Congrats to the 2015 Academy Award Nominees!

We would like to congratulate all of the Oscar nominees, especially those in the field of production design and visual effects:

Production Design
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
“The Imitation Game” Production Design: Maria Djurkovic; Set Decoration: Tatiana Macdonald
“Interstellar” Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
“Into the Woods” Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
“Mr. Turner” Production Design: Suzie Davies; Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts

Visual Effects
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
“Guardians of the Galaxy” Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
“Interstellar” Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

We’d like to issue a special congratulations to “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” who we’ve worked with in the past year. For a complete list of nominees visit http://variety.com/2015/film/news/oscar-nominations-2015-full-list-academy-award-nominees-1201405517/.

Art Directors Guild Awards Nominations!

We’d like to congratulate all nominees for this year’s Art Directors Guild Awards. We’d especially like to congratulate all of the nominated productions we’ve worked with in the past year; Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Gotham, The Knick, True Detective, American Horror Story: Freak Show, Fargo, House of Lies, Modern Family, Mike & Molly, The Big Bang Theory and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

To see a complete list of nominees, click here.

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2014

ONE-HOUR Period or Fantasy
SINGLE CAMERA TELEVISION SERIES
BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Episode: Golden Days for Boys and Girls
Production Designer: Bill Groom
Set Decorator: Carol Silverman
GAME OF THRONES
Episodes: The Laws of Gods and Men, The Mountain and the Viper
Production Designer: Deborah Riley
Set Decorator: Robert Cameron
GOTHAM
Episodes: Pilot, Selina Kyle, Arkham
Production Designer: Doug Kraner
Set Decorators: Regina Graves
Andrew Baseman
MAD MEN
Episode: Time Zones
Production Designer: Dan Bishop
Set Decorator: Claudette Didul
THE KNICK
Episodes: Method and Madness, Working Late A Lot
Production Designer: Howard Cummings
Set Decorator: Regina Graves

 

ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY
SINGLE CAMERA TELEVISION SERIES
HOMELAND
Episode: The Drone Queen
Production Designer: John D Kretschmer
Set Decorator: Andrew McCarthy
HOUSE OF CARDS
Episode: Chapter 18
Production Designer: Steve Arnold
Set Decorator: Tiffany Zappulla
JUSTIFIED
Episodes: A Murder of Crowes, Wrong Roads, The Toll
Production Designer: Dave Blass
Set Decorator: Shauna Aronson
THE NEWSROOM
Episodes: Boston, Main Justice, Contempt
Production Designer: Karen Steward
Set Decorator: Sandy Struth
TRUE DETECTIVE
Episodes: Pilot, Selina Kyle, Arkham
Production Designer: Alex DiGerlando
Set Decorator: Cynthia Anne Slagter

 

TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Freak Show
Episode: Massacres and Matinees
Production Designer: Mark Worthington
Set Decorator: Cynthia Anne Slagter
COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY
Episode: Unafraid of the Dark
Production Designer: Seth Reed
Set Decorators: NONE CREDITED
FARGO
Episode: The Crocodiles Dilemma
Production Designer: John Blackie
Set Decorator: Paul Healy
HOUDINI
Episodes: part 1, Part 2
Production Designer: Patrizia Von Brandenstein
Set Decorator: Melanie Baker
SHERLOCK
Episode: His Last Vow
Production Designer: Arwel W Jones
Set Decorator: Hannah Nicholson

 

HALF-HOUR SINGLE CAMERA TELEVISION SERIES
CALIFORNIFICATION
Episodes: Faith, Hope, Love; Like Father Like Son: Kickoff
Production Designer: Ray Yamagata
Set Decorator: Tim Stepeck
HOUSE OF LIES
Episode: Wreckage, Middlegame, Zha-Moreng
Production Designer: Ray Yamagata
Set Decorator: Tim Stepeck
MODERN FAMILY
Episodes: Halloween 3: Awesomeland, Marco Polo, Won’t You Be Our Neighbor
Production Designer: Claire Bennett
Set Decorator: Michael Voelker
SILICON VALLEY
Episodes: Articles of Incorporation, Signaling Risk, Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency
Production Designer: Richard Toyon
Set Decorator: Cindy Slagter
VEEP
Episodes: Clovis, Special Relationship, Debate
Production Designer: Jim Gloster
Set Decorator: Jennifer Engel

MULTI-CAMERA TELEVISION SERIES
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
Episode: How Your Mother Met Me
Production Designer: Steve Olson
Set Decorator: Susan Eschelbach
MIKE & MOLLY
Episodes: Mike & Molly’s Excellent Adventure, The Dice Lady Cometh
Production Designer: John Shaffner
Set Decorator: Lynda Burbank
THE BIG BANG THEORY
Episodes: The Locomotive Manipulation, The Convention Conundrum, The Status Quo Combustion
Production Designer: John Shaffner
Set Decorator: Ann Shea
THE MILLERS
Episodes: You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings, Man; ConTroversy, Papa Was a Rolling Bone
Production Designer: Glenda Rovello
Set Decorator: Bryan John Venegas
UNDATABLE
Episode: Pilot
Production Designer: Cabot McMullen
Set Decorator: Amber Haley

Congratulations to the 2015 Golden Globe Nominees!

The 2015 Golden Globe Award Nominations have been released and here are the nominees!
Congratulations to everyone who was a part of these productions!

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Pride
St. Vincent

Best Television Series, Drama
The Affair
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards

Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Clive Owen, The Knick
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist
Dominic West, The Affair

Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Girls
Jane the Virgin
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Transparent

Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louise-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Mini-Series or Television Motion Picture
Fargo
The Missing
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge
True Detective

Best Actress, Mini-Series or Television Motion Picture
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor, The Missing
Allison Tolman, Fargo

Best Actor, Mini-Series or Television Motion Picture
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthey McConaughey, True Detective
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

We’re especially excited to congratulate the following nominees that we’ve worked with in the past year; Game of Thrones, The Knick, Ray Donovan, The Blacklist, Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie, Fargo, True Detective and American Horror Story: Freakshow. Congratulations!

To see a complete list of Golden Globe nominations, click here.

 

100 Brains Go Missing From University of Texas

Yesterday making headlines there was a story proclaiming 100 brains mysteriously went missing from the University of Texas at Austin. These specimens were stored in the basement of the Animal Resources Center. Rumors were pranksters had stolen the brains over the years, as they had been in storage since the 1990s.

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Real brains, from the book “Malformed: Forgotten Brains of the Texas State Mental Hospital,” showing the kind of specimens missing from the University of Texas at Austin. (New York Times)

Interested in brains? Buy some from Dapper Cadaver! We make a life-size prop brain which looks just like the real thing. We’ve also got budget brains and if you’re looking for something ultra realistic we sell sheep brains in specimen jars.

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Lifesize Brain, Foam Rubber $55

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Brain Prop, Medium $10.50

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Specimen Jar, 32oz, Sheep Brain $35

Today the New York Times released an article stating the brains had been disposed of in 2002. Some are still skeptical and “the university will investigate why some of the specimens were disposed of and how all of them had been handled since the university received the collection” (New York Times).

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/04/us/university-texas-austin-brains-missing.html?_r=0

Important Moving Info!

We have moved! Our new store is located at 7648 San Fernando Rd, two blocks north of our old location. If you are coming to look at props, please visit us at our new location and pardon our mess as we are still in the process of moving.

All pick ups and drop offs should be at our new store as well.

Thank you so much for your patience and cooperation!

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Sneak Peak of the Modern Family Halloween Episode-with Dapper Cadaver Props!

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Attention all Modern Family fans! People Magazine has released a preview of the Modern Family Halloween episode. View the preview here.

The caged man you see in the background is currently available to rent! He rents for $120 for the week.
We’ve also got gurneys and straight jackets in stock for your asylum themed party!
And don’t forget to watch the full episode Wednesday 10/29/14 at 9PM.

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http://www.people.com/article/modern-family-halloween-sneak-peek