Polar Bear London

At first glance, this looks like a giant polar bear roaming the streets of London, but it’s actually an animatronic creature of sorts. You see Sky Atlantic created this polar bear to promote an upcoming television show. It took 19 prop specialists eight weeks to design and build the high-tech puppet from 60 kinds of material. Two puppeteers studied the movements of real polar bears before they stepped inside of the creature. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

“To make the bear extremely life-like individual hairs were placed on the bear’s head and then an electro static current was run through them so they would stand on end. To bring the animal to life, two puppeteers trained for days to get the right polar bear ‘gait’ down,” reports GMA.