Avatar


2h 42m 2009

Brief Synopsis

The story's hero is Jake Sully, an ex-Marine confined to a wheelchair. Bitter and disillusioned, he's still a warrior at heart. All Jake ever wanted was something worth fighting for and he ultimately finds it in the place he least expected- on a distant world. Jake has been recruited to join an expe

Film Details

Also Known As
Avatar - Aufbruch nach Pandora (Special Edition)
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adventure
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Hercules Campus, Playa Vista, California, USA; New Zealand; Los Angeles, California, USA; Oahu, Hawaii, USA; Kauai, Hawaii, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 42m

Synopsis

The story's hero is Jake Sully, an ex-Marine confined to a wheelchair. Bitter and disillusioned, he's still a warrior at heart. All Jake ever wanted was something worth fighting for and he ultimately finds it in the place he least expected- on a distant world. Jake has been recruited to join an expedition to the moon Pandora, which corporate interests are strip-mining for a mineral worth $20 million per kilogram on Earth. To facilitate their work, the humans use a link system that projects a person's consciousness into a hybrid of humans and Pandora's indigenous humanoid race, the Na'vi. This human-Na'vi hybrid - a fully living, breathing body that resembles the Na'vi but possesses the individual human's thoughts, feelings and personality - is known as an "avatar." In his new avatar form, Jake can once again walk. His mission is to interact with and infiltrate the Na'vi with the hope of enlisting their help - or at least their acquiescence -- in mining the ore. A beautiful Na'vi female, Neytiri, saves Jake's life - reluctantly - because even in his avatar body, Jake represents to her the human encroachment on the Na'vi's unspoiled world. As Jake's relationship with Neytiri deepens, along with his respect for the Na'vi, he faces the ultimate test as he leads an epic conflict that will decide nothing less than the fate of an entire world.

Crew

David Abbott

Digital Effects Artist

Heather Abels

Matte Painter

John Aberdein

Software Engineer

Gino Acevedo

Art Director

Lilia Acevedo

Set Costumer

Holly Acton

Digital Effects Artist

Ian Adams

Digital Effects Artist

Ryan Adams

Special Effects Technician

Taipua Adams

Electrician

Richard Addison-wood

Software Engineer

Dr. Jonathan Adler

Advisor

Michael Aerni

Animator

Jeremy Agamata

Digital Effects Artist

Gustav Ahren

Modelmaker

Matt Aitken

Cg Supervisor

Christine Albers

Compositing Supervisor

Alexis Alexander

Assistant

Bradley Alexander

Cg Supervisor

Candice Alger

Visual Effects Producer

Marco Alicea

Sound

Sean Allan

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Belinda Allen

Matte Painter

Greg Allen

Stage Manager

Jacqui Allen

Assistant Art Director

Ruben Allen

Assistant Set Dresser

Stan Alley

Visual Effects

Greg Allison

Props

Jon Allitt

Animation Supervisor

Antonio Almaraz

Costume Supervisor

Shadi Almassizadeh

Cg Supervisor

Laia Alomar

Visual Effects

Richie Alonso

Makeup Artist

Alex Alvarez

Art Department

Chris Alviani

Driver

Colin Alway

Digital Effects Artist

Juan Antonio Amblés

Animation Director

Ron Ames

Visual Effects Producer

Hank Amos

Stunts

Katarzyna Ancuta

Digital Effects Artist

Dave Anderson

Lighting Technician

Raine Anderson

Digital Effects Artist

Ross Anderson

Special Effects Technician

Matthew Andrews

Rigging Gaffer

Malcolm Angell

Production Coordinator

Stella Angelova

Stunts

Francois Antoine

Digital Effects Artist

Nicholas Antunovic

Props

Jeffrey Apczynski

Art Department

Greg Aprahamian

Models

Christine Arboit

Animation Director

Ryan Arcus

Layout Artist

Anthony Arendt

Camera Operator

Georgy Arevshatov

Digital Effects Artist

Elisabeth Arko

Digital Effects Artist

Joakim Arnesson

Digital Effects Artist

Jane Arthorp

Digital Effects Artist

Kayne Asher

Dolly Grip

Peter Ashford

Propman

Manasi Ashish

Visual Effects

Clare Ashton

Visual Effects Editor

Daniel Ashton

Film Lab

Marc Ashton

Assistant Director

Mia Askew

Digital Effects Artist

Oliver Askew

Camera

Myles Asseter

Modelmaker

José E Astacio Jr.

Art Department

Graham Aston

Welder

Atanas Atanasov

Modelmaker

Kevin Atkinson

Software Engineer

John Yehia Atrouni

Tailor

Aymeric Aute

Cgi Artist

Yvonne Autridge

Costumes

Derrick Auyoung

Animation Director

Jarrod Avalos

Visual Effects

Alvise Avati

Animator

Sergio Ayrosa

Digital Effects Artist

Andrew Ayrton

Best Boy

Glen Ayrton

Rigging Electrician

Adam Azmy

Digital Effects Artist

Jean Luc Azzis

Matte Painter

Karlo Babakhanian

Special Effects Assistant

Kat Bachert

Production Assistant

Buffy Bailey

Digital Effects Artist

Sarah Bailey-harper

Special Effects Technician

Michael Bain

Digital Effects Artist

Christopher Scott Baker

Set Designer

Jeffrey Baker

Visual Effects Editor

Felix Balbas

Animation Director

Robert Baldwin

Digital Effects Artist

Ido Banai

Visual Effects

Danielle Baneham

Set Production Assistant

Richard Baneham

Animation Supervisor

Marco Barbati

Animation Director

Michele Barber

Makeup Artist

Leigh Barbier

Digital Effects

Rebecca Barbour

Visual Effects Producer

Simone Bargetze

Stunts

Alex Barker

Rotoscope Animator

Wayne Barlowe

Concept Artist

Lloyd Lee Barnett

Digital Effects Artist

Billy Barnhart

Visual Effects

Joshua Barraud

Props

Ned Barraud

Digital Effects Artist

Phil Barrenger

Animation Director

Daniel Barrett

Animator

Michel Barriere

Compositing Supervisor

Leonard Barrit

Art Department

Jacob Barrow

Layout Artist

Teresa Barsali

Visual Effects Editor

Bruce Bartley

Driver

Daryl Bartley

Visual Effects

Yuri Bartoli

Visual Effects

David Basalla

Animation Director

Tom Baskaya

Digital Effects Artist

Nick Bassett

Art Director

Seb Bast

Production Assistant

Lorenzo Basurto

Animation Director

Addison Bath

Animation Director

Maria K. Battle

Assistant Director

Michael Bauer

Music Editor

Peter Baustaedter

Matte Painter

Rob Bavin

Art Director

Jason Beale

Other

Matthew Beale

Modelmaker

Paul Beaudry

Graphic Artist

Olivier Beaulieu

Digital Effects Artist

Aaron Beck

Visual Effects Designer

Lyse Beck

Matte Painter

Lizi Bedford

Visual Effects Producer

Kathleen Beeler

Digital Effects Artist

Dan Bennett

Props

David Bennett

Visual Effects Editor

James Bennett

Animator

Mannix Bennett

Matte Painter

Grant Bensley

Production Manager

Michael Bentitou

Digital Effects Artist

Kristin Berbae

Assistant

Roger Ames Berger

Digital Effects Artist

Niki Bern

Digital Effects Artist

Dick Bernstein

Music Editor

Jeremy Berruel

Modelmaker

Gabrielle Bertogg

3-D Models

Didier Bertrand

Digital Effects Artist

Louise Bertrand

Visual Effects

Jamie Beswarick

Props

Jarnail Bhachu

Digital Effects Artist

Pravin Bhat

Software Engineer

Shweta Bhatnagar

Layout Artist

Hannah Bianchini

Production Manager

Eric Bidinger

Color

Erik Bierens

Camera

Walt Bigelow

Color

Michael Bigger

Makeup Artist

Francis Biggs

Stand-In

Jason Billington

Digital Effects Artist

Graham Binding

Animator

Daniel Birt

On-Set Dresser

Stacy Bissell

Production Coordinator

Sean Bittinger

Software Engineer

Brad Blackbourn

Layout Artist

Vaughn R Bladen

Driver

Raphaele Blanchard

Digital Effects Artist

Thomas Bland

Digital Effects Artist

Dan Blank

Digital Effects Artist

Sarah Blank

Digital Effects Artist

Christopher Blazick

Rendering Artist

Jeremy Bloch

Digital Effects Artist

Aurore De Blois

Digital Effects Artist

Jennifer Bloomfield

Digital Effects Artist

Rufus Blow

Animation Director

Richard Bluck

Director Of Photography

Richard Bluck

Camera Operator

Richard Bluff

Matte Painter

Mike Boden

Rotoscope Animator

Tamara Bogdanovic

Visual Effects Editor

Bruno Du Bois

Set Production Assistant

Shaun Bolton

Assistant Set Dresser

Philip Boltt

Visual Effects

Eric Bon

Props

Chris Bond

Visual Effects Supervisor

Frank Bonniwell

3-D Animator

Alessandro Bonora

Modelmaker

David Booth

Special Effects Technician

Nick Booth

Digital Effects

Paul Booth

Costume Coordinator

Bob Bornstein

Music

Rene Borst

Matte Painter

Nicole Bossier

Production Assistant

Chris Boswell

Caterer

Jacob Botting

Stage Manager

Maryse Bouchard

Digital Effects Artist

Antoine Bouthors

Software Engineer

Katreena Erin Bowell

Digital Effects Artist

Charlotte Bowie

Props

Chantelle Bowkett

Costumes

Ron Bowman

Digital Effects Artist

Stephan Bowman

Post-Production

Matt Boyer

Visual Effects

Christopher Boyes

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Christopher Boyes

Supervising Sound Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Avatar - Aufbruch nach Pandora (Special Edition)
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adventure
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Hercules Campus, Playa Vista, California, USA; New Zealand; Los Angeles, California, USA; Oahu, Hawaii, USA; Kauai, Hawaii, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 42m

Award Wins

Best Cinematography

2010
Mauro Fiore

Best Visual Effects

2010
Joe Letteri

Best Visual Effects

2010
Stephen Rosenbaum

Best Visual Effects

2010
Richard Baneham

Best Visual Effects

2010
Andrew Jones

Award Nominations

Best Original Score

2009
James Horner

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of six 2009 awards including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Feature Motion Picture, Best Single Visual Effect of the Year, Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture, Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Feature Motion Picture, Outstanding Models & Miniatures in a Feature Motion Picture and Outstanding Created Environment in a Feature Motion Picture by the Visual Effects Society (VES).

Winner of the 2009 award for Excellence in Production Design for a Fantasy Film by the Art Directors Guild (ADG).

Winner of two 2009 Golden Reel Awards including Best Music and Best Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).

Winner of two 2009 Orange Awards including Best Production Design and Best Special Visual Effects by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Released in United States Winter December 18, 2009

Released in United States on Video April 22, 2010

The film features six computer-generated "actors," also known as "synthespians."

The project was to shoot back to back with Cameron's "Battle Angel," however "Battle Angel" was put on the back-burner due to script changes.

Released in United States Winter December 18, 2009 (4000+ including 2000+ Digital 3D locations)

Released in United States on Video April 22, 2010

Nominated for the 2009 award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film by the Directors Guild of America (DGA).