Talking Animals visual effect...


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Hey guys,

I have a question about how to achieve a talking animal for an upcoming commercial shoot I am planning. What would the best way to go about this be? Would this be a better practical effect achieved during production or can I achieve a realistic looking effect in post-production without too much hassle? I am looking for something similar to what was achieved in Babe, and yes I know they had a large budget and effect team working on it, but I guess I am hoping that there have been enough advancements in the last 21 years in software capabilities to make this possible. Anyway, what are your thoughts? And how would you go about it, if you had to? I'm just trying to figure out where to even start with this as everything I've found so far online either looks unrealistic or deliberately shrouded in mystery on how to achieve this effect.