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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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Special Museum Pricing

Special pricing is now offered to qualified museums, zoos, aquariums, and other informational based non-profit organizations.  Scroll down to the bottom of any animal listing to see the pricing.

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Museum Lending Special Pricing Introduced

NOAA Visitor Center Display - Maui, HIIn 2015, there have been many inquiries from museum curators.  They need a certain animal, or position, or animation for their shows.  With so many interesting props in stock, that have appeared in popular television shows, commercials, and feature films over the past 40 years, we decided to share [...]

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10 Dogs You Can Build Yourself

New for 2015 is a collection of dog forms that are ready to become part of your next project.  Most of these are in stock and ready to ship out.  You can save money by allowing a week or more for delivery.Chihuahua ReplicaMedium Sized Dog Form in Outstretched PositionRottweiler AdultGerman Shepherd Head and NeckSmall Wolf [...]

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Animated Bear Costumes

This short video presents the animated faces of two realistic, brown bear costumes. These are servo powered units with radio controls.  The radio controllers are used to perform the face of these bear costumes.  The suit performer is cast directly by film production.  This allows a film director to find the best costume and [...]

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Movie Magic: Let's Build a Movie Prop Dog

List of dog forms available listed from smallest to largest from Animal Makers' website:Chihuahua Small Dog Form(#5760-1) which measuresRealistic Standing Terrier Replica Form(#M2168A) which measures: 16" around chest, 12" collar to base of tail, 8" tail length, 2" nose length, 3" ear length, and 8-10" front leg.Medium Sized Out Stretched Dog FormPitbull Large Dog FormRealistic [...]

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