We used this company to hire a costumed character for our kids' birthday party. The owner is very amiable and helpful and helped us choose the best character for our needs. The character arrived on time, entertained the children, and was very professional. The animal characters do not talk or do balloon creatures because they don't want to break the illusion for the children (can't twist balloons with large paws covering your hands). They do have characters that talk (magicians, superheroes, fairy tales, etc) or dance, and they also rent equipment.