Set in the future on a moon named Pandora, Avatar tells the story of man's attempts to trick an indigenous population into letting humans mine a precious resource. Every second of this nearly three-hour epic story was born in Cameron's imagination. With a team of 3,000 people and 10,000 computers, Cameron pushed the limits of filmmaking and helped invent new 3D technology to bring his fantasy world to life. Four and a half years later, Cameron's vision became a reality on the big screen.
Avatar also prompted Oprah and Stedman to do something they haven't tried since the 1990s—go to the movies! "We haven't been out to a movie since Dances with Wolves. That is the honest to the goodness truth," she says. "All I can say after seeing this movie [is] 'wowie kazowie.' I have never seen anything like that movie."