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'Avatar': Behind the scenes at Weta Digital

To celebrate the release of the Avatar Extended Collector's Edition, CNET Australia got to go behind the scenes at Weta studios to witness how the movie was made.

By Nov. 24, 2010

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'Avatar' Oscars could make Weta household name

When Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday, Weta Digital will surely get a nod for "Avatar" visual effects. Unfamiliar to many, the studio has been on top for years.

By Feb. 1, 2010

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Poll: Will you be buying the 'Avatar' 3D Blu-ray?

"Avatar" is finally available on 3D Blu-ray from October 16, but after a three-year wait is 3D still enough of a draw to warrant buying it again? Vote in CNET's poll.

By Oct. 16, 2012

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A photo tour of Hobbiton

Take an extensive tour of Hobbiton, featured in 'Lord of the Rings' and the 'Hobbit' trilogy. Hobbit holes, Bag End, The Green Dragon Inn, and more!

By Feb. 11, 2014

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Familiar names dominate Oscar visual effects nominations

While the eyes of Hollywood are focused on George Clooney, Meryl Streep, and films like "The Artist" and "The Descendants,' let's not forget the notable achievements of the visual effects Academy Award nominees, many of whom have won Oscars in the past.

By Jan. 24, 2012

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Grab a Vizio 70-inch TV for $1,699

Vizio's 70-inch E701i-A3 LED TV is going for $300 off as a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale and promises a better picture than the 60-inch version.

By Nov. 26, 2012

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ILM steps in to help finish 'Avatar' visual effects

While most of the visual effects work on the film was done by New Zealand's Weta Digital, George Lucas' ILM got the call to step in late in the game and help get the job done.

By Dec. 19, 2009

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Steampunk raygun looks amazing, does nothing

Stunningly crafted prop rayguns created by Weta Workshop designer Greg Broadmore

By Mar. 23, 2007

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Effects shop fulfills amputee's mermaid dream

Fully functional prosthetic tail might be the future of swimming for double amputees.

By Feb. 24, 2009

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'Avatar,' 'Star Trek,' 'District 9' get visual-effects Oscar nods

Although no one should be surprised about the three films that were nominated for visual effects, the folks behind '2012' are probably feeling pretty sore today.

By Feb. 2, 2010