I'm curious what you all think. Some people might say Gollum. He of course changed the game, made the idea of a CGI character as represented through an actor's perfomace but given life on teh screen with computers and ingenuity, as being the breakthrough. It helps that the character was important and compelling, and we somehow feel sorry for him, despite his scheming. We all may despise Jar Jar Binks, but he was a rather lifelike character that, as technical achievement, is impressive. But what about Draco, from Dragonheart, made in the mid-nineties, This was during the time when Jurassic Park and Toy Story were breaking the boundaries, but Dragonheart was also an actual character, with over 2000,000 points of computer articulation. His mouth movements and mannerisms matched the voice actor of Connery so well they even got the tongue movements and his distinct lisp down.,Some people say that Draco looks a bit dated, but I watched the film recently and can't take my eyes over how compelling a character he is. In my opinion, Gollum would not be possible without Draco to pave the way. I think Draco is the bigger breakthrough.