PuppetVision Archives: Pilots

12 Jul 2011 The Adventures of Superpup

I'm not sure why I've never heard of this until now, but apparently the producers of the popular 1950s Superman TV series were trying to figure out how to extend their lucrative franchise and hit upon the idea of launching a spin-off/spoof called The Adventures of Superpup that featured actors in dog suits and a...

15 Jun 2011 Nettlecatfish

Nettlecatfish is a UK television pilot produced by Cornish filmmaker Hana Backland in collaboration with a professional crew and an entire primary school of...

07 Apr 2011 The puppet cast of Curbs

This is the new pilot for Curbs, a proposed series created by Mark Evestaff and Jonathan Baudoin. The original demo for this series debuted online back in 2008. I liked the original demo a lot and I like this new, expanded pilot...

17 Mar 2011 The Fuzz

The Fuzz is a new pilot commissioned by Comedy Central in the U.S. and produced by Waverly Films. Aimed at adult audiences, it's a send-up of cop shows. It was inspired by Puppet Rapist, a similar project that Waverly produced about five years...

11 Aug 2010 bear-town-demo

Even though it’s been about seven years since I put my short-lived puppet web series Bear Town online (check out an episode on YouTube), I still occasionally get asked if I’m ever going to do something with it. Well, after a few false starts, I’m happy to finally say that the answer is “hopefully”. I...

15 Jul 2010 Mysterious Ticking Remix

This is a "finger puppet remix" of The Mysterious Ticking Noise, the most popular puppet video in YouTube's history that we produced over a year ago at Unraku. The audio is from Neil Cicierega's original video, but the puppet stage and hand crocheted finger puppets were made by the Unraku...

08 Jul 2010 Monster Factory

If you're familiar with the "Ugly Doll" plush toy phenomenon or a regular at any of the art or craft shows in Toronto, you may already know the work of Monster Factory. They're a company based here in Toronto that produce line of colourful Monster plush toys and have been doing a lot of puppetry...

26 Aug 2008

Diggy the traffic cone stars in Hard Work Ahead, a demo for a TV show concept called Curbs. Curbs is a proposed puppet series from Mark Evestaff and Jonathan Baudoin that revolves around three characters – Lesley, B-Roll and Diggy – trying to make it in New York City. They’ve shot a promo for the...

27 May 2008

Proposed puppet TV series Transylvania TV has a brand new web site. The pilot for Transylvania TV (see previous post) was completed and broadcast on local TV in the Minneapolis/St. Paul last year and creator Gordon Smuder has been shopping it around ever since. There’s no word yet on when we’ll be seeing more episodes,...

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