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Simba in the Festival of the Lion King: puppet or animatronic?

Discussion in 'How do they do that?' started by Bairstow, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Bairstow

    Bairstow Well-Known Member

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    I was curious about this one.
    It could be either an animatronic or a puppet, but if it's a puppet, where does the puppeteer sit?

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  2. TubaGeek

    TubaGeek God bless the "Ignore" button.

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    In the rock work.
     
  3. Bairstow

    Bairstow Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    What about the rockwork?
     
  4. Rob562

    Rob562 Well-Known Member

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    It's a puppet (as the figures on all the floats are) and the puppeteer sits in the base of the float.

    -Rob
     
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    AswaySuller Well-Known Member

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    I always thought these were really good aa's... Interesting to know
     
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  6. Cogworthfangal85

    Cogworthfangal85 New Member

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    I thought that they were aa's too, especially the Pumba one.
     
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  7. Paul jr

    Paul jr Well-Known Member

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    For this one, particulary, the pupeter kind of stand in Simba. The persons feets stand in the frond paws. Is ''behind'' rest on a ''behind rester'' in Simba body. The hand and upper body move the head the mouth and, I think' the eyes.
     
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  8. Bairstow

    Bairstow Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    It would be really interesting to see a schematic of what that looks like.
    I wonder if it's as uncomfortable as it sounds.
     
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    Neither. It's a real African Lion. It's just well trained. They keep it quiet though, Disney doesn't want anyone to make a Blackfish about captive lions made to sing......
     
  10. Paul jr

    Paul jr Well-Known Member

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    Something like this Simbas FotLK.jpg Kind ofo_O
     
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    unkadug Follower of "Saget"The Cult Premium Member

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    I forgot how much I liked this part of the forums!
     
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  12. TubaGeek

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    The puppeteer is in the rockwork.
    And what is your source on this theory?
     
  13. MOXOMUMD

    MOXOMUMD Well-Known Member

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    :joyfull: Now that's funny. :cat:
     
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    PRNCSAurora Active Member

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    That's really interesting. I always assumed they were aa.
     
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    Next question, how does he get in there?
     
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  16. Raoul

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    Well, through the mouth...
     
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  17. Evan-500

    Evan-500 Well-Known Member

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    there is someone most certainly standing inside. It is a similar design to the Parade of Dreams Simba. If you watch the show, you will see his front paws lift off the rock... meaning someone has to be standing inside to make that work.
     
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  18. MOXOMUMD

    MOXOMUMD Well-Known Member

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    Guess I never paid attention to the paws.
     
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  20. Paul jr

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    OK I'm sorry if I expressed myself wrong... What I meant to said is I THINK, with my observation that this is the way they done it.

    I made the same observation and thats wath lead me to my previous theory

    I don't know for sure, but I think maybe the heary head could come off easily.

    This is just some hypothetic theorys based on my observations. I never said that I know the absolute truth.
     

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