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Astana, Kazakhstan • 20 December 2022

Behind the Scenes: Kazakh Dubbing of Avatar Sequel

James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water premieres in Kazakhstan on December 15

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What was the most challenging part about dubbing Avatar: the Way of Water?

There are a lot of characters who got enough screen time to really shine. Our task was to do the same thing in Kazakh.

Shakh-Murat Ordabayev, the voice-over director

A lot of people think that dubbing is about altering the voice. But voice over is acting. The voice will come out the way it should only if the actor truly lives out the role.

Shekhnaza Kyzykhanova, an actress at the Zhastar theater and the voice of Neytiri
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