Siegfried and Roy (white tiger and white lion magicians)


In the city of lights, where Elvis sang his hit song, Las Vegas, there was not only David Copperfield as a magician, but two magicians like brothers as they perform and do magic. Siegfried and Roy. Not only they do magic, they perform with their best pets they ever had. White Siberan tigers and white lions.

Both born in Germany, they survived the war in Europe in WWII when it was ending. By the time they first met together, they became partners. After becoming popular, they went to Las Vegas in the 80’s and 90’s. As they ran into the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus, they wanted one thing they wanted in common: white tigers and white lions.

So, they did those amazing acts in the shows, with those white tigers and white lions. In the movies the were in, they were maybe mentioned in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”, but they were seen in three movies we all know of. “Vegas Vacation” “Casino”, and “Ocean’s Eleven” in 2001. They way they did it, with those white tigers, and white lions, it was inspiring. I’m very inspired by this. And I totally love for the way they do it.

However by 2003, then came a bad accident. When some of the animals broke out. They got a little badly injured, but they came out okay. After so long for what happened, they decided to retire. By 2010, they did. Two years before Hayao Miyazaki retired and was next.

What I believed in those two, was how greatful they did with those white tigers and white lions. By the time I was born in 1995 in Las Vegas, my mom bought a giant white tiger plush doll. From that place where those two performed. And had their white tigers and white lions there. Along with that merchandise. It was not only for her, but for me when I was a few months old. I was a bun cooking in her oven as I came out. And when I came to that, I totally loved that white tiger my mom gave to me. It was the very first gift I ever recived as a human. Later on, I came to a photo.

After hearing about those two, my first gift, and those white tigers and white lions there, I’m totally inspired by all this. I felt like if I was raised by those gigantic white tigers, white lions and white wolves. Just like how “Princess Mononoke” was from Studio Ghibli. Thanks to Hayao Miyazaki on that. Thanks to that also included here, I feel like him or Herman Melville from the movie, “In The Heart of the Sea”, ready to write his story of ‘Moby Dick’. His own story of how a young infant is raised by those three there. All white. Not like ‘The Jungle Book’, that story by Rudyard Kipling, but more on something inspiring I admire. From those movies I saw. “Princess Mononoke”, “First Knight” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III”. Those and this here, I’m totally inspired.

Although I feel very sorry for them on their accident, but I would love to pet a white tiger from them for sure. To see how one can love me.


This is the plush I remember as a baby. From that place thanks to my mom very much.

And I would love to be up close on a white tiger or a white lion. As hopefully, they are harmless. Although those words ‘white tiger’, can mean a good team name like how the White Tigers were in the original ‘Beyblade’ series. However, I just think that’s just their team name in that anime TV series. And no plagiarism on taking away their team name. And these two here, are the perfect white tigers I admire also. Just like how these white tigers are, to those two magicians.

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Siegfried and Roy, I just want to say I’m totally inspired by all this, especially your white tigers and white lions. This is just so really good, I want to make a motion picture like so. Maybe be like Hayao Miyazaki or Stanley Kubrick. And I’ll always love those white tigers and white lions of yours. Thank you very much you two.

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  1. nick patterson

     /  June 22, 2016

    OWEN Congratulations on graduating from Algonquin’s Pre-Animation and Illustration Program. It was a great ceremony at the Canadian Tire Centre yesterday afternoon.
    Well done. Nick

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