It's impossible not to love the Hulk, but given the choice between wearing a pair of over-sized green hands that smash, or the giant gaping jaws of our favorite dinosaurs from the Jurassic Park films, the T-rex and Velociraptor are always going to win.
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…
If you've ever plopped your five fingers on a table and thought, hmm, this reasonably resembles a four-legged creature with a middle finger of a head, then Handicorn will add a whole magical dimension to your finger puppetry. Pop on the four hooves and a head, and you've literally got a unicorn at your fingertips.
Sesame Street is 45 years old today, and the warm-spirited puppeteers behind the show's Twitter account did a fun thing. They shared 45 facts about Sesame Street over the course of the day. Chief among them is the fact that Oscar the Grouch was actually orange for the entire first season of the show. Orange!
This ad was made by Elastic for League of Legends (a game of which half the world plays and half the world doesn't know exists) but really, it's just phenomenal animation work. I love seeing the marionettes move around and interact with the environment, it really feels like they're on strings.
Yesterday we highlighted a slew of films that were leaving Netflix at midnight this morning. Don't even look at the list, I'd say, it's too painful; they're already long gone. However, Netflix has attempted to heal our wounds with a long list of additions, including the great Team America: World Police.
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.
The Disney theme park empire is always working to stay on the cutting edge of spectacle tech, and judging by some recent patent applications, The Mouse has his eye on the skies: Disney's R&D teams want to use drones for their theme park parade floats and aerial displays.
A lot of people try and avoid behind-the-scenes looks at their favorite movies for fear it could ruin the mystique of what they're seeing on-screen. But surprisingly, seeing the inner workings of the infamous chest bursting alien from Aliens is just about as terrifying as the actual scene in the movie, if not more so.
So Steven Spielberg is making a movie all about WAR HORSES. It doesn't really have the same ring as WAR DOGS, but whatever, I'll entertain the idea. However, you can't really film horses getting beat up and not expect a public uproar. So how'd they do it? Puppeteers.
If you're a local news outlet that's been blocked from entering a courtroom to cover an event live, you have two options. The first is to send in a artist who can sketch the proceedings in a lumpy, boring, pastel blah kinda way. The second? Puppet reenactments.
It was great to see the Muppets back in theaters, but Kermit plucking away on a banjo is no match for the incredibly lifelike performances of these Taiwanese martial arts hand puppets that can even breathe fire.
Kevin Clash. You might not know who he is but every kid in America will recognize his work. He's Elmo. Like the Elmo. Being Elmo is a documentary that takes a heartfelt look at Clash, Elmo, a lifelong dream and more. Watch the trailer, it looks ah-mazing.
You've heard of Nielsen ratings. You're pretty sure it involves a box. Heck, you even know what a "time-shift" is. But you have never, ever had the veil of ratings secrecy pulled back so completely. Or with so many puppets!
Is Mossboard, the official Mosspuppet iPhone app, scarily accurate or accurately scary? You be the judge. Warning: reference to Steve Jobs nipples ahead.
This week in Berlin, two gigantic marionettes have appeared to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. They are awesome. Check the Big Picture for the full set. [Big Picture]