|Ang Lee - ungrateful?|
According to vfx artist Bruce Branit, Lee thanked "the crew, the actors, his agent, his lawyer and the entire country of Taiwan right down to the team that built the wave-pool on the soundstage where Pi was shot. But [Lee] failed to mention 100s of artists who made not only the main character of the tiger, but replaced that pool, making it look like a real ocean for 80% of his movie."
Meanwhile, half of my Facebook contacts have gone green in sympathy with the R&H artists whose incredible work was rewarded with a pinkslip.
(Editor's Note: You can see why we're going green here, read FLIP's review of Life of Pi here, and read more about the wonderful VFX studio that was Rhythm and Hues here. And, don't miss our September 2012 piece on the sad end of Digital Domain... )