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Renaissance Age of Puppetry?

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by D'Snowth, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Here are some puppet web shows that I enjoy:

    Here's Phoebe the Owl, played by Muppeteer Ryan Dillon. Some really funny stuff here:

    Living With Larry. The puppeteer does a very good Eric Jacobson impression:

    Hare's Special Show:

    FrogFan76, the "Bestest Muppet fan on the internet":
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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Noah Ginex posts some really great videos every once in a while too. He seems a tad anti-social, but his stuff always manages to entertain me thoroughly!

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  3. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Ryan Dillon has another fantastic series called Life with Lewis. Here's the pilot: bFoxKphZetQ
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  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    This kid's struggling to get more notice, I think people here should check him out sometime:


    In all honesty, I feel like he could be another Tau Bennett: there's something about his performances, from the lip syncing and head movements to the hand gestures and everything that look so perfect and flawless. I feel like had he been around back in the late 2000s and early New Tens (that "Renaissance" age), he could have very well had a rather decent and respectable following; his videos feel a lot like the kinds of things we used to do back in those days.
  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    He is really good, and pretty funny too. I just subscribed to him (we puppeteers have to support each other). The kids got a future, no doubt.

    Here's another talented young puppeteer. I mentioned him once on another thread and remarked that he should be a Muppeteer when he grows up. He's actually gotten to meet a bunch of Muppeteers including Eric Jacobson, Steve Whitmire, Peter, Stephanie, Caroll, Jerry and even Frank:
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  6. cathicks

    cathicks Member

  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Indeed, and likewise, now that Sid & Marty Krofft are in action again after all these years, they've made it clear that they too intend on sticking with traditional puppetry in their new projects and avoid CGI if at all possible.
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  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Been a while since we had a commercial featuring puppets, but this one is really cool:
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  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

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  10. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    And now Gremlins is going to have a sequel with lots of practical effects.


    I love these so much! Especially the one where the puppets touch water for the first time. The effects really remind me of some of Jim's old experimental films.
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  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So the Creatures of Yes has somehow got a deal going on with Adult Swim right now, which . . . I don't get it . . . maybe I missed something, but I didn't find any of their videos to be really adult.
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  12. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Cause they're sell-outs. Google shills is what they are.
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  14. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    So I'm bumping this thread because of this great series I discovered about 2 years ago:


    They really deserve more subscribers than they have; you guys should really check them out. The puppets definitely remind me of the creatures from Labyrinth.

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