2021 Work is coming back after many months of shutdown in 2020 during the Covid pandemic.
It consists of a chrome bust of Henry Waxman, and despite the harsh sounding title, Bill uses the award to cleverly celebrate truly great politicians who actually work quietly behind the scenes for our well being, drafting bills to improve our health care, food safety, clean air, HIV research, and the social safety net. Bill also had us make a copy of the award that he gave to Henry Waxman.
The CW Network is creating a live version of "The Powerpuff Girls" and we created some new, tiny blue, green & pink Caterpillars for the pilot..
With streaming services creating more original movies and series, we are doing more work for them too, including a breakaway prop for Netflix's new movie, "Sweet Girl."
We created a new Octopus puppet, "Lucy" for Law & Order: Organized Crime, that the show uses in for a very unique and scary effect.
For a Geico commercial we created two matching puppet dog paws.
As the pandemic begins to ease up, we are also renting and shipping our work overseas. We shipped our mechanical Turtle puppet to Israel for a commercial project, and we sent our animatronic Chicken puppet to Greece. We rented our Alien costume for a music video, and one of our floppy Trout puppets for a commercial shoot in New York.
Our Raggedy Ann, Turtle, Blue Demon, Teddy Bear, and Playmobile Doll costumes teamed up to help raise awareness for Red Cross in their new commercial. For a Credit Karma commercial we created a menacing, new Moray Eel puppet.
We created a very spooky Bone Throne for American Horror Stories Episode 6, “Feral”, where a runaway son's parents finally track down their son deep in the forest, only they are not sure if it is good thing that they found him -he has become the head of a Feral Nation of cannibals, with our Bone Throne as his throne.
We rented our animatronic Grizzly Bear costume for a 2021 The Voice promo spot. For an OK Coin commercial we created a Tyranosaurus Rex mask. For a GoPuff Super Bowl commercial we created a mechanized Giant Football puppet that jumped, spun and flopped all over the back end of a boat, like a giant fish. Our Giant Football was powerful and sturdy enough that one of the actors actually rode up on top of it.
In a great finish to this year, we created the Credibull, the feisty new animatronic bull spokesperson character costume representing Credible Loans in a new campaign of commercials.