02 August 2010

Primates interact at Garner Holt booth at Asian Attractions Expo

What's going on in this picture?

At the recent Asian Attractions Expo in Malaysia, Garner Holt Productions (GHP) attracted plenty of booth traffic with the company's popular animatronic gorilla.

"We were virtually inundated with people attracted to the gorilla," reports Jody Van Meter, VP marketing and sales for GHP. "We had it on a radio controlled sensor that lets the operator decide when to trigger it to growl. Seemed everyone wanted their picture taken with it, and we tried to trigger the snarl and growl as someone was cuddling up to it for a shot. It was a great crowd pleaser as throughout the show people were startled when it came to life."

Of course, some people don't want to cuddle with a gorilla - they'd rather ham it up. The guy you see wagging his finger at the beast is Bob Chambers of It's Alive Co.