Buba Myses – A Hasidic puppet rock band

Buba Meyes

Last year we heard about Red, a raunchy Israeli rock band that was discovered busking on the streets of Tel Aviv and rose to fame thanks to a popular Israeli TV show. Now comes word of Buba Myses, another Israeli puppet rock band that is quickly developing a following. Continue reading

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South African Puppeteers pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

Gary Friedman with Nelson Mandela

South Africa’s puppeteers share their thoughts and memories of Nelson Mandela. Continue reading

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Remembering Zina Nicole Lahr

Remembering Zina Nicole Lahr

Zina Nicole Lahr was an extremely talented young artist, puppeteer, designer and special effects artist who died last week in a tragic accident after sustaining a fall while hiking in Colorado. Continue reading

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An in-depth interview with Ronnie Burkett

Ronnie Burkett

Gary Friedman conducts an in-depth interview with Canada’s Ronnie Burkett in Melbourne, Australia. Continue reading

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Monday Morning Inspiration: Get Yourself a Glarf

Glarf

I don’t often do outright endorsements of specific products here on the blog, but I’ll make an exception for these because, frankly, they’re awesome. “Glarfs” are a new puppet/scarf/glove hybrid that American puppeteer David Stephens is selling through his online … Continue reading

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Grouch vs. Grumpy Cat

Oscar the Grouch with Grumpy Cat

Two famous grouches face off…Oscar The Grouch takes on Grumpy Cat in an epic “Grouch Off”. Continue reading

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Spanish Cat Puppetry

Spanish Cat Puppetry

Did you know that cat puppetry is a thing? Because, apparently, cat puppetry is a thing. This latest example is a commercial for Nocilla – a sort of Nutella-like chocolate/hazelnut spread in Spain – that features a fluffy white cat … Continue reading

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Skipton International Puppet Festival Highlights

Skipton International Puppet Festival Highlights

Filming for PuppetVision: The Movie returns to Europe with a whirlwind trip to the Skipton International Puppet Festival, the largest puppetry festival in England. Continue reading

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Israeli Puppets Electrify Gay Rights Debate

Sheka and Teka

A new series of ads from the Israel Electric Corp. featuring their popular spokespuppets Sheka and Teka have stirred the Gay Rights debate in Israel. Continue reading

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Behind the scenes of MacBeth at the Little Angel

Behind the scenes of MacBeth at the Little Angel

A look at the puppet making process of world renowned puppet designer Lyndie Wright and her work on a new puppetry production of Hamlet in London. Continue reading

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