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Animatronics

Malveth The Eternal
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Apr 30 2008, 3:47pm


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Animatronics are puppets that use mechanical devices. Walt Disney (Pirates of the Caribbean, Hall of Presidents) and Jim Henson (The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth) were pioneers in this form of puppetry, although its use can be found in cinema going as far back as Fritz Lang's 1924 Die Niblungen, and the enormous Fafnir dragon puppet:

http://www.popmatters.com/columns/lanzagorta/images/060323.jpg

Animatronics have the potential to look very convincing or very phony. Depends on the director. These effects tend to work better when the puppets are small (such as the humpback whales in Star Trek IV). I think Del Toro will pull it off.


(This post was edited by Malveth The Eternal on Apr 30 2008, 3:49pm)

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Wondering how animatronics work? diedye Send a private message to diedye Apr 30 2008, 3:37am
    Agreed. I truly think in the end... ShadoFaxs Send a private message to ShadoFaxs Apr 30 2008, 6:36am
        Animatronics Malveth The Eternal Send a private message to Malveth The Eternal Apr 30 2008, 3:47pm

 
 
 

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