PuppetVision Blog Archives: Giant Puppets

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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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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Monday Morning Inspiration: Ghosts of Bread and Puppet

Peter Schumann

The Ghosts of Bread and Puppet is a short, but beautiful and haunting video created by Harry Hall that celebrates The Bread and Puppet Theater/Museum in Glover, Vermont. Continue reading

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Fürth’s Big Fat German Dragon

Fürth’s Big Fat German Dragon

“Tradinno” is an impressive fire breathing mechanical monster that weighs 11-tonnes, is 51 feet long, has a 40-foot wingspan and is the world’s largest walking robot. Continue reading

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Monday Morning Inspiration: Whole Hog’s Princess Mononoke

Whole Hog Theatre’s Princess Mononoke

The UK’s Whole Hog Theatre made quite a splash when they presented a stage adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed animated film Princess Mononoke in London earlier this year. Continue reading

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This 400lbs Animatronic Robot Won Comic-Con

This 400lbs Animatronic Robot Won Comic-Con

What happens when Wired Magazine, the Stan Winston School and Legacy Effects team up to build a 400 pound animatronic robot/mech for Comic-Con. Continue reading

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Truly Amazing Giant Puppets in Lexus Ad

Truly Amazing Giant Puppets in Lexus Ad

Giant Bunraku-style puppets are brought to stunning life by a team of puppeteers in an amazing Lexus commercial. Continue reading

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King Kong Live on Stage

King Kong Live set model

A really big show – literally – is about to debut in Melbourne, Australia. King Kong is a live stage adaptation of the 1933 Hollywood classic. It features an incredible life-size animatronic King Kong designed and built by The Creature … Continue reading

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The world’s largest (longest?) puppet

Sekikawa Giant Snake

“Officially” (at least according to Guiness) the world’s largest puppet is a giant marionette that serves as the mascot for Ottawa’s annual Ital-Fest. But measuring just 17 m 82 cm (58 ft 5.5 in) it pales in comparison to what I’m … Continue reading

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Haven’t we seen this girl before?

Comparing to very similar giant girl puppets by The Character Shop and Royal DeLuxe

The giant girl in a new ad for Mayflower in the United States looks suspiciously like something we’ve seen before… Continue reading

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