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Bellagio Celebrates Chinese New Year of the Rooster 2017

Posted by on 18th Feb 2017

Here we see the 2017 animatronic ten foot tall rooster character performing above the floor of the Bellagio Conservatory in Las Vegas.

This picture shows the grouping of 18 individual chicken display characters creating an amusing display for Chinese New Year 2017!

Here, laying quietly off to the side, is the control system.

This is a typical animation set up using Gilderfluke equipment.  A minibrick 8 controlling the individual animation valves, plus an SD-25, which is a cue-able digital repeater.  Great equipment combination to breathe life into this amazing hotel display!

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Horse Movie Props Business Offer

Skilled animal artist, Jack Zhang (shown here sculpting a 15' tall rearing horse for The Bellagio Las Vegas - shown below) has created a suite of horse sculptures.  These now come in a complete mold and production package.  This set is everything needed to enter and dominate the horse props business.  At Animal Makers, we are focusing [...]

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Update Your Costume!

Here at Animal Makers the special effects animal costume is king!  Your existing costume may be really cool, but how about taking things up a bit?   Check out these bird shoes (see photo above). Here is a magnificent set of human sized, angel wings;Maybe your existing costume is a mammal of some kind?  Here's some brown beasty shoes. Here are [...]

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Gorilla Costume Heads

Upgrade your existing gorilla costume with these lightweight, professionally built in Southern California by entertainment industry crew.Pictured above are three gorilla costume heads currently available as of March 2016.  Brutus (R), Colossus-Maxim (M), and Colossus-Grodd (L).  Each face is individually hand punched and furred.  Maxim and Grodd are taken from the Colossus face molds, but are figure [...]

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Colossus the Gorilla Costume Accessories

Colossus the Gorilla Costume - AccessoriesItem #5757 Included when purchasing or renting Colossus are the following essential accessories:How does a performer see when wearing the Colossus Gorilla Suit?Installed into the front nostril of Colossus is The Original Dominator First Person View (FPV) System from Fat Shark RC Vision Systems which features Brightness and Contract controls, Audio / [...]

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LOST Polar Bears

We once asked Jack Bender (director and producer, "LOST" 2004-2010) why JJ Abrams kept everything about the polar bears a secret.  "The polar bear scenes are a big source of curiosity about the series.  We don't want to let the audience know too much.", he told me.Every show, we learn something new.Here's a shot of [...]

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​​Black Phillip the Goat breaks out in "The Witch"

Black Phillip the Goat breaks out in "The Witch"Seth Abramovitch breaks the story in the Hollywood Reporter on the goat in the movie, "The Witch" as something more than a farm animal.  A new horror icon is born.As most horror movies are low budget, so was this effect.  Production rented this goat prop, and had the color [...]

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New Animatronic Gorilla Costume Offered

Feb. 29, 2016: Moorpark, CaliforniaGorillas Escape Studio Animal Makers introduces Maxim, an animatronic Eastern Mountain Silverback Gorilla costume that is amazingly realistic!  Since 1979, we have worked to lower costs for Hollywood level special effects costumes.The first one of these delivers March 3 to his new home in Florida!  The next one will be available the [...]

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Penguin Awareness Day - January 20, 2016

Do you love penguins?  We do and are excited that today is Penguin Awareness Day! This is an Emperor Penguin animatronic hand puppet we created a few years ago and you can rent for your own video today: You may be an animal makers also, so here's some great black and white fur to consider for your project (no animals [...]

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Noah's Ark

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