Inside the World of Avatar, an exhibit at the D23 fan expo in Anaheim, California, displayed models, costumes, props and more from the 2009 film Avatar, as well as from the creation of Pandora -- The World of Avatar, a land at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida.
The world of Avatar burst into being with the 2009 movie, but four sequels are coming, beginning in 2021. The original movie was nominated for nine Oscars, and won three -- best art direction, best visual effects, and best cinematography.
This bust of a Na'vi child was one of many used to finalize the design of the characters. The Na'vi are the species that live on Pandora, and stand 10 feet tall, with blue skin.
In the film, humans operate "avatars" of themselves to explore the planet of Pandora, whose atmosphere is poisonous to humans. This bust, of the Na'vi avatar of Dr. Norm Spellman (played by Joel David Moore), wasn't created with clay like the other busts in the exhibit. Instead, it was made with 3D model-building computer software, then printed and painted.
Sigourney Weaver's character, Dr. Grace Augustine, is head of the Avatar program and Jake's mentor. Her notebook is on display. It shows the character's notes on Pandoran flora, and was seen in the film.