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Forget Chris Hemsworth — the whale is the true star of 'In the Heart of the Sea'

Forget Chris Hemsworth — the whale is the true star of 'In the Heart of the Sea'

It takes a special kind of mammal to make audiences root against Chris Hemsworth. Moby, the computer-generated whale in Ron Howard's adventure epic "In the Heart of the Sea," is just such a creature.

Based on the true whaling disaster story that inspired Herman Melville's classic 19th century novel "Moby-Dick," "In the Heart of the Sea" depicts the fearsome white sperm whale at the center of the tale as he has never appeared on-screen before: in photo-real form, with close-ups and character-revealing shots executed by artists at the London-based visual effects house Double Negative.

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