The latest episode of the puppet web series Glove and Boots has a Halloween theme, guest starring a felt version of Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger. When Mario eats too much junk food before bed, his subconscious summons up a crooning Krueger.
The Happytime Murders, Brian Henson’s weird, grim take on a world where puppets and humans live alongside each other, has been in development limbo for years—but it looks like the Jim Henson Company has finally gotten the ball rolling on the project again. Yes, puppet noir may actually be coming to the big screen.
Need a pick-me-up this morning? Know that, somewhere in the world, there are origami cranes capable of performing synchronized dance numbers across an electromagnetic stage, and that life is kind of amazing.
Arguably the best thing about the original Star Wars trilogy are the puppets. As George Lucas was not yet visually unleashed by CGI, these films had to work within technical limitations to create the bold and ambitious scenes that the scrips demanded. And no puppet (except, maybe Yoda) was as memorable or complex as…
How would you like it, humanity, if someone took your lifeless bodies and paraded them around, making them dance and sing for people's entertainment? As this amazing, disturbing Muppet Show parody by Sethward reveals, you probably wouldn't much care for it.
Gerry Anderson is a name forever burned into the minds of kids who grew up with sci-fi series like Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet, Stingray and of course, Thunderbirds - but with a little help from crowdfunding, we might get to see a new Anderson-created Puppet series hit screens called Firestorm.
Dressing like a Pokémon trainer is only part of a good costume. You also gotta get your Pokémon pals right—and this group of cosplayers nails it.
Sweet muppet Jesus, how am I just finding out about this now?!? Toby Froud, better known as the stripey pajama-wearing baby abducted by David Bowie in Labyrinth, has followed in the footsteps of his father and conceptual artist for both The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, Brian Froud, by writing and directing his own…
Sure, retellings of familiar princess stories can be fun, but we'd like to see more original fairy tale stories like the one in this haunting short film—a surreal story about a lonely woodcarver whose job is to fish for moonlight.
Don't get us wrong. We love The Muppets. Everybody loves the Muppets. But we love some Muppets more than others, because some Muppets are better than others, while some made us groan whenever they appeared on-screen. Here are a dozen Muppets that completely suck felt.
When Chris Hadfield sang his cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" aboard the International Space Station, he didn't have any puppets with him. The folks at Glove and Boots have remedied that oversight with this spoof video.
Still have some time before your turkey is done cooking? Then bust out your comfiest ornithopter and watch Zombie Cat Productions' brilliant, hysterical Magic: The Gathering musical. It's 27 minutes of puppets, profanity, and Mana pools.
Our love for Thorin Oakenshield has no limit. We just want to braid his hair and talk about dragons. So it's no wonder that we still love the mighty warrior, even in puppet form.
Guilherme Marcondes' short film Tyger is narratively simple but visually stunning. A giant tiger, played by a wonderfully articulated puppet, pads through a city, transforming its animated inhabitants into wild animals.
Don't let the puppets or the mention of Adam Sandler movies at the beginning throw you off — this is the best, most entertaining explanation of Joseph Campbell's "Monomyth" theory that you're going to get outside of actually reading his books.
Although Christopher Eccleston declined to appear in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, Eleven and Nine do enjoy a brief encounter in Alisa Stern's always charming Doctor Puppet web series. Naturally, it's a rose that joins them.
You probably haven't seen Manos: The Hands of Felt, a theatrical puppet musical based on one of the most legendarily awful films ever made — it's been performed around the U.S., but not often and not everywhere. But you have a chance to fix this egregious error by crowdfunding an official DVD release!
In fact, it's not even a bird.
Warning: This video contains mild spoilers for the first two seasons of Game of Thrones. Also, it is insanely adorable, despite the truly horrific amounts of Targaryen-on-puppet violence featured within. Obviously, these puppets didn't watch last Sunday's episode of GoT, or they would have known you don't fuck with…
They may not have the creepy, vaguely human faces of ventriloquist dummies, but sock puppets are capable of plenty of mayhem in Patrick Smith's short film Puppet. Just don't let them get their soft, fuzzy bodies onto both of your hands.