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Semi-realistic Panda Costume “Manchu”

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Introducing: Manchu the realistic Panda Bear costume!

If your next shoot requires a taste of China…

We can help you with that!

The panda is the favorite animal of millions of people – which is why it’s the perfect choice for your next commercial!

Manchu is perfect for any commercial set in the heart of Asia, or any shoot that needs an adorable mascot to capture the hearts of your audience!

Is Manchu what you’re looking for? 

  • Stands at 5’10 – 177cm ~ With Full-Body Flexibility
  • Realistically Detailed Claws and Paw Pads
  • Animated Opening & Closing Eyes & Jaw Controlled by an animatronic puppeteer


When you choose this semi-realistic Panda Costume, we also provide you with a specialist actor and puppeteer / assistant.

This ensures you get the very best performance from Manchu, while simultaneously allowing you to concentrate on the rest of your shoot!

Manchu is the perfect choice for all your TV, Film, Marketing, and other event needs.

Scroll down to see some clips and photos of Manchu in action!

Interested in hiring Manchu?

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you with your project!

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Panda for Cleartalk Wireless 

Cellular company Cleartalk Wireless tapped JEH Productions’ of San Antonio and DGC Marketing and Ideation for a multi-year series of humorous commercial spots filmed around Texas.  We were thrilled to be selected by JEH to team up with their spokesman- Damon Pampolina, an actor from The All New Mickey Mouse Club and writer for Doogie Howser, M.D.  Over several years we shot perhaps a half dozen spots with our Tofu model panda and more recently with Manchu.  The projects were always a team effort where everyones’ input was valued.  It was the first time my own suggestions made it to film and this camaraderie on set made the annual-ish team-ups more like family reunions.  It was a genuine pleasure working with the professionals at JEH, DGC and Cleartalk Wireless.

To note:  JEH Productions was founded by actor Jackie Earle Haley who portrayed local troublemaker Kelly Leak in the well-regarded Walter Matthau and Tatum O’Neal film “The Bad News Bears”.

Panda for Netto with the WWF

Netto, a European chain of supermarkets continues its’ partnership with the World Wildlife Fund in this new panda centric campaign filmed in Germany.  We thoroughly enjoyed this collaboration with a fun production team and great script on Netto’s sustainable sourced food products.  Manchu was seriously bummed that he could not have the fish once wrap was called!!

*Please note that our Realistic Panda Costume
comes as a PACKAGE:
Manchu is ONLY available with our professional Actors / operators.

See Our Demo Reel!

Interested in hiring Manchu?

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you with your project!

Contact Us Today