Friday, September 14, 2012

Elephants are the next sculpt!

Do you love elephants as much as we do?  Well, we're making a pretty darn big one right now.

Jack has been sculpting at Animal Makers for over 15 years!  He started his art in Bejing, China as a young man.  The Chinese state noticed his abilities and had Jack sculpt many animals for parades and other state functions.  Now, in September of 2012, he's sculpting his largest animal ever!  A 10' tall, African elephant is being sculpted now and is currently slated for a 5 axis movement list for his head, ears, and trunk.  This is part of the large Noah's Ark installation coming up in San Antonio, Texas in early 2013.

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Animatronic Dolphin Silicone Skin gets painted

9/14/12:  Animal Makers / Moorpark, California / Here the dolphin is almost completely painted.  Hunter is patiently picking at each little dot of dust that might have made it's way into the spray booth.  There have been over ten coats of silicone based paint applied to far.  This skin is on a dolphin shaped stand.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

2012 Animatronic Dolphin Work in Progress

Animal Makers is releasing the latest version of their famous, animatronic dolphins

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.  The 2012 version offers more tail links, fully pneumatic operation, completely programmable, with a full body tilt and roll in the stand.  More information can be had by emailing us at

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Friday, March 09, 2012

Animatronic Dragons Play all day at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas

This is a fun little video that shows Animal Makers' new animatronic dragons performing in Las Vegas for the Bellagio resort which was installed in January of 2012.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dragon Claws

Dragon Claws, originally uploaded by Animal Makers, Inc.

This is a photo of piles of dragon claws awaiting final coloring and trimming for installation in the animatronic dragons designed and built for the Bellagio Resort and Casino.

Animatronic Dragons!

Animatronic Dragons!, originally uploaded by Animal Makers, Inc.

Designed, built and installed for the 2012 Lunar New Year! Animatronic moves include lunges forward and back, head tilts forward and back, arms lift up and down and can be posed, and the tails move. There are smoke effects from the built in air boxes in the nostrils. Animal Makers offers these dragons to venues of a similar nature, outside of the Bellagio's Las Vegas market. Over 20,000 people visit this attraction, per day!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Silicone Paint being applied

AMI_Paint_WIP1, originally uploaded by Animal Makers, Inc.

Here's a base coat of tinted silicone being applied to a silicone skin.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Animal Makers Hits Broadway!

Pink Dino, originally uploaded by Viridia.

Here's a flickr image from "Viridia" showing one of Animal Makers' velociraptors in a window display at Broadway and Spring in New York City! They are stunning in the designed environmnent...