Earlier today, The Avengers was nominated for an Academy Award in the Visual Effects category. The Avengers is up against some tough competition as other nominees include The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Life of Pi, Prometheus, and Snow White and the Huntsman.
However, Industrial Light and Magic has put together an impressive video that basically shows why The Avengers should win the Visual Effects Oscar.
In posting the video to YouTube, ILM wrote, “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.”