Scruffy Dog Design, Build and Install Dragon for Merlin
Fri 29th March 2019
Following the release of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Shrek’s Adventure, London adds Toothless’ love interest Light Fury to its dragon utopia cast,
Scruffy Dog’s production division teamed up with Merlin Entertainment, to design, build and install the world’s first look at Light Fury, complemented by an ambitious set, including UV flowers and rock and replica scaled IP items from the movie.
“We’re ecstatic to be the first place in the UK to have the new addition of the family. Light Fury will join the rest of the lovable characters here at Shrek’s Adventure!” comments Andrew Walker, General Manager at Shrek’s Adventure! London.
Other characters from the movie like Toothless, Viking Chief of Berk and Hiccup can also be seen at Shrek’s Adventure.
He follows, “The initial idea came from Merlin, which we then developed, working closely with Merlin. Once the concept was approved it was all hands on deck to complete the project. We had challenging deadlines both in production and on the site installation.
With the help of the Merlin staff, and our dedicated team, we managed to complete the design,build and install within 6 weeks from IP / client approval to a high standard and I am very pleased with the outcome.”
This is the first IP Project for Production Director Dylan Lardner Burke, since leaving Warner Bros World, Abu Dhabi. He comments “It’s always a pleasure to work with Merlin, they have such a great portfolio of attractions and brands. We were thrilled to be given the opportunity to create the additional character Light Fury, as well the extension of the already incredibly set.”