For what it is worth, I found this all on my own. Hard to imagine that anyone could do so without any outside help, I know, but maybe you're a heavy Facebook user where I am not. Mr George even sent me a message thanking me for posting it:
"Many thanks for your post on the automaton we created for Hugo, many people think the mechanical man was only vfx!"
You should start a site of your own Brad!! I'm sure that you know everything that I share here before I post it! I am sure that you'd do a much better job of publishing a free magic news site than I will ever do! Good Luck! Break a leg! In the meanwhile, I'll be over here in my little corner doing my best to deliver free content to anyone that is interested. I hope that you all enjoy it.
Oh... and for any of those of you that do find my site to be informative, watch for an upcoming podcast with Dick George, the Hugo Automaton creator and with Paul Kieve, the magic consultant on this film.
While I am at it, I hope that everyone has a wonderful and magical holiday!