Alumnus goes ape for motion picture

Alumnus goes ape for motion picture

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Oscar-winning special effects designer and Lycoming College alumnus Tom Woodruff Jr. has lent his talents to the big screen yet again. Woodruff, whose work includes the films "Aliens," "Death Becomes Her," "Terminator" and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," will receive dual credits in the upcoming Kevin James comedy "Zookeeper." The special effects character designer not only created the animatronic suit for Bernie, the film's gorilla co-star voiced by Nick Nolte, he donned the suit himself.

Read an interview featuring James and Woodruff here, catch their appearance on Thursday, July 7th's "The Tonight Show" and look for "Zookeeper," opening July 8, at a theater near you.