Canadian TV premiere of Avatar on Sunday – win a prize pack!

Avatar will make its Canadian broadcast television debut on CHCH TV and Montreal’s Métro14 on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 8pm ET. “It’s the biggest television event to hit TV screens in many years, and we’re proud to have the exclusive broadcast rights,” said Romen Podzyhun, CEO of Channel Zero Inc. “It’s fitting that the Canadian broadcast premiere of Avatar, created by Niagara Region’s own James Cameron, takes place on his hometown TV station CHCH.” Starring Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Sigourney Weaver (Grace), Zoe Saldana (Neytiri), Stephen Lang (Colonel Miles Quaritch), Michelle Rodriguez (Trudy Chacon), and Giovanni Ribisi (Parker Selfridge), Avatar was the highest grossing film ever released with estimated box office sales of $2.8 billion to date.

Viewers planning on tuning into Avatar are encouraged to engage with others through Twitter at #CHCHAvatar. You can win an Avatar prize pack, including a T-shirt, keychain, extended collector’s edition 3-disc DVD set and the hardcover book The Art of Avatar by commenting here or on Tribute’s Facebook page telling us what you like best about Avatar (which scene, which character, etc.), or if you haven’t seen it, whether you plan to watch it on TV and what you’re most looking forward to about it.

Update: We have a winner! Congratulations to Neil Wyborn and thanks to everyone who entered!

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  1. Joy • May 1, 2012 @ 9:05 AM

    This is my husband’s favourite movie – he can watch it over & over again – i love the special effects, but have yet to sit through the whole thing – maybe we will watch it together on Sunday 🙂

  2. Walt Tanner • May 1, 2012 @ 9:13 AM

    Its the modern day version of Pocahontas. I love the special effects, especially the improvement over facial movements of 3D characters.

  3. Antonio • May 1, 2012 @ 9:23 AM

    I’m deffinitely planning on watching Avatar on tv when it premieres. I heard such good things about the film that I can’t hardly wait to watch it. I know I’ll become an instant fan of the film cus I’ve always loved films in this genre. So winning the prize pack would just mean everything to me 🙂

  4. Ken Yuen • May 1, 2012 @ 9:35 AM

    I love the scene where he saw his brother’s avatar in the tube, and also the one where he gets to be his brother’s avatar and walk/run again.

  5. Kathy Stacey • May 1, 2012 @ 9:37 AM

    Avatar was an amazing movie, it is spiritually moving, visually stunning, and emotionally stirring. The nature scenes are nothing more than magical.

  6. Kamlesh Patel • May 1, 2012 @ 9:45 AM

    This is one of the best films I have ever seen . I cannot wait to rewatch this film again

  7. Monique Beaulne • May 1, 2012 @ 9:54 AM

    I love the scene where the things that look like jelly fish things land all over him and the girl avatar becomes amazed and not afraid of him any more and runs and frolics with him and takes him back to meet his people and then gets in trouble with the tribe. But the queen comes and makes it all right …. And yes I will be watching it on tv !!

  8. jamie yorke • May 1, 2012 @ 9:56 AM

    great movie watched it a few times now and have the game for ps3 so great all around

  9. Sandra P • May 1, 2012 @ 10:44 AM

    Havent seen it yet plan to watch on Sunday

  10. nat radford • May 1, 2012 @ 10:45 AM

    I haven’t seen this movie as I was ill when my hubby & son went to see it but I was told that it was amazing and I am very much looking forward to seeing it.

  11. AgnesM • May 1, 2012 @ 10:48 AM

    I haven’t seen Avatar but I think it’s a good bet that we’ll be watching it this weekend!

  12. James C • May 1, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

    I wrote my last ever exam of my undergrad on this movie. The fact that my 3 hour exam was based on Avatar made it much better. I’m totally going to watch this on Sunday.

  13. caroline c • May 1, 2012 @ 11:19 AM

    the movie was awesome. looking forward to see
    it again on Sunday. Well worth the watch.

  14. Craig Miller • May 1, 2012 @ 11:50 AM

    Yeah I was blown away when I saw this movie the first time. The special effects are amazing but it was the human interest story that really intrigued me. that’s what seperated it from being ‘just another special effects movie’.

  15. Gifty • May 1, 2012 @ 11:55 AM

    This was an awesome! I can’t wait to see it again as I only saw it in theatres!

  16. Gifty • May 1, 2012 @ 11:56 AM

    hehe . . . I meant movie*

  17. Neal • May 1, 2012 @ 12:01 PM

    An amazing triumph in motion capture technology and filming. The 3-D is the best I’ve ever seen and nothing done since has compared. The landscapes are my favourite part of the movie. They’re so expansive it really takes you to another place when watching the movie.

  18. Hal Jenner • May 1, 2012 @ 12:13 PM

    I have not seen it so am looking forward to the whole experience of it. Seems I am one of the few in the world who haven’t seen it.

  19. Cate Klassen • May 1, 2012 @ 1:15 PM

    i like the scene when he tames the mountain banshee 🙂

  20. Marlene Unruh • May 1, 2012 @ 1:19 PM

    The whole family loves this.

  21. BungeeBall • May 1, 2012 @ 1:50 PM

    I havn’t seen it and I probably won’t have time to watch it on TV. But if I win the prize pack I will for sure be checking it out. 🙂

  22. Janet • May 1, 2012 @ 1:54 PM

    I am looking forward to seeing the special effects. I cannot wait for the television movie to see the “experience” of Avatar.

  23. Jonathan C • May 1, 2012 @ 3:52 PM

    Dragons, dragons dragons! They are just too cool!

  24. R. Post • May 1, 2012 @ 4:56 PM

    Looking forward to seeing it on TV this weekend! Heard great reviews about it!

  25. Lynne • May 1, 2012 @ 5:13 PM

    I love the vibrant colors of the movie. With regards to the best part of the movie for me, is when Jake Sully finally gets to ride the Toruk. It was exhilerating. I still am yet to watch the movie on HD with big sound. Looking forward to that.

  26. Mark • May 1, 2012 @ 7:17 PM

    The special effects bring the landscape to life.

  27. nicki poulos • May 1, 2012 @ 7:46 PM

    Never had a chance to see it in theatres – am looking forward to seeing it on Sunday!
    I haven’t see a GOOD movie for a long time!

  28. LS Watson • May 1, 2012 @ 9:06 PM

    I loved the whole movie. I can’t pick just one part. I was glued to the screen the whole time.

  29. Annie Lachance • May 1, 2012 @ 9:23 PM

    Great movie!

  30. Vincent Lavoie • May 1, 2012 @ 9:23 PM

    Best movie ever!

  31. Brad Kinchen • May 1, 2012 @ 9:45 PM

    Really looking forward to seeing this.

  32. Carole Dube • May 1, 2012 @ 11:25 PM

    I am looking forward to watch it on TV. I never saw the movie before and heard great reviews.

  33. Garnet Leib • May 1, 2012 @ 11:49 PM

    I loved the Scenery

  34. Lori O. • May 1, 2012 @ 11:55 PM

    We watched Avatar while we waiting to go to the airport for a sad trip. The films beauty and story soothed my heart and mind. It was such a lovely film and reminded me that life is truly a cycle with both life and death and hope for connection of the two. It was a great blessing to watch this film and I would love to see it again.

  35. Craig Hinchey • May 2, 2012 @ 12:55 PM

    This is an extraordinary movie and like the best of science fiction is an allagory so there is a potent message behind all the fantastic special effects. Some would say it’s too preachy but I would counter that it’s one way to ensure that the message is getting across! I hope all those who have not yet had the plkeasure take this opportunity to see one of the verty best science fiction movies of all time! I just love this movie!

  36. Jason McFarlane • May 2, 2012 @ 4:44 PM

    It was such an amazing movie to watch on the big screen!

  37. Jess Billingsley • May 2, 2012 @ 10:02 PM

    I don’t buy a lot of movies but this is one movie I do plan on purchasing.

  38. George • May 3, 2012 @ 12:32 PM

    I never got to see Avatar, but I heard it was great. I am sure the special effects will be wonderful and I am interested in the message the movie makes about our environment.

  39. Chris • May 3, 2012 @ 8:51 PM

    This was an amazing movie – special effects were simply outstanding – worth seeing for sure.

  40. Sonny • May 3, 2012 @ 9:08 PM

    Loved the entire movie and loved Sigourney Weaver in her role in the movie.

  41. Kamla Wray • May 3, 2012 @ 9:11 PM

    Wouldn’t mind seeing it again.

  42. Julie Partaub • May 3, 2012 @ 9:43 PM

    Fantastic scene when he jumps of the cliff onto the back of the banshee.

  43. Judy Williams • May 3, 2012 @ 10:22 PM

    I’d watch this movie again, the effects were amazing!

  44. Mark Rutledge • May 4, 2012 @ 7:03 AM

    Fantastic movie. Enjoy it every time we watch it.One of the best scene -when Jake goes looking for his dragon.You’ll ride him or he’ll eat you!

  45. Jason • May 4, 2012 @ 1:40 PM

    I haven’t seen it but am looking forward to seeing the special effects on Sunday.

  46. Amanda • May 6, 2012 @ 11:25 PM

    I’m really interesting in seeing the visual effects! I’m loving it so far- have been watching it.

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