Dufflepuds May Be CGI

Posted June 23, 2009 8:32 pm by fantasia_kitty

Angus Bickerton, Visual Effects Supervisor for the Dawn Treader.

Angus Bickerton, Visual Effects Supervisor for the Dawn Treader.

There is a tiny bit of interesting news about The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Dufflepuds, thanks to Lee Ravitz’s resume. His resume states “Role: Dufflepud (Green Screen VFX Test Shots Only) / Production: Voyage of the Dawn Treader / Director: Angus Bickerton.”

This is intriguing because it implies a few things: First, based on the fact Lee Ravitz is doing green screen tests, it seems the Dufflepuds will be CGI created rather than hiring little people to act in the roles like Trumpkin and Nikabrik. Second, Lee Ravitz, according to his profile is 5′ 9″ so it looks like they could be making the Dufflepuds in a similar way to Gimli in Lord of the Rings. Whether they’ll film actors and shrink them down or have the Dufflepuds fully CGI remains to be seen.

And finally, just as a side note, Angus Bickerton is the Visual Effects Supervisor for the Dawn Treader.

You can check out Lee Ravitz’s resume here.

Huge thanks to icarus for the heads up!