This epic FX reel proves why Avengers definitely deserves an Oscar

Bringing together all of Marvel's various big-screen heroes, we all knew The Avengers was going to be an FX extravaganza. Not surprisingly, the flick was nominated for the Oscars in the visual effects category. Want to see how they made all those insane effects?

Joss Whedon's epic super team-up is facing off with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Prometheus, Snow White and the Huntsman and Life of Pi for the prize. Somewhat surprisingly, it was the only category the film popped up in. Even worse, The Dark Knight Rises was shut out entirely in all categories..

To build buzz for their nomination, Avengers effects crew Industrial Light & Magic has put together an epic video showing how they made all those insane scenes come together.

Here's ILM's intro for the clip:

"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."

Check it out below and marvel at the movie magic:

(Via Bleeding Cool)

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