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Giant, fire-breathing animatronic dragon storms the Bastille (well, Nantes)

La Machine's latest animatronic puppet is a giant, walking, fire-breathing dragon that took to the street of Nantes, France for a spectacular test debut.

By September 2, 2014


Grumpy Cat is unimpressed to be honored at Madame Tussauds museum

Watch the famous Internet cat barely tolerate figure sculptors as they take measurements for her animatronic wax statue for Madame Tussauds in San Francisco.

By August 28, 2015


Freddy follows you home in trailer for Five Nights at Freddy's 4

The jump-scare indie game series releases a teaser trailer for its fourth game. Shouldn't they call it 20 Nights at Freddy's by now?

By July 14, 2015


See Chris Pratt get pranked by realistic robotic dinosaurs

An animatronic T-rex and Velociraptor scare "Jurassic World" actor Chris Pratt in an epic prank by YouTubers SA Wardega. Now we know who not to call when robotic dinosaurs attack.

By June 16, 2015


Flintstone facts? 41 percent of Americans say people and dinosaurs co-existed

Riding a Brontosaurus bareback might not be a fantasy. It could be history, depending on who you ask.

By June 26, 2015


Adopt a Gremlin: Special-effects wiz auctioning off movie treasures

The legendary Rick Baker is selling work including animatronics and puppets from "Gremlins 2" and "Men in Black." Find out what Mogwai monsters and alien gems await.

By May 22, 2015


Weak-minded fool: The puppeteering behind Jabba the Hutt

A 20-minute fan documentary explores the operation of Jabba the Hutt, including a new interview with one of the puppeteers.

By February 9, 2015


What next for the future tech of 2014?

The year gone by brought us more robots, worries about artificial intelligence, and difficult lessons on space travel. The big question: where's it all taking us?

By December 31, 2014


Creepy incredible: animatronics by Gustav Hoegen

Prometheus. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Doctor Who. We've always assumed these effects were CGI — until we saw this showreel by animatronics master Gustav Hoegen.

By November 13, 2012


Martian meteorite, alien, robo-bunny head go up for bid

Here's a rare chance to own everything from an Enigma machine to a life-size alien statue when Christie's Out of the Ordinary auction kicks off.

By August 5, 2014