Vic the Koala was created for Qantas.
Modelled off a real koala and designed to be intercut. Vic was so good that the real koala was never used. Vic has 35 motors in his head alone, the lip sync was programmed to a pre-recorded voice over. His facial features were controlled by a team of puppeteers with radio control units and his limbs were rod puppeted.
Vic starred in a multitude of national and international T.V. commercials and stills.
Studio Kite also built a series of Mad Max style Koala for The CommonWealth Bank TVC.
Studio Kite also built two human size Koala costumes and a baby Koala puppet for a Natural Gas TVC directed by Vincent Ward.