Sneak preview of the new Avatar Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

In the video above, James Cameron and Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde highlight the creative work underway on the AVATAR-inspired land coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Joe said when the AVATAR-inspired land is completed, it’ll be a transformational experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Read more on the Disney Parks Blog.

Avatar actor Sam Worthington was recently on the breakfast show for Australian radio station Nova 96.9 (hat tip to Yahoo!), where he revealed that Avatar 2 will begin shooting by October 2014, with the third and fourth installment filming immediately thereafter; in total, principal photography should amount to about a year in length. The Avatar 2 portion of production could be the most physically strenuous for Worthington and his fellow cast members (including, Zoe Saldana back as Neytiri), since that film is supposed to take place in no small amount in the oceans of Pandora – and thus, will require revolutionary motion capture photography to create the all-digital underwater environment (just ask Sandra Bullock and George Clooney how easy it was acting in the similar all-digital version of space during production on Gravity), according to Screenrant.

While Avatar remains popular it does have a few detractors – check out this video:

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