ANIMAL PUPPETS and COSTUMES not only need look real to be convincing, they also need to move convincingly too- to act and react, with attitude and emotion in a way that expresses inner life. At Anatomorphex, we go the extra distance to get all of the special and significant details right to create creatures that truly not only look and move, but also feel very alive.
Artful detailing and carefully engineered mechanisms are only part of the final impression of a puppet - the talent and experience level of its puppeteers are equally critical. Once we have finished creating our animals puppets and costumes, then it is our highly skilled puppeteers' turn to give our animals that extra magic that brings them to life.
Our crew are among the very best in the special effects business, and we use all of the very best available techniques to create our highly realistic animals. We have an extensive research library of books and films on animals, augmented with pictures and films from the internet. We carefully sculpt every exacting detail and nuance of each animal’s form. We mold, cast, and fabricate them in supple materials, calculated to give the very best movement. Our mechanics go to great effort to design the right mechanisms to bring our animal puppets and costumes to life with state of the art animatronics, pneumatics, cable and rod mechanisms. We give great attention to meticulously painting them. We fur them where needed, utilizing electrostatic flocking to create fine hair patterns, hair transfers, hair punching, and four way stretch fur.