SMALL BLACK BEAR - Animatronic Costume.
One- 36" tall black version of the Panda bear.
Four way stretch fur, foam, plastic, glass eyes.
Body, eyes, mouth, lips, ears.
We created the black version of our animatronic Panda bear costume for the beginning shots when it is hiding in the background and for the fight shots, so its identity as a Panda bear would not be revealed until later. We also include eyes that would light up and were dimable for the background shots, but this effect did not make it into the final cut of the movie.
SMALL BLACK BEAR - Credits
'TROPIC THUNDER' Ben Stiller, director.