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28th Feb '16 2:26:42 PM nombretomado
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* Much like ''Scrubs'', there was at least a OnceAnEpisode ImagineSpot in ''AllyMcBeal''. It typically used CGI, which was extremely rare for a show like ''Ally [=McBeal=]'' (law drama) in the 1990s.
* Predating ''Scrubs'' and ''Ally [=McBeal=]'' was the 1997 ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' episode "A Nightmare on Dick Street", which featured {{Dream Sequence}}s with production values far higher than that of the actual show, including some CGI. It was a ThreeDimensionalEpisode, with said dreams originally broadcast in 3D.

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* Much like ''Scrubs'', there was at least a OnceAnEpisode ImagineSpot in ''AllyMcBeal''.''Series/AllyMcBeal''. It typically used CGI, which was extremely rare for a show like ''Ally [=McBeal=]'' (law drama) in the 1990s.
* Predating ''Scrubs'' and ''Ally [=McBeal=]'' was the 1997 ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' episode "A Nightmare on Dick Street", which featured {{Dream Sequence}}s with production values far higher than that of the actual show, including some CGI. It was a ThreeDimensionalEpisode, with said dreams originally broadcast in 3D.
17th Jan '16 2:20:00 AM DavidCowie
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* Averted by the British drama ''Film/{{Suffragette}}'', a historical drama set in the 1910s. This has nearly 200 effects shots (stitch that, Creator/MichaelBay!), but none of them are meant to be noticed by the audience. If you want modern London to look like old London, flogging the computers is a lot cheaper than hiring thousands of extras.
6th Jan '16 10:59:38 PM Doug86
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** It should be noted that while ''300'' was based on a comic by FrankMiller, the comic was more or less realistic. At least compared to the movie which had monsters and goat-boys throughout. In fact, the inclusion of the goat-boy was a ThrowItIn moment by Zack Snyder who saw a sketch by a production designer and decided to put it in.

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** It should be noted that while ''300'' was based on a comic by FrankMiller, Creator/FrankMiller, the comic was more or less realistic. At least compared to the movie which had monsters and goat-boys throughout. In fact, the inclusion of the goat-boy was a ThrowItIn moment by Zack Snyder who saw a sketch by a production designer and decided to put it in.
6th Jan '16 3:11:45 PM eroock
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* [[TakashiMiike Takashi Miike's]] film adaptation of ''Film/AceAttorney'' introduces a bizzare holographic system for projecting evidence in the courtroom that was completely absent from the original game, most likely in an effort to get the dramatic effect across when Phoenix Wright shouts "Take That!", and shoves the evidence at the witnesses' faces.

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* [[TakashiMiike Takashi Miike's]] TakashiMiike's film adaptation of ''Film/AceAttorney'' ''Film/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' introduces a bizzare bizarre holographic system for projecting evidence in the courtroom that was completely absent from the original game, most likely in an effort to get the dramatic effect across when Phoenix Wright shouts "Take That!", and shoves the evidence at the witnesses' faces.
6th Jan '16 1:20:58 PM eroock
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* ''Film/ForrestGump'': While SFX were used toward particular purposes (e.g., removing Gary Sinese's legs or inserting Tom Hanks into historical stock footage), there's also the feather BookEnds.

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* ''Film/ForrestGump'': While SFX were used toward particular purposes (e.g., removing Gary Sinese's legs or inserting Tom Hanks into historical stock footage), there's also the feather BookEnds.{{bookends}}.
28th Nov '15 11:11:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Scrubs}}'' had an ImagineSpot OnceAnEpisode. They often featured somewhat elaborate special effects. For instance, in an early episode, JD imagines that his head blows up in a scene that would be more appropriate in a horror film. It was a comedy/medical drama.

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* ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' had an ImagineSpot OnceAnEpisode. They often featured somewhat elaborate special effects. For instance, in an early episode, JD imagines that his head blows up in a scene that would be more appropriate in a horror film. It was a comedy/medical drama.
12th Sep '15 8:33:18 AM MechWarrior
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31st Dec '13 7:19:41 PM Abodos
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Contrast ObscuredSpecialEffects.
9th Nov '13 3:14:46 PM MichaelKatsuro
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* The birth of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gylKAvCa_c baby]] in ''Film/ChildrenOfMen''.

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* The birth [[spoiler:birth of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gylKAvCa_c baby]] ]] in ''Film/ChildrenOfMen''.
17th Oct '13 2:46:55 AM DougSMachina
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* A large portion of the budget for ''{{Amelie}}'' was CGI despite the fact that it was a romantic comedy. In the beginning, she is shown playing doctor with a stuffed animal as a little girl. This is a common enough scene and a real stuffed animal could easily be used. The director used a CGI stuffed animal in order to show it moving '''slightly'''. It's barely noticeable by many audience members. There was also a scene in which Amelie turned into a puddle of water in order to convey a sad mood. These are just two examples.

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* A large portion of the budget for ''{{Amelie}}'' was CGI despite the fact that it was being a romantic comedy. In the beginning, she is shown playing doctor with a stuffed animal as a little girl. This is a common enough scene and a real stuffed animal could easily be used. The director used a CGI stuffed animal in order to show it moving '''slightly'''. It's barely noticeable by many audience members. There was also a scene in which Amelie turned into a puddle of water in order to convey a sad mood. These are just two examples.
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