7. British Penguins Were Treated Like Celebrities On Set
A fair chunk of Oswald Cobblepots army of penguins from Batman Returns werent real. There were men in suits, mechanical penguins, animatronic puppets, and a few computer-generated images. Among these imposters, though, were a few genuine King Penguins, which Tim Burton had flown in from a bird sanctuary in the Cotswolds in England. They were carried over the Atlantic Ocean in a plane, within a refrigerated holding area and once they reached the set, they were treated like celebrities. There was a special trailer dedicated to the penguins, decked out with a swimming pool and daily delivers of half a ton of ice. They also had a round-the-clock security detail. The outdoor heat reached highs of 100 degrees Fahrenheit during filming, but the set was constantly cooled down to ensure that the penguins never had to perform in temperatures of over 35 degrees. Like true Hollywood stars, the penguins got frisky on set and many went home bearing eggs. One was even found cuddling up with a robot penguin at the end of the shoot. Each to their own, I guess.