Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Black Panther actors in Hollywood

Brian McMillan’s 3 spotted leopards and 2 black panthers are experience animal actors and can work on your film set safely with your crew and cast on stages or on location.
Hand raised and trained with our affection training methods and positive reinforcement has made our leopards and panthers the best animal performers in the entertainment industry. Our leopards and black panthers trained behaviors include:
Simulated attacks (play) Smile (snarl) Runs, Jumps, Go to a mark, Lie down, Swat, Sit up, Lick, Roll on their side, Work with a variety of props and equipment and much more
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They have worked on some of the biggest animal films, commercial and print ads on locations around the world and have current international permits.
Our spotted and black leopards and panthers are physically fit and love to work on the set or on location. They can work together or double each other on long shoots or when there is a lot animal action.

Whether you require fast action, natural poses or intense looks for your production we have the panther for you. Our black leopards enjoy working - so you can count on them as reliable professional animal actors. Our animal are raised in our homes with lots of TLC, which help create the unique bonds that we have with each animal.

Brian and his team of trainers have a special close bond with each animal due and can perform on film incomparable stunts and animal action in a safe and productive environment.


Panther fact sheet here
http://www.walkingwithlions.com/animal_rentals_leopard_panthers.htm

I don't know what animal actor agency tbey are using for panthers ---Dean the dog comes from http://www.boonesanimals.com/

Maglinyedi makes a good comment about African black leopards and what she means as panthers ...From Bk 4 
"The blood on the dock is probably feline blood, and there's a print in it, besides Jason's boot print,"said Andy. "We've kept this quiet, because we didn't want those woods crawling with idiots." I could feel myself swaying in an invisible wind. I would have laughed, if I hadn't had the "gift" of telepathy. He wasn't thinking tabby or calico when he said feline; he was thinking panther.
Panthers were what we called mountain lions. Sure, there aren't mountains around here, but
panthers—the oldest men hereabouts called them "painters"—live in low bottomland, too. To the best of my knowledge, the only place panthers could be found in the wild was in Florida, and their numbers were dwindling to the brink of extinction. No solid evidence has been produced to prove that any live native panthers had been living in Louisiana in the past fifty years, give or take a decade.
But of course, there were stories. And our woods and streams could produce no end of alligators, nutria, possums, coons, and even the occasional black bear or wildcat. Coyotes, too. But there were no pictures, or scat, or print casts, to prove the presence of panthers . . . until now.
Andy Bellefleur's eyes were hot with longing, but not for me. Any red-blooded male who'd ever gone hunting, or even any P.C. guy who photographed nature, would give almost anything to see a real wild panther. Despite the fact that these large predators were deeply anxious to avoid humans, humans would not return the favor.


More about Florida panthers here

2 comments:

Rita said...

All though CGI is getting better i prefer
the the real thing.

maeglinyedi said...

These are African Leopards, though, where only the black variation is sometimes known as a 'panther'. The animals in the books that are called pathers are in fact mountain lions a.k.a. cougars. They are in turn known as 'panthers' in the south of the US. Very confusing, yes, but CH is very clear on what animal it concerns in book 4.