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Photo-real Marine Animatronics                                               Disney Nature Galatee “ Oceans ”
Greg was approached by the french Galatee documentary film makers to supervise production of full scale photorealistic animatronic robot replicas of marine creatures for the epic feature film documentary “Oceans” released by Disney Nature.
The film makers were determined that no real animals were to be harmed in the making of the film.

Greg supervised two teams of artists including trusted colleagues Paul Trefry and John Cox to produce silicon replicas of endangered marine species caught in driftnets and long-line fishing.
Animatronic blue sharks were also produced for a sequence  recreating the brutal cruelty of shark finning. They were fully self contained with no external power source.
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Greg’s team also produced a powerful freeswimming broadbill sword fish that could swim under its own power using natural tail and body action.
During filming off Australia’s Gold coast, a family pod of Humpback whales swam over to inspect the drift net with its  trapped and apparently struggling  replica sea creatures. The real whales made repeated passes with apparent concern for the plight of the replica creatures. One wishes more humans could show such concern.
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