Avatar Movie

An All New World Awaits

Avatar movie poster

Who's Involved:

Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, Wes Studi, Jon Landau, James Cameron, Matt Gerald, C.C.H. Pounder

Release Date:

Friday, December 18, 2009 (Nationwide)

intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking

Runtime: 2 hrs, 36 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

In the epic action adventure fantasy "Avatar", James Cameron, the director of "Titanic", takes us to a spectacular new world beyond our imagination. On the distant moon Pandora, a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption, discovery and unexpected love - as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization.

The story’s protagonist, Jake Sully, is an ex-Marine who was wounded and paralyzed from the waist down in combat on Earth. In order to participate in the Avatar program, which will give him a healthy body, Jake agrees to travel to Pandora, a lush rainforest environment filled with incredible life forms – some beautiful, many terrifying. Pandora is also the home to the Na’vi, a humanoid race that lives at what we consider to be a primate level, but they are actually much more evolved than humans. Ten feet tall and blue skinned, the Na’vi live harmoniously within their unspoiled world. But as humans encroach on Pandora in search of valuable minerals, the Na’vi’s very existence is threatened – and their warrior abilities unleashed.

Jake has unwittingly been recruited to become part of this encroachment. Since humans are unable to breathe the air on Pandora, they have created genetically-bred human-Na’vi hybrids known as Avatars. The Avatars are living, breathing bodies in the real world, controlled by a human driver through a technology that links the driver’s mind to the Avatar body. On Pandora, through his Avatar body, Jake can be whole once again. Moreover, he falls in love with a young Na’vi woman, Neytiri, whose beauty is matched by her ferocity in battle.

As Jake slides deeper into becoming one of her clan, he finds himself caught between the military-industrial forces of Earth, and the Na’vi – forcing him to choose sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of an entire world.

Conceived 14 years ago and over four years in the making, "Avatar" breaks new ground in delivering a fully immersive, emotional story and reinvents the moviegoing experience.

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Who stars in Avatar: Cast List

"Avatar 2" , "Wrath of the Titans"  

"Avatar 2" , "Missing Link"  

"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" , "Avatar 2"  

"A Dog's Way Home" , "Hostiles"  


"F9" , "Dungeons & Dragons"  

"The Seventh Day" , "Avatar 2"  

"Gangster Squad" , "Meadowland"  

"Avatar 2" , "Avatar 4"  

Who's making Avatar: Crew List

A look at the Avatar behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director James Cameron last directed Aliens of the Deep and Titanic. The film's writer James Cameron last wrote Alita: Battle Angel and Sanctum.


James Cameron


James Cameron
Jon Landau

Production: What we know about Avatar?

Key Facts

  1. More than ten years in the making, "Avatar" marks Cameron's return to feature directing since helming 1997's "Titanic", the highest grossing film of all time and winner of eleven Oscars® including Best Picture. WETA Digital, renowned for its work in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "King Kong", will incorporate new intuitive CGI technologies to transform the environments and characters into photorealistic 3D imagery that will transport the audience into the alien world rich with imaginative vistas, creatures and characters.

Filming Timeline

  1. November 2009: The film was in Completed status.
  2. December 2008: The film was in Post-Production status.

Avatar Release Date: When was the film released?

Avatar was released in 2009 on Friday, December 18, 2009 (in 3,452 theaters . There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including The New Daughter, Nine and The Young Victoria. IMAX 3-D and conventional 3-D theaters

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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