Behind The Magic Of Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth: Behind The Scenes Secrets. From CGI To Puppetry!

In this video we check out the new netflix series Sweet Tooth, produced by Robert Downey Jr, which takes place in a catastrophe-ridden future that has been devastated by a pandemic. This pandemic has led to the creation of hybrids, which are a cross between human and animal. This fantasy show owes a lot of its value to the amazing amount of effort put into the show’s production which we dive into in depth in this video. We specifically take a behind the scenes look at the Sweet Tooth antlers and ears used on actor Christian Convery who plays Gus and how the show itself largely uses practical effects to achieve its end goals. The use of puppets is a huge aspect of what the show did in terms of practical effects, with many of the hybrids in episode one actually being puppets instead of being created using digital technology or CGI. The use of TV prosthetics also enhanced the show's production value, as many of the hybrids were outfitted with makeup and prosthetics to achieve their animalistic looks. Not only is a huge part of the show's value linked to its use of practical effects, it also took on many other interesting aspects of production in order to come to the final product of the show. Casting was a huge factor that played into Sweet Tooth’s success, as Christian Convery and Nonso Anozie reveal in an interview. Location and treatment of the pandemic also played a huge role in how the show reached success.


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Written by: Natalie Holderbaum
Narrated by: Kydra Ryan
Edited by: Olena L.

00:00 Intro
00:33 Sticking to Practical Effects
03:43 Key Production Decisions
06:48 Magical Production Team
08:13 Outro

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  1. Lara Chauhan

    Lara ChauhanUukausi sitten

    Robert Downey Jr....? I'm so thankful I watched this. Iron Man really saved the universe by giving some family friendly netflix Series to watch. Hats off man.

  2. Kiba Sorata

    Kiba Sorata27 päivää sitten

    @Lara Chauhan True.This show for me is like Disney’s Mandalorian, has dark adult themes, but also the innocence of childhood.

  3. Lara Chauhan

    Lara Chauhan27 päivää sitten

    @Kiba Sorata it's watchable. And the boys cute😝 like a little deer.

  4. Kiba Sorata

    Kiba Sorata27 päivää sitten

    @Lara Chauhan Disneyfied?….there is death and dark themes in this show….not to mention swears.

  5. Skye Rivera

    Skye Rivera29 päivää sitten

    Its a great Series cant wait for the next season i watched the show with my Nana and she loves it once i was sleeping and she was still watching it 😂

  6. Lara Chauhan

    Lara ChauhanUukausi sitten

    @Panacotto lol I have taken information about this. I know that it isn't that family friendly but the series is worth watching, my friend.

  7. Romeo Tanacao

    Romeo TanacaoPäivä sitten


  8. Johnny Marlow

    Johnny Marlow8 päivää sitten

    It tuddo

  9. 10 päivää sitten

    Dat Boy is Plaing In Pupakadame to

  10. Matchyou Cruz

    Matchyou Cruz13 päivää sitten

    The whole family can't wait for the next season. Please bring it on asap. 😀

  11. Nevaeh wells🖤

    Nevaeh wells🖤13 päivää sitten

    Sweet tooth is such a sweet movie I love it

  12. CheeseyTaco Time

    CheeseyTaco Time15 päivää sitten

    As a new Zealander watching this show the scenes outside really reminded me of nz so it makes sense but I didn't actually know it was shot in New Zealand and that's great, except fro in the last ep where I totally heard an actor that every kiwi knew, it was aawesome.

  13. L J-K Island

    L J-K Island18 päivää sitten

    Yaaaay my country is in this video

  14. Kerisha Ross

    Kerisha Ross18 päivää sitten

    season 2 , season 2 , season 2 , i want more !! behaving like a child lol... thats the best i ever watch...

  15. Bryan Sims

    Bryan Sims21 päivä sitten

    Spoiler alert :/

  16. sishrac

    sishrac23 päivää sitten

    Of course... preparing the world for the upcoming hybrids. What's amazing is how people succumb to the social engineering every time. What a shame actually!

  17. Akiu Vlogs

    Akiu Vlogs27 päivää sitten

    I watch only s1 Ep 1-8 Another episode release??? Please let me know I want to watch 🥰🥰

  18. Eva Louise

    Eva Louise27 päivää sitten

    This was filmed in my country with my kiwi actors so proud!

  19. Rigoberto Guadiana

    Rigoberto Guadiana27 päivää sitten


  20. Franklin D. Roosevelt / Jupiter The YouTuber

    Franklin D. Roosevelt / Jupiter The YouTuber28 päivää sitten

    Just finished it. I recommend this show to anyone watching this video!

  21. ZARIF

    ZARIF29 päivää sitten

    this series is getting better by the minute

  22. ☆Trixx☆_StarXx☆

    ☆Trixx☆_StarXx☆29 päivää sitten

    I'm only 10 years old and I love this show! I watch it with my mum and I am very sad it ended but at least there is new episodes soon

  23. Ruud Van Nieuwland

    Ruud Van NieuwlandUukausi sitten

    Jeej so cook

  24. Andrew Allcott

    Andrew AllcottUukausi sitten

    My daughter was an extra in Sweet Tooth episodes 2 and 4, she got to cattle-prod Nonso Anozie (she's wearing black and a skull). Proud dad moment. She loved the experience of being on set with the amazing cast and crew. A great show, I am biased! but it is good.

  25. ً

    ًPäivä sitten

    Congratulations sir 🎉

  26. ꧁𝙸𝚝𝚜𝙺𝚒𝚠𝚒-𝚂𝚊𝚗シ꧂

    ꧁𝙸𝚝𝚜𝙺𝚒𝚠𝚒-𝚂𝚊𝚗シ꧂13 päivää sitten


  27. Nureenplays

    Nureenplays20 päivää sitten

    thats amazing!!

  28. This isちーず

    This isちーずUukausi sitten

    すごい! 全く何を言っているのか分からない でもSweet toothはすごい面白かった それに編集すごい!ってことが分かる てか、なんで理解できないのに最後まで見ているんだろ? 追記 誰でもハマるドラマだと思うよ❤️ I can’t know English

  29. Logger

    LoggerUukausi sitten

    Now just think about what are all the laboratories underground doing...

  30. A Savannah

    A SavannahUukausi sitten

    Gus is adorable ❤

  31. Kent Lopez

    Kent LopezUukausi sitten

    I didn’t even notice his ears I was just being very observant about this predict programming

  32. archita

    architaUukausi sitten

    Best series. I waiting season 2

  33. Mateo Ang

    Mateo AngUukausi sitten

    Sweet tooth is still so dark still execution murder

  34. StellaWolf -WildCraft

    StellaWolf -WildCraftUukausi sitten

    My mom just showed this show to me and she said i was the girl version of Gus and i had these little deer ears with antlers and it's meh favorite show

  35. Lindsey P

    Lindsey PUukausi sitten

    I NEED season 2 already!! The way they ended the season was amazing. I love this show so much!!

  36. the mist

    the mistUukausi sitten

    Fantastic show

  37. marzziiie h

    marzziiie hUukausi sitten

    This was a brillant family friendly series !

  38. Jayson GM King

    Jayson GM KingUukausi sitten

    Sweet Tooth

  39. Nureenplays

    NureenplaysUukausi sitten

    I LOVE SWEET TOOTH!! But it was very sad that it ended.

  40. Gianne Eloise Fernando

    Gianne Eloise FernandoUukausi sitten

    i like gus's ears

  41. Dougie Fresco

    Dougie FrescoUukausi sitten

    I'm surprised Robert Downey Jr is apart of something so demonic and dark, then again he is a Hollyweird elite member so I should not be to surprised I suppose.

  42. Dougie Fresco

    Dougie FrescoUukausi sitten

    @D Anderson P.S. I also liked your comment question to give you a hit of much needed dopamine that your brain is so desperately searching for.

  43. Dougie Fresco

    Dougie FrescoUukausi sitten

    @D Anderson I was actually expecting someone to ask me what kind of response I was expecting from my comment. How about you what were you looking for or expecting for an answer to your question?

  44. D Anderson

    D AndersonUukausi sitten

    What kind of response were you expecting with this comment?

  45. primas medina

    primas medinaUukausi sitten

    Buen video... ya estoy viendo la primera temporada y me encanta un montón

  46. Loony Singer

    Loony SingerUukausi sitten

    just amazing! i hope so much there is a season 2 one day..

  47. Spoods

    SpoodsUukausi sitten

    Magnets on his head? Oh nononono

  48. porkribs1234

    porkribs1234Uukausi sitten

    Bobby is so cute and the virus in sweet tooth reminds of covid to be honset

  49. Paul

    PaulUukausi sitten

    Fuck this movie it’s suck I hate that stupid deer kid


    RENATA RODRIGUEZUukausi sitten


  51. Team Vee Vee

    Team Vee VeeUukausi sitten

    Use this as I finished the series already ticket! ⬇️

  52. Bee

    BeeUukausi sitten

    They definitely met their goal I watched this whole thing with my mom

  53. SILENT._. THUNDER._.

    SILENT._. THUNDER._.Uukausi sitten

    I love this movie sweet tooth 😩❤️😭

  54. Jyøtsna :D

    Jyøtsna :D24 päivää sitten

    It’s not a movie, it’s a series

  55. ravioli

    ravioliUukausi sitten

    this show is great, but bobby is by far the most disturbing and terrifying thing i’ve ever seen

  56. unaestrella

    unaestrellaUukausi sitten

    @ravioli HAHAH I KNOWWW that was just creepy as hell. Bobby was a blessing compared to that thing

  57. ravioli

    ravioliUukausi sitten


  58. unaestrella

    unaestrellaUukausi sitten

    Yes, you probably haven't seen twilight then and Bella's baby 😂😂

  59. Akash Saini

    Akash SainiUukausi sitten

    yes it is weird ... reminds of anabelle type dolls

  60. Nathanael Lopati

    Nathanael LopatiUukausi sitten

    Just for some context on where they actually filmed some parts in Aotearoa New Zealand: When Gus meets Bear and her crew, they're filmed in Rainbows End, Auckland, which is a fun theme park! And also when they are going to sacrifice Big Man with the tiger, that's filmed at Tree Adventures, which is like rock-climbing but with trees instead of rocks :) You should come visit New Zealand when you get the chance, because the landscape, the culture, and especially the FOOD is great! Kia ora :)

  61. Naomi Uno

    Naomi UnoUukausi sitten

    I love sweet tooth

  62. salva Diana

    salva DianaUukausi sitten

    Gus is the best choice for that role...i mean his adorable, cartoonish cute, and just a Gummy bear 😍

  63. CuriosityRocks

    CuriosityRocksUukausi sitten

    I adore this show 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

  64. Lisa F

    Lisa FUukausi sitten

    My favorite series EVER! A cinematic masterpiece, destined to become a classic!!!

  65. *Gacha_ Wolfpãck*

    *Gacha_ Wolfpãck*Uukausi sitten

    It reminds me how the coronavirus came

  66. Martina Carri

    Martina CarriUukausi sitten

    Omg, the little boy is so cute

  67. Felicia Smith

    Felicia SmithUukausi sitten

    This show was so good!!!


    CHARLIE QUINNUukausi sitten

    I really love it, I can't wait for season two

  69. Your Friend

    Your FriendUukausi sitten

    Can't wait for season 2. I loved the show, it is amazing😍

  70. Letters for Dad

    Letters for DadUukausi sitten


  71. Jayson Bustamante

    Jayson BustamanteUukausi sitten

    waiting for season 2. 😍😍😍

  72. Batgirl

    BatgirlUukausi sitten

    I just finished season 1 in one sitting and wow i loved it

  73. cooper bean

    cooper beanUukausi sitten

    Maybe coved will start making hybrid babies!

  74. LittleMiss Day

    LittleMiss DayUukausi sitten

    Just finished watching. Wow, what a pleasant surprise this series was. Really good! Can't wait for season 2!

  75. Akash Saini

    Akash SainiUukausi sitten

    u didt had a choice

  76. Lucas A&S

    Lucas A&SUukausi sitten

    Bobby Is adorable 💞

  77. bagelthehorse!

    bagelthehorse!Uukausi sitten

    my finger after drawing for 5 hours: *twitch* me: 0-0 shi- also me: b- but i wanna be a wolf hybrid-

  78. George Chico

    George ChicoUukausi sitten

    Thid show is so void, the boy is going to be a star

  79. Murilo Richard Santos

    Murilo Richard SantosUukausi sitten

    So the pandemic scenes started on May 2019. Does the production team thought it would be hybrids when covid started?

  80. Ryan Talley

    Ryan TalleyUukausi sitten

    The show was based off a comic book series from 2009, the whole "pandemic" sideplot was just a coincidence

  81. mpd mpd

    mpd mpdUukausi sitten

    christian is so beautiful

  82. jacob hale

    jacob haleUukausi sitten

    Am I the only one having vivid nightmares about Bobby? He's going to have a dark background twist in season 2 for sure.

  83. StarSaphire9981

    StarSaphire9981Uukausi sitten

    I find bobby cute tho 😓😅

  84. aafiyah7

    aafiyah7Uukausi sitten

    yes for reallll

  85. peachy0036

    peachy0036Uukausi sitten

    He definitely will, but he will survive.

  86. jacob hale

    jacob haleUukausi sitten

    Me too!

  87. Adee Munoz

    Adee MunozUukausi sitten

    Its a really good show, bobby is a fail though, looks so stiff and fake, still loved the show

  88. Charlotte’s planet

    Charlotte’s planetUukausi sitten

    I love sweet tooth! But I just finished all the episodes and now I have to wait a year! 😭

  89. Galaxy Glitches

    Galaxy GlitchesUukausi sitten


  90. • Dxnxh - Chxn •

    • Dxnxh - Chxn •Uukausi sitten

    I binged watched this today im crying season 2 when

  91. Kaan gür

    Kaan gürUukausi sitten

    I whant noder sezon

  92. Eddie 2.0

    Eddie 2.0Uukausi sitten

    I haven’t watched a show like sweet tooth before and I liked it a lot can’t wait till season 2

  93. A.X.X

    A.X.XUukausi sitten

    This show and the movie Mirage are my fucking all time favorite show & movie on Netflix.

  94. zaxzi simp

    zaxzi simpUukausi sitten

    I mean, i watched this but, WHERE THE HECK IS SEASON 2 COMING

  95. Frank Coley

    Frank ColeyUukausi sitten

    Anzo, AKA "Think Tank" , AKA "Sergeant Dap"

  96. Jonic The Hedgehog

    Jonic The HedgehogUukausi sitten

    101th comment

  97. Narmadha Kandasamy

    Narmadha KandasamyUukausi sitten

    Bond between big man and gus❤️❤️❤️❤️

  98. ChenYu Ji

    ChenYu JiUukausi sitten

    great video to help me know more about the show! it's definitely a fantastic show, can't wait for season 2.

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    Samuel SousaUukausi sitten

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  105. Avenew Ave

    Avenew AveUukausi sitten

    Let just hope that Netflix will not cancel this show like the other

  106. minerliton

    minerlitonUukausi sitten

    y'all making us impatient for season 2

  107. Smol Son

    Smol SonUukausi sitten

    Very informative! When I was watching the show I kept on wondering what they did to make his ears look so lifelike and make the movements so natural. I was wondering the same thing when I saw the other hybrids. It just didn't seem like cgi would quite do the trick especially with some of the scenes they had to shoot. Knowing how they did makes me appreciate the show so much more.

  108. Siobhan Mcleish

    Siobhan McleishUukausi sitten

    Just finished the first and only series xx

  109. Of

    OfUukausi sitten

    What’s annoying is the Amazon original utopia has the same style and is insanely good but didn’t get mush buzz. If you want more after sweet tooth I recommend utopia.

  110. Judith *

    Judith *Uukausi sitten

    I really love how his ears are part of his facial expression. The puppeteer really did a great job there. As for the show... I can totally recommend it for families and people who enjoy sci-fi but don't want it to be dark or too violent.

  111. I Can't Stop Making Noise

    I Can't Stop Making Noise20 päivää sitten

    It's like, Sweet Tooth isn't sanitized and clean, but it manages to strike the almost impossible balance between real-stakes darkness and being explicit simply to hit a higher rating.

  112. leo nel

    leo nel28 päivää sitten

    @Brianna Lite if you watch together with your dad it shouldnt be a problem

  113. Brianna Lite

    Brianna Lite29 päivää sitten

    My dad doesn't kind if its "violent" or "to much for my age" but me and my dad are big fans of the show

  114. Zori-io_8002x

    Zori-io_8002xUukausi sitten

    leo nel When I saw it on Netflix, it is pg16

  115. leo nel

    leo nelUukausi sitten

    its pg13 so....parental adv. the original source still much better, but nice touch in turning it into a family show

  116. Tenn akey fortnite

    Tenn akey fortniteUukausi sitten

    I hated Bobby he’s an asshole he is a freak you cant talk about me loser because your sooo ugly

  117. peachy0036

    peachy0036Uukausi sitten

    If you see Bobby as ugly look at the old comic verison

  118. Oriwa H

    Oriwa HUukausi sitten

    I love the series

  119. Titans Kanne

    Titans KanneUukausi sitten

    I'm definitely gonna watch that show. Looks interesting

  120. Sir XxBiggus NuttusxX

    Sir XxBiggus NuttusxXUukausi sitten

    @Akash Saini the fuck?

  121. Akash Saini

    Akash SainiUukausi sitten

    @leo nel these are the type of negative people that everyone should avoid

  122. Wulan Tiwul

    Wulan TiwulUukausi sitten

    yes.. you should. Gus is adorable.

  123. leo nel

    leo nelUukausi sitten

    @E V true, thts why its good to have diversity on tv shows so it can reach every watcher, the main point here is tht this adaptation changes the tone of this series, if more ppl can enjoy it better, but its still a hard take for the fans of this comics. still need to watch quiet place 1 and 2 xd

  124. E V

    E VUukausi sitten

    @leo nel Personally, I appreciated the work they put into it. I found many smart details in the movie and I thought the actors did great. Everyone has their own tastes though, so I appreciate your veiw. (Yea I know this doesn’t have anything to do with the movie in question but it shows how different people’s opinions are) I haven’t seen quiet place two and I don’t know your opinion but my friend said he got bored while watching it and fell asleep. My other friends said they enjoyed it and found it suspenseful and exciting.

  125. Bridget Hinkle

    Bridget HinkleUukausi sitten

    I wAse the first one to like

  126. Nicola Magarelli

    Nicola MagarelliUukausi sitten

    Hi, I am obsessed With ur vids Could u make “The Loud kids in hogwart houses” And their hobbies in Hogwarts Lynn : playing quidditch in GRIFFINDOR

  127. shashank gautam

    shashank gautamUukausi sitten

    This show made me realise never judge a book by its cover...very engaging from start to end coz nothing is clearly revealed & you get hooked on to it!

  128. Noob Blox

    Noob BloxUukausi sitten

    Tell us why pinky malinky and miracle star is copying amezing world of gumball?

  129. Noob Blox

    Noob BloxUukausi sitten

    Copycat of amezing world of gumball: pinkymalinky

  130. Noob Blox

    Noob BloxUukausi sitten

    Can you tell us the copy of amezing world of gumbal origianl amezing world of gomball copy :cartons= pinky malinky

  131. Unicorn Magic69

    Unicorn Magic69Uukausi sitten

    I loved this. It was filmed in my home country. I could recognise the surroundings. It was bonkers. I first realized this when they are on the bumper cars. Like I've been on those. It's a place called rainbows end

  132. Unicorn Magic69

    Unicorn Magic6923 päivää sitten

    @Evan nice

  133. Evan

    Evan23 päivää sitten

    Hey same!

  134. Hannah Schofield

    Hannah SchofieldUukausi sitten

    I’m on episode 4 or 5 and I’m addicted 😩❤️

  135. Tina Hall

    Tina HallUukausi sitten

    @emily_harg1992 me too

  136. emily_harg1992

    emily_harg1992Uukausi sitten

    I watched it in one sitting 😅

  137. Patrick's Studio

    Patrick's StudioUukausi sitten

    I finished the whole season in one day. I expected there were more

  138. Kaire

    Kaire28 päivää sitten

    i watched all of them in one day.

  139. leo nel

    leo nelUukausi sitten

    it was fun to watch gus and boring to watch the medic storyline, and tht last episode cant be considered as ending (thts not a last episode) for tht i blame netflix for cuting a season on 2 and delivering first part now and second part later just to keep the subscribers, better to drop all seasson 1 episode per week but all 12 episodes, than let us with this boring ending

  140. Sky Blue

    Sky BlueUukausi sitten

    Wait for 2nd season🤔🤔

  141. catman64k

    catman64kUukausi sitten

    well, i didn't read the comic, but there must be a 2nd season with this open ending of season 1. The story isnt finished at all. I think the major cut, is that the groups of people just mixed drastatically at the end of the last episode.

  142. jerome padilla

    jerome padillaUukausi sitten

    I love the series.

  143. tameka lavender

    tameka lavenderUukausi sitten


  144. Maria Sanchez

    Maria SanchezUukausi sitten

    I love this series it's amazing 🤩

  145. tsanyya

    tsanyyaUukausi sitten

    I watched this show twice.

  146. Karen Eastman

    Karen EastmanUukausi sitten

    AAWwww!!This series looks very good.:-):-D

  147. Who the fuck are you?

    Who the fuck are you?Uukausi sitten

    How good is this show!? Should I check it out..?

  148. User 190isback

    User 190isbackUukausi sitten

    Yes! Its lovely!!!