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Avatar is a 2009 science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, starring Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldaņa, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver. It was made by Lightstorm Entertainment and released by 20th Century Fox on December 18, 2009. The film is set in the year 2154 on Pandora, a fictional Earth-like moon in a distant planetary system. Humans are engaged in mining Pandora's reserves of a precious mineral, while the Na'vi — the sapient and sentient race of humanoids indigenous to the moon — resist the colonists' expansion, which threatens the continued existence of the Na'vi and the Pandoran ecosystem. The film's title refers to the remotely controlled, genetically engineered human-Na'vi bodies used by the film's human characters to interact with the natives.
Avatar had been in development since 1994 by James Cameron, who wrote a 114-page scriptment for the film. Filming was supposed to take place after the completion of Titanic, and the film would have been released in 1999, but according to James Cameron, "technology needed to catch up" with his vision of the film. In early 2006, James Cameron developed the script, the language, and the culture of Pandora. He has stated that if Avatar is successful, two sequels to the film are planned.

The film was first titled Project 880, and was released in traditional 2D and 3D formats, along with an IMAX 3D release in selected theaters. The film is estimated to have cost over $300 million to produce, and another estimated $200 million for the distribution and other costs, thus totaling to about half a billion dollars. Avatar is being touted as a breakthrough in terms of filmmaking technology, for its development of 3D viewing and stereoscopic filmmaking with cameras that were specially designed for the film's production. Opening to critical acclaim, it earned an estimated $27 million on its opening day and an estimated $77,025,481 domestically its opening weekend. Worldwide, the film grossed an estimated $232,180,000 its opening weekend, the ninth largest opening-weekend gross of all time, and the largest for a non-franchise, non-sequel and original film. It is also considered to be a front-runner for awards and nominations at the 82nd Academy Awards. So far, it has been nominated to 4 Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture - Drama. The film was rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking.

The movie has grossed over $1 billion worldwide, a feat only four other films have managed. As of January 7, 2010 Avatar is the second-highest grossing film of all time, surpassed only by Titanic.

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It's time to change the AVATAR-Fan-Art's Avatar! So all you lovely folks out there, log out of your link pods, get up and feed your real body some real food, take a break from Eywa and sit in front of your computer and have fun! All submissions will have a special folder created for them and the winner will receive a full deviant feature!

So get up, get at 'em, and have fun designing the new face of Avatar-Fan-Art!
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D-CDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wopila tanka for the accept !!:D (Big Grin) 
DeathsDoor4242564 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:dance: Thanks for the accept
irisuediting Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do u need to be a member to submit work?
masonday Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
OniGojirakaiju Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Fellas, news has it that there will be a new addition to the sequels. Avatar 2,3, and now 4. Sigourney Weaver confirmed this and Avatar 2 release for 2015.
jkidd222 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Um the description about avatar is wrong it IS the highest grossing movie of all time with $2.5 and titanic 2nd with $1.5
jkidd222 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for letting me join this wonderful group ^^
Tandenfee Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for letting me join and submit my art :)
TheWinterBunny Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Thanks for letting me join! Just curious, why can't I submit my art and photography to any of the folders other than featured??
tansyuduri Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Writer
Hello I was wondering if anyone would be interested in entering my friend's contest [link]
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