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The Grumpy King: New Cartoon Network puppet series

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by Buck-Beaver, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Is this really puppetry? Looks more like CGI to me.
  3. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Aside from the obvious CG effects (like the wand sparks) it's 100% hand crafted puppetry. Jonny and Will specialize in doing Bunraku-style puppets...their bodies and/or the control rods for the puppets are just erased in post production when necessary.

    If you watch their demo reel (there's a link to it at the bottom of my post), it includes some "behind the scenes" shots of them rehearsing and working on-set. The same sort of technique was used extensively on shows like "It's A Big, Big World" and "The Book of Pooh".
  4. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    The only thing I dislike is the fact that they don't talk. Who is going to sit through an 11 minute show with no talking? Other than that it is great! ;)
  5. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Is it an 11 minute show? It's probably non-verbal so it's easier to sell and broadcast the show in foreign markets.
  6. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    Most Cartoon network shows last around 11 minutes, with two episodes. I could be wrong.
  7. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Um... I couldn't access the website. Please help me!
  8. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    Saw the first video. It's intriguing to say the least. Will have to check out the other two later
  9. bluebomber95

    bluebomber95 Member

    How the **** do they get those expressions?! It's looks like stop motion... without all the stop!

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