Updated December 30th, 2002

Other Web Resources

The Animatronics Mailing List

Send an email to listguru@fatcity.com and put "SUB ANIMATRONICS-L [your name]" in the message body.

Chris Hillman's Animatronics Links

Absolutely HUGE list of links for robotics, animatronics, puppetry and special effects.

The Makeup Artist Webring

A long list of web pages on movie and television make-up. Anything from how-to articles to make-up artist portfolios to companies offering make-up FX services and supplies. See the box at the bottom of this page.


Includes The Birth of Movie Animatronics ?, The Making of Yoda, as well as articles on the evolution of movie make-up, veteran special FX makeup-artist Dick Smith, and some background on STAR WARS creature design.


The ultimate puppetry resource site, the "definitions" section has some links on animatronics. The site includes info on puppetry organizations, festivals, theaters, schools, workshops, internships exhibits, museums, building, builders, sellers, puppeteers, troupes, sites and resources.


Student Club of Realistic Effects, Animatronics and Make-up


This site is primarily about Arvid, an animatronic creature being built by Jack Buffington.

FXMECH's Home Page

"I am a mechanical designer. I enjoy designing and building animatronics and robotic creatures both on the job and in my spare time..."

Julie Porter's Home Page

"Adelmous Fey" an animatronic fairy, and research on automata and Jaquet-Droz including a translation of a short sequence from the work Le monde des automates.

The Persistence of Vision-Audio Animatronics

This portion of the 100-page Persistence of Vision (#6/#7) article "A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: Walt Disney and World's Fairs" is a history of early Audio-Animatronics.

The Visual FX Resource Center

Their goals are to help the new artist or technician get started, and to provide production support and information for the effects professional. Their links section includes Animatronic, Makeup, Prosthetics, Costume, and Special Effects Suppliy and Service sites.

In The Fuzz

Len, email me your new URL!
Len Canders' "Furry" costuming site. Includes a lot of information relevant to building animatronic costumes.

The Unofficial Dark Crystal Home Page

Includes some background information on the construction of the animatronic creatures in the film.

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Animatronics Resource Site

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