San Diego, California
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Welcome to Animatronic Bear Studios

Realistic Animal Doubles + FX Characters for Film, TV, Special Events & more!

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About Animatronic Bear Studios INC

We have ARRIVED!

realistic black bear costume by the hollywood sign near our studio

We’re excited to announce that we can now officially call Southern California home.

Now, we’re ready to join you on set faster than ever.

At this very moment, we’re working behind the scenes to add the finishing touches to our studio based just north of San Diego, ready to serve all our clients in LA, Hollywood, and beyond!

We can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Read the full blog post to find out more.

About Us

katy perry and matthew mason as the realistic bear party at the firework foundationFounded in 1999, we are group of special effects puppeteers / actors with a large inventory of professional costumes and puppets from photo-realistic bear suits to hi-tech robots. We have global reach and pride ourselves in providing a cost-effective “easy button” for our clients.

Unlike typical prop shops, we provide the costume, industry recognized talent and a dedicated support team from start to finish.

At our core we have over 40 years of combined service in the entertainment industry from bespoke large-scale events to film & TV. We have worked alongside international celebrities such as Penn & Teller to Stephen Colbert to Katy Perry. Continue reading on our About Us page.

Robots Robots Robots!

amazing robot suit for hire

Animatronic Bear Studios is not just lions and tigers and bears. We have Robots fully charged, and ready to bring your brand activation to life. 

From social media ad campaigns all the way to primetime TV – Our robots are equipped with WOW factor. 

Click to visit our Robot Costume Section

Our work has been seen around the world*

*We are not directly affiliated with any of the brands listed – we have provided our services to the stated networks, companies and IPs.

Check out our Demo Reel for inspiration or to view earlier projects filmed around the world

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