WATCH: Darren Aronofsky Refuses to Use Real Animals in ‘Noah’ | Ecorazzi

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American film director, screenwriter and film producer, Darren Aronofsky refused to use real animals while making the film “Noah,’ after working with primates on “The Fountain.” When it came to shooting scenes featuring animals for the new film, Aronofsy made the progressive and compassionate decision to use computer-generated imagery.

When Aronofsky had to film his menagerie of animals he made a promise to his leading man: “One of the first promises I made to Russell Crowe when he took on the role,” Aronofsky said, was that “I promise you won’t be standing on a deck with two giraffes sticking out behind you.”

Computer animation artists at the effects company Industrial Light & Magic, created some 14,000 computer-generated animals, none of which resemble any real animals in the twenty-first century, lending an autheticity to the film. Aronofsky “didn’t want traditional animals,” said visual effects supervisor Marc Chu. “This is not your…

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