25 best movie CGI effects ever

From liquid metal killer robots to the very first CG animal, we take a look at some of the best eye-massaging visuals from the gates of Tinseltown

Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

The first completely computer-generated character to feature in a film is, appropriately enough, an illusion – a stained-glass man hallucinated by an elderly priest when he's shot by a poison dart. It took Industrial Light & Magic animator John Lasseter and his team four months to create the stained-glass knight – Lasseter, of course, later went on to found Pixar.