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ShutterBun

The animated eyes and mouth really go a long way to enhance the effect. They’ve recently started putting blinking eyes on some Disney characters at the park and it makes a big difference, even if you don’t notice the change right away.


filth_horror_glamor

The blinkimg eyes really bring it to life


snukb

The mechanic for the blinking is really cool too, since the humans actually have their heads inside the character head. I won't spoil the magic for you if you don't want me to, because once you see it you can't unsee it.


bobboobles

strings glued to their eyelids attached to a pulley system to move they cartoon eyes.


Rex_Laso

Glue would be inhumane. They are sewn to the pulley ropes.


snukb

Yes, but where the trigger is, is unique and cool.


ShutterBun

You’re worried about “spoiling the magic”? You’ve already revealed that there’s a person inside a suit, so…


TuringPerfect

a *WHAAAAT*?


Montzterrr

And there's a spooky skeleton inside that person!!!


Embra0

Skeleton man!


addermc

Damn I wasn't ready for that! PRICELESS!! 💯👍⭐🤪💕


Wh00ster

Wait it’s a SUIT?!


BrainJar

I assumed they kept swapping arms up to the head…hmmm, now I need to go research.


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snukb

They're talking about for Disney characters, which do not arm swap.


imgroxx

Derp. Obvious in retrospect. Thanks! I'll just remove it, better to not confuse others.


snukb

>!The trigger is attached to their hand. They open and close their hand to blink their eyes.!<


DrSmirnoffe

I'm assuming that costumes like that polar bear don't directly detect the wearer's expression yet, so I guess there's a set of facial controls in one of the hands?


snukb

Yep, probably the person's hand is in there like it would be with any puppet, and there's one finger stuck through a pull cord for the eyes and the thumb for controlling the mouth.


DrSmirnoffe

Yeah ok that makes sense. The thumbs didn't exactly look mobile from what I remember.


epicface1399

You might not notice it, but your brain does.


ShutterBun

Exactly. It took me a while watching Minnie Mouse doing a performance during a show. I was like “something is different…”. Then realized she was blinking.


esoteric_plumbus

In VR they've started having headsets with eye-tracking and seeing the players in VRchat for example that have it is so much more immersive than the ones who don't. Like someone starts talking and you see someone else's eyes dart over to the speaker. Or you turn to someone that was looking your way and they don't move their head but avert their eyes like they noticed you noticed them. It's amazing the body language conveyed thru eyes alone


Silent_Palpatine

I’m confused as to the mechanics of the suit. I thought the puppeteer’s left arm was operating the head till you see both arm and head move at the same time.


LexLuthorJr

Only one arm seems to be in use at a time. The operator inside must be able to switch back and forth, pulling his arm out of one sleeve and putting the other arm in the other sleeve. It allows him one hand free inside the costume to operate the head. I’m impressed as that must take a great deal of coordination.


Silent_Palpatine

An exceptional amount as the head is very expressive!


bongoloid1

Blinking eyes 👀


Chuckleslord

This is it. You can see the transition while the first girl is leaving. Head does final blink on her leaving, right arm does big wave to cover that face isn't animated and you can see the left hand move as the hand enters the glove. Switch to big left arm wave and then, after a few seconds, the head starts animating again. Thank goodness I'm using my animation degree for something. Not animating, definitely not, but I can see when a puppets arms are switching.


snukb

Yup, that's exactly when the switch happened. You can see the arms shaking just a tiny bit as the puppeteer shimmies their arm from one sleeve to the other. Very very smooth though, they must have a lot of practice in that suit.


reverend-mayhem

That’s incredible. He even grips the left fist as the right is still waving, potentially signaling to the photographers that he’s ready for the next group from the other side.


fancy-gerbil14

Good eye! It's like a magician's sleight of hand.


shockwave414

>Only one arm seems to be in use at a time. I know that feeling.


TheIncredibleHork

Username checks out? At least it's a gun arm, right?


Alcarine

And physical effort, how is he not suffocating under that costume


filth_horror_glamor

Considering how high quality that costume is, it may have a cooling system inside. They aren't allowed to be in them for very long because of safety anyway


reverend-mayhem

Not to mention that slick transition he makes at 0:30


theatahhh

Or maybe the arms themselves have like a little pull thingy or lever inside them that can control the expressions? Could be way off, can’t say I know too much about poopetry


theinfernalpaladin

uh this is clearly a bear


datazzma

The jaw opens the mouth, when the human opens his jaws, the mouth opens.


Silent_Palpatine

Remarkable….


reddit-is-hive-trash

He actually clenches his cheeks to activate the head.


TerenceFoldyHolds

This is freaking adorable and and as a grown ass woman i would love a photo like this.


grrangry

Relevant [XKCD](https://xkcd.com/37/)


Dumb_Cheese

Is there ever *not* a relevant XKCD?


joliesmomma

I actually do this and speak this way often. And I live me some XKCD


TUFKAT

This one always makes me smile. https://c.tenor.com/ixMb99uVsIUAAAAd/cocacola-coke.gif


thedingoismybaby

That's the end of the original post you're commenting on...?


kevboard

adorable!


BaldrTheGood

That’s literally this post. Your comment on this post literally contains the 2nd half of this post.


askdocsthrowaway1996

> grown ass woman What about the rest of your body?


kevboard

​ ![gif](giphy|RLmnbwgL9FCm2s0DzH)


butterfly_ashley

Me toooooooo


TraditionalMedia5691

Bear: "So, how YOU doin'?"


TeciorRibbon

Someone give this guy a raise


rosts

Should he get 8 dollars? Are you mad? Just because we required a college degree, it doesn't mean he shouldn't be thankful he has a job.


Abnmlguru

We call this exhibit "when people don't recognize sarcasm"


Flames21891

It’s insane how much articulation the head of that suit has, as well as how fluidly the actor is able to use it. It almost looks like a real, living creature at points, though I imagine that’s in large part due to humans having a good part of our brains hardwired for facial expressions and cues. Still really cool to see though.


lockboy84

Seen this a million times and I only just noticed the little chuckle he has with himself when he gave the lady in green a scare


joliesmomma

What lady in green?


ReleaseThat2638

My 13 year old has had a little Coca Cola bear since he was a baby. It’s name is George and it’s seen better days but will never be replaced


esoteric_plumbus

I still have a polar bear plush from like 20 years ago~ probably, his name was just coca tho lol I wasn't that imaginative when I was 10


chasebencin

I had my photo taken with this guy at the coke factory in atlanta! I remember he was exactly this animated and during my picture he actually bit my head which i thought was hilarious


bossoftheboys

Yes! He did the same thing to me! And this silly face too. Such a great experience.


UrMomIsMyFetus

He rlly said: :D


MrBalloonHandzz3

So I played the bunny at my local shopping center for a season or two. If it's like mine there's a mechanism that kinda hangs down in front of you, I was able to use my month/nose for the facial features and I had buttons on my hands that helped with different facial features. Only bad thing about it was how hot you were, even with fans and stuff it was insane. I loved it, I had similar freedom to this guy/girl and it made it go by really quick when people would play along. Be nice to this guys, they try there best will being 100+ degrees in these types of suits


Desk_Drawerr

this one looks to be a bigbird type mechanism. one arm in the head and the other in an arm. you can see the dude switch arms at one point in the video. imagine having your arm stuck up in the air for that long. no wonder the dude switched haha.


succulent_headcrab

Yet when I start petting girls in the gift shop, I get escorted out by security.


padajones

Is this in Las Vegas?


TheFrilledPug

Not sure about this specific bear, but there is one at Disney Springs in Orlando, FL in the Coca Cola Store. If you ever go, he's on the second floor.


joshualuigi220

Thanks, I knew they had one at the Coke Museum in Georgia, but the surroundings didn't match.


johnsongin

No coke museum in Atlanta Edit: actually not sure but they do have the same polar bear person to take photos with. But, Atlanta is the home of coke and where it was founded


TomasPistola

There is a museum called the World of Coke. It’s in Atlanta near the aquarium.


Ok-Rabbit-3683

He loves the ladies *


Dopey_Dingus

Yeah, that immediately creeped me out seeing as the first person looks to be a teenager in hs. The cheek touching we v weird to me.


slept3hourslastnight

Glad I’m not the only person who thought this. He’s most likely trying so hard for the attractive women.


Ok-Rabbit-3683

Totally, no evidence of him touching the fellas 🤷‍♂️


midgitsuu

He was sniffing the one guy


fiittzzyy

The bite of '87 caught in 4k


PowderyDolphin

The part where he bites her head gets me everytime.


Boog1997

I want a picture with this bear. So damn cute.


GrayNightz

This would have made me so happy as a kid, you wouldn't believe. I always loved a good escape from reality. It's really cool to me even now, but the eyes and the performance and the fluffy bear, I tell you, drugs for little me.


supernova_hunter

More videos : [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG1NHYFHDk4](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG1NHYFHDk4) and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFfZFZkGmvw](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFfZFZkGmvw)


Mwalden826

Love this! We are grown and had more fun at the World of Coca Cola than about anywhere we’ve been on vacation! Have pictures with the Coca Cola Bear also!


da_Aresinger

When you already know the video and you're just waiting for the *nom*.


ltlrags

From my experience (backstage at Disney) that's probably a 5'4" woman. Look at the apparent height of the shoulders of the person inside.


WeAreReaganYouth

It's almost not creepy to be that touchy when you have a costume on.


lipp79

Since videos like this are always better with sound, [here it is after 5 seconds of Googling](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItmgRr-hBww).


buzzkill-lightyear

かわいい!


TanookiPhoenix

That is so cute ​ I am deceased <3


Zx2_

All i can think of is that one video of it biting a woman’s head lmao


ayestEEzybeats

You mean.. the end of this video?


theMOESIAH

Exactly. You know, that one time.


TheStinkyRebel

A living animatronic. I love this!


Shining_Equinox

Ok, I have one more thing in my bucket list. Where is this so I may get a picture with the coco cola mascot?


horkus1

There’s one in Atlanta at The World of Coke but I think they have him in Las Vegas and Florida too.


radical_apathist

He's also really freaking good at his job.


No-Interest2586

as wholesome as this is I'm going to have night terrors of this


Apart_Foundation_129

Are there more videos?


TeamFortress-2

W h e r e c a n i g e t t h i s j o b


Leshie_Leshie

>This guys love his job When a furry's dream come true.


addermc

Well Hell, can you blame him? If it me? Yeah I'm going to jail. Guaranteed! 💘👀💞


poopdick_picard

This would be a fun job to have as a serial killer


ropergames2

Anyone notice how he's interacting with the girls only...


OversizedKiwi

Men seem to be less engaged with suit characters - I think there's often a perceived need to look cool and not engage with the suspension of disbelief. I worked with suit characters like this for years and grown women would adore them but men would often go "pfft, dumb costume." Most suit performers are also women (which I think they forget, and which the public doesn't know) and there's a vulnerability issue in that you have very limited visibility and mobility inside the suit and people do unexpected things. Interacting with women isn't likely to get you pushed over or shoved, but men are (generally) more unpredictable and I've seen guys punch, shove, kick and spit at suit characters even while sober.


Alternative_Wave4637

Women give better facial reactions for pictures. The guys faces literally didn't change the entire time even though funny stuff was happening. By interacting with the women he gets a reaction and a better candid picture.


no_pwname

Yea I'm getting creepy vibes tbh.


Wonder-Machine

He’s in that suit jerkin off


crisps_ahoy

I see he got a couple of pointers from president Biden


dastardly_doughnut

Imagine being so upset about something that you have to comment on random internet posts to vent your frustrations. Here’s an idea - Biden being President isn’t your real issue. It’s something (or several somethings) else. Seek therapy. It helps.


aberancar

Its a joke about how Biden likes to sniff and grab little girls. Tons of pictures and videos of it exist, its not like its a secret.


dastardly_doughnut

This post has nothing to do with Joe Biden.


crisps_ahoy

Lol no it doesn’t, that’s the joke.


crisps_ahoy

Lol literally Biden is the only person that came to mind when the bear started touching people. Only the bear isn’t creepy as fuck. Why are you so mad that people point out that? Kind of sounds like you have rage issues


dastardly_doughnut

Not everything needs to be politicized.


rucb_alum

Ger-hyuck!


grkokvcrb

I get in trouble for pawing women?


Sufficient_Orange922

Oh man this is way better than my experience with the polar bear. We had our company Christmas party at WOCC one year and they paid to have the polar bear there ( totally different suit, mind you) AND THEY PET ME i look horrified in the picture realizing a man in a bear costume is just petting my head


foopaints

He is literally doing that in this clip though.... I think that's part of the bit?


Sufficient_Orange922

Maybe it's the difference in bears bc this one is way cuter than the one at wocc. Like him petting her head is obvious. The one at wocc no one realized why i had a horrified face at first since he pet the back of my head mid picture


chesbyiii

Aw. It's the Coke bear. What's his name? DiaBeatty? DiabeTed? Lil Type 2? Diabetes, Jr?


PaulAllensCard42

Thanks, I hate disgusting corporate pandering


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I’m sorry but isn’t that bear to white to be working for Coca-Cola?


dontfightthehood

Talented puppeteer!


pyro_wasp

Baked af 🗿


ladyswed

I think I’m in love with him.


cguinnesstout

Is this in Vegas?


cmcmurray1

Awesome


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Adorableee☺️


valeinthesky

I need more of this!!!


Hoodriiich

I love World of Coke


Reaper2050

I was expecting the nom.


Lonely_Routine_9291

I love his job.


Jasoman

Cocaine was defiantly involved here.


ztunytsur

"I hope this doesn't awaken anything in me..."


Ametrine87

This is awesome!


Phenomenon101

I feel like that guy would be fun to hang out with.


vishuskitty

Hol up a sec, lemme taste your head. Total polar bear move.


papercutpete

hahaha i love this bear


Klin24

Probably the same guy as Grinch at Universal Studios Orlando.


Jummings

No these are the vinegar monsters from doctor who


emmafrost13

must be nice making people smile


chopperhead2011

I don't believe this is a traditional "costume," but a giant puppet like Big Bird. There are likely a few interior levers that control the movement of the jaw and the eyelids. He's quite good.


Opuspace

All I can think of is how one bad day could turn this into a Panda Cheese commercial.


nerdgirl37

Him nomming on the woman's head never fails to make me laugh


Swimbikejog

Career goals


RicochetRayRay

We went to see him back in October, it was great! He bit my SIL’s partner’s head and when I thanked him for the picture he bowed. Unfortunately the pictures didn’t turn out, but I’ll treasure the memory


DigitalNativeProd

I love his job


sticks14

lmao


Dz4

Bear in the big blue house vibes


Typical-Original-523

give this man a raise


thriem

I hope (s)he gets paid well too - guess they could afford it. I've respect for those people, they surely don't experience pleasant only.


az_max

damn bear bit my daughter's head. (of course I didn't have my camera ready and he wouldn't do it again).


CrumbledTheCookies

The fast waves are freaking awesome. Also the expressions in the face are on point. I really wanna know how that mask works.


Fluffy_hugger

If I saw this as a kid I'd definitely say: I wanna be a mascot


Schmitty300

This is genuinely one of the most wholesome things I've seen in quite awhile :) <3


snail_slo

It sucks in those suits. It's hot it's stuffy and most of all you have 17 inches of sweat at your feet


roseeevil00

😂😂cutee.. A simple act of kindness could brighten up your day


Kobachalypse

The comedic timing on the finger taste to swallowing the whole head was perfect.


LawEmbarrassed785

Aww! I want him to visit me!


1nursesuntan

OMG, I just wanna hug this bear 🐻


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Frank_McGracie

........whut??


Curios_blu

This stupid comment says a lot about you.


CYBERSson

Yeah that I think it’s not okay for random strangers to put their hands on you if they feel like it regardless of what stupid Coca Cola product they are promoting


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AC85

It’s the second half of this video?


Charlie_Bear15

Oh, terribly sorry, my phone froze before it could finish playing and looped back to the start again


FriendToPredators

I hate being touched so the idea of having this job where I could get even for every time I've ever been touched is so amazing. Damn I'm jealous.