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Avatar is a 2009 American science fiction film written, directed and produced by James Cameron. In the film's mid-22nd century setting, Earth's natural resources have been depleted and the planet is undergoing a severe energy crisis. However, humans are colonizing the planet Pandora, home of a ten-foot tall blue-skinned humanoid species called the Na'vi, and have discovered a mineral called unobtanium, whose superconductive properties can aid in resolving Earth's energy crisis. To that end, an agency called the Resources Development Administration (RDA) is carrying out a mining operation to extract unobtanium from Pandora and ship it back to Earth. In addition to the mining, Earth is also pursuing a scientific operation to explore Pandora. Because the planet's atmosphere is poisonous to human beings, the scientists interact with the environment and with the Na'vi by means of synthetic Na'vi-human hybrid bodies, the "avatars" of the title.

The main character of the film is Jake Sully, an avatar operator who is working as a security guard in support of the scientific operation. In the course of his interactions with the Na'vi, he meets and falls in love with Neytiri, the daughter of her clan's spiritual leader. Jake later learns that the mining operations are a threat to the Na'vi, and finds his loyalties divided when he learns that the RDA are planning an attack on the Na'vi. When conflict breaks out, Jake switches allegiance and fights on the side of the Na'vi. Following the Na'vi victory, Jake's consciousness is permanently transferred into his avatar body and he begins a new life as a Na'vi.

Avatar was well-received by critics and audiences alike and became one of the highest-grossing films of all time, second only to Gone with the Wind (with box office receipts adjusted for inflation). The film was praised for its ground-breaking visual effects and won an Academy Award award in that category, as well as two others. Four sequels are planned and are anticipated to be released in the early-to-mid 2020s.

References[edit]

Television episodes[edit]

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
Avatar parody couch gag.png 22 470 "The Fool Monty" The couch gag is a parody of Avatar.
I Can Say It In Navi Or Klingon.png 474 "Moms I'd Like to Forget" When Comic Book Guy is asked to tell the story of how Bart got the scar on his hand, he initially refuses: "The answer is no! And I can say it in Na'vi or Klingon."
In the Na'vi.png 23 489 "Treehouse of Horror XXII" The "In the Na'vi" segment is a parody of Avatar.
Avatar parody couch gag.png 507 "Ned 'n' Edna's Blend Agenda" The Avatar parody couch gag appears again.
Little Black eBook.png 25 548 "Days of Future Future" In the future, one of the women's pictures in Bart's "Little Black eBook" is of Neytiri.

Comic stories[edit]

Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
Neytiri.png Chief Wiggum's Felonious Funnies 1 Future Cop! Chief Wiggum has a dream where he is a cop in the future and is putting down a riot at a space jail. In reality, however, he's attacking costumed attendees at the Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con. One of the convention-goers seen fleeing in panic is costumed as Neytiri.

Books[edit]

Picture Book Reference
Table of Geeky Delights.jpg Lisa Simpson's Guide to Geek Chic One of the elements on Lisa's Table of Geeky Delights is Nv for the Na'vi.

Twitter[edit]

Account Date Tweet
HomerJSimpson March 6, 2010 I wish the technology in "Avatar" was real. That way, I could make a ten-foot blue version of myself sit through that stupid movie. #oscars
ComicBookGuy July 26, 2014 The laundry bleached my "Dr. Manhattan" thong white, so now I'm forced to go to the Masquerade as "Na'vi Baby Huey". #SDCC #FOXSDCC

Common cast and crew[edit]

Crew[edit]

Picture Name Role in Avatar Role on The Simpsons
Gary Burritt Negative cutter. Negative cutter for The Simpsons Movie.
Elin Carlson.jpg Elin Carlson Chorus (uncredited). Featured singer in The Simpsons Movie (sang in the love scene with Homer and Marge).
Derek Casari Stage sound engineer (uncredited). Dialogue engineer for The Simpsons Movie; facilities engineer for The Simpsons Game.
Sandy De Crescent Music contractor. Music contractor for The Simpsons Movie and for the album The Simpsons Movie: The Music.
Sean England Foley recordist; foley mixer (uncredited). Foley recordist for The Simpsons Movie; worked with Skywalker Sound for The Simpsons Game.
Luke Dunn Geilmuda Supervising foley editor. Sound effects editor for The Simpsons Movie.
Kevin Globerman Digital score recordist. Digital recordist for The Simpsons Movie and the album The Simpsons Movie: The Music; ProTools operator for The Simpsons Game.
Tom Lalley Re-recording engineer. Re-recording engineer for The Simpsons Movie.
Tim Lauber.jpg Tim Lauber Recordist. Sound recordist from Season 16 to present; dialogue recordist for The Simpsons Movie.
Stuart McCowan.jpg Stuart McCowan ADR editor. Sound effects editor for The Simpsons Movie.
Shannon Mills.jpg Shannon Mills Sound effects editor. Sound effects editor for The Simpsons Movie.
Cheryl Nardi Dialogue editor. Dialogue editor for The Simpsons Movie.
Andy Nelson.jpg Andy Nelson Re-recording mixer. Sound mixer for The Simpsons Movie.
Eric Oliver Virtual cinema artist. Character layout artist in Season 16 and Season 17.
Jim Passon Lab color timer. Lab color timer for The Simpsons Movie.
Frank Rinella Foley mixer. Foley mixer for The Simpsons Movie; worked with Skywalker Sound for The Simpsons Game.
Peter Rotter Music contractor. Music contractor for The Simpsons Movie and for the album The Simpsons Movie: The Music; conductor and contractor for Seasons 29 and 30 of the show.
Denis St. Amand Music engineer. Music engineer for The Simpsons Movie.
Christopher Scarabosio Sound effects editor. Additional re-recording mixer for The Simpsons Movie.
John Soukup.jpg John Soukup Sound transfer (uncredited). Sound engineer for the Season 28 episode "Dogtown".
Tom Steel Stage manager. Stage manager for The Simpsons Movie and for the album The Simpsons Movie: The Music.
Dennie Thorpe Foley artist. Foley artist for The Simpsons Movie; worked with Skywalker Sound for The Simpsons Game.
Jana Vance Foley artist. Foley artist for The Simpsons Movie; worked with Skywalker Sound for The Simpsons Game.
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle Supervising sound editor. Supervising sound editor for The Simpsons Movie.

External Links[edit]

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