Chronicles of Narnia Movie use Robotic Reindeer


The New Zealand Herald has written an article about the robotic animal named "Holly". If you check out the picture the reindeer looks amazing. I almost can't believe its actually not real. Here is some clips from the article they wrote on the robot and why they couldn't use live animals.

Holly is one of four animatronic reindeer working on Andrew Adamson's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe after the living variety struck problems with Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry regulations.

The movie's producers withdrew an application to import 14 reindeer after MAF officers raised concerns over the possibility of introducing the potentially-deadly Q fever, which is present among American herds.

The only live animals to appear in the Disney-Walden Media production will be horses and wolves, which were yesterday working on sets near Henderson.

All other creatures will be computer generated by American companies Sony Imageworks and Rhythm & Hues.

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