Advanced combination of CGI and live action
Video (HD 1080p)
1) Presented longest complex CGI character animation at the time (dragon), realistic expressions (eyebrow-raising, and lip-curling), first to use ILM's Caricature software, that was developed to help lip-sync Draco's animation to Sean Connery's voiceover work.
2) Directed by Rob Cohen.
3) Draco's wings were originally going to have an iridescent quality and his eyes were to be more detailed such as being able to dilate, but those design elements were dropped due to software issues and running out of time. Draco would have more screen time than the CGI dinosaurs in Jurassic Park (23 minutes for Draco, as opposed to six and a half for the dinosaurs).