Tag: puppetry

Stop-Motion Soviet Wonder

Enjoy children’s book writer Eduard Uspensky’s Cheburashka in all his glory in this subtitled, stop-motion short, “Cheburashka and Crocodile Gena!” It’s like Rankin & Bass’ American puppet-mation Christmas specials, but Soviet.

“A Frog, a Banjo and an Indelible Message”

Vanity Fair takes a look at the making of “The Rainbow Connection.” “At first, Jim Henson was singing as Kermit in the recording booth—but something was missing. Then somebody present—Williams can’t remember who—asked Henson if perhaps Kermit should try a take. So Henson brought out the Kermit puppet—and […]

Star Wars Shadow Puppet Play

Al-Jazeera reports on Fusion Wayang Kulit’s production of Star Wars as a shadow puppet pla, “Peperangan Bintang.” in Malaysia. Here’s more about Fusion Wayang Kulit. And here is their Facebook page, which has swell pictures of all the puppets. (Thanks, Beth!)

RIP, Francis Matthews

Actor Francis Matthews has died. Matthews voiced Captain Scarlet in the Supermarionation adventure show Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967-8). He also appeared in Hammer horror films The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966) and Rasputin, The Mad Monk (1966) and as the suave detective, […]