The Last of Us season finale: No, this scene wasn’t CGI!

Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us series.

Many fans are still busy with the season finale of The Last of Us in particular to digest emotionally. But of course there are already many discussions about it the ninth and last episode the extremely successful HBO series. Among other things, some fans complained about what they think lousy CGI effects on a very specific scene. The surprising truth is: the object of criticism does not come from the computer at all. By the way, this is where we talk a little spoiler alert for those of you who haven’t seen Episode 9 yet.

No CGI giraffes

Specifically, it’s about the very emotional scene in which Joel and Ellie meet a giraffe and even feed them. Many fans had hoped that this moment would make its way from the game template to the series. That was indeed the case, but there was some criticism of the presentation this scene. Among other things, the fans complained about the lousy quality of the “CGI giraffe”. However, these allegations come to nothing, because during the shooting real giraffes were used.

Last but not least, this proves it some pictures from the set, which can be seen on the “Winter is Coming” Twitter channel. they show the actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey along with the giraffe they are feeding in the previously described scene. The other giraffes that appeared in later shots of Episode 9 were all real and no CGI products. They live normally at the Calgary Zoo and were allowed to film The Last of Us (buy now ) get a taste of Hollywood air. Production Designer John Paino explained though to the magazine Yahoo! Entertainment that it would have been possible to create CGI giraffes. However, for this simply lacked the time.

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