Fun Animatronics Sites
1. Fixxon Realizacoes Criativas is a Brazilian (Portugese language) site located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They build all kinds of animatronic projects plus building robots and projects for theme parks.
Animatronic Santa Sculptor at work
2. Automates Anciens.com is a French site about ancient automatons. It has pages in several languages including English. They have some good historical information about really old automatons.
3. The Fright Catalog has a wide variety of animatronic animals and characters available. Here we see a scary head and a 3 legged purple people eater.
4. Gary Willett from Ruston, Louisiana is building some fantastic masks. He also makes his own teeth. WOW! If you need some teeth for your monster - call him. (* New 12/06/2005 *)
5. Duane Wingett & Blaise Visconti (Dorset, United Kingdom) have an animatronics company called V & W Animatronics. They have build a 20 ft (6m) long, 10 ft (3m) tall water-spitting Dilophosaurus. WOW! It is really spectacular.
6. Siobhan Hall, owner of Nimba Creations, sent me an email about the LIFE-SIZED tyrannosauraus-rex which they have built. They also have a whole page of heads which they have done. Some are monsters and some look like normal people. Super!
16 feet tall (5 m) and 39 feet long (12 m) T-Rex.
7. Studio 301 in Sarasota, Florida has a wide variety of animatronic animals, dinosaurs, and sci-fi characters. They have done many monsters for Hollywood movies. Their site includes a gallery of characters and also many videos of their characters in action.
familiar monsters from Studio 301.
8. Jim Boulden is the creative director at Animal Makers, the world's largest animal visual effects studio. They have an absolutely stunning array of animatronic animals which they have constructed. There are literally HUNDREDS of them and they are all fantastic! Here is a list of about 100 TV commercials they made JUST in 2001. Take a look at these animatronic animals (just randomly picked out).
9. Jean Paul Jeannet has just opened a spectacular site called FX Conception (<= new link). Its REALLY worth checking out! He does all kinds of animatronic stuff including prototypes, models, pneumatics and hydraulics. He has many high profile customers such as Tokyo Disney World. He sent me some pictures of his shop and one of his projects.
His shop Jean Paul and one of his projects.
10. Life Formations has an excellent website. They offer a wide variety of animatronic figures (such as the one shown below). Check out their fabulous gallery. They also will construct specialty robots per your needs.
11. Garner Holt Productions Garner Holt Productions builds life-like animatronic figures such as the indian chief shown below.
12. Sally Corp. Sally Corporation also builds life-like animatronic figures such as their Darwin figure shown below (left). On the right is a new picture of "Nazeer" their featured storyteller in their latest interactive dark ride -- The Challenge of Tutankhamon -- which opened this past summer in Brussels.
13. Here is a fun site called Animatronic
Bear. The animal impersonators from AnimatronicBear.Com
bring bears, tigers and other animals to life blending state-of-the-art
and traditional costuming and puppetry techniques.
14. GEMS (UK) GEMS builds life-like animatronic figures too.
15. AVG Company AVG also builds life-like animatronic figures.
16. The Character Shop TCS builds life-like animatronic animals for Hollywood movies. The elephant shown below was used in Dumbo Drop.
17. Dreamation Animatronics Dreamation builds animatronic animals too. Shown below is Zazu the parrot.
18. Walter Klassen Company Walter Klassen has built some really good animatronic animals. Shown below is his alligator.
19. Want to see how they built Yoda? The Yoda project will show you.
20. How about a monster? Works of Imagination built this one which I think we saw in some horror movie or was it the X-files?
21. Don't miss Chris Hillman's Animatronics Pages Chris has an amazing number of animatronics links.
22. Elcarimat FX is a special effects studio located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They do work for the Cinema & Entertainment Industry. Contact artistic director Christian Gruaz. They have some great projects - such as the following: (* NEW 10/28/2006 *)
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