Animatronics are tricky You want your puppet to look natural, when it is really a robot. When you need them big, you’ve got to use hydraulics, which are powerful enough to wreck you. Check out this video that shows the making of some giant animatronic dinosaurs. Keep an eye out for the controls which look like they’ve been made pretty intuitive, which makes sense since it’s a live animatronics show. Animatronics are fussy, I’d love to hear the stories from the puppeteers and engineers who have to become puppet hospital on a regular basis for this show. [via] – Link