British roboticist and film-maker John Nolan’s animatronic creations are disturbing, grotesque and amazingly wonderful, especially in partial undress. Nolan’s work includes films like, Hellboy, Where the Wild Things Are, Doctor Who and Harry Potter.

Animatronics uses computer technology, mechanical devices, robotics, and radio control to animate puppets or other models in order to create special effects for film or animated and interactive displays.

While films are using more and more CGI and stop motion animation, robotic FX artists bring unique skills to cinematic projects.