AVATAR to Arrive at DisneySeptember 21, 2011 By: Jesse Uruchima
|(c) Avatar - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide|
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide has come to an agreement with James Cameron and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the world of AVATAR to life. Disney will partner with Cameron and producing partner Jon Landau to create an opportunity for park guests to explore the AVATAR world of Pandora. Disney plans to build the land at Walt Disney World, within the Animal Kingdom Park. Construction is expected to begin by 2013.
Robert A. Iger, president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, said, “James Cameron is a groundbreaking filmmaker and gifted storyteller who shares our passion for creativity, technological innovation and delivering the best experience possible. With this agreement, we have the extraordinary opportunity to combine James’ talent and vision with the imagination and expertise of Disney.”
James Cameron said, “AVATAR created a world which audiences can discover again and again and now, through this incredible partnership with Disney, we'll be able to bring Pandora to life like never before. With two new AVATAR films currently in development, we'll have even more locations, characters and stories to explore. I'm chomping at the bit to start work with Disney's legendary Imagineers to bring our AVATAR universe to life. Our goal is to go beyond current boundaries of technical innovation and experiential storytelling, and give park goers the chance to see, hear, and touch the world of AVATAR with an unprecedented sense of reality.”