The Boogins (a minor horror cult classic)
Dead and Buried
Swamp Thing (first one)
Beastmaster (first one)
Quest for Fire
Better Off Dead
No Man’s Land
Return of the Living Dead
Where the Boys Are (custom “love doll” called inflatable Dave)
Blind Date (mechanically animated erotic sculptures for art gallery scene)
Micki & Maude (custom props)
The Man Who Loved Women (dog stunt double)
Heaven and Earth (Dian Fossey bioflix; prototype work only, on making real chimpanzees look like gorillas. Munns work is not in the final edited film, but he found it to be impressive experience, none the less)
ABC TV’s Orang Suit
Alchemy 2 (with Ken Forsee, inventor of the Teddy Ruxpin doll, for the ABC TV special on Teddy that Ken’s company produced; Munns was the foam latex suit specialist among the costume fabrication crew)
The Munsters Today (Munns was the prosthetic designer and key makeup/wig designer on the pilot episode and first show of the series)
AST Computers (parody of 2001 Dawn of Man sequence, with Munns designing five ape suits and servo motor animation of heads for facial expressions)
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese’s Alice in Wonderland parody (Munns did the prosthetics for the Mad Hatter character, faithful to the Tenniel illustrations).
Goolab Toys aliens
What Waits Below
Three Breasted Chicken
Quest for Burger
Foam Latex Puppet Fabricator working for puppeteer Tony Urbano, molding and casting foam latex puppet heads for numerous jobs for him over 15 years.
Chimps for Educational exhibit, Japan
Natural History Museum in Kyoto, Japan (creating three prehistoric cats, Dinictus, saber-toothed cat, and the giant cave lion)
Potomac Museum Group mammoths
Tokyo Broadcasting Commission and the World T. rex Expo (the evolution of flight with three figures – the small dinosaur Compsognathus, the proto bird Archaeopteryx, and finally a modern peregrine falcon)
Ashland Oregon Museum of Natural History (two bald eagles)
Gorilla Rentals – Buddy, Disney animation, San Bernardino Museum, Maryland Museum
Film industry work in the mid-1990s included an animatronic bear for a Hostess Twinkie commercial.
Extensive makeup, wigs and prosthetics for the TBS TV series The Chimp Channel.
Working with Animal Makers in 1996 and 1997, Munns created chimpanzee figures for the HBO Jane Goodall promo spot that won a Cleo, green wing macaws for a Texaco commercial, a bald eagle for a Anhiser Busch commercial, and some dog prosthetics for a Pepsi commercial.
In recent years, through presentations and work on American Paranormal (“Bigfoot” episode, 2010), and MonsterQuest (2009-2010), Bill Munns analyzed and extensively worked with the Patterson-Gimlin footage and other Bigfoot material.
Recent Past Cryptozoologists of the Year:
Cryptozoologist of 2013: Bryan Sykes, for his DNA findings on Almas, Bigfoot, and Yeti samples.
Cryptozoologist of 2012: Cliff Barackman, for his grounded role model membership of the cast of Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot.
Cryptozoologist of 2011: Mark Murphy, for his National Archives research discovery of papers detailing for the first time the United States government’s attention to the search for Yetis roaming the mountains of Nepal in the 1950s.
Cryptozoologist of 2010: Ngwe Lwin, for his field interviews leading to ethnoknown research leading to his discovery of a little-known new primate species, the new Mae Hka snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri).
Cryptozoologist of 2009: Gabriele Gentile, for his discovery of the Galápagos iguana, a newly-verified pink and black species.
Cryptozoologist of 2008: Andrea Marshall, for her five years of research resulting in the discovery of the giant manta ray as a distinctive new species, separate from the reef manta ray. She may have also found evidence of a future new, third species of manta.
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