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Hilarious Shots Of Actors Replaced By CGI Characters

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If you've seen any big blockbuster movie lately, you know just how impressive computer effects can be.

These days the only limit to what you can put on screen is your imagination.

But to make those colorful CGI characters come to life, you still need actors to take their place.

Before Hollywood's computer wizards do their magic, the typical movie set looks pretty strange - and these hilarious photos prove it.

1. Good boy

Twilight
Summit Entertainment

2. Are you telling me they don't use real flying books?

Harry Potter
Warner Bros.

3. Close enough

Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Studios

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and average, adult actors in suits

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

5. Nice shoulder pads

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Walt Disney Studios.

6. They had to digitally remove some of his cheeriness

The Polar Express
Warner Bros.

7. Feeling blue?

Watchmen
Warner Bros. / Paramount Pictures

8. Don't let this role give you a big head, Lupita

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Walt Disney Studios.

9. Acting still takes a lot of imagination

Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Studios

10. Suddenly, they're not so scary

Jurassic World
Universal Pictures
Jurassic World
Universal Pictures

11. Got your nose!

Harry Potter
Warner Bros.

12. Did you two forget your suits?

Iron Man 2
Walt Disney Studios

13. It's a bird, it's a plane, it's not that impressive up close

Superman Returns
Warner Bros.
Superman Returns
Warner Bros.

14. He gets really into character

Lord of the Rings
New Line Cinema
Lord of the Rings
New Line Cinema

15. Are you telling me they didn't hire a real dragon?

The Hobbit
New Line Cinema

16. Can you spot the difference?

District 9
Tristar Pictures
District 9
Tristar Pictures

17. Smile, you're on camera!

Avatar
20th Century Fox

18. Another job lost to a robot

Elysium
TriStar Pictures

19. Not so beastly behind the scenes

Beauty and the Beast
Walt Disney Studios
Beauty and the Beast
Walt Disney Studios

20. It's not easy being green

The Avengers
Walt Disney Studios.
The Avengers
Walt Disney Studio

21. Something's fishy about these guys....

Pirates of the Caribbean
Walt Disney Studios
Pirates of the Caribbean
Walt Disney Studios
Pirates of the Caribbean
Walt Disney Studios

22. Curious and curiouser

Alice in Wonderland
Walt Disney Studios
Alice in Wonderland
Walt Disney Studios
Alice in Wonderland
Walt Disney Studios

23. He toughened up a bit

Deadpool
20th Century Fox
Deadpool
20th Century Fox

24. Not as cuddly as he seems

The Revenant
20th Century Fox
The Revenant
20th Century Fox

25. Tapping into her wild side

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
20th Century Fox
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
20th Century Fox

26. Some assembly required

Rogue One
Walt Disney Studios

27. Four years in acting school, all for this...

Okja
Netflix
Okja
Netflix

For more glimpses behind the scenes in Hollywood, check out movies before the special effects are added.

And see 10 actors who totally transformed to play real people.

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