PuppetVision Blog Archives: Animation

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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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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Monday Morning Inspiration: Virtual Japanese Pop Star

Monday Morning Inspiration: Virtual Japanese Pop Star

Hatsune Miku is a sort of virtual pop star in Japan. Technically speaking, she’s a “Vocaloid“, an avatar for a singing synthesizer application developed using technology pioneered by Yamaha. The idea of a virtual pop star isn’t exactly new – Gorillaz have been … Continue reading

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Never a Year Like ’09

JibJab's Never Had A Year Like `09

Well, another year has come and gone. It’s amazing to look back and realize that I’ve been blogging here (and before that here) for close to seven years now. I didn’t have time to share much during the second half … Continue reading

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Gorillaz live (again!)

Gorillaz live (again!)

Following up on the cool Gorillaz live performance last November that interested so many people, I thought I would mention that the Gorillaz did it again at the Grammy Awards last week Continue reading

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Monday Morning Inspiration: Gorillaz live

Monday Morning Inspiration: Gorillaz live

Here’s a neat video of Gorillaz, the world’s most popular “virtual band” performing at the MTV Music Awards in Europe (hosted by the always-hilarious Sacha Cohen). The 3D animated Gorillaz seemingly appear live on stage thanks to an updated version of the old Pepper’s Ghost … Continue reading

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Turtle Talk with Crush

Turtle Talk with Crush

Disney employs a lot of puppeteers and uses a surprising amount of cutting-edge puppetry in their theme park attractions. I’ve never actually been to the Magic Kingdom myself yet, but one of the coolest puppetry-related attractions I’ve heard of Disney’s … Continue reading

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