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10 Year Anniversary Event
General Information

December 18, 2019



The 10 Year Anniversary Event was a 24 hour live stream event held on Twitter on December 18, 2019 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of the film Avatar in cinemas.[1]

As a sign of appreciation of Avatar fans worldwide, producer Jon Landau announced a live stream with interviews and unreleased behind-the-scenes footage on December 11, 2019 on Twitter. [2] The event would start at midnight EST one week later. Followers were asked to send in questions that they would like the film's cast and crew to answer.

On December 18, 2019 at 12:00am EST, the 24 hour live stream started. It was accompanied by many posts on the official Twitter page which contained teasers and clips from the stream.

Stream Content Edit

The stream started with James Cameron giving a short introduction. The rest of the stream consisted of pre-recorded clips of Q&As and reflections with cast and crew, concept art, featurettes, behind-the-scenes shots, a pre-production photoshoot and the original Avatar film trailer. Most of the clips were streamed repeatedly during the 24 hours.

Intro Edit

James Cameron starts the stream for the 10th anniversary explaining the motivation for the stream and what to expect.[3] He explains that it is meant to show appreciation for their fans. The cast and crew would answer questions posted previously on social media and give some insights on the production. He also announces that the viewer is about to see some never before released behind-the-scenes material. He concludes by thanking the viewer.

Q&As (in stream order) Edit

Members from before and behind the scenes answer questions that were posted on Twitter in the week before the stream. Every questions and answers clip features only one individual who reads out questions addressed to him/her and answers them spontaneously.

Michelle Rodriguez Edit

Richard Taylor Edit

Joe Letteri Edit

Stephen Lang Edit

Sigourney Weaver Edit

Zoë Saldana Edit

Giovanni Ribisi Edit

Sam Worthington Edit

CCH Pounder Edit

Jon Landau Edit

Deborah Scott Edit

James Cameron Edit

Laz Alonso Edit

Joel David Moore Edit

Reflections from the Cast & Crew Edit

Episode 1 [4] Edit

Episode 2 [5] Edit

Episode 3 [6] Edit

Episode 4 [7] Edit

Episode 5 [8] Edit

Episode 6 [9] Edit

Episode 7 [10] Edit

Concept Art Edit

Featurettes Edit

  • Anniversary Featurette [20]
  • Performance Capture [21]

Other Edit

  • Stream Announcement [22]
  • Avatar Pandora Rising Trailer [23]
  • Sam Worthington's Second Screen Test [24]
  • Stephen Lang's Audition [25]
  • Giovanni Ribisi's Audition [26]

Outro Edit

In the outro of the anniversary stream Zoe Saldana thanks the viewer for watching and points to the future of the franchise.[27]

List of Featured Individuals Edit

  • Alicia Vela-Bailey (Stunts/Troupe)
  • Andrew Chan (Set Designer, New Zealand)
  • Ben Procter (Concept Art Director)
  • Ben Milsom (Props, New Zealand)
  • Brigitte Yorke (Production Manager, New Zealand)
  • Buffy Bailey (Virtual Cinema Artist)
  • Carla Meyer (Dialect Coach)
  • Casey Schatz (Simulcam Supervisor)
  • CCH Pounder (Mo'at)
  • Dan Fowler (Lead Virtual Stage Operator)
  • Deborah Scott (Costume Design)
  • Dileep Rao (Max Patel)
  • Dylan Cole (Concept Art Director)
  • Eric Saindon (Visual FX Supervisor at Weta Digital)
  • Garrett Warren (Stunt Coordinator)
  • Geoff Burdick (VP Production Technologies at Lightstorm Entertainment)
  • Giovanni Ribisi (Parker Selfridge)
  • Glenn Derry (Virtual Production Supervisor)
  • Ian Joyner (Creature Concept Artist at Stan Winston Studio)
  • James Cameron (Director / Writer / Producer)
  • Joe Letteri (Senior Visual Effects Supervisor)
  • Joel David Moore (Norm Spellman)
  • Jon Landau (Producer)
  • Joseph Huira (Set Design)
  • Kevin Dorman (Acting Troupe/Tractor Operator)
  • Laz Alonso (Tsu'tey)
  • Margery Simkin (Casting Director)
  • Maria Battle-Campbell (Second Assistant Director)
  • Matt Gerald (Lyle Wainfleet)
  • Melissa Spicer (Lead Props, New Zealand)
  • Michelle Rodriguez (Trudy Chacon)
  • Paul Frommer (Na'vi Language Creator)
  • Paul Ozzimo (Set Designer)
  • Richard Baneham (Animation Supervisor)
  • Richard Taylor (Conceptual Design at Weta Workshop)
  • Rob Bavin (Art Director, New Zealand)
  • Rob Gillies (On Set Link Unit Supervisor from Weta Workshop)
  • Ryan Champney (Simulcam Technical Director from Giant Studios)
  • Sam Worthington (Jake Sully)
  • Scott Patton (Key Character Designer at Stan Winston Studios)
  • Sigourney Weaver (Grace Augustine)
  • Simon Bright (Art Director, New Zealand)
  • Stephen Lang (Miles Quaritch)
  • Stephen Rosenbaum (Visual Effects Supervisor)
  • Steven Messing (Concept Illustrator)
  • Tim Bicio (Chief Technology Officer at Lightstorm)
  • Vanessa Cole (Assistant Art Director, New Zealand)
  • Wes Studi (Eytukan)
  • Zachary Fannin]] (Graphic Designer)
  • Zoë Saldana (Neytiri)


  1. Live stream recording
  2. Live Stream Announcement
  3. Intro with James Cameron
  4. Reflections from the Cast & Crew Ep. 1
  5. Reflections from the Cast & Crew Ep. 2
  6. Reflections from the Cast & Crew Ep. 3
  7. Reflections from the Cast & Crew Ep. 4
  8. Reflections from the Cast & Crew Ep. 5
  9. Reflections from the Cast & Crew Ep. 6
  10. Reflections from the Cast & Crew Ep. 7
  11. Battle Concept Art
  12. Bioluminescence Concept Art
  13. Characters Design Process
  14. Creatures Concept Art
  15. Floating Mountains Concept Art
  16. Hell's Gate Concept Art
  17. Hometree Concept Art
  18. Rainforest Concept Art
  19. Vehicles Concept Art
  20. Anniversary Featurette
  21. Performance Capture
  22. Stream Announcement
  23. Avatar Pandora Rising Trailer
  24. Sam Worthington's Second Screen Test
  25. Stephen Lang's Audition
  26. Giovanni Ribisi's Audition
  27. Outro

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