ANIMATRONICS & SFX

We are proud to have worked with and for high-profile clients in the TV, film and music Industry. We have also had a lot of fun at Area 51 HQ developing many bespoke creations, ranging from a giant piano on stilts to a 9 ft animatronic beast. Our teamwork makes the dream work.

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At Area 51 HQ we thrive on challenges and creating something new, exciting and unique. With an in-house team of talented individuals who have mastered the art of animatronics and SFX, we have the ability and vision to fashion exciting bespoke creations and take things to a new limit. We love to experiment and create special production items never seen or achieved before.

PREVIOUS PROJECTS

BUTTONS THE CADBURY COW

Research for chocolate makers Cadbury found that 1 in 3 children didn’t realise milk came from cows. And many didn’t how big they are. So Cadbury asked Area 51 to create a life-size, realistic,  animatronic cow, named Buttons. She would show families at London’s Southbank Centre how friendly cows can be and help launch the Cadbury

ED’S UP ON CREATURE CHAOS!

Initial sightings placed the lithe creature in southern Wales where it managed to stow away on board a 747 airliner bound for Florida in the USA but it has also been spotted in Oklahoma and Las Vegas. More recently, additional sightings have been made in Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Chile and Argentina.

THE TROLL

The world’s only walking, talking animatronic Troll, measuring a mighty 9ft tall and 7ft wide. The Troll had to be a movie-quality walking, talking monster, able to move around at live events in forests, fields or on floors. We used the latest in silicone skins and paint effects to ensure he was as real close up as in promo pics.

STILTS MAKE GREAT STRIDES AT GADGET SHOW

Area 51’s revolutionary DigiLegs kicked up a storm at this year’s Gadget Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham and were rated among the best products on show. The popular reverse leg stilts have revolutionised costuming