Remember that live-action Futurama fan film someone was making? In addition to binging Bender, Fry, Leela, Zoidberg, and the professor into our world, the Fan-o-rama filmmakers are working on realizing other characters too, including the all-knowing, benevolent, hypnotoad—ALL HAIL THE HYPNOTOAD (replica).
The art of puppeteering is taken to a whole new level by Ricky Syers as he not only brings Chops the puppet to life, but also has him perfectly rocking out along to Rush’s Tom Sawyer on a set of equally tiny soup can drums. He may or may not do requests, but hopefully Led Zeppelin’s Moby Dick is up next on his set…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.