VIDEO! Bruce, the Shark Star of “Jaws”, Has Been Restored and Has a New Home!

Dun dun. Dun dun. Dun dun. It’s been 45 years since Jaws hit theaters chomping through box office records.

You’re gonna need a bigger boat.

And Bruce the shark, is still making headlines as TODAY he found a new home!

Academy of Motion Pictures Museum

The last existing mechanical shark used from the film was acquired in 2016  by the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. It was then restored by special effects artist Greg Nicotero, co-founder of KNB EFX (known for The Walking Dead, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe).

And today, he was installed (through a window using a crane!) in the museum, which is set to open in April 2021!

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The mechanical shark was revolutionary at the time, and famously didn’t work for most of filming. Bruce is 25 feet long, with 5 foot jaws, and a 400 pound head.

Academy of Motion Pictures Museum

Check out this video of Bruce, famously named after director Steven Spielberg’s lawyer, being installed!

 

 

Check out this adorable directors tradition when a new box office king is crowned — that started with Jaws!

Do you remember your first time watching Jaws? Share your favorite moment in the comments! 

 

 

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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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