Based on a comic book about a pandemic-fueled apocalypse, the new Netflix series is actually full of big-hearted whimsy. Thank the remote-controlled ears.
A rendering of Gus, the half-deer character from “Sweet Tooth.” On set, his ears were made of latex and brought to life by remote control. Credit…Fractured FX
By Chris Vognar
It was all about the ears.
With very little rehearsal time, the practical-effects team had to get them right. Perched atop the head of the child actor Christian Convery, who plays the part-deer hero of Netflix’s fanciful new dystopian drama “Sweet Tooth,” the ears, soft and furry, had to move just right. That meant they had to move like a deer’s.
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