The Polar Bear – Walkabout Animal Act | UK
Presenting The Polar Bear, and his herder Ursula. The Polar Bear is a fully animated pod puppet in a similar style to ‘The Creatures’. A highly skilled (and often very hot!) performer is inside operating all the movements including the facial animations – blinking eyes, sniffing nose, opening mouth and also the live sounds from our custom built sound equipment.
The keeper character is dressed in an Inuit style outfit to compliment the arctic theme, and acts as an intermediary between the audience and the Polar Bear, distributing interesting facts and related chat. To help set the scene we have a specially built inflatable ice environment in which we perform.
The Polar Bear is threatened with extinction due to the effects of global warming. We will be donating a percentage of every booking fee to Greenpeace to aid in their campaign to save the Polar Bears, and our clients are offered the chance to match this donation.
Set times are 3 x 20 minutes.
“The event went really well and I have to say that your Polar Bear was the main attraction – people could not quite believe what they were seeing, it was truly fantastic! Thank you for your help and please thank the performers also. They did a great job!”
– Devonshire Sq Management
“We were really pleased with all the performers on both days. The Polar Bear was a huge success and was a definite talking point – we will be in touch with our requirements in the future!
– Kirklees Council
“He’s beautiful, can I kiss him?”
– Eva Green
“Amazing, Incredible, is it real? It IS real! Beautiful, lovely. Can I take him home?”
– Private Client
“I must thank the magnificent Polar Bear…I must say without a shadow of doubt, this is the best costume I have ever seen. The structure, its noises down to the detail of its fur, was absolutely amazing. There were gasps of amazement from the audience at every show and comments from adults and children alike, ‘is it a real bear?!'”
– Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
“Now I’ve seen it all, absolutely wonderful, I want to take them home!”
– Paul O’Grady
“We loved the Polar bear. The guests were amazed and it went down fantastic. He was so life like and made a lot of people jump, it was great!”
– Entertainment Today (via Contraband)
“Just thought I’d let you know that the Polar Bear was a great success at the Suffolk Show! Many thanks for your assistance in making it possible for us to hire them. I think I can speak for the rest of the team when I say that we were all very impressed!”
– Suffolk County Council (via Contraband)
“…The polar bear was brilliant – certainly broke the ice…Thanks for everything.”
– Cosumer Credit Trade Association (via Contraband)