Lightstorm Entertainment and Disney have graciously invited representatives from LearnNavi.org to attend the Global Media Event and opening of the long – awaited experience of Pandora – The World of Avatar at the Disney Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. The creators of Avatar have been great friends and amazingly supportive of the Na’vi Language Community, so a resounding IRAYO to them for this opportunity!
The Na’vi language is used extensively throughout the new Disney attraction and we hope many people will want to learn more about it after their experience. If you have found LearnNavi.org after visiting Disney’s Pandora, welcome! Here you will find just about everything you need to learn the Na’vi language, from a library of tutorials and dictionaries, to interactive and group learning sessions via Skype, Discord and Webex, to a large and helpful fan community that can assist you in your journey to learn the language of the Na’vi!
Kiwi actor Cliff Curtis has just landed the role of a lifetime – cast as a lead character in all four of James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar films.
Producer Jon Landau revealed the news exclusively to the New Zealand Herald today, saying he and Cameron were “really excited”.
“Not only is Cliff a great actor but he is a great person too,” said Landau from his Los Angeles office.
Curtis will play Tonowari, who is the leader of the Metkayina, the reef people clan.
Landau said he and Cameron, who are members of New Zealand’s screen advisory board, have followed Curtis’ career from Once Were Warriors through to Dark Horse.
“No one shines brighter than Cliff,” said Landau, adding that Curtis is “a shining example of the extraordinary creative talents from New Zealand’s film community that have drawn us to produce our films in the country”.
Curtis will join returning cast members Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver on the shoot, which will begin production at Wellington’s Stone Street Studios next year.
As Pandora: The World of AVATAR approaches its opening next month, Disney has released another behind the scenes look into this exotic land. Today the topic is on creating the lush wildlife, as well as the animals that live on the planet of Pandora. You will be able to hear and sense the animals all around you as you explore Pandora.
Guests visiting Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom have a new way to get totally immersed in the experience. The Na’vi Translator device will help guests communicate, since the Na’vi have no written language.
Using interchangeable translation cards, users can learn how to pronounce 90 Na’vi words. The set comes with 15 translation cards and additional cards can be purchased in trading card packs.
If you are interested in knowing more about the Na’vi language for Avatar, please browse through the resources here at LearnNavi.org. You will find many useful guides, tutorials and the Na’vi dictionary that is approved by the Na’vi language creator, Dr. Paul Frommer.