Book One: Air), will be released on July 24 and is priced at $34.99. According to the announcement, the book will contain 184 pages of “never-before-seen” artwork created during the development of The Legend of Korra, as well as supplementary captions from co-creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Check out two sample pages from the art book right here:

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In addition to this news, it looks like the DVD for season 1 of The Legend of Korra now has a release date. The listing on Nickelodeon’s online store has the release marked for May 21 – quite a while away, and an especially odd choice if The Legend of Korra season 2 begins airing in April, as we have speculated.

Also of note is the fact that Amazon.com’s page for the DVD reports no special features. The show’s creators, however, have spoken of recording commentary with several of the main cast, including Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), and Steve Blum (Amon), as well as the composers for The Legend of Korra. It’s possible that the commentary will only be included on a “Special Edition” DVD or Blu-Ray, and Hypable will let you know if this news is clarified. In the meantime, this apparently no-frills DVD is available for pre-order at $15.99.

Will you purchase any ‘Legend of Korra’ merchandise?