Peter Plantec, our resident expert on Virtual Humans, tackles the cognitive dissonance that's at the heart of the Uncanny Valley problem, which is very topical right now with the release of BEOWULF. VFX vet Tim McGovern tells us all about his VES India Tour, which should pave the way for greater future endeavors. And Tara DiLullo Bennett finds out about the latest Weta Digital endeavors for THE WATER HORSE, opening Christmas Day from Fox. Speaking of which, due to the holidays, the VFXNewswire will be going out on Thursdays for the next two weeks. So we'd like to wish you a very Merry Christmas.