How Disney partnered with AVATAR filmmakers for Pandora – The World of Avatar

In just over a month Pandora – The World of Avatar will start previewing to its first guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. If it seems like forever since the idea of an Avatar-land was announced by Disney CEO BOb Staggs, it has been almost 6 years, which is a long time for theme park development. Since then Walt Disney Imagineering has been working closely with Lightstorm Entertainment and Avatar producers James Cameron and Jon Landau to bring their digital vision of the planet into a fully realized real world space.

In a new video, Djuan Rivers, vice president of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, introduces a few of the creative forces behind Pandora – The World of Avatar:

I don’t know about you, but I’m even more excited to walk-through this world they created. So many new places and vistas to explore.

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2 thoughts on “How Disney partnered with AVATAR filmmakers for Pandora – The World of Avatar

  1. Kitty

    I’d love to see an article about how Disney, the company with the largest franchise stable in the industry, came to a decision to go outside the company for a park theme.

    Obviously Avatar has a style that can be adapted to the outdoors of Animal Kingdom. But it’s also a franchise that spiked huge in the box office but immediately lost any lasting fan interest. (Seriously. Even people who claim to be fans of the movie can’t name off five Avatar characters. And no, saying “Sigourney Weaver” doesn’t count)

    I’m not saying he land will be bad. The imagineeers are far too talented to get it wrong. But Disney Park space is so limited that it seems like a terrible partnership idea.

  2. Angela keehnen

    Hi am from the Netherlands and we visit you the first week of July, we cannot wait to walk through Pandora, it looks magical❤️

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