This assignment will investigate how Avatar has developed CG animation in terms of motion capture and how this can be seen as uncanny because of the realism achieved. The reference materials will include ‘The Fundamentals of Animation’ by Paul Wells to look at the technical side of Motion Capture technology. ‘The Art of Avatar’ by Jody Duncan and Lisa Fitzpatrick will identify how motion capture began with Gollum and the technique has advanced in Avatar. ‘Sigmund Freud’s The Uncanny’ will be the key idea reflected within the essay as the technology has begun to look to realistic to the viewer’s expectations. It will also take ideas of Frankenstein from ‘Uncanny bodies – The coming of Sound Film and Horror’ by Robert Spandoni’ and look at the relationship between this and Avatar to explore how both are uncanny.