Lazy Town


The Lazytown characters are very well known in their home country of Iceland. We worked with Lazytown Inc there in translating these characters from their existing theatre, cartoon and illustration incarnations into sophisticated “Banraku” style puppets for a TV pilot which were part hand operated and part animatronic.

Ocean Warrior


Two 40-foot hydraulic sperm whales made in the Uk and Amsterdam. The tail had the mechanism placed into the mold and then it took 12 hours to pour in the  silicone .



Animatronic copies of heads. Made at Neal Scanlan studio.

Alice in Wonderland


Made at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. In Alice in Wonderland Hedgehogs were famously uses as croquet balls. While the object of croquet is to hit the ball with the mallet, or in this case a flamingo, the hedgehogs spend a good deal of their time tapping their feet impatiently or shaking their heads at the … Continue reading Alice in Wonderland

Lost in Space


Jim Henson’s creature shop. Animatronic designer.  

Doctor-Do-Little Show


Made at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. A touring theatre show with many animatronic effects.

Mechanical theatre


Pneumatic mechanical theatre that ran for eight years. Pistons would drive the images of people across the stage and mouths moved to a dialogue. Made at Atlas Models and with Simon Williams  

Animatronics over view


A quick over view of my animatronics work. Harry Potter   Merlin   Creature for attraction, person walks around and operates it by hand.   Flintstones movie     Mechanical bird.   Alice in wonderland.H   Hitchhikers film   Lost In Space filmLady Godiva 6 meter high puppet Ware wolf for Harry Potter     … Continue reading Animatronics over view

Cat Chair


Jan Pienkowski Pop-up chair collaboration. When you sit on the chair the claws pop out, the tail moves and all to the sound of a cat screeching.

Euro Disney Pop-Up Book


Mechanical supervisor for a giant pop-up book stage set for Euro Disney designed by Jan Pienkowski.

Children of Eden theatre show


Made at Theatre Studios Clerkenwell.1991, This is interesting way to make animal  light and move,  technique  of using cane is an old for making things and was later use in War Horse to great effect. Light and operated by people inside walking and pulling strings for ears and head movement.  It take a toll on … Continue reading Children of Eden theatre show