We saw Smaug last year in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and he was marvelous then. We spoke to Debevec earlier this year about the artistry and difficulty of getting Benedict Cumberbatch’s motion capture performance to work on a quadrapedal, winged lizard. So we have to give Hobbit and Colbert teams credit for pulling off this spectacular (and, presumably, expensive) stunt on a daily comedy show with a live audience.
Special Effects 2014: Smaug Appears On ‘The Colbert Report’
Ok, this deserved to go viral