PuppetVision Archives: full body costume puppets

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...

03 Feb 2011 The Art of Lion Dance

I don't generally post puppet making videos here, but since it's Chinese New Year I thought that this look at the making of a Lion head for a Chinese Lion Dance was...

21 Jan 2011 Angry Birds Peace Treaty

Angry Birds is currently one of the best-selling games for iOS (iPod, iPhone. etc.) and Israel's number one comedy show Eretz Nehederet ("A Wonderful Country") recently had a little fun with it in this...

28 Dec 2010 Hunchback Rings Christmas Bell

This is a little late for Christmas, but fun nonetheless...Samuel Seide took out his full body costume puppet Morris The Hunchback and used it to help raise money for the Salvation Army during the...

12 Nov 2010 The Making of Slimer

This three part installment of Steve Johnson's Rubber Rules series on YouTube (see previous post) offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creation of one of the most iconic puppet characters of the 1980s -...

27 Sep 2010 Never Say No To Panda

These seriously cute and surprisingly dark commercials featuring a giant panda are for Panda Cheese, a popular brand in parts of the Middle...

27 Mar 2010 Sex, Drugs and Soft Toys: Making Meeting The Feebles

Meet The Feebles is a black comedy cult-classic puppet film directed by Peter Jackson (yes, that Peter Jackson) way back in 1989 that's become well known in recent years thanks to the success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I recently discovered the Meet The Feebles "making of" documentary on...

25 Mar 2009

The trailer for Where The Wild Things Are is now available online in high definition. Sorry it’s been so long since my last update…the hotly anticipated trailer for Where The Wild Things Are (see previous post) has finally hit the web and wow. I can’t wait to see this. You can check it out on...

20 Jan 2009

A series of skateboards provide the first look at the monsters of Where The Wild Things Are. The film adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are (see previous post) has been hotly anticipated for a long time. The film’s original teaser was released back in 2000 and the movie’s troubled production history has been widely...

18 Nov 2008

Acclaimed director Spike Jonze is adapting the children’s classic Where The Wild Things Are in to a feature film (photo via Ain’t It Cool News). There’s been a lot of online nervousness and speculation about Spike Jonze’s feature film adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are (see previous post). Very little information and even fewer...

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