Remembering Lewis Mahlmann (1927-2014)

Lewis Mahlmman

While we were in the midst of building several hand puppets for PuppetVision: The Movie earlier today, I saw some sad news pop up on Facebook…American puppeteer Lewis Mahlmann had passed away. Although Lewis’ name might not be well-known internationally, … Continue reading

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Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Happy St. Paddy’s Day Edition

Photo credit: Toby Bochan

St. Patrick’s Day brings us a day of beer, Irish cheer and puppetry news from across the globe. Continue reading

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Don’t Crimea For Me Ukraine

Don’t Crimea For Me Ukraine

South Africa’s ZA News takes on Vladimir Putin and the current political crisis in the Ukraine.

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Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’s 1936 “Puppet Show”

Now this is something that you don’t see everyday…a 1936 short featuring an animated Oswald Rabbit “performing” live action marionettes. Oswald is better known as “Oswald The Lucky Rabbit”, a cartoon character originally created by Walt Disney who was extremely … Continue reading

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Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Austrian Punch and Judy Edition

Gerti Tröbinger brings her interpretation of Punch and Judy to the Wesler International Puppet Theatre Festival

Your weekly look at what’s new and what’s happening in the art of puppetry around the world. Continue reading

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Puppeteering Gravity

Sandra Bullock in Gravity

Gravity won big at the Academy Awards on the weekend, receiving seven well-deserved Oscars including Best Visual Effects. That result was entirely expected since Alfonso Cuaron’s ”impossible movie” couldn’t have been made without several brand new, ground-breaking visual effects techniques. In fact, … Continue reading

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Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Puppeteer on a Wire Edition

The Puppeteer by Jerzy Kedziora

The lastest puppetry news, events, workshops and more from around the world. Continue reading

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Pauline Benton: Shadow Woman

Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton

I had a nice little surprise waiting for me at my local library today. While returning some books that I had borrowed, I discovered a book I had been eagerly anticipating was finally waiting for me on the pick-up shelf, Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton, a book about the pioneering woman who brought Chinese shadow puppetry to North America. Continue reading

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Interview with Puppet Kitchen’s Michael Schupbach

Interview with Puppet Kitchen’s Michael Schupbach

Union Bowl recently posted this great interview with puppeteer/puppet builder Michael Schupbach of New York’s Puppet Kitchen. In it he discusses how he broke in to television puppetry in the 1990s working as an intern at the Jim Henson Company, which … Continue reading

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Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: International Opportunities Edition

Prague Marionette Theatre

This Puppetry News Round-Up arrives a couple days late, but chock-full of exciting puppetry possibilities from around the world. Puppeteers and puppetry companies will want to read on to learn about upcoming opportunities to learn, teach and perform on almost every continent Continue reading

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