Cool! EVERYTHING you want to know about Avatar in new video

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

A new 23-minute making-of video for James Cameron's Avatar has gone live online, with a full look at the creation of the epic hit movie, below.

"Creating the World of Pandora"—now on Yahoo!—compiles what we know about the production of the award-winning film in one video, which we expect will be an extra on the eventual Blu-ray/DVD.

The video takes a close look at the designs, landscapes, creatures, military hardware, sets and costumes in the film; casting decisions; and the secrets behind the 3-D motion and performance capture, which required a surprising amount of physical performance from the movie's stars (not to mention learning the fictional Na'vi language).

We also learn a lot about the tech Cameron used, including his innovative "virtual camera" system and his 3-D digital camera rigs.

The video includes ample interviews with Cameron, producer Jon Landau, members of Cameron's creative crew and cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver.

It's also nice to see the late Stan Winston, if only briefly.

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