He soon discovers that the strange hatchling inside is the Water Horse, Crusoe— the loch's mythical inhabitant— and the two become fast friends. Weta Digital created Crusoe from infancy to adulthood. Designing Crusoe’s developing personality throughout his growth was critically important. He was a main character with a non-speaking role who could only communicate via body language and facial expressions. He had a lot of personality and had to emote the deep bond with his young friend.
This is really about - how do you make a creature, and bring it alive. And these people do it like no one else in the world.
Charlie Lyons, Producer