PuppetVision Archives: glove puppets

24 Feb 2010 pili-dragon-warrior

spotted this video from the latest version of the long-running Taiwanese puppet series Pili (see previous post) over on Kelvin Kao's blog. As per usual, it's a mind-bending mix of computer animation, slick editing, and traditional Chinese hand...

17 Mar 2009 New Pili Opening Sequence

Zhang Bao-Pin creates stunning opening sequences for Pili, the popular martial-arts themed puppet show in Taiwan. This is the stunning new opening sequence for the new season of Pili, a martial arts themed puppet show that is insanely popular in Taiwan. According to Kelvin, this sequence was directed by Zhang Bao-Pin, who also created that...

28 Aug 2008 Awesome Chinese Martial Arts Puppetry

Chinese martial arts and puppetry can make an incredible combination. One of the reasons that I always enjoy reading Kelvin Kao’s Puppet Kaos Blog because he often writes about Chinese and Taiwanese puppetry, which I’ve loved ever since spent a couple weeks puppeteering in Taiwan in the late `90s. Yesterday he shared a mind-bendingly awesome...

19 Jan 2008 Omar’s Mother

Omar’s Mother is a 2006 short film by Puppet Heap. I just watched Omar’s Mother, a short film about “a boy, his Mother and the worm who brings them closer together.” It was directed by Paul Andrejco of Puppet Heap back in 2006 and is one of best puppet shorts I have seen in a...

10 Jun 2007 Hector’s House

Zaza and Hector are two of the stars of the 1960s children’s series Hector’s House. I only recently discovered the charming children’s series Hector’s House, but I absolutely love it! Originally a French show called La Maison de Toutou that began airing on the BBC in the late 1960s. The show stars Hector, a somewhat...

24 Mar 2007 who-needs-parents

Parents, Who Needs Them? is one of those fantastically retro, hopelessly outdated industrial/educational films from the 1970s. The film (actually a remake of an earlier film called Appreciating Parents) tells the story of a magic puppet that makes a little boy invisible so he can learn to appreciate his parents and just how tedious Mom...

21 Mar 2007

Wulin Warriors – the English language version of Taiwan’s popular Pili series – has returned with episodes premiering on an AOL web site geared to kids. AOL’s PR department dropped me a line yesterday to say that Wulin Warriors has been launched on AOL’s KOL site. Wulin is an English language adaptation of one of...

03 Jan 2006

Wulin Warriors debuts on Cartoon Network Feb. 4th, but you can watch two episodes online now. Wulin Warriors (see previous post) – Cartoon Network’s retitled, English version of Thunderforce (or PiLi Puppet Theatre) – finally debuts Saturday, February 4th at 8:00pm as part of CN’s Toonami block, but you don’t have to wait that long...

30 Dec 2005

Three traditional glove puppets perform a very untraditional routine on a Taiwanese TV show. This is…well, I don’t actually know what this is supposed to be, but it looks like a clip of three glove puppets performing on a Taiwanese TV show. One of them beats a Pikachu doll to death with a stick, the...

27 Sep 2005

Wulin Warriors did not debut on Cartoon Network last Friday (see previous post) as peviously announced. Cartoon Network has apparently pushed the show’s debut back to January without explanation. Thanks to everyone who wrote in to let me...

04 Sep 2005

Wulin Warriors: Legend of the Seven Stars – the redeveloped U.S. version of Taiwan’s Pili Puppet Theatre or Thunderforce (see previous post) – debuts on Cartoon Network’s Saturday Toonami programming block later this month on September 24th. The American version of the series was developed for CN by Animation Collective using footage from the original...

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