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realistic animatronic panda costume super bowl commercial

A fun montage of our involvement in the Super Bowl over the years.

Over several years we performed characters in a series of Ad campaigns which aired before, during and after the internationally televised “Super Bowl” , the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). Super Bowl has a massive audience spanning the globe so chance are no matter where you are in the world, you probably have seen our work…
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special effects animatronic grizzly bear costume

Sheesh Bear!!! Get a breath mint!

(Behind-the-scenes shenanigans with Karluk and the TERFilm Productions team while filming a honey commercial in Turkey) During the production, Karluk was required to utilize both paws in the action, so we had to improvise the jaw movement by re-routing the hand operated cable mech out of the costume to a stagehand hidden behind. Fun fact:…
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White House Easter Egg Roll

Ambassadors at the White House Easter Egg Roll

For well over a century the White House Easter Egg Roll continues its long running tradition year after year. The Egg Roll plays host to children up to 13 years including their parents. During the celebrations there are a number fun activities for the families to participate in, including well-known atmosphere characters from different programs…
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Proudly introducing our new moto

As of 09/11/2020 Animatronic Bear LLC will be utilizing the following motos for our creative branding.  We Animate Stuff We Make Stuff Move Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding this on our Contact Us page.

godzilla visits grand seiko la

Following Lizard Tracks and “Coming Full Circle”

Some career paths seem totally random while others are meticulously planned.  My own implausible life course was set on its’ trajectory by a combination of unlikely influences…. from the far east of Japan to the east coast of America. As the smallest kid on the block, in school, well just about everywhere, it was especially…
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realistic quadrupedal brown bear costume suit

Avoiding the unnecessary use of animals in entertainment.

A Google search of the phrase “USE OF ANIMALS IN ENTERTAINMENT” yields about 745,000,000 search results– obviously a Hot Topic!  In recent years, the discussion has become more highly charged as long-term studies have thoroughly documented the lasting impact humans have to all creatures sharing our one and only planet.   Dedicated people and organizations…
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