To craft realistic digital backdrops, location scouts took photographs of exotic landscapes like the tops of the Austrian Alps and California’s Death Valley. Then VFX engineers stitched the images together to create a virtual 360-degree world, called a bubble. The bubble is used only during the production of the film; the landscapes and backgrounds seen in the movie are completely digitally re-rendered.
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