PuppetVision Archives: rod puppets

02 Aug 2011 Cicada Princess

Last week we took a quick look at WarSheep and An Attic Full of Puppets, two puppetry projects that are looking for support via crowdfunding. I wanted to follow those up with Cicada Princess, a beautiful looking film that’s currently in production thanks to a very successful fundraising campaign on Kickstarter. Cicada Princess is actually...

18 Jul 2011 The Execution of Margot Rumebe

I saw The Execution of Margot Rumebe last week and fell in love with it. It was made by the Old Trout Puppet Workshop in collaboration with filmmaker Simon Dekker and Michael Green of Calgary, Alberta's acclaimed One Yellow Rabbit Theatre....

07 Jul 2011 Ballography

Ballography is a web series on Gameslam.com that's produced by Adam and David Rudman's Spiffy Pictures. The series is a spoof of Biography, with each episode a famous baseball from MLB history ranting about their glory....

09 May 2011 SPöD

I love this simple. but very fun digital short by Mathieu Rene, who is a mad puppet...

16 Mar 2011 Kooky’s (English) Return

Remember Kooky's Return (Kuky Se Vrascí) the beautiful-looking Czech puppet film by Jan Svěrák that was posted on PuppetVision back in January? Due to popular demand a "home-made" English dubbed version of the film has been...

18 Jan 2011 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...

19 Dec 2010 So Long to Ya, 2010

It's almost the end of the year and you know what that means...time for JibJab's annual salute to the year we've all just lived through. Although JibJab is primarily an animation studio, they've never shied away from blending puppetry and animation in the past (see previous post) and this year's video is almost entirely puppet...

16 Nov 2010 Innercity Trailer

This is a trailer for La Cité entre les Murs (Innercity), a short puppet film from Canadian filmmaker Daniel Auclair. It tells the story of "a boy with only pigeons for company (who) tries to seduce his remote neighbor with wacky...

13 Sep 2010 Joe’s Crabshack Crab

An ad for Joe's Crab Shack - an American chain of Beach-themed seafood restaurants - featuring a realistic-looking crab puppet built and performed by Craig Marin and Olga Felgemacher of Flexitoon Puppets....

17 Aug 2010 pepto-puppets

I like these Pepto Bismal spec spots made by Craig Morrison, a fellow Torontonian who's fairly new to puppetry. Simple puppets performed with a sense of humour. Fun...

03 Aug 2010 Bionic Lobster

My apologies for the lack of the traditional beginning-of-week inspiration here yesterday. It was a long weekend here in Canada and, well, I was having a glorious, computer-free weekend. To make it up to you, please do enjoy the adventures of Bionic Lobster, who’s sort of a viral video mascot for Leatherman’s Wave multi-tool. And...

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