Watch Benedict Cumberbatch on all fours in his mo-cap suit as Smaug

Benedict Cumberbatch has said that he felt like a "boobie" in his motion capture suit for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but how did he actually look? This video shows us how Weta translated Cumberbatch's performance into the CG-animated Smaug.

We don't get to see a lot of Cumberbatch in this video, but we do get some sense of how his physical performance informed the movements of the dragon. And it's fun to watch him hunker down on all fours and embody Smaug on a soundstage.

[via Gamma Squad]

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This was so useless.

As was his voice acting, honestly.

I like his voice a lot. It's very resonant. Very distinct.

Smaug sounded nothing like him. They could have had a cat fart into a mic for all the digital alteration they put him through.