How 10 Different Animals Are Trained For Movies & TV | Movies Insider

Apr 1, 2021
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It's hard enough to direct human actors in a challenging role. What if the performers aren't human at all? Hollywood movies have made stars out of almost every member of the animal kingdom, from the deadly python in "Snakes on a Plane" and the capuchin monkey in "The Hangover Part II" to the real spider actors in "Arachnophobia" and "Spider-Man." And it's up to animal trainers, wranglers, and handlers to get the performances they need out of all of these critters, tailoring their approaches to the type of animal they're dealing with and the specific tricks or actions filmmakers want to see.
Trainer Benay Karp uses peanut butter to make her parrots look like they're talking for TV jobs, while "goat mom" Scout Raskin takes advantage of her goats' natural instincts to get them to do specific movements for the camera. Meanwhile, reptile wranglers like the ones at Universal Animals use different approaches to handling venomous and non-venomous snakes for movies and TV productions. From teaching horses to fall down safely in "Game of Thrones" battles to getting a cockroach to hit its mark for a memorable scene in "Saint Maud," let's look at how trainers prepare 10 different animals and insects for some of Hollywood's biggest roles.
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How 10 Different Animals Are Trained For Movies & TV | Movies Insider

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  • Ewww 4:03 😭😭😭 this is too much to watch!!!

    choco na gataschoco na gatas3 hours ago
  • I’m glad CGI is a thing now, so people won’t get hurt by animals and animals won’t get hurt from people.

    Ellie BearEllie Bear8 hours ago
  • Even cockroaches??? Bruh...??

    kiddokiddo14 hours ago
  • Wonder how they train the dinosaur in jurassic park 🙄

    adibadib17 hours ago
  • This is animal abuse. Animals belong in their natural habitats or rescues where they are safe. Animals aren't meant for show business, they are not put on this earth for the personal gain of humans. SMH

    Shauna AndersonShauna AndersonDay ago
  • They can be trained...

    KayleeTubeKayleeTubeDay ago
  • Me : literally freaks out if i saw an ant on my arm Her : 4:04

    pussinboots Is mepussinboots Is meDay ago
  • So, in old movies they literally tripped the horses that were running at full speed...That's awful 🥺

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    Claire LotichiusClaire LotichiusDay ago
  • Yo dude that cockroach got a hella' good gig, i saw him on wall-e

    chewbaccaforeyouchewbaccaforeyouDay ago
  • Me: They dont train them They recreate them. Get it?

    Emerson C. Obordo Jr.Emerson C. Obordo Jr.Day ago
  • Can Scout Raskin help me teach my younger brother?

    Mister BigMister BigDay ago
  • I like how they don't abuse them

    Pissa JoyPissa Joy2 days ago
  • 5:52 this parrot species is called the Aftrican Grey :)

    ᆞLily_FlowerᆞᆞLily_Flowerᆞ2 days ago
  • The original way of dropping horses pisses me off man.

    Isai GarciaIsai Garcia2 days ago
  • I assumed all the snakes in snakes on a plane were CGI if I’m being honest.

    DizzyPenguinDizzyPenguin2 days ago
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    tinaj sewstinaj sews2 days ago
  • The next movie: *Robo-roach*

    Official BackroomsOfficial Backrooms2 days ago
  • This is so fake most animals cant be trained with food theyll be mostly hit

    Antonio Boerdijk LopezAntonio Boerdijk Lopez2 days ago
  • You think they kill the cockroach after it finishes its job?

    The HeroThe Hero2 days ago
  • Poor horses being treated so bad by being tripped by wires.

    Open Road TravelsOpen Road Travels3 days ago
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    Much AchoMuch Acho3 days ago
  • They all came here for the roach !

    MarieMarie3 days ago
  • tf you train roaches, just burn them

    Jean Mahmoud VentilateurJean Mahmoud Ventilateur3 days ago
  • Would be weird to be trained all your life to trip

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    glazerho mirabalglazerho mirabal3 days ago
  • I have a major phobia of cockroaches. Why did I click on this video

    Fingerboard PsychosFingerboard Psychos3 days ago
  • okay I really hate the little cockroaches but the big ones are so adorable!! they’re So Talented......

    Jake BradleyJake Bradley3 days ago
  • I'm wondering how in demand animals are now that CGI is such a common practice. I personally think live animals are better, but I imagine the only animals that are irreplaceable on film sets are horses, and I suppose for sitcoms they use live animals on occasion.

    The Radio OtakuThe Radio Otaku3 days ago
  • I became more interested when I saw Harry Potter 😃

    GlazedGlazed3 days ago
  • *This takes the cockroach was a paid actor to a whole new level*

    Mr.UndertainmentMr.Undertainment3 days ago
  • Those poor horses!! I never knew they used trip wires, imagine how many animals were injured or had to be killed after each recording session 😰

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    tito hotrodtito hotrod3 days ago
  • everyone is talking about that cockroach LOL

    Angelie Nicole EnaoAngelie Nicole Enao3 days ago
  • Okay I can't even train my dog let alone a spider and cockroach..... But touching therm?!?!?!? *screaming*

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    John RoehslerJohn Roehsler3 days ago
  • Pretty sad to think that a cockroach can contribute more in society than you can

    mannnmannn3 days ago
  • Omfg they used trip wire for entertainment on real horses. That has me livid.

    DR KDR K3 days ago
  • Damn even cockroaches can act better than me

    Maddison BlightMaddison Blight3 days ago
  • *American got talent judge:* "Who are you?" Her: "I'm cockroach trainer"

    nub playernub player3 days ago
    • @Puella thank you

      nub playernub player3 days ago
    • Her

      PuellaPuella3 days ago
  • even the Spiders got trained

    yhui kiiyhui kii3 days ago
  • Awwwhh, Black Phillip was so happy he was jumping sideways! "Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?"

    【Chucklebutt】 ʘ‿ʘ【Chucklebutt】 ʘ‿ʘ3 days ago
  • you train COCKROACHES?

    divuhhdivuhh3 days ago
  • friend (i have none): yo so do you keep any pets? me: nahh friend (😞): oh do you want one? me: yea friend: what pet do you want? me: um a michael jordan

    watch outwatch out3 days ago
  • Me: chillin, but knowing that nobody like roaches the cockroach trainer: playing with roaches me: "saying if I see one I kill all"

    Best VlogerBest Vloger4 days ago
  • Oh y'all training a cockroach?Here in our house if I see any of them I'm just grabbing a thing that is close to me and slap it to them

    yy4 days ago
  • I almost threw up watching the cockroaches

    Refal Al-amryRefal Al-amry4 days ago
  • I killed a....... Cockroach

    ShoTo tOdoRoKiShoTo tOdoRoKi4 days ago

    ThePapillonQueen's GamingThePapillonQueen's Gaming4 days ago
  • I wonder how they trained Garfield for his movies...

    FatCatFatCat4 days ago
  • Dogs are so smart. My friends dog has realized he can’t jump on my legs when I have shorts only when my legs are covered. He gets crazy excited those days lol

    Sabrina BarreauSabrina Barreau4 days ago
  • I feel so sad I eat goat 😢 😭

    Sabrina BarreauSabrina Barreau4 days ago
  • when you realize a cockroach makes more money than me

    whlopwhlop4 days ago
  • 1% of comments - other animals 99% of comments - "COCKROACHES!!"

    Uday ChawlaUday Chawla4 days ago
  • I could never realised that the snake were real 🤯🤯

    Muhammad Abdullah SaqibMuhammad Abdullah Saqib4 days ago
  • damm imagine a cockroach is more successful then you

    Jihan GushairiJihan Gushairi4 days ago
  • I can't believe they used to intentionally trip horses for movies...terrible.

    Alec BruckAlec Bruck4 days ago
  • My respect to the trainers who train all the animals in zootopia

    thejiddythejiddy4 days ago
  • lion king .-. (I know its not with real animals tho)

    Shadow StormShadow Storm4 days ago
  • scout

    Wonderful WalrusWonderful Walrus4 days ago
  • "have you seen the new sport?" "what do you mean ?" "Spider olympics"

    RedRed4 days ago
  • Its all fun in games until your neighbour killed you cockroach if it escaped, you spent your life training to train that roach but your neighbour taught it was a wild one

    David HalimDavid Halim4 days ago
  • I saw the thumbnail, now my phone is cracked. Can i get a refund?

    Eagle EyeEagle Eye4 days ago
  • dogs don't have object permanence is bullshit

    TheShockinglyEloquentDogTheShockinglyEloquentDog4 days ago
  • the goat are from animal planet

    Thet Naing SoeThet Naing Soe4 days ago
  • The real question is... what happens to the cockroaches after filming?

    Raided Cluster AnimationsRaided Cluster Animations4 days ago

    Fabian AvatarFabian Avatar4 days ago
  • Me : watching this video Also me : damn, that cockroaches is more useful than me

    Rikhi PriyandaRikhi Priyanda4 days ago
  • Trainer:"Hey I'm training my pet cockroach!" Random person:"???"

    mixed berriesmixed berries4 days ago
  • the spider bite scene in Spiderman probably would've been done with CGI if it was done today, this kind of effort to more practical effects is incredibly commendable

    Daniru JayasuriyaDaniru Jayasuriya4 days ago
  • So they also trained a radioactive spider?

    SVGLNRSVGLNR4 days ago
  • Cant train the wild Democrat, democrats are animals.

    Lin the FelineLin the Feline4 days ago
  • Hell to tha naw😳😬

    nicole monruenicole monrue4 days ago
  • 420th comment 😎

    AvnirAvnir4 days ago
  • ...they train spiders and roaches. train them to stop flying at me please~

  • Next up: They trained flies for acting

    #36 ULBATA, Lester M.#36 ULBATA, Lester M.5 days ago
  • give that cockroach an oscar.

    anton Ivleranton Ivler5 days ago
  • Did tripping the horses with wires kill them?

    Hannah DawidowiczHannah Dawidowicz5 days ago
  • cool

    ERROR_707ERROR_7075 days ago
  • Even cockroaches made it to Hollywood

    Yuriko FuriyamaYuriko Furiyama5 days ago
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    Evan OukEvan Ouk5 days ago
  • That cockroach has more discipline then me.

    Avery MartinAvery Martin5 days ago
  • Where is the " Humans "?

    Monkey D. LuffyMonkey D. Luffy5 days ago
  • My life is a lie I thought it was coackaroch IDK WHY 😭😭😭

    Vape CatVape Cat5 days ago
  • “Congrats! What’s you’re new job position?” “I train cockroaches” “I’m sorry what?”

    GreenGamer540GreenGamer5405 days ago
  • Now "paid actor" meme means alot now

    Mohammad FaizMohammad Faiz5 days ago
  • So you are telling me there is a thing to train cockroaches, when I can’t even train my dog? I am ashamed of myself 😢

    Maria AgustinaMaria Agustina5 days ago
  • I would love to be a rat trainer, tho 600+ doesn't give much time for bonding.

    Mannie G.Mannie G.5 days ago
  • Time to train frank. Franks my spider friend.

    Lilac JuviaLilac Juvia5 days ago
  • Interesting

    Audrelou FernandezAudrelou Fernandez5 days ago
  • These animals are better than most actors

    Gryphon Master935Gryphon Master9355 days ago
  • The real question is do they get paid?! Like paid actors?😏

    Xrayy GamingXrayy Gaming5 days ago
  • Animals can be actors but paid with food instead of money.

    Pablo AriasPablo Arias5 days ago
  • When a roach is more talented than you. Damn.

    Peachy CreamPeachy Cream5 days ago
  • They were all paid actors

    SnizonYTSnizonYT5 days ago
  • anybody seen Eva and Flip ?

    Charlotte HendriksCharlotte Hendriks5 days ago
  • So adorable ಥ‿ಥ

    sfentámi Syrupsfentámi Syrup5 days ago
  • Tripping horses for a movie production at full speed? How silly was that.

    Herald ShalomHerald Shalom5 days ago