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Guillermo del Toro puts his formidable mind behind the robots of 'Pacific Rim'

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The Gipsy Danger robot battles the Knifehead monster in ‘Pacific Rim.’

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Guillermo del Toro had just come from a darkened Burbank auditorium when he arrived at the Warner Bros. lot to lead a conference call of visual-effects technicians finalizing the extensive CG sequences for his new film "Pacific Rim." He'd spent the first hour of a winter afternoon using a red laser pointer to indicate precisely where he'd like the 3-D effects to be amplified in specific scenes as towering robots known as Jaegers soldiered silently across the ocean floor on the big screen.

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The Gipsy Danger robot battles the Knifehead monster in ‘Pacific Rim.’