Technology Brings Muppets Back to the Big Screen

Nvidia graphics processors from Silicon Valley were used to make the movie.

By Scott Budman
|  Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011  |  Updated 5:28 PM PDT
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Look Effects walks a fine line with this movie - not too over the top with the FX, but enough to let the movie makers have fun, blow up Mount Rushmore, etc.

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Look Effects walks a fine line with this movie - not too over the top with the FX, but enough to let the movie makers have fun, blow up Mount Rushmore, etc.

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When you think special effects and movies, you probably visualize a car chase, interstellar explosion, or the movie "300." 

How about cuddly puppets?

"The Muppets" hits theatres with a big dose of technology; not enough to overwhelm the screen, but enough, as special effects house Look Effects puts it, to "feel like, even though, little green frogs don't run around and talk to people, that it's there, in that environment."

Look Effects walks a fine line with this movie - not too over the top with the FX, but enough to let the movie makers have fun, blow up Mount Rushmore, etc.  The company's computers are powered by graphics processors from Silicon Valley's Nvidia - further evidence that when Hollywood needs an effect, it turns its eye to the north.

Scott, who remembers “The Muppet Show,” is on Twitter:  @scottbudman

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