Rick Lazzarini’s Animatronics Institute


This intensive training program offers hands-on study and immersion in the art and technology of Animatronics. You’ll learn about the proven and best performing materials, equipment, and techniques. Founded by one of the top innovators in the world of Creature FX, Rick Lazzarini, a 20+Year Industry Veteran (Aliens, Spaceballs, Operation: Dumbo Drop, Outbreak, Mimic, Snakes on a Plane, and many more). 

Rick and his fellow instructors are all working professionals who have honed their crafts and specialties on many productions and characters over the years. You’ll get the inside scoop, and learn the secrets of how Animatronics are designed, created, and brought to life.

And now, we’ve made it even easier for Students to attend! Upon approved credit, you can take up to 6 months to pay via PayPal’s Financing option. Click below for more information!


There are plenty of good schools that will teach you the art of Makeup and Prosthetics, but there is only one that will delve deep into the equipment, materials, skills, and techniques needed to create state of the art Animatronic Creatures, Puppets, and Characters.

Learn the way it’s done in the Hollywood shops...from the pros who work there.


Learn Animatronics the right way

The photos above depict some of the hundreds of animatronic wonders Rick Lazzarini has created over the years. Learn how to make high-tech creations like these at the Animatronics Institute!


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