Does Avatar have a place in Disney’s ambitious future?

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Disney announced a virtual avalanche of updates and news for almost every one of its properties. But one of the company’s biggest franchises was strangely absent: in all the hullabaloo, where was Avatar?

There was no Avatar segment of the investor call, showing off preview images of the sequels and a logo or subtitle for Avatar 2. No news of any Avatar Disney Plus shows, or any animated spinoffs to help further expand the brand across the Disney empire. Amid more than 50 announcements covering Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar, the Na’vi were nowhere to be seen. Interconnected branding and stories has become Disney’s lifeblood, but Avatar isn’t taking part.

While not originally a Disney property, the studio acquired the rights to the James…

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