PuppetVision Blog Archives: Canadian Puppetry

Another frame from PuppetVision: The Movie

Hand Elephant from PuppetVision: The Movie

Following up on the image released last month, here’s another still from PuppetVision: The Movie the feature length documentary I’m producing that is loosely based on, well, the blog you’re reading. Look for more updates here soon!

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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 … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Inspiration: Modifying Mr. Punch

Grant Harding Punch puppet

Canadian puppeteer Grant Harding (see previous post) purchased an old rubber Kasperle puppet (left) and transformed him in to a traditional-looking Punch puppet (right). You can learn how he did it on Grant’s web site. Via Open Door Designs.

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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 … Continue reading

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Grant Harding’s Abstractions

Grant Harding’s Abstractions

Here are some interesting puppet video experiments by Canuck puppeteer Grant Harding. Neat stuff, especially Sepiatone’s Song (pictured), likely inspired by a very similar sketch the Muppets used for TV variety shows in the `60s called XX. 15/02/06 Update: Grant’s … Continue reading

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