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Oz the Great and the Powerful hits cinemas today. Earlier in the week we spoke to stars of the film James Franco and Zach Braff about iPads on sticks, using their directing experience to enhance their acting, and the strains of repeating the same answer in countless different languages.

On the mechanics of working together when one character s ‘real’ and the other digital

Zach Braff:  We wanted to improve on what they did in Mary Poppins and Roger Rabbit. We had multiple ways we did it; I was on set the entire time. It was very important to Sam that we create this buddy relationship, he would say, ‘I know you’re animated, but I want it to be like two buddies on a road trip, bickering, joking, whatever’.

So sometimes at its most rudimentary I was in blue screen pyjamas, just crouched down next to him, acting it out, »

- Ben Mortimer

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