This editor loves CG art. Somewhere around the internet is a CG model of Vermithrax lovingly crafted by a fan. Its nice, but no where NEAR as awesome as the original puppet used in the film! I still get chills at the scene when Vermithrax lifts her head into the camera frame after seeing her little-ones were slaughtered. You can actually see the murder in the eyes!
Ulric: That's no claw, by the gods! Its a tooth! You want me to do battle with that?
- The very model itself was landmark in that it was the first 'go-motion' model. Unlike traditional stopmotion techniques, the dragon model was designed to move slightly when the image was taken in order to add a slight blur, smoothing out the characteristic jerky motion of its predecessors.