Here's a behind the scenes look at DreamWorks' new animation software, Apollo. Shown in the video are Torch, a brand new lighting tool (not the dragon), and Premo, an animation tool that allows animators to manipulate characters more easily on the screen using a tablet pen rather than entering numbers.
The new software is unlike anything else out there. I was very lucky to be able to see this software in action, and it really is amazing. The interface is much simpler and more intelligent than any other animation software I've used, and combined with the extremely powerful computers used on the film, it must make animating dragons pretty fun.