This level of quality for movie animation would take hundreds of years to create on a home computer. The goal of computer animation is not always to emulate live action as closely as possible, so many animated films instead feature characters who are anthropomorphic animals , legendary creatures and characters, superheroes, or otherwise have non-realistic, cartoon-like proportions. Developments in CGI technologies are reported each year at SIGGRAPH ,  an annual conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques that is attended by thousands of computer professionals each year. For high resolution, adapters are used. Computer animation can be created with a computer and an animation software. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Even though Nighy doesn't appear in the movie himself, the movie benefited from his performance by recording the nuances of his body language, posture, facial expressions, etc. In 2D computer animation, moving objects are often referred to as " sprites.