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What we do

Creature Effects, Inc. is an independently owned business that produces animatronics and makeup effects for film and television. The company was founded by Mark Rappaport in 1990 after many years of creating puppets and makeup for other effect houses. Mark’s experience producing effects for ILM, Chris Walas, KNB, Stan Winston and running the creature shop for the independent branch of Paramount Pictures known as Full Moon Productions gave him the expertise to generate outstanding effects through his own facility.

Located in Los Angeles, adjacent to Universal Studios, Creature Effects, Inc. has supported feature films for all of the major studios and has traveled crew around the world to puppeteer, manage effects and apply makeup. Mark has supervised extensive, multi-million dollar projects requiring crews of 50 to 100 technicians, as well as commercial assignments with limited funds and rapid turnaround. Feature film projects include: The Last Samurai, I Am Legend, 300, True Grit and The Lone Ranger. Creature Effects creates much more than creature makeups and puppets. We also provide conceptual design, prop production and costuming services. We have an extensive “For Rent”, inventory of lifelike human baby and animal puppets. We are known throughout the industry for our ultra-realistic, ride-able animatronic horses.  Our in-house production team is known for its innovative approaches and lifelike realizations of client concepts. Creature Effects, Inc. can bring your ideas to life.


Recent Works



Please feel free to browse  our portfolio and contact us for further informations about our rentals.

All creatures in the portfolio are available for rent. We also have a vast selection of props, animals and special suits.












Items For Sale

Rearing Horse

Rearing Horse – Steel Armature, Beadfoam Construction, Fiberglass Hardcoat Covered, Height 10’, Weight 250 lb, Price 850,00$ or best offer

Female Centaur

Female Centaur- Steel Armature, Beadfoam Construction, Fiberglass Hardcoat Covered, Height 8’, Weight 200 lb, Price 1200,00$ or best offer


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