‘Tis always the season for puppets, if you ask me, but Gremlins is officially holiday seasonal. I watched it again for the first time in many years and there were a lot of things I had forgotten, including the scene where Gizmo stunt drives a Barbie Dream Car […]
In these outtakes from a news report by Cookie Monster and John Oliver, we see just how professional Cookie Monster is.
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.
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 […]
Rita Moreno talks about singing “Fever” with Animal on The Muppet Show.
Every October I like to write about something spooky. I’ve written about Frankenstein and Dracula, dead girls and dread, mummies and mutant sea creatures. This year, I thought I’d write about werewolves, but it didn’t work out. I considered Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko’s Torso, but Eliot […]