It's sometimes easy to forget when you're watching an animated movie just how complex the underlying technology is. In this video, Steve Carell explains the 3D animation processes involved in taking an idea from the storyboard to the movie theater.

Really a promo for Despicable Me 2, the video gives a refreshingly accurate explanation of what's involved in the animation process. Turns out, some of the work was so tough that the team managed to break some of its computers during the production process. Oops [YouTubeThanks, Eugénie!]