The Bambi Burster

I know what you're thinking: 'The Bambi Burster 3D' would make for an amazing next film by Fincher. In actuality though, the Bambi Burster was a prop created for Fincher's Alien³. And thanks to contributor Philipp you can get a rare look at the creation of this prop — that never made it near any rib cages...

"For Fincher's ALIEN 3, we created the 'Bambi Burster'. Though cut from the film, this video shows a test of the unfinished rod puppet. Crowded around it are ADI co-founder and multi-Oscar nominee Alec Gillis, future WETA dignitary Gino Acevedo, future Oscar winners Dave Elsey and Mark Coulier, and future video demi-god Chris Cunningham. The puppet was sculpted by future director Steve Norrington (BLADE, LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN). This video shot by future Oscar winner Tom Woodruff Jr. The Bambi Burster itself never grew up to win anything. Poor little puppet."

Yeah, sounds fantastic. Nonetheless, puppeteering has to be the weirdest job you can conceive of doing as an adult male. No?

And as you dear readers are among the very finest collection of people, here's a little extra for ya from the making of:

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