A new WETA featurette on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug includes Benedict Cumberbatch providing a motion-capture performance for the dragon.

When director Peter Jackson hired Benedict Cumberbatch to voice the dragon in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the actor decided to provide an unnecessary motion-capture performance because as he says, it would help “characterize him (Smaug).”

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