Child Ride 'Em Elephant Costume
- Stuffed Elephant w/ Step-in Hind Legs
- Soft stuffed elephant head & front legs
- Elephant's hind legs & saddle are worn like overalls to give the appearance of riding the elephant
If this Child Ride 'Em Elephant Costume had been designed for Hollywood, the jockey would probably be wearing a bright green skinsuit. Later on, digital artists would give the actor a computer-generated body, a computer-generated saddle, and a big, impressive, computer-generated elephant. But we traded that approach for a smaller stuffed elephant because it's hard to believe that man and beast share an unshakeable real-life bond when it looks like they're trapped inside a crummy video game.
If you want your audience to feel something, you're way better off with a classic gimmick like this one than the massive expense of motion capture and a lengthy postproduction. Sure, the high-tech approach will probably look slick and professional, especially if you're willing to part with a few million dollars. But when the critics say that your film has all the trappings of a blockbuster but none of the heart, don't come crying to us!
Because we're telling you right now: a pair of fake legs is all you really need to make the stars of the film seem totally in-sync as they make a breakneck getaway during the thrilling climax. The actor's real legs, concealed within the stuffed elephant's hindquarters, will propel the two of them forward in unison: a moving testament to the power of friendship against all odds. It's a great illusion, brimming with the old-fashioned charm and movie magic that audiences love and crave (and applaud).
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