What an amazing show, if you weren’t able to see it live, or just want to relive the experience, I highly recommend giving it a watch. In person it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Enjoy!
I just wanted to say thank you for everyone who visits the site, who sends me messages, who gives me feedback. The site celebrated it’s 2nd birthday this week and I wanted to share some statistics with everyone. Trust me this isn’t to brag as this is a very small site, but I wanted to show everyone who visits that Avatar still has a following globally. The site has no advertising, you can find it through search engines, word online/of mouth, and on Instagram and Facebook. With that limited exposure we’ve still reached a lot of Avatar fans these last couple of years.
There have been 7,403 unique visitors from 125 countries, here are the 10 countries where the most visitors come from-
- US (from all 50 states and Washington DC)
So thank you to everyone who has and will visit, I keep this site going as a labor of love for the world that James Cameron created. It’s something I enjoy working on in my free time and hopefully share some things that people enjoy.
We are honored to work with Disney and Lightstorm Entertainment. All of us share the same vision of bringing these experiences alive with artistry and inventiveness. We are thrilled to be part of this collaboration. There’s a lot of anticipation for the film’s first sequel, and we’re excited to be part of the global effort to complement the film’s release with a truly immersive experience for fans in various markets.
-Ron Tan, Cityneon
Our powerful new relationship with Cityneon for this global touring exhibition will play a key role in our continuing expansion of the reach and impact of the AVATAR franchise around the world.
-Kathy Franklin, Lightstorm Entertainment
I have to say even with limited details this sounds quite exciting. A couple of similar endeavors have proceeded Cityneon in creating an Avatar touring exhibition. Originally there was Avatar- The Exhibition, an interactive collaboration between Belle and Wissell Co, the EMP Musuem, and 20th Century Fox. That exhibit started in 2011 and ran through 2014. It spent over a year at it’s initial location, the EMP Musuem in Seattle, then toured only 5 cities between the USA and Canada. After it ended an international exhibit called Avatar- Discover Pandora opened in 2016 and ran until 2019. Again with limited cities. So I hope this new exhibit will be able to be more mobile and hopefully reach a lot of cities across the world. It is excited thinking of what all they will come up with for the next exhibit.
Hey everyone, just on update on Ubisoft Forward. Sadly we did not get an update on the new Avatar game, while disappointing Ubisoft did say that they would be having another event to showcase more games later this summer. This event seemed to focus more on games that would be coming out on the current generation of consoles first, so I am going to assume the next even will focus more on the games coming to the next generation of console. Let’s keep our fingers crossed we finally get some more game details later this summer.
This article gives a nice recap of everything covered- https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/ubisoft-forward-news/
Since the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, was cancelled this year, some companies are looking for ways to still show off their products. Tomorrow Ubisoft is Doing just that by live streaming an event called Ubisoft Forward. Starting with a preshow at 2pm EST, and launching officially at 3pm EST. They will be sharing gameplay of several new games and updates on others. Why does this matter to us as Avatar fans, well we might finally get to see some gameplay from Massive, an Ubisoft studio, who is working on the upcoming Avatar game. While not confirmed there are lots of rumors swirling that a tease of the upcoming game will happen tomorrow.
You can stream the even at the following links-
To revisit what we already know about the upcoming Avatar game check out our earlier post-The Avatar-Project
Our friends from Kelutral have posted a fun 24 day Na’vi Challenge for those who wish to participate. Feel free to share whichever photo works best for you and join in on the fun on any or all days. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #PxevolaTrr to share your results.
If you’re interested in learning Na’vi or joining a friendly Avatar community you can find more about Kelutral at the following links-
In the last week we have received some fantastic updates from New Zealand. After their two week quarantine to make sure no one brought Covid-19 over with them, the 55 member cast and crew were allowed to start working again. Jon Landau shared these two amazing photos from the studios. If you aren’t following Jon on Facebook you are missing out. Give him a follow and a like, he’s been fantastic at sharing behind the scenes images from the sequels.
A lovely rainbow greeted them on their first day back to the studio.
This is the first shot back in production.
Plus a short video from Reuters of the cast getting back together. They revealed that 55 cast and crew came to New Zealand from the US.
Thankfully the delay was only three months and the team was able to get back to New Zealand without incident. Now they can wrap up that final push for Avatar 2. I am super excited to know that after all of the delays we’ve had over the years it looks like we dodged a Covid-19 delay for now. I can’t wait to see Avatar 2 arrive in theaters and the build up to the release.
Have you ever wanted to learn Na’vi but weren’t sure where to begin? Well launching today there is a new community to check out. Head on over and visit kelutral.org where a group of Na’vi language fans are launching a website aimed at connecting fans of Avatar and helping others learn the language. Visiting their website will show you how to link up with their community on social media and discord, they discuss new words and phrases from Paul Frommer (creator of the Na’vi language), and share several resources to help you achieve the goal of learning Na’vi. Come join myself and others and start learning!
Happy 3 years to Pandora-The World of Avatar. I can’t believe it’s already been three years, in that short of time the park has been directly hit by hurricane Irma, subsequently closing for two days, and is currently closed do to the COVID-19 pandemic. However there is some promising news which I’ll get to shortly. I wanted to send a big irayo to all the cast and crew who’ve worked at Pandora and helped bring the area to life. I enjoyed watching the online updates in the years leading up to the Pandora addition and when I got the chance to visit it didn’t let me down. In fact it took all my expectations and blew them out of the water. Here is to many more birthdays for Pandora, and less disasters in the future.
Also I wanted to mention, starting July 11th Pandora/Animal Kingdom will begin a phased reopening process. According to CNN, Disney is implementing several measures to reopen safely and prevent the spread of the coronavirus at its parks, including the following-
- Employees and guests will be required to wear face coverings and undergo temperature screenings before entering the parks.
- Disney will reduce capacity at the parks and the resort will temporarily suspend parades, fireworks and other events that create crowds
- The resort will also enable cashless transactions by expanding contactless payments.
- Disney will also increase the number of available hand-sanitizing stations.
Jon Landau recently spoke to RNZ about returning to New Zealand to resume filming on the Avatar sequels and shared a wonderful tidbit of information of whats to come in Avatar 2. Here are some highlights from that interview.
Jon and a small crew will return to New Zealand next week. Upon arrival they will quarantine for two weeks. He had this to say about returning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We feel very comfortable because of the actions of your government and also the responsibility the people took to really curb the virus there. So we feel we’re coming back to the safest place in the world possible thanks to a team of people that we’ve worked with. We believe we have a very thoughtful, detailed and diligent safety plan that will keep everybody as safe as possible in these unprecedented times. If there’s a silver lining to a very, very grey cloud, it’s that we live in a day and age where technology allows us to be productive, it allows us to be entertained and it allows us to socialize.”
He also left us with a fantastic bit of information on where we will find Jake and Neytiri in Avatar 2.
“This is the story of the Sully family and what one does to keep their family together. Jake and Neytiri have a family in this movie, they are forced to leave their home, they go out and explore the different regions of Pandora, including spending quite a bit of time on the water, around the water, in the water. I think, why do people turn to entertainment today, more so than ever? I think it’s to escape, to escape the world we’re in, to escape the other pressures they have in their lives.”
You can read the interview in its entirety HERE.