SABRETOOTH

ANIMATRONIC PUPPET

Scientists create a genetically engineered sabretooth cat and must hunt it down after it escapes and begins eating innocent people.

Paul Pistore, CCFx Founding member worked on this film as an animatronics designer/builder and puppeteer. The animatronic Sabretooth cat puppet was operated by 8 people, including one performer inside of the creature. Paul was responsible for all of the animatronic facial movements and attaching the realistic skin to the understructure he’d built. Although the film was poorly reviewed, the Sabretooth cat stands as one of the most realistic animatronic animals ever built.  

Animatronic Sabertooth head I built for a SyFy channel movie with a very clever title
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With the foam latex skin applied.pngThe beautiful fur work was done by Joann Bloomfield.pngI applied
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The Skull is fiberglass.jpg All movements, except for the tongue, were built by me in 1 week
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Awww! He brought you a present!
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Crunch!
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Full brow movement, eye movement, squint, snarl, nose and ear movement, etc.jpg  It was quite expres
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Grrr!!
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sniff, sniff..
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The combination of pneumatics and electronic servo motors were quite a challenge to fit into the sku
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Rawwwarrr!!
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Snarl!!!
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Attaching the head to the body, onset. A performer inside moved the front paws and head movement
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