Realistic giant dinosaur puppets

Giant Japanese Dinosaur Puppet

This super realistic dinosaur and its creator Kazuya Kanemaru were featured on the NHK World series  J-Innovators last year. It measures 6 meters long and stands 2.3m tall. Kazuya’s company developed the dinosaur so that it was precisely balanced and easy to operate. … Continue reading

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Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Perched Eagle Edition

Bald Eagle puppet by Folkmanis

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

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Happy Valentine’s Day ‘N Sh*t

Happy Valentine’s Day

The latest video from Victor Yerrid’s Puppets ‘N Sh*t seems like an appropriate thing to share on Valentine’s Day. It’s his version of When I’m Gone, which is better known online as “The Cups Song”. Cute stuff and a nice … Continue reading

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Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Peter and the Wolf Edition

Puppeteer Bernd Ogrodnik

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

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Beautiful Music Video for End of a ‘Summer Storm’

Beautiful Music Video for End of a ‘Summer Storm’

I really like this beautiful Alison Krauss music video that tells the story of a lost plush rabbit’s long journey home. The puppet in the video was built by Brian Carson, who sent this in. Brian also performed the plush rabbit in the video, assisted by Jake Bezel. Continue reading

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Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Facebook Linkbait Edition

Swamp

I was all set to write my regular Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up when suddenly a man picked up a projector and a shadow puppet and the most incredible thing happened. You won’t believe what it was… Continue reading

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Puppets and Superbowl XLVIII

Puppets and Superbowl XLVIII

Maybe I’m more inclined to notice than the average football fan (confession: I’m not really much of a football fan), but there seem to be more puppets than usual hanging around the big game this year. Continue reading

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Remembering Leslie Press

British puppeteer Leslie Press

Sad news from the UK…British Punch and Judy puppeteer Leslie Press, son of the late (and legendary) Percy Press Sr. has passed away. Continue reading

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Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Back Online Edition

Dr. Who Christmas Special 2013

The Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up makes it’s return! Continue reading

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Grant’s Advent Video Calendar

Grant Baciocco with Toon Hollar's Goomba

Every holiday season puppeteer Grant Baciocco does a fun video Advent calendar podcast. Each instalment features him in a different location (usually with different guests) opening up an Advent calendar his mom gave him to see what’s inside. Continue reading

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