Tag Archive for Canadian Puppetry

Rita MacNeil, Flying on Your Own

Rita MacNeil, Flying on Your Own

Beloved Canadian folksinger Rita MacNeil passed away last week and was laid to rest yesterday in her hometown of Big Pond, Nova Scotia. She had no real connection to puppetry, but her music has been a staple in the act of The Famous PEOPLE Players (FPP) for many years. As a tribute to Rita last week the company posted two… Read more →

Popcorn Monster puppet by Banjo Puppets

Popcorn Puppet Beatbox

I’ve been a fan of Joel Brubacker’s adorable little “Popcorn Monsters” for years (Unraku uses several of them in our Bohemian Rhapsody puppet slam piece that we frequently perform live). They’re ingeniously simple – not to mention almost insufferably cute – puppets that just about anyone can perform… Read more →

Mike Harding: A Puppeteer’s Story

Mike Harding: A Puppeteer’s Story

A Puppeteer’s Story is a short documentary about puppeteer Mike Harding by Toronto film student Brian Vendiola. It’s a nice profile of Mike, who’s easily one of city’s funniest and most entertaining puppeteers as well as the President of the Ontario Puppetry Association and just generally a really nice guy. Via Open Door Designs. Read more →

Grant Harding’s Abstractions

Grant Harding’s Abstractions

Here are some interesting puppet video experiments by fellow Canuck puppeteer Grant Harding. Neat stuff, especially Sepiatone’s Song (embedded above), likely inspired by a very similar puppet that Jim Henson developed in the early years of his career called Limbo. 15/02/06 Update: Grant’s new site is grant.hax.it, but unfortunately Sepiatone’s Song seems to be unavailable (see update below) . 30/03/06 Update:… Read more →