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VIDEO: ILM Presents Visual Effects Highlights from Marvel's THE AVENGERS

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Yesterday, Industrial Light & Magic received an Academy Award nomination for Visual Effects for Marvel's blockbuster film THE AVENGERS. Below, ILM presents highlights of their work from the film.

ILM describes the video as follows:

"We are proud to present this video which showcases some of ILM's Oscar nominated effects work for the 2012 hit film, "Marvel's The Avengers". This reel represents a small fraction of the work created by over 200 ILM artists, scientists, and engineers backed up by a world class production team.

The stop motion animations which open and close the reel were done the old fashioned way - by hand, one frame at a time. They were crafted by ILM's stop motion guru, Erik Dillinger specifically for this reel."

The action fantasy from Walt Disney Pictures was directed and written by Joss Whedon and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Cobie Smulders, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård, Amanda Righetti, Tom Hiddleston, Lou Ferrigno,Clark Gregg, Jenny Agutter, Joseph M. Abbott, Logan Bennett, Johnathon Johnson, Bob Kaye, Darren Kendrick, Evan Kole, Lyle Lovett, Sean P. McCarthy, Walter Perez, Frank Powers, Alicia Sixtos.

Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in "Iron Man," "The Incredible Hulk," "Iron Man 2," "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger," "Marvel's The Avengers" is the superhero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

THE AVENGERS 2 is set to hit theaters on May 1, 2015.

VIDEO: ILM Presents Visual Effects Highlights from Marvel's THE AVENGERS

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