ART. ENGINEERED FOR PERFORMANCE.

 
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Los Angeles-based Romaire Studios, Inc. (RS) is one of the foremost providers of live-action creatures, characters and animated/non-animated props for the worldwide entertainment industry.

 

Formed in 2000 by Emmy-Award winning artist Lee Romaire, RS leverages Lee’s sophisticated artistic eye and passion for realism and performance.

RS originated as a boutique creature and character company, providing make-up, puppets and special effects for movies, TV and commercials. As we grew, RS secured working relationships with some of the biggest live-action entertainment companies in the world.

A decade ago, we set an aesthetic standard for the theme park industry by providing movie-quality realism to theme park animatronic human figures.

Today, Romaire Studios continues as an innovation leader because we bring art and technology to life.

 
 
 

This animatronic German Shepherd was created for Cats and Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Lee Romaire with werewolf puppet

Our Frog puppet starred in an ADDY-award-winning public service announcement written and directed by Lee Romaire

Ghost puppets created for a music video

Geoff Redknap and Adam Behr performing our animatronic Mr. Tinkles for Cats and Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

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The world’s biggest entertainment companies come to Romaire Studios for advanced Research & Development

 

We are known for making the impossible seem possible. Our innovative work is evidenced in several patents, and a few of our ground-breaking, in-house creations include: the smallest expressive animatronic face in theme park history and the first hand-held animatronic character, among others.

Our work is typically performed under strict material confidentiality to ensure maximum IP security.

 
 
 
 These gators served as reindeer for Cajun Santa in a Louisiana themed Christmas display

These gators served as reindeer for Cajun Santa in a Louisiana themed Christmas display

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Production: Engineering, project management and timely delivery

 

Our in-house engineering capabilities continue to expand and include:

  • CA-licensed mechanical engineering, in-house design capabilities and an engineering lead

  • Staff includes, several animatronic electro-mechanical designers and an engineer-in-training

  • Over 50 years of combined experience with prototypical and production animatronics

  • Specialized expertise with electric actuation, show-set and show-action integration

  • Extensive experience with rapid prototyping

  • SolidWorks 2018

  • Industry-leading analysis capability

We take project management seriously: We’ve invested in systems that help us precisely track the project process and ensure timely delivery.

  • Critical path scheduling at the work-package level using MS Project

  • ROM, parametric and detailed estimating

  • Industry-leading risk management

 
 
 this abraham lincoln bust was based on romaire studios’ work for disneyland’s  great moments with lincoln  attraction

this abraham lincoln bust was based on romaire studios’ work for disneyland’s great moments with lincoln attraction

dissected chipmunk is from catherine zeta jones’ film, the rebound

animatronic characters Peanut and Bunny appeared in a reese’s candy commercial

chrysalis prop from ray bradbury’s chrysalis

 the animatronic “PAWS” character that we designed and built for  cats and dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore

the animatronic “PAWS” character that we designed and built for cats and dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore

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Performance:  It all begins and ends with a good show

 

Our success depends upon creating a believable performance; therefore puppeteers, suit performers and animation experts are a vital part of our production team. Our performance partners are the best in the world, and we involve them early in our process to get the very best out of every character.

 
 This “giant rat” suit was created for disney’s  walk the prank  tv show

This “giant rat” suit was created for disney’s walk the prank tv show

 John alexander and david st. pierre donned these “mutant raccoon” soldier suits for a disney tv show

John alexander and david st. pierre donned these “mutant raccoon” soldier suits for a disney tv show

 here’s dave barclay puppeteering our animatronic peek seen in  cats and dogs 2: revenge of kitty galore

here’s dave barclay puppeteering our animatronic peek seen in cats and dogs 2: revenge of kitty galore

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Our studio: a place where magic happens

 

Our prototyping, design and fabrication process happens right here at RS’ modern 7,000-square-foot Los Angeles studio.

Services include:

  • Blue sky/concept development

  • Digital and traditional design

  • Digital and traditional sculpting

  • Molding/Casting

  • Mechanical design and fabrication

  • Research and development/testing

  • Installation

  • Live or pre-recorded performance

 
 
   Ten elves were created by romaire studios for louisiana themed christmas display

Ten elves were created by romaire studios for louisiana themed christmas display

 Lee Romaire sculpting Abraham Lincoln for “The Walt Disney Story featuring Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln”, Disneyland

Lee Romaire sculpting Abraham Lincoln for “The Walt Disney Story featuring Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln”, Disneyland

 Romaire Studios artists putting finishing touches on outdoor Santa figure

Romaire Studios artists putting finishing touches on outdoor Santa figure

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Contact Us

Please email us here for more information.
Client list available upon request.

 

ROMAIRE STUDIOS
9960 Glenoaks BLVD, UNIT C
Sun Valley, CA
91352

LEE@Romairestudios.com
818.768.3400

 
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