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North American badger with realistic fully animtronic head that was built for lip-synch and has an exceptional mouth/ muzzle animation, eyeblinks, brow, and nose. The 25" tall puppet is a sophisticated hand and/ or rod puppet that wears clothes and has a more human-like body shape. He's still under contract from Johnson Automotive so he can't freelance but it will give you an idea of how we approach this type of character. The badger movies are long rough cuts prior to puppet rod clean up in post and final editing.