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Why Would a Luxury Resort Display Animated Goats?

Because goats are believed to bring love and peace!And because the social media spread is so fast and expansive!  Since 2015 is the Chinese Year of the Goat, the Bellagio commissioned an entire family of animatronic goats to be put on display in the Conservatory.  There are five goats on display that pose in over 50 [...]

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Dog Movie Props

The domestic dog is a domesticated canid which occurs as a wide variety of breeds.  It's been said that there are two types of people in the world, dog people and cat people.  Domestically, more households own dogs than own cats ( US Pet Ownership Statistics, American Veterinary Medical Association).  The study goes on to estimate [...]

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You Can Direct a Walrus!

You Can Direct a Walrus!Here's a short video presentation of the practical way to actually shoot a walrus instead of just shooting plates!  Try out this animatronic puppet for your internet video or broadcast commercial shoot.

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Vodafone Gains Over 3,000,000 Viewers!

How did they do it?In 2013 and 2014, this crazy penguin (costume and performer) and this mermaid attracted over three million viewers on Youtube alone!  This one video (shown below) was seen by over 700,000 viewers!  The distribution costs for this advertising, attracting these millions of viewers, was zero!Vodafone Italy (2,839,582 views for this campaign) [...]

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The Ultimate Snake Prop Guide

Creating a Snake is easy but making a Snake that is realistic on camera is no easy task. When we make props for Tv and Film we make sure to get every little detail. Here are some examples of crucial questions we need answered. Will it coil the actor and then straighten out? Do you want [...]

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Fabricating Angel Wings as a Costume

Animal Makers recently had to transform our already existing Swan Costume wings into Adult Human Angel wings. We will show you a day by day process as the already beautiful Swan wings upgrade into heavenly Angel wings. The goal is to build a light weight frame that the wings can mount on and add [...]

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Open House

Hollywood's Top Animal Props Supplier opens it's doors so that you can see these amazing rigs and props up close and personal.  You might just come away with an interesting prop or unique item yourself!  Everything you will see is custom and original.  Each clearance item is as original as your own imagination! Pose with a [...]

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Pythons and Boa Constrictor Movie Props

There has been some interest in our collection of snake movie props this week, so Ron dug in to see what we had. Today's client wants a large python or boa constrictor type snake. Here are a few snake movie prop rental units:The reddish toned python is made of latex skin over flexible poly-foam with [...]

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Lituo Dinosaurs Making a Deal for Brutus?

Animal Makers is excited to have it's products being offered in other countries!We came across this product photo of Brutus over on AliBaba's website, at Lituo Dinosaurs. Here's the original shoot, with myself, Brutus, and a video camera.  This photograph was taken when we were located in Simi Valley, California several years ago.Perhaps Lituo Dinosaurs wants to upgrade [...]

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Skunk Puppet Rehabilitated

May 12th, 2015 Restoration work done in One Day:The tail was completely replacedThe nose touched up for close up workSupport rod covered with black materialsNew whiskers installedControllers hooked up and adjustedEverything, including wired up controllers, fit into a 15" cube and weighed 19 pounds ready to ship.

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