I just read a story about Ron Perlman reprising his role as Hellboy for the Make-A-Wish foundation that I wanted to share this with our readers. Spectral Motion's effects work has been seen in films such films as Hellboy, Blade Trinity, and X-Men: The Last Stand and they were recently approached about honoring two requests from Make-A-Wish children.
With the assistance of Ron Perlman, Spectral Motion was able to make young Zachary's wish come true and I'll let Spectral Motion and the pictures below tell the rest of this touching story:
In the past three weeks, Spectral Motion has been honored to host two wonderful Make-A-Wish children, Caleb and Zachary. Zachary loved his visit for two very special reasons. It was Zachary's wish to meet Hellboy and also to become Hellboy. When the Make-A-Wish Foundation contacted Spectral Motion with this request, Mike thought it would be fantastic to have Ron Perlman reprise his role for the day. Ron loved the idea and donned the makeup once more (with the assistance of Lufeng Qu and Eden Elizalde) and also ordered a Hellboy sized meal of burgers, shakes, and fries for Zachary and his family and the entire Spectral crew to enjoy. Later in the day, Zachary was transformed into Hellboy with the assistance of makeup artists Lufeng Qu and Neil Winn. Both of the Make-A-Wish days were a complete thrill for the families of the children, as well as for the crew at Spectral Motion!
...Caleb was very inquisitive about every aspect of the studio and loved puppeteering some of the animatronic characters on display. Caleb was also extremely fascinated with our reference library. Artist Tim Gore donated a few of his own books for Caleb's collection.
I've been a fan of Ron Perlman's acting work, but now we know that he is an incredible person, along with everyone at Spectral Motion who helped make this happen. If you'd like to leave comments for Spectral Motion, visit their recent Facebook post over at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.302834343145044.66502.145844752177338&type=1
To learn more about the Make-A-Wish foundation or donate, visit: http://www.wish.org/