I've seen this concept art related to Avatar movie several, times but for some reason I've dismissed it as fan art, and never paid much attention to it. Eventually I was able to find such an image with the Weta watermark, which raised it to official status. But I still dismissed it as a abandoned concept, since the Na'vi Language page tells us that they have no written language.
But in my latest re-watch of Avatar, I noticed this concept image inside the Old School House. As shown on the right image. Does this mean that the Na'vi have some kind of rudimentary symbol system (pictographs) predating the writing system?
Markings on the Weta rendering of the Eytukan bow. Markings on a war axe from Project 880 days. And marking on the Staff of Wii…
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So, do you know if the new Avatar-Land opening in 2017 at AK in Disney World will have attractions based-around the original film, or the sequels?Read more >
It appears the long-awaited sequel to 2009's Avatar is *finally* heading into production! ComingSoon.net reports that principal photography for Avatar 2 is set to begin sometime this April, once again in New Zealand. James Cameron will of course direct, from a script by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and all the main characters are to be reprised by the original stars - Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang. No official release date has been set thus far, but there is confirmation that three sequels continues to be the plan for the franchise. What are your thoughts on this development? Are you optimistic that the wait will finally be over sooner than later?Read more >
Ever since the Ubi shut down the game servers, I've searched for info on how to get access to the unlocked weapons and armors we had. I think the files should be on our computer but somewhere in the code it says you need to connected to the server to see them, since it's user-based, or something like that. Is there a way to tell to the game I'm connected, while in reality I'm not. But it seems that since it's considered a bad game by the majority, the hackers and crackers are not interested in it also.
The unlocks were the following:
RDA: Argo Standard Issue Rifle, Dent Nail Gun, Signet Shotgun.
Na’vi: PXI Crossbow, Ikran Axe, Tanshi Dual Blades.
RDA: Buddy Flamethrower, Crusher Grenade Launchers, Stellar M60 Machine Gun.
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Sad indeed. An unexpected accident in California; James Horner died in a plane crash. He was alone in a small private aircraft; and was a trained pilot. He was 61.
What is perhaps rather eerie is that in his last interview in April, when asked about his continued involvement with the franchise he said "If I last that long".
A great shame in any case; he will be missed by many.Read more >
Hey folks. Just found out that this had been released; there was basically no fanfare or announcement bar it being posted on the Google Play and itunes stores. Literally, googling it just comes up with our article, one of the store pages and then various articles from January unveiling it. It's free to play, but incompatible with my tablet; if someone could go check it out that would be wonderful.
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We only had rumours up till this point, but it looks like James Horner is here to stay.
His exact words were 'if I last that long', so it looks like he intends to stay with the franchise for the forseeable future. I wouldn't be surprised if he is wondering how long the full franchise is going to take.Read more >
This thing just launched, it is an interactive website that lets you 'explore' Pandora. It has its own pseudo-wiki, and it is chock full of information on the Omaticaya, Tipani, Tawkami, and Anurai clans, and even a new one named the Kekunan Clan who are known for their skilled banshee riders. Each of the five clans are given runic symbols and some surrounding info. Kekunan might be the proper name for the Eastern Sea People; it is kinda ambiguous atm. Regardless it goes way down into several artefacts; it looks like Neytiri's flight mask is in fact Kekunan in origin, as is the gear Jake wears during the final confrontation. Whoever made the website did their research; it even references …Read more >
Hi, guys! I haven't been on here in a while! It's kind of sad to see that the community isn't as active being that the new film has been delayed until 2017. I hope to edit more frequently once the new film comes out; I do really miss the people from the community and the whole atmosphere because it's truly incredible. My involvement with Wikia started with this Wiki, and I'm still so thankful to be a part of this community. It's good to be back!
First of all, I have to say that I watched Avatar for the first time in a long time last night, and it was truly incredible. Being able to delve back into that world and re-experience every aspect of it was incredible and it brought back a lot of memories; even though it's my favorite movie ever, I …Read more >
Hey folks. While doing some digging to find information about AVTR Advanced Team I discovered that another flash game was made at the time under the title Pandora ROVR, a sort of Myst-esque rover simulator. We totally missed it! It was done with McDonalds and the site is down (its been like five years), but i came across a back-up on someone's art portfolio website!
I believe the game was launched on Dec 11 2009, at the same time as the other flash game. Notably, each time you investigate an item it adds a log to the 'notes section', which quickly becomes somewhat of a wiki itself. There is a wealth of information in there for the site. I have also made a local back-up of the opening (CG) cutscene. …Read more >
Disney just published a blog post with a short video containing some behind-the-scenes glipses of Avatar Land, featuring some of the bioluminescent flora they created:
Source: http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2015/02/bringing-the-world-of-avatar-to-life-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/Read more >
Thats pretty much all the info we have to go on right now, but hey, new Avatar material. http://uk.ign.com/articles/2015/01/20/avatar-warriors-journey-on-ios-and-android-is-your-ticket-back-to-pandoraRead more >
Just noticed this start appearing on Soundcloud-
Its a channel called 'the sounds of pandora' which launched just a week ago, and the official facebook page linked to it today. It sounds like Paul Frommer perhaps? We should probably see about integrating that into our navi language page. On an unrelated bonus, it seems the 'album art' they assign to each word occasionally feature concepts rather than just shots from the film- check out their one for 'lake'. Who knows what goodies might emerge from that channel.Read more >
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It's been five long years since Avatar wowed audiences all around the world. Unfortunately, we still have to wait till 2016 to get the first of three planned sequels. Sounds like a long time? Don't panic! The closer we are to the release, the more production details we get! The hyping and build-up makes the experience even more exciting.
Now, WETA's Digital Joe Letteri has opened up a little bit on what he considers the biggest challenge the studio has ever had: the Avatar sequels. Not only are they pushing the boundaries in terms of technology (again), they are creating the most detailed universe they can to achieve an unparalleled level of realism.
Exciting things are coming!
You can red the full interview at Collider.Read more >
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I am new here. I just discovered this wiki yesterday, and I have found lots of interesting information so far. I have the movie on my Kindle Fire, and I swear I've watched it at least 100 times since "the incident." That was when my six-year-old sister found my Kindle and could not get past the lock screen due to my passcode. She did a FACTORY RESET on it and everything was gone. Game saves, pictures, music, videos, and even my precious Minecraft PE worlds. After that, I re-downloaded everything, and bought Avatar as a bonus. That was about 6 months ago. Back on topic, I beat my XBox 360 copy of the game after LOTS of confusion about what I was supposed to do one one particular level where i looked it up and I somehow overlooked an obvious…Read more >
Remember that photograph of the old school house on the fridge? I noticed the official avatar facebook page posted a much better quality version of part of it, so I've been able to use that material and put together an enhanced copy of the full photograph.Read more >
This film innovates science fiction and how to make it more entertaining. The effects are grandeur which can really catch the attention and interest of viewers. It was a very satisfying moment wathcing it and I hope another film like this will be created.Read more >
One summer's day I wandered into a cinema in the french alps, and found this gem gathering dust in the corner... An Avatar themed pinball machine! When I have some more time (I actually have a job now!) I will make it a proper article. I think it was manufactured by Stern, and from six or so playthroughs I can say it was a pretty tough machine. They have a multiball trigger underneath the AMP model, which can only be hit by first destroying the barrier in front. I have a couple of videos of myself failing admirably at it... Nice little arcade hidden there anyway. In case anyone wanders that way, it was the Decavision cinema in the french town of Annecy. I was there for the animation festival, it was just cool to stumble across a piece of …Read more >
Hi, guys! I haven't been on in a long time and I do miss the community a lot and hope to return when the new Avatar films are out. Anyways... In addition to just checking in, I thought I would post an article that I found regarding the future of Sigourney Weaver's character Grace in the future films. Apparently, she won't be reprising her role as Grace, but rather, she will be playing an entirely new character, who many believe will be a Na'vi. The Hollywood Reporter was able to get a statement from James Cameron himself on Weaver's role in the sequels. Apparently he had this to say:
What do you guys think? Are you guys glad they are not resurrecting Grace, or do you wish Sigourney Weaver would reprise her role as Grace instead of returning as…
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Hey. So, when i went to go see Avatar at the cinema when it first came out, there was an promotional image that caught my eye. It was of two navi standing in the forest at night, and in the sky was one of those helicopters from the film. I'm not sure, but i think that apart from the helicopter the sky was empty: You couldnt see a moon or anything.
Awful description, i know? Yeah. Problem is, apart from on those promotional items, i never saw that image again, so i cant even remember it that well. To top it off, i've searched for it a couple of times, and have failed to find it.
So, anyone know the image i'm talking about and happen to have a link? I'm thinking it could make a pretty good background :)Read more >
Three tidbits of news this week:
- Disney begins construction of Avatar Land, at last. http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014/01/17/disney-animal-kingdom-avatar-theme-park-analysis/
- Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are confirmed for a fourth movie. All articles point to this as a sequel; I am beginning to think this is different to the Avatar Prequel we heard about earlier.http://uk.eonline.com/news/499570/zoe-saldana-and-sam-worthington-sign-on-for-three-avatar-sequels
- Molecular Biologists create a bioluminescent plant, which has been called "Starlight Avatar" http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/glowinthedark-plants-a-step-closer-as-avatars-seeds-bear-fruit-20140117-30zhe.html
Edit: Saldana confirms scripts aren't even finished yet. http:…Read more >
AvatarMeet 2014 will take place in Los Angeles, CA, July 9-13, 2014.
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Hot on the heels of the AH-nuld rumours Cameron just confirmed it would be stephen lang again.
"Steven was so memorable in the first film, we’re privileged to have him back,” Cameron said. “I’m not going to say exactly how we’re bringing him back, but it’s a science fiction story, after all. His character will evolve into really unexpected places across the arc of our new three-film saga. I really look forward to working with such a gifted actor, who’s also become a good friend."
On top of that, he mentioned a "new three film saga", further pointing that this is a sequel trilogy we are looking at rather than two sequels and a prequel.
Edit: Zoe and Sa…Read more >
The Latino Review announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be the bad guy in Avatar 2; I didn't notice this at the time. I am kinda dubious for now; its not the usual place this sort of thing gets announced. Other news sites are reporting it now but all linking back to this, so lets wait and see.
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Just found a complete list of locations and times for the avatar exhibtion; looks like the tour is continuing till at least September 2014.
EMP Museum, Seattle, WA June 2, 2011–September 3, 2012
THEMUSEUM, Kitchener, ON, Canada October 11, 2012–January 13, 2013
Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ February 16, 2013–May 19, 2013
Children’s Museum Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN June 22, 2013–September 22, 2013
The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI October 26, 2013–January 26, 2014
EMP Museum again: March 1, 2014–September 2014
http://www.empmuseum.org/at-the-museum/traveling-exhibits/traveling-exhibits/traveling/avatar-the-exhibition.aspxRead more >
As you may know from earlier articles, Lightstorm and Disney partnered to build an Avatar-themed area with several attractions in Disney World Florida's Animal Kingdom. There are several updates, including some concept images of planned attractions.
The currently projected opening date is sometime in 2017. There are four attractions that are pretty much confirmed:
- A water ride showcasing Pandora's native fauna and flora
- A flying simulator, where guests can “discover what it feels like to soar into the sky riding a Banshee”
- A walk through a bioluminescent jungle
- The existing “Tree of Life” will be redecorated to look more like Hometree
Tom Staggs, chairman of Disney Parks, said:Read more >
Our combined team has taken huge steps forward in “imagineering” Pand…
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It's also been posted on the front page of www.avatarmovie.com
Woo Hoo! We'll be getting not ONE novel, but FOUR! Hopefully they'll all be really great!Read more >
Good news for those who are still waiting for the Avatar novel that we were promised about three years ago. James Cameron has not forgotten about it. As you may have read here, James Cameron hired four screenwriters for the upcoming three films.
He now also hired sci-fi author Steven Charles Gould to write not one but four stand-alone Avatar novels. Gould has written eight novels so far. His best known novel is Jumper which was made into a film of the same name in 2008. He is president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, an association of professional sci-fi and fantasy authors with about 1800 members.
Here is what James Cameron had to say: “Steven Gould is one of the shining lights in contemporary science fiction, and I’ve lo…Read more >
I am new, so I am sorry if this ends up on the main page. Yes, my profile is my real face integrated into Neytiri's using the McDonald's Reface me app. Though, I strangly look a lot like Neytiri.Read more >
Check out this article with news, photos & video from the 2013 Disney D23 Expo, re: development on "Avatar Land" for Disney's Animal Kingdom (you can click on each photo for enlargements):
Awesome stuff...I can't wait for this!!!!!Read more >
What has been hinted at more than a year ago (and a couple of more times since then) is now official: 20th Century Fox and James Cameron announced today that there will be three Avatar sequels. The first will be released in December 2016. The other two will follow one year later, respectively. All three films will be shot simultaneously.
Now the actual news: James Cameron has hired four screenwriters to get the three screenplays done. Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds) will write one of the films, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planets of the Apes) a second and Shane Salerno (Savages, Armageddon) a third.
James Cameron and Jon Landau will be the producers. Joe Letteri and Weta Digital are responsible for creating the world visually.
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Don't know if anyone has posted it before, but it was news to me. This was way back in May 2010; a photography crew put together an advertising "photo-story" for Xishuangbanna, China, using blue-painted people and Photoshop. They surreptiously called it "Alianya".
Interesting, if weird. The photo-story has since been removed, but someone thought to make a mirror.
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Some small updates about the sequels:
- Water will be heavily involved in Avatar 2.
- There currently is a lot of R&D going on, presumably (among many other things) to get the mo-cap technology fitted for underwater shooting.
- James Cameron is on his 2500 acres farm in the Wairarapa region in New Zealand which he bought and moved to in fall 2012, making good progress on writing the sequels. (photos, map)
- Judging by a recent interview excerpt, he seems quite self-confident:
Do you ever feel the pressure of topping yourself? And do you have a release date you can share with us for "Avatar 2 and 3?"
- Cameron: "Pressure, no. It's a little daunting because sequels are always tricky. You have to be surprising and stay ahead of audience anticipation. At the s…
Hi, everyone. =) I know, it's been a very long time since I've been present on this Wiki. I got very involved with my Wiki, the Adele Wiki and running that, and I am very proud of it. Following its success, I was offered another administrative position at the P!nk Wiki, which I happily accepted. Unfortunately, because of this, it is uncertain how often I will be able to be here on this Wiki, but this Wiki is how I first got affiliated with Wikia and is definitely a very special Wiki for me, so I will not be forgetting this Wiki or officially leaving it anytime soon; just thought I'd clarify why I wasn't on the Wiki as much.
Second of all, I am very happy to see that there are so many new faces on the Wiki. I'm glad to see that the Wiki is s…Read more >
Stumbled across this document today. http://www.scribd.com/doc/116315083/Cameron
As part of the lawsuit between Cameron and Morawaski (which just concluded in Cameron's favour), James Cameron put out this declaration on how the film was original. It goes right back to his childhood and explains where all his early ideas came from; makes for some interesting reading if you stick with it. Shame the attached images aren't on there, I would have loved to see the 40 year old sketch of his that became the concept for the Pandoran jungle.Read more >
Just a link to the latest in copyright issues James Cameron is battling over Avatar
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/james-cameron-accused-over-avatar-screenplay/story-e6frfmvr-1226560758099Read more >
So after 3 years I come crawling back. But it's not what you think.
Somehow, after watching Avatar so many times while it was in cinemas, I built up an irrational fear of not wanting to watch it at home just in case it wasn't as immersive and I accidentally broke the spell it had on me. Thus began 3 years of owning multiple copies, merchandise and posters but being completely unable to put the DVD in the player.
How wrong I was. My New Years resolution to finally watch it has payed of and it won't be long before I double my views :-)
Proud to be part of the amazing Avatar community (I genuinely missed some of you guys but was ashamed of my unfaithfullness) and look forward to more of it. And maybe one day afford the trip to the US for Avatar…Read more >
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As you will be well aware, a lot of videoing of AvatarMeet 2012 took place. Over 10 hours of footage was recorded which has been edited over the subsequent months to produce a set of videos of the event. These videos have been posted on the forums as they have been completed. However, in case you have missed any, the link below will take you to the AvatarMeet.com Video Log page where you can view all the videos created from the meet up. These include the promo material and the 'Meet the Producer' video with Jon …
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Many things, thoughts and imaginings about Avatar are around my head, about its story, its characters, its content, its messages, its elements, its components, its universe, etc.. (among many other things, of course), and many of these imaginings of Avatar are more elements, components, characters, places, stories, etc. that I have created and that would fit nicely in Avatar universe and could be added there. Some of these things are ordered in lists of things that are in Pandora (animals, plants, weapons, vehicles, features Na'vi etc.), and now I am going to present some of them, with brief descriptions:
- Brute: Similar to gorilla, but much larger and with four arms, which is common in all the land animals of Pandora.
- Nookh…Read more >
Happy Avatar Day and Happy 3rd Avatar Release Anniversary, Avatar Wiki friends and Avatar fans and geeks!! :D
It's been three years since Avatar was released in theatres and we're still loving and enjoying it and all its related with it, doing everything about Avatar, like learning Na'vi, writing fan-fictions, collecting merchandising, listening to its soundtrack, playing Avatar games, drawing pictures, and watching Avatar more than once, and much more; I hope we still do, while waiting arrival of the sequels, and all of that.
I hope we still love and enjoy Avatar many more years, this forum lasts, and I get all my Avatar geek objectives I want to reach.
Oel ayngati kameie. I See You All. ;)Read more >
Hello Dear Friend .... Happiest of Birthdays to you!
I'm thinking of you and hoping all of your birthday wishes come true. I left a song on your talk page but I forgot to leave a title, blah blah blah .... will you fix it please? Seems like old times with my inept wiki skills doesn't it. :-P
Hugs from your Phoenix.Read more >
Hey hey, tis Cadellin.
As some of the more frequent users here will know, I'm currently in the middle of studying an animation degree down here in Falmouth University. One of the modules this year is animation technology, and for the essay portion I will be doing...
Avatar, of course.
We actually have our own motion capture studio in the university, which anyone can book out. I'm going to get to play with that over the next few months, and will also have to do a whole load of research on Avatar's "Volume", the studio and set up that they used. Some of the other people in my year have tracked cameras in the same way the film did, although not with flashy screens or anything.
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Hey guys! Okay so over the last couple days its been Hobbit mania with the world premiere of the first of third respected Hobbit films due out over the span of three years; 2012, 2013 & 2014 in New Zealand. I was just on the IMDB and I saw the rating on the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey page and it said 9.3/10 which is higher then Avatar AND The Dark Knight Rises. I'm only reading The Hobbit now after so many years of neglecting it only because I'm eager to see the movie. So I was wondering if The Hobbit trilogy will pose a threat to the Avatar trilogy/quartet in terms of box office grossing. If the Avengers could get to almost 2 billion dollars then so can The Hobbit. This is Peter Jackson who is partially responsible for the Adventures o…Read more >
Here are the reasons why James Cameron’s Avatar is my most favorite movie, why I love it, why it’s a great and wonderful movie, why I see it and I will see it thousands of times and why I'm a big fan and geek/nerd of it. These reasons are also features and things that the movie has.
- Its genre is what I like the most: science fiction (with aliens or extraterrestrials, spaceships, robots, futuristic elements, futuristic advanced technology, journeys to other planets; journeys through the space, the galaxy and the universe, contact and relations with aliens, etc.), but besides it has everything: action, fantasy, adventure, romance, drama, humor, war with military contents and themes, etc.
- It's an awesome and very well made movie with an origina…
Wikia is rolling out a fun new initiative for the holiday season called “Time to Play” where we ask our wikis what page they’re most proud of. We want to know which page you would want to have represent .
There will be an official blog going out on Nov. 1 but we wanted to reach out to you early and see if you were interested in participating now.
If you wanted to participate, a “Time to Play” badge would go up on the right rail of the mainpage that links users to the page that you choose, while the footer will live on that same page that links to hub pages eg. http://www.wikia.com/Entertainment for Time to Play goodies. You can see how the badge looks by clicking here and how the footer will appear by clicking here.
We will feature on http:/…Read more >
Hey there! I'm EstebanAVTRBoy, but you can call me Esteban or Steve.
I'm from Spain and I'm a huge Avatar fan. I have almost everything about Avatar: the Extended Collector's Edition of the movie, of course, and some merchandising, and I expect to have much more. I want to go to any place and event and do anything related with Avatar such a lot, and I want too to tell James Cameron thanks for making Avatar and how much I love it and the many reasons I do, and to meet another Avatar fans, in my country and worldwide.
So, I hope to enjoy this Wikia and looking its information.
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As you may have already noticed in Wikia's announcement, there will be some changes regarding wiki navigation and page layout which will be implemented on October 3.
The header bar that contains the Wikia logo will take the width of the whole browser window. There will also be a new small gap between this header and our wiki for a better visual separation. The width of all wiki pages will be slightly increased by 30 pixels, resulting in 10 pixels wider articles. For Avatar Wiki, this means that our background image needs an update to fit in with the new width. I already took care of that. The updated version is ready to be put in place when Wikia deploys the change.
You can already preview these changes (except the updated background) by goi…Read more >
Entertainment Weekly just posted this...
I'm tempted to say that it might just be hearsay until I see a video, but entertainment weekly is relatively respectable.
This is the quote from Cameron: "We can have Chinese Na’vi; [and in the live-action sequences] we can also have Chinese actors who speak English in the film.”
“We are projecting a future in Avatar, and if you project that future out, it is logical that there would be a number of Chinese amongst the contingent on Pandora.”
Lets not forget though that the original actor for Neytiri in the ILM Prototype of Avatar was none other than Korean-American Lost actor Yunjin Kim.
When they say chinese Na'vi I'm assuming they mean that they will have an oriental flare to them rather than actually…Read more >