An oral history of Mystery Science Theater 3000

Joel Hodgson and the `bots of Mystery Science Theater 3000

One of my favourite shows of the 1990s was Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3k). The cult series has been off the air since 1999, but spawned lots of imitators and is still very much missed by its fans. The recent … Continue reading

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Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Easter Bunny Edition

Unraku bunny puppets

This is the week that it was in puppetry. Continue reading

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How The Muppets Revolutionized Movie Credits

Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog in The Muppet Movie

That time Jim Henson helped revolutionize movie credits, or how The Muppet Movie paved the way for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Continue reading

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Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Don Juan Edition

The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre

Your weekly round-up of international puppetry news, calls for entry, workshops and more! Continue reading

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Glove and Boots Product Testing: Ronco Rotisserie Oven

Glove and Boots Product Testing: Ronco Rotisserie Oven

Need a good laugh on Friday afternoon? Watch the latest installment of Glove and Boots’ Product Testing series. This week they’re trying out the Ronco Rotisserie Oven. Continue reading

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Happy Taiwanese Puppet People

Happy Taiwanese Puppet People

My love of Taiwan in general and Taiwanese puppetry in particular is well-known to long time PuppetVision readers, so how could I not share this fantastic video from the Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company and the Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum. Continue reading

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Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Creature Shop Challenge Edition

Gigi Edgley in Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge

Your weekly look at what’s new and what’s been happening in the art of puppetry around the world with news, job opportunities, workshops and more! Continue reading

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The Amazing Christopher: The Dancing King

The Amazing Christopher

Do yourself a favour and watch this. It might be one of the best things you see all day. It’s another great act from American dancer/puppeteer known as “The Amazing Christopher” and if it seems familiar it’s because you’ve probably … Continue reading

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Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge debuts tonight

John Criswell and Peter Brooke on Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge

I’m a really big fan of SyFy Channel’s make-up FX competition series, Face/Off, and really excited about the debut of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge which premieres tonight across North America. Continue reading

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Remembering Teddy Ruxpin creator Ken Forsse (1936-2014)

Teddy Ruxpin

I was sorry to learn that inventor and television producer Ken Forsse has passed away at the age of 77 after a lengthy illness. Ken was best known as the creator of the popular talking teddy bear Teddy Ruxpin in the 1980s, but few people realize he was also an early pioneer in animatronics and that his famous talking teddy was originally conceived for a puppet show almost a quarter century earlier. Continue reading

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