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Polar Express: a massive polar bear took the tube this morning

Posted at 2:30 pm, January 27, 2015 in Animals, Fun London, News
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Weary commuters will certainly have been more alert today after spotting this adult polar bear casually strolling around the Underground.

This super realistic 8ft long full-sized bear is the creation of a team of Hollywood special effects experts. The semi-animatronic puppet took 19 designers two whole months to construct and was animated by two animal pro character actors who also worked on ‘War Horse’.

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The furry beast took walks around Hampstead Heath, Charing Cross and the South Bank.

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Sky Atlantic commissioned the whole thing to celebrate the launch of their new arctic based crime thriller ‘Fortitude’ which premieres this Thursday January 29 at 9pm.

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