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Performance capture generally refers to the practice of capturing very subtle movements from real actors and using those in animation. Movies like Ice Age are fine without performance capture because the characters aren't realistic. The problem you run into when trying to make realistic human animations is that the human brain is wired to detect very ...


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It appears to be a stylistic decision on the part of Andy Serkis and Steven Spielberg, and is in keeping with Hollywood's fascination for Scottish accents (see the Vikings in How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek, the lack of a Welsh Smurf). Naturally, fans are up in arms about this, especially those who think he should have an English accent (specifically ...


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Yes it is actually Hergé in the flea market, he has also appeared in various Tintin comic books as a cameo appearance. Here's a list of his appearances.


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With respect to the well-intentioned conjectures others have proposed, the measurement Captain Haddock uses in the movie isn’t “400 weight”, it’s “four hundredweight”. A hundredweight is, indeed, a traditional unit of measure, equal to one-twentieth of a ton: that’s 100 pounds Avoirdupois in the US, or 112 pounds in the UK (also called an “Imperial ...


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I think performance capture is used to make animation that is more naturalistic through capturing movement from actors. This has been used with great effect where animation has to interact with live action - such as Gollum in the LoTR movies or King Kong (both using Andy Serkis as the actor), where a 'simply' animated character can be unconvincing. In this ...


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If it was an actual 400 troy oz then today January 14, 2014 with gold at 1,269 USD/oz it would be worth 507,600 USD. Based on the time period of the stories the movie is based on (1941-44) when gold was 33.85 USD/oz then it would be worth 13,540 USD or adjusted for inflation 179,218.06 USD


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Even though it's been several years since I read the stories last (maybe I should get them from my mom's), I got somewhat annoyed when I saw the movie that they mixed up several stories , and I kind of lost track of which story they were in. The full title of the movie is "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn", suggesting that it's mostly ...


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Is there another clip/movie/anything that saws what happens next? The movie was based on the based on three Hergé comic albums: The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941), The Secret of the Unicorn (1943), and Red Rackham's Treasure (1944) A sequel has been planned for some time but has been stuck in "developement hell" for a while. Latest news is (per ...


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