I can remember rendering simple object on my Amiga 1200 Computer in the 1990's, which took all night to complete!
How times have changed!
I am always fascinated with the work put into today's animated Cartoons; "Despicable Me", etc!
I read the list of people involved in the design and production at the end of the film...and everyone has got to be paid for their work...very expensive!!
Cleverer and cleverer!
Win 8.1 64-bit. DX11. Advent Tower. Intel i7-3770 3.9 GHz 8-core. 8 GB System RAM. AMD Radeon HD 7700 1GB RAM. DVD ROM. 2 Terra Byte SATA Hard Drive. Philips 17" LCD Monitor. Saitek Cyborg X Fly-5 Joystick. ...and a Briggs and Stratton Petrol Lawn Mower.