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  • Current Project: "Star Wars "Episode 8" Rian Johnson
    Creature, Droid and Special Make-up Effects

  • Current Project: Star Wars "Rogue One" Gareth Edwards
    Creature, Droid and Special Make-up Effects

  • August 2013: Star Wars "The Force Awakens" JJ Abrams
    Creature, Droid and Special Make-up Effects

  • June 2012: "Prometheus" Ridley Scott
    Creature and Special Make-up Effects

  • January 2008 - April 2008
    "Shine of Rainbows" Vic Sarin
    Animatronic Seal pup, 'Smudge'

  • January 2007 - June 2007
    "Sweeney Todd" Tim Burton
    Special Make-up and Prosthetic Effects.

  • June 2006 - January 2007
    "Fred Claus" Warner Bros.
    Special Make-up and Prosthetic Effects.

  • August 2006
    Animatronic Baby Seal for "Novotel" commerical
    Big Productions.

  • November 2005 - August 2006
    Design & Maquettes for "The Golden Compass". Part One of the 'His Dark Materials' Trilogy.

  • November 2005 - January 2006
    "Lazytown". More puppets for the second series of the children's TV show

  • June - September 2005
    "Munich" - Steven Speilberg
    Special Make-up and Prosthetic Effects

  • May - June 2005
    BBC2's Pedigree Comedy Idents.
    Created the fluffy BBC2 logo as a rod and hand puppet.

  • Granada Kids 'Barking'
    Created a new animatronic dog for the second series.

  • March 2004 - January 2005
    Animatronic and Special Make-up Effects for Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  • February 2004
    Creation of the Little Bo hand puppet character for the 'Roly-Mo Show', for Novel Entertainment.

    The construction of a 6 month old, photo-realistic, prosthetic baby with breathing mechanisms for the BBC's 'Casualty'.

  • January 2004 -March 2004
    Concept artwork & design of characters for a Stop-Motion children's series 'The Book Riders'. Open Mind Productions

  • November 2003 - January 2004
    Animatronic puppet characters for Lazytown Entertainment's Childrens' show 'Lazytown'. Included hand puppet versions, full-bodied rodded versions, walking rigs, costume accessories and gadgets.

    Stop-Motion armatures, moulds and skins for Mackinnon & Saunders, to be used in Tim Burtons' 'The Corpse Bride'.

  • October 2003 - November 2003
    Design, sculpt, mould, cast and paint T-Rex dinosaur for CGI purposes, 'Five Children and It.' Lola.

  • August 2003
    Animatronic Staffordshire Terrier dog for 'The Boys'. Shine Ltd.

  • May 2003 - August 2003
    Livetime and Animation models for Danny Boyle's 'Millions'. Misson Pictures.

  • May 2003
    Lifecast, moulds and teeth of Albert Finney for Stan Winston Studios, for Tim Burton's 'Big Fish'.

    Created new Animatronic suits and refurbished all hand puppets for the second series of 'The Fimbles'. Novel Entertainment.

  • January 2003 - April 2003
    Designed, made Maquettes and prototyped suits for a proposed new 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Film for Hallmark Entertainment.

    Continuing work on Series 2 of the 'Fimbles'.

  • August 2002
    Realistic animatronic Baby for BBC television series, 'Casualty'.

  • July 2002 - November 2002
    Animatronic characters, Special Make-up Effects, body suits and stunt armour for a Miramax Feature Film, 'Ella Enchanted.' Production Company Enchanted Productions.

  • March 2002
    Realistic animatronic puppy for BBC Television series, 'Holby City'.

  • February 2002 - July 2002
    Animatronic suit character and hand puppet version of Penguin characters for 'Paz'. Production Company Open Mind for Discovery Kids.

  • December 2001 June 2002
    The creation of the 'Fimbles' for the BBC Children's television show. We constructed the three lead costumed characters and their hand puppet side-kicks. Production Company Novel Entertainment.

  • October 2001 - December 2001
    Construction of new animatronic presenter for 'Tiny & Crew' called Tam. She is a suit character with an animatronic head. We were also responsible for the development and construction of the Budettes (suited, singing flowers). Production Company Prism Entertainment.

    Construction and refurbishment of characters for the 'Shiny Show' for Open Mind Productions.

  • September 2001 - February 2002
    Teamed up with Working Title Films to develop art direction, character design and animatronic models for their project 'Tale of the Rats'. We also produced a short, Stop-Motion animation test video.

  • March 2001 - July 2001
    More Tweenies.....creation of new character 'Squiggles' the dog.

  • January 2001
    Consultation for Bob the Builder stage show.

  • February 2000 - June 2001
    Animatronic characters for 'Kangaroo Jack'. Four animatronic Kangaroos and two full sized Camels, shot on location in Alice Springs Australia. Production Company Underdown Productions for Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

  • January - May 2000
    Built an animatronic turkey for an American credit card commercial. Production Company Quiet Storm.

    Provided the clothing effects for two 'Whirlpool' commercials.
    Production Company Patricia Murphy Films.

    Constructed several theatrical giants for Tell-Tale Productions.

  • January 2000 - September 2001
    Designed and constructed animatronic characters for 'Don't eat the Neighbours' Production Company Granada Media Children's/Sextant Entertainment (Canada).

  • December 1999
    Sculpts and casts of a Siamese cat for computer graphic tests, for a Warner Brothers film ['Cats and Dogs'].

  • September 1999
    Prosthetic make-ups and model making for a German TV commercial 'Open your Eyes'. Production company Commercial Club Berlin.

  • October 1999 - May 2000
    Built and shot the animatronic characters for ['102 Dalmatians'], the sequel to Disney's live action film. Production Company Cruella Productions.

  • April 1999 - 2000
    During this period Neal was involved as the UK animatronic consultant and performance co-ordinator of 'ET' for the British Telecom commercials, although the puppet and its technology was constructed and was looked after by Stan Winston Studio in the USA. Client Abbott Mead Vickers.

  • November 1998 - February 1999
    The Studio constructed four animatronic characters, 'The Poppets' for a pilot children's TV show. Production company Hewland International.

  • October 1998 - August 1999
    Construction of animatronic characters for the BBC children's television show the 'Tweenies'. Production company Tell-Tale Productions.

  • September 1996 - October 1998
    Construction of all animatronic characters for 'Babe, Pig in the City'. Production Company Kennedy Miller Media, for Universal Pictures.
    Official Babe, Pig in the City Web site.

Neal Scanlan's Personal Projects
1996
Lion, Witch, Wardrobe: Design Only Creative Supervisor
1996[info] 101 Dalmatians Creative Supervisor
1995[info] Gulliver's Travels Creative Supervisor
1994[info] The English Patient Creative Supervisor
1992[info] Babe, A Gallant Pig Creative Supervisor
1991[info] Dinosaurs Animatronic Supervisor
1990[info] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II Animatronic Supervisor
1989[info] The Greek Myths Animatronic Supervisor
1989[info] Living with A Dinosaur Animatronic Supervisor
1988[info] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animatronic Supervisor
1988[info] Witches Animatronic Supervisor
1987[info] The Storyteller Animatronic Designer
1987
The Bear Animatronic Designer
1987[info] Little Shop of Horrors Animatronic Supervisor
1985[info] Labyrinth Animatronic Designer
1984[info] Link Animatronic Designer
1984
Dream Child Animatronic Designer
1984 [info] Return to Oz Animatronic Designer
1981
Wind in the Willows Stop Motion Designer

[info] Information from The Internet Movie Database