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Realistic Bears + Puppets

Special Effect creatures for TV, Films, Events

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In our Realistic Bears page we offer a variety of costumes and puppets suitable for live events to prank shows to TV commercials and more.  These are OOAK /  unique designs purpose made for film productions. Many are animatronic while others are mechanically enhanced to simulate living creatures.

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Frostbite – Realistic Polar Bear

“Frostbite”, our original realistic polar bear has mechanical animation – cable-controlled mouth open/close. 

Frostbite is accompanied with a trained professional ensuring the very best performance for your project.

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Realistic Black Bear “Bronson II”

Bronson II is our jet black colored black bear. With excellent body flexibility, good paw dexterity and very good mouth open/close range. Bronson II is recommended for most applications. This suit is non-animatronic but has internal mechanical mouth action. 

Bronson II is accompanied with a trained professional ensuring the very best performance for your project.

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Realistic Black Bear “Bowen”

Bowen is our Asiatic black bear. With excellent body flexibility, good paw dexterity and very good mouth open/close range. Bowen is recommended for most applications. This suit is non-animatronic and has a fixed-open mouth (no animation). Our actor is typically included with this bear hire but in some cases (such as a scripted face reveal) we can rent it out for use with your preferred suit actor.

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Realistic Black Bear “Bartram”

Bart is our newest realistic synthetic black bear. He has excellent body and paw dexterity and very good mouth open/close range. With long shag and minimally painted deep brown fur. Bart is recommended for all applications. This suit is non-animatronic but has internal mechanical mouth action. 

Bartram is accompanied with a trained professional ensuring the very best performance for your project.

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Realistic Quad Walking Bear “Beringar”

Beringar is our quad walking black bear costume. With internal cable controlled mouth open/close. Beringar is ideal for recreating nature footage. 

Beringar is accompanied with a trained professional ensuring the very best performance for your project.

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Realistic Black Bear “Berwynn”

Our Black Bear, Berwynn has similar functionality to “Bronson” above, but with a slightly different look and slimmer shape. Excellent upper body flexibility but less paw dexterity. The lighter eyes photograph well against high contrasting black fur.

Berwynn is accompanied with a trained professional ensuring the very best performance for your project.

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Realistic Kodiak Grizzly “Karluk”

Available with 2 head options: one with & one without animatronics. Both have mouth open/close controlled by performer via internal cable.

Animatronic head option adds lip, nose & ear movement controlled by an external operator.

Karluk is accompanied with a trained professional ensuring the very best performance for your project.

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Realistic Black Bear “BOZ”

BOZ is our more severe looking North American black bear. This animatronic stretch fur suit can accommodate an actor up to 6 foot, 200 pounds weight. Excellent flexibility and full fingers paw dexterity. Requires external operator on transmitter. Has subtle mouth and independent ear animation. We provide the taller performer but under certain conditions (such as a scripted face reveal) we can rent it out for use with your preferred suit actor.

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Our most elaborate SPFX creature:Brown Bear “Bruno”

His ears & nose wiggle, lips curl, eyes move & blink, mouth opens & closes via R/C. For fluid, realistic expression of this complex animatronic suit, experienced R/C puppeteers are necessary. 

Bruno is accompanied with a trained professional ensuring the very best performance for your project.

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Realistic panda bear costume suit

Realistic Panda “Genghis”

With mouth open/close, “Genghis” comes with an operator. Suit is designed to look good in sitting shots. Excellent full-body flexibility. Fully detailed down to the pawpads on ‘hands’ and feet. Very good paw dexterity. 

Gebghis is accompanied with a trained professional ensuring the very best performance for your project.

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Realistic Polar Bear “Nanuq”

Our newest young adult polar bear. Nanuq was designed with 2 sets of front legs. The first are typical gloved mitt-paws which have dexterity for holding things and when walking upright. The second are mini-stilts to enable walking on ‘all fours’. Also, his ears are repositionable for some variance of expression.

Nanuq is shorter than ‘Frostbite” but has improved flexibility.

Nanuq is accompanied with a trained professional ensuring the very best performance for your project.

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Semi-realistic Panda “Manchu”

With 6-channel mouth, ear and eye animation, “Manchu” comes with puppeteer to operate the bear. Mouth motion includes chewing action. Some paw dexterity. 

Manchu is accompanied with a trained professional ensuring the very best performance for your project.

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Quadrupedal polar bear costume suit

Klondike The Inflatable Polar Bear

Klondike is a Realistic body puppet with eye blink and mouth movements. Klondike has front leg extensions which allow him to walk on 4 legs.  He can walk on back legs if needed.  Klondike is the size of a 1 year old Polar Bear cub which can range from 200 to 250 pounds.

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Koji The Inflatable Panda

Koji is an adult Semi-realistic giant Panda body puppet with mouth movement. Koji walks on 4 legs.  He can rear up on hind legs but cannot walk on hind legs only.  Koji is the size of an adult male panda which can range from 250 to 300 pounds.

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Teddy Bears that come to life!

We probably have the largest collection of wearable Teddy Bear costumes in the world. Please see our dedicated page for more information and choose from the many different styles available.

Batteries Included!

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