Motion capture has revolutionized the art of animation in films tremendously, but no more so than in the film trilogy, Lord of the Rings. Of course, one of the reasons the scenes with Gollum work so well is that Andy Serkis himself is very lithe and able to bounce around quite well on the rocks and sets of the movie. The technology will be used again for his appearance in the two part prequel, The Hobbit, due later this December and next. As for a film achievement made virtually entirely from motion-capture, I still have to say Polar Express was extraordinary, if somewhat stiff and rigid. Adventures of TinTin this past year, is a little better but still hasn't improved much on the facial rigidity.