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The World's Leading Creator of Animatronic & Model Animals

Here at Animal Makers, we truly love animals. When watching tv, commercials, films, games and art; we are looking for the animals. Every single crew member here loves animals. Before being hired, they were creating animals in their garages, home studios and at school.

For the past 25 years, Animal Makers has been providing the finest, animatronic animals, birds, reptiles, insects, fish and fantasy animals for films, television, and commercials. Amazing pets that talk, animate and entertain are created here. Salem (the talking cat featured in "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"), Budweiser's croaking frogs, along with hundreds of others have been designed, built and performed by the AMI's talented crew.

Hollywood has kept this boutique studio working steadily on over 4,000 individual shows. Take a look at either the " Ad Agency Portfolio", " Commercial Portfolio", " Director Portfolio", " Film Portfolio", " Location-Based Entertainment Portfolio", " Print Portfolio", " Suits Portfolio" or the " Television Portfolio" to see some of the many shows served. You can also see what others have said about our work.

In Hollywood, you are either "the best", or "don't call us, we'll call you"

Animal lovers all over the world proudly display our works in their homes, places of business, stores, bars, and even casinos. Sure, there are plenty of places to buy cheap animal replicas. That's not our style. Nobody does it like we do it. These replicas are true to life in every detail with the audience's eyes checking our every project closely.

You are welcome to take a virtual stroll through our collections. There must be something you can find here, that exists nowhere else in the world. You can make sure of that by adding your own taste to our existing works. Simply order any of the animal replicas listed and tell us what you want in color, hair length, pose, animation or other details.


Our goal is to deliver the most interesting part of your collection or display.

Visit any of the animal links here to buy custom work done to your taste. The resulting work will be the finest animal replica in your collection.

Other artificial animal companies may make "limited editions" (usually of 1,000 or more). Each of the items offered in the Animal Makers catalog are created here, in Southern California. "One of a kind" is the only description that fits these works of art. Our artists come from many years of experience serving top filmed productions.

This individualized work is not cheap, and is better appreciated in person. Most of our collectibles are the finest available in the world. This is museum quality work for anyone who can appreciate fine art.

If we are building something special for you, our " web reporting" service will be included. You will be assigned a secure page in which to view the progress of your commissioned work. This way, you will be assured to get exactly what you are looking for.

Feel free to email us at to discuss your project.

You will love the work you order on this site.
I guarantee it.

Jim Boulden
President [ Map to Our Studio ]

Why AMI?
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Animals Work for Advertisers
The latest campaign for the new Canon Kiss X2 (Dentsu, Tokyo) camera features realistic animal models by Animal Makers. Imagery was included in commercial spots, posters, pre-movie ads, Jumbo-tronĀ® sports, and on Internet promotions.

For many years of commercial film production, Animal Makers has been providing the magic you love! Past work for clients include: Activision, Ad Council (Energy Hogs), Anderson Consulting, Armstrong Tires, AT&T Alascom, American Express, Anheuser-Busch, BMW (2nd commercial), Breyers Ice Cream, Chilis Restaurants, Choice Hotels, ConMexico, Coors Beer, Denny's Restaurant, Doritos, DivotMat, DuPont Stainmaster, Entergy, ESPN, Fiat, Froot Loops, Golden Grahams, Grape Nuts, Greenpeace, Greyhound Buslines, Guardian UK, Guinness Beer, Gunze, Hanes, HBO, Holiday Inn, Huggies, Hummer, Isuzu, Jeep, Kelloggs Cereal, Kelloggs Pop Tarts (2nd commercial), Kia, Kraft, Little Caesars Pizza, McDonald's UK, Mcilheney Tobasco Sauce, Miller Golden Draft (2nd commercial), Miracle Whip, Nike, Nissan, Nokia, Okocim Mocne Beer (2nd commercial), On Star, PBS Promotions, Pepcid, Pepsi, Perdue Farms Chicken, Phillips Batteries, Pilgrims Pride Chicken, Pledge Furniture Polish, Poloroid, Pringles, Ramada Inns, Red Lobster, Roy Rogers Restaurants, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Sea World, Sierra Mist, Snickers, Sony PlayStation, (1st commercial, 2nd commercial), SPCA, Sprite, State of Indiana (State Taxation Dept), St. Paul Insurance, Strohs Brewery, Sunkist Orange Soda, Sunny Delite, Target Stores, Texaco, Texas Tourism Council, Tombstone Pizza (2nd commercial), Twizzlers, Tyson Foods, Virginia State Lottery, Visa, Wendy's and Yamaha.

Providing artificial animals and character suits for use in: Television Commercials, Television Shows, Movies & Film, Industrial Promotions, Trade Show Booths, Print Advertisements, Experience Marketing, Dealer Incentives, PR Boosters, Lobby Decorations, Internet Videos, Product Spokesman, Branded Character Creation from Your Designs or Ours.

Reasonable Agency Direct Rates
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Reasons to Choose AMI
Largest Available Animal Inventory
Over 2,000 Models to Choose From
Anteaters to Zebras
Guilt-Free Construction
More "Bang for the Buck"
Call Today, Shoot Tomorrow
Location Tours, Traveling Promos
Automated Live Presentations
High Quality Look & Performance
Proven to Work Since 1979
Fully Stocked Art Dept.
In-House Costuming Dept.
Entertainment Fabrication In-House
Your Characters "Real World" Versions
Repairs of Your Existing Characters
Over 4,000 Shows Successfully Served
Promotion Outside the TV Screen
Enhance Public Appearances
Provide Scan Models for CGI
Professional Full-Time Staff
Warranty With Every Project
Animal Makers has Gone Mobile

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Animal Makers, Inc. designs, builds, program and perform animatronic animals, birds, reptiles, insects and fish since 1979 expoiting thousands of highly detailed molds, patterns, and plans.

All images are owned by Jim Boulden and used under license ©1979-2013
Any use without written authorization is strictly prohibited.