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.
A 20-minute fan documentary explores the operation of Jabba the Hutt, including a new interview with one of the puppeteers.
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?
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.
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.
As Walking with Dinosaurs prepares for a monster tour of the US, we talk to the Aussie studio that creates the prehistoric beasts.
In the early 1990s, a decision to bring dinos alive with the magic of CGI made an irreversible impact on pop culture. Here's what happened.
The kid-focused pizza chain is moving up from animatronics to virtual reality with a deal to pilot test Oculus Rift headsets for birthday parties.
Recreate your favorite scenes from "Jurassic Park" on a slightly smaller scale with an awesome and realistic baby T. rex costume.
An animatronic sculpture on display in NY combines film, installation, and performance in the figure of a curvaceous, scantily clad robot woman wearing a witch mask.