'The Walking Dead' Creator Robert Kirkman on How the Tiger Was Created
During the new trailer for The Walking Dead, a major character who happens to have a pet tiger is introduced. The tiger itself, Shiva, we only see for one shot, but it's a pretty convincing reveal to say the least.
"I was asking Scott [Gimple], "How are we doing this?"," Kirkman said, given that a real tiger is "very dangerous for the actors." Kirkman describes the relief he felt when he learned that it would not be a real tiger.
"Great, no real tiger, I can still come to set!" Kirkman jokes. "That sounds awesome because I would not have come to set if there was a tiger. There's no real tiger at all, it's all magic."
Shiva is in fact a combination of CGI and a form of animatronics on-set. We'll get our first real look at the animal when the series recommences on October 23.