Animatronic Antarean alien leg
An original prop used in the production of Cocoon, the 1987 science fiction picture directed by Ron Howard.
This leg was created by the production for close up shots and is constructed from foam latex around an aluminium armature and is cable actuated to provide movement, the metal bar extends up and features a handle in order for the user to control the foot via the cable control, the top of the bar features an ergonomically designed rest and strap which would go around the arm of the operator.
The leg measures approximately 19" long with the metal control bar measuring a further 28" giving a total length of 47", it shows some signs of deterioration given with some hardening to the foam and cracking to the latex, the metal armature clearly visible on some of the toes, given the delicate nature of the piece it would not be advisable to attempt to operate the cable control.
The leg measures approximately 19" long with the metal control bar measuring a further 28" giving a total length of 47".
A displayable artefact from this well received picture.
|Movie / TV Show||Cocoon|