Antz, a Dream Works film was produced in 1998. The way they produced this film was by using computer graphics. The first step to making Antz was to sketch many different expressions of cartoon-like ants. Producer Aron Warner said, "As the cast was set, the characters were designed to represent the actors playing them-not look like them, but reflect their personalities. One thing we did not want was caricatures of the actors." Once they improved the characters they built clay models of each one of them, for a more "real" effect and after that they were digitized. They shot a video of each one of the performers recording their voices to capture the emotion and hand movements. There were over 300 separate control elements on the characters faces, made up of individual eye rotations, lid controls, bone movement, and muscle contractions.
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