PuppetVision Blog Archives: Rod Puppets

An oral history of Mystery Science Theater 3000

Joel Hodgson and the `bots of Mystery Science Theater 3000

One of my favourite shows of the 1990s was Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3k). The cult series has been off the air since 1999, but spawned lots of imitators and is still very much missed by its fans. The recent … Continue reading

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The Amazing Christopher: The Dancing King

The Amazing Christopher

Do yourself a favour and watch this. It might be one of the best things you see all day. It’s another great act from American dancer/puppeteer known as “The Amazing Christopher” and if it seems familiar it’s because you’ve probably … 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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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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Traditional Thai Puppetry meets Michael Jackson

Joe Louis Puppet Theatre performing a Michael Jackson puppet

Hun Lakorn Lek – a traditional form of puppetry in Thailand – meets Michael Jackson in this performance by Thailand’s Joe Louis Puppet Theatre Continue reading

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Monday Morning Inspiration: Mikropodium

A fantastic video of a street performance by Hungarian puppeteer Lenart Andres. Continue reading

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The Making of the Nativity Story

The Making of the Nativity Story

This is a few weeks late for Christmas perhaps, but I really liked this behind-the-scenes video for The Nativity Story, which premiered at the Orlando Puppet Festival a few months ago. It’s a theatrical telling of the nativity story using two and three … Continue reading

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