Monday, August 17, 2009

You Must See Furry Puppet Studio

These guys do really cool puppet builds and as a bonus their website is a lot of fun.

When exploring this site be sure to click around the border of the site for some clever surprises. A website and a work of art.

make sure you don't miss the blog.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Sarah Palin's Resignation Speech

I love Hoggworks Studios, Brian is so creative. Check out his latest.

We are looking forward to seeing Brian's finished Battlestar Galactica Puppets.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Giant Pink Monster

Gaston Morineau of Gaston's Puppet Show! has posted some pretty cool photos of the eye mechanism for the puppet above, check them out here. The puppet was created by Tony Urbano.

via Gaston's Puppet Show!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

That's easy for you to say.

I love Littlecreatures, they put a smile on my face. And I would loved to see the out takes for this one. C'mon guys... Give us a blooper reel.

Keep'em coming.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Live Puppet Building

In the last month or so there had been a surge in streaming broadcasts or streamcasts is probably a better word for it. It is so cool we are at a point where anyone can streamcast a show about anything. And fellow puppet builders are not passing this media up, thanks to sites like USTREAM and BlogTV.

Here are the puppet builders and puppeteers that I know of that are taking advantage of this "Live" form of media to entertain and educate us.

StiqPuppetsStiqPuppet Productions' BlogTV Site

aryl has done quite a few "Live" Streamcasts, demonstrating different techniques of puppet building. You can find Daryl hanging out at the Puppet and Stuff forums. He is a very talented and creative builder. One time I tuned in to watch Daryl, Naomi Guss of Puppets in Melbourne was also Streamcasting in a window with Daryl. That's what makes this media so cool, Daryl is from British Columbia, Canada and Naomi is from Melbourne, Australia. But they can work together to teach and entertain us. Daryl has also done this with Shawn from Puppets and Stuff, who is in Missouri, USA.

Stacey Gordon's BlogTV Site

tacey creates finger puppets and hand puppets. Along with streamcasting the creating of her puppets, she also does Puppet Inprov. Stacey is very creative and creates some unique, unusual and fun puppets. You can follow Stacey on twitter(@staceyrebecca).

Puppets and Stuff''s BlogTV Site

hawn of Puppets and Stuff forums also has done some "Live" puppet building. Shawn walks us through the process of building a marionette, starting with the head. Shawn is streamcasting with Daryl of SiqPuppet Productions, see links above for Daryl's BlogTV Site.

Hoggworks Studios USTREAM Site

Brian Hogg of Hoggworks Studio is also giving "live" streamcasting a go using USTREAM. Brian is currently in the process of creating Battlestar Galactica puppets. Brian is the creator of Dotboom, an excellent web series about web developers who hate themselves. If you haven't seen it, do it now. Brian is also trying his hand at "Live" Puppetry, with his Ask Palpatine character.

This media of streaming from anywhere at anytime is exciting. It opens the doors to so many who before would not have or could not have shared their talents and creativity with such a large audience. I only wonder how we will keep all these new and exciting streamcasts straight and organized.

If I have missed anyone who is streaming "Live" Puppet Building or Puppet Shows, please let me know so I can add them.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ship sailing through the streets

There is a very cool piece of puppet preformed with a ship on the streets.

Via Alexander Winfield: puptcrit Digest, Vol 54, Issue 25

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Flexitoon has a new puppet short out

A SPLASH OF THE HAMPTOONS is now up on the Flexitoon Blog, check it out here.I really like Flexitoon because they use different types of puppets in one production. Hand puppets, Marionettes and rod puppets. Very talented puppeteers and builders.

They are also responsible for one my favorite TV commercials the Tide Talking Stain.

It was voted the Funniest Office Commercial in the World on TBS World's Funniest Office Commercials. To see more of their commercial work go here.


Friday, April 17, 2009

We're on etsy!

We are very excited to announce that we're on etsy and have our first puppets for sale.

Look for more puppets to be added in the coming weeks.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Welcome Rick to the blog

My brother Rick has joined the blog. Rick also has an interest in building puppets. He is the builder, voice and personality behind Ned.

So everyone Welcome Rick and watch for some posts from him coming soon.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

New Potter Puppet Pals

Neil Cicierega has posted a new Episode of the Potter Puppet Pals, Ron's Disease, over at

Be sure to check out Neil's many other works here.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

There's a new blog in town.

Check out the NEW Puppets Magic Blog from the UK!

They have a nice hand carved Punch & Judy policeman puppet head out of pine wood. I am going to enjoy following this site.

Be sure to bookmark it.

Monday, April 06, 2009

I want to make one of these puppets

My brother sent me a link to his youtube video. It was found on psiagarik's Channel.

My favorite part is the bit about the man's feet, the character seems so alive. I want to learn how to bring a puppet like this to life. From design to performance.

I have a few resources for the construction of this type of puppet but, if anyone out there has any good links to information on the construction of table top puppets, please leave a comment. I'll post it here on Puppet Builder.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

BIGFOOT & GRAY sets shooting date.

Chris Savino of BIGFOOT & GRAY has sets shooting date of October 10th, 2009 for his live action cartoon.

Follow BigfootandGray on twitter.

This project sounds so cool. I am looking forward to follow the progress of Chris and his production.

Check out the BIGFOOT & GRAY: on the run. blog too.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Steam Trek

This is pretty neat. I include it because of Mr. Sootie (Scotty), You'll have to watch and see. Enjoy.

And here is a making of blog. The full version of this film can be found on this site under the films section (~~warning this is a flash site. so there is a load time).

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Nice Marionette, Woody... Huh?

Check out this marionette, George Liquor. Visit John K Stuff blog for more images. Pretty cool, wood and hinges.

And here is even more info from Nicolas Martinez.

Monday, March 02, 2009

The road to Hollywood is getting shorter

Hollywood East is taking the first step in their build. Construction planning for the main road into the Totally GREEN Hollywood East being developed by Plymouth Rock Studios is underway.

Find more videos like this on Hollywood East TV

And I like toy food too. But not this much. Such amazing creativity.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Jigsaw season Pi

The Final Jigsaw Season Pi is online.

If you have never seen Jigsaw, it is a sort of variety comedy show thing where Dr. Kranium, a mad scientist, and Milton the Robot, a robot, have rapid conversations about utterly random topics.

John Brodrick Jones is the creator of the show. Check out how the show got started here. John is also an illustrator, here is some of his work.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Meet Matt and Sam

Just found another puppet series. It's called "Meet Matt and Sam".

Check out their website here and their YouTube site here. These guys are funny! And who ever made the puppets did a good job at making them look like Matt and Sam.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The making of BIGFOOT & GRAY

BIGFOOT & GRAY: on the run is a live action cartoon being worked on by Chris Savino. Check out these shoes. Size 17!

Check out his Making of blog.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Puppets in Melbourne - Toy Theatre Tutorial

Naomi Guss of Puppets in Melbourne has created a very cool Toy Theatre Tutorial. The finished theatre is quite nice. She put in a lot of work into this tutorial. Be sure to check out her other puppet information. She has something for just about every type of puppetry.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Toby the Zombie Baby is born

Hey check out Fisticuff Puppet Productions Blog and David Corris' building of Toby the Zombie Baby. This is a very cool build. Great job David!

While your at it, visit their website too. Make sure you follow their blog!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Lucy Knisley

I came across this today and had to share. Lucy is a very talent artist. Below our a few of her puppet works. I love JEEVES, he has lot's of character.

To see more visit Lucy's website,

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Tally Hall

Check this out.

Go here to see the full episode or visit

Monday, February 02, 2009

It's been a while

Sorry for the lack of posts, life caught up with me again.

I found this on the Spirits Dancing Blog. It's a 22-foot Tall Marionette at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Also join Twitter over the weekend.