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  1. Dance Your Cares Away: Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in (!) and Produce Fraggle Rock Movie

    500 Doozers of Summer?

    Today in "I'm sorry, I must have misheard you" news, Joseph Gorgs, er, Gordon-Levitt is recommitting himself to adapting all of our favorite content and is set to star in and produce a Fraggle Rock movie with The Henson Co. Anyone else want to start a petition to get Kate Leth on board?

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  2. The Baby From Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Is All Grown Up And Directed A Live-Action Puppet Movie

    No, you're crying to a David Bowie song!

    In delightful news, Toby Froud, the man who as an infant played Sarah's half-brother in Jim Henson's 1986 movie Labyrinth, is now a puppeteer and director. Froud, the son of Dark Crystal and Labyrinth designers Brian and Wendy Froud, recently premiered his live-action puppet short Lessons Learned.

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  3. Jennifer Connelly’s Audition Tape for Labyrinth Is Magical

    But where is Jareth's pants bulge?

    Here's an exceedingly lovely Jennifer Connelly auditioning for the role of Sarah in Labyrinth in front of Jim Henson himself.

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  4. Woman Uses GoDaddy Super Bowl Commercial To Quit Her Engineering Job And Do Puppetry Full Time

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    Full disclosure: I didn't watch the Super Bowl. That being said, I am doing a bit of catching up on the commercials to spin out of it. You might be familiar with web hosting company GoDaddy's usual approach to marketing. Turns out, they decided to go in a different direction this year. And it's surprisingly positive.

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  5. How Do You Make Chris Hadfield’s “Space Oddity” Cover Better? By Adding Puppets [Video]

    The important thing to remember is that we are ALL Ground Control.

    Mario and Fafa of the popular YouTube series "Glove and Boots" wanted to sing with Commander Chris Hadfield in space, so they did the next best thing: tape over that time Chris Hadfield did it himself last year and add some kickin' harmonies. Of course, we should point out that Mario and Fafa also happen to be puppets. That's probably important.

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  6. Introducing Thorin Puppetshield, King Under The Muppet Mountain

    There And Back Again

    Who knew that a fearless dwarf leader would make such a cute puppet? Apparently, Artist Rosemary Travale did. See him talk under the jump!

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  7. Celebrate Geek Week With Another Doctor Puppet Episode!

    Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

    While most Doctor Who fans are busy obsessing over the 12th Doctor, we can't forget Matt Smith has some adventures left. In turn, Doctor Puppet is continuing his special brand of adventuring! And in this episode, Alisa Stern has our tiny Doctor encounter some very familiar faces. (via Doctor Puppet) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  8. The Wolverine Puppet Musical You’ve Always Wanted [VIDEO]

    it's time to play the music

    Gotta be honest, I wasn't one hundred percent sold on puppet Wolverine, brought to you by the same guys who explained Joseph Campbell's monomyth through puppets, for the first minute or so of this video. But then he started singing a version of "The Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera about all the different teams he's fought on. That's when it got me. (via: ScreenRant) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  9. Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth Theory… As Explained by Puppets [VIDEO]

    Okay You Primitive Screwheads

    Are you familiar with Joseph Cambell's monomyth theory, a.k.a. "The Hero's Journey," as described in his landmark mythology text The Hero's with a Thousand Faces? The basic idea is that the same character types and plot beats repeat themselves in story after story. It could be Star Wars or Happy Gilmore: The hero's journey is there. If you're still a little shaky, or if you need a refresher course... or, heck, if you just like puppets and/or mythology, Fafa the Groundhog and Mario of Glove and Boots are here to explain it to you by acting out scenes from Harry Potter, The Hobbit, The Wizard of Oz, and more. (via: Laughing Squid) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  10. Knit Sarlacc Hand Puppet is Fuzzy and Somehow Still Terrifying

    this exists

    This is exactly what any puppet-loving Star Wars fan needs-- a knit monster that will digest you slowly over thousands of years. We all know that the only thing the Sarlacc really wanted was to give Luke a big fuzzy hug! Right? ...Right?

    This creepy little monster was made by Deviantart user Pandacatification.

    (via Neatorama)

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  11. Nine Gives Eleven a Rose In the Latest Episode of Doctor Puppet [VIDEO]

    Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

    The new episode of Alisa Stern's Doctor Puppet is both dramatic and disgustingly (in a good way) cute. Keep your eye out for references; I spotted Seven's hat and umbrella in addition to a Weeping Angel-esque garden statue. And, of course, the roses. Drop us a comment if you spot any more. (via: NerdApproved) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  12. The Puppet Version of Manos the Hands of Fate Just Hit its Kickstarter Goal

    i'll just leave this here

    Manos: The Hands of Felt started when puppeteer Rachel Jackson made a bad pun and then decided that it had legs. Like, lots of puppety, Muppet spoofing, parodic retelling of the making of Manos: The Hands of Fate and its revival as a Mystery Science Theater 3000 mainstay legs. So she turned it into a live show, and now a DVD release of that live show has just hit its funding goal on Kickstarter. There are still five days to go in the pledge drive, though, and I feel it is my duty to remind any Torgo fans out there that they can pick up a digital download of the movie for only $5.

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  13. Community is Officially Desperate, Wants You to Post GIFs for Puppet Episode

    NBC is reaching out to an ever-shrinking demographic, Community fans, and asking them to post their favorite puppet-related GIFS to Tumblr for tomorrow night's episode "Introduction to Felt Surrogacy" -- the show's much anticipated puppet episode. They'll even give you free things if you post the best GIF to their GIFathon! You guys like free things, right? The whole shebang even has a hashtag, #CommunityGIFathon, so you know it's thing on the Internet. It's an act that's as transparent as asking an ex out for coffee because you just want to catch up, and about as dignified, and I don't know what makes me sadder: What it says about the state of a show that was a favorite of mine until mere months ago, or the fact that I only barely care.

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  14. Here’s a Teaser for Next Week’s Community, Where the Study Group Turns Into Puppets [VIDEO]

    it's time to play the music

    Community's gone downhill somewhat in season four, but if there's one phrase that can get me excited about a show again it's "puppet episode." Watch the study group hum along to the smooth sounds of Daybreak in this teaser for next week's "Intro to Felt Surrogacy." (Apologies on behalf of Hulu if you're geoblocked; their vids are U.S. only, and this one's not on YouTube. Nothing we can do about it.) (via: Paste) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  15. See How the Guy With the Coolest Job Ever Created Jurassic Park‘s Spitting Dinosaur [VIDEO]

    hold on to your butts

    I will never get tired of watching behind-the-scenes dinosaur footage from Jurassic Park. Never. There's a reason the special effects of that movie have aged so well, and that reason is puppets. The Stan Winston School, which made the dinos we all know and love so very much, previously released a video about the making of the Velociraptor. And now the spitting dinosaur (or Dilophosaurus, if we've being technical) that kills poor Nedry gets its turn in the spotlight. Favorite part: "This is one of the coolest tongues I've ever done." (via: io9) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  16. Community Puppet Episode Officially a Thing That’s Happening

    Yes. That is the cast of NBC's Community in puppet form, and that is wonderful. An episode airing in April will have the gang from Greendale working out some issues with each other through the use of puppets. While the news that any other show on television right now was doing a puppet episode would probably be an obvious nightmare, considering how much I love Community, I'm really pretty pumped about this.

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  17. Community Promises All Puppet Episode

    Just What You've Always Wanted

    Community's fourth season ratings have not been the greatest. In fact, the Halloween episode grabbed the lowest ratings the show has ever had. And while I wouldn't preface this statement with "in response," this is not a situation in which I'd fault the folks who run Community these days for bringing out the big guns: All. Puppet. Episode.

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  18. This Music Video Features Monsters of All Kinds, Makes You Doubt Your Sanity

    It's true that there's no accounting for taste. You may love music your best friend loathes, but have you ever watched a music video on YouTube that's just so crazy that you had to share it, no matter what the music was like? The new Bat For Lashes video, "Lilies," may be one of these. You probably know someone who'd love it just because it's got monster puppets and stop-motion fun. It's kind of like if David Bowie's Goblin King kidnapped Big Bird and Snuffleupagus, fused them together with Jeff Goldblum's Telepods from The Fly, then brought them to the land in Where the Wild Things Are. Oh, and then the monstrosities danced with a girl who was possessed by the ghost of Björk. Yeah, that's about right.

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  19. Learn How To Get Inside Neil Patrick Harris’ Head With Behind-The-Scenes Puppet Dreams

    And I'll Form the Head!

    Have you ever wondered what goes on inside the brain of Neil Patrick Harris? Especially after he created the web series Neil's Puppet Dreams? "Visually we wanted to show Neil's insides as the inner workings of a puppet. We knew right away we wanted to do it all practical, and include the Henson Alternative puppet parts," said the folks at Digital Twigs. "So we proceeded by building the inside of Neil's head/brain out of meat and felt. It got a little smelly but it was worth it." And there you have it. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  20. Jim Henson & Frank Oz Had A Nice Chat In 1989. Kermit & Cookie Monster Were Also There. [VIDEO]

    Ask a Muppet

    Just hearing the names Jim Henson and Frank Oz together in the same sentence makes me giddy so you can imagine my excitement upon finding this video. The appearance was made at the Puppeteers of America national festival at MIT in Boston in 1989 and an introduction tagged on by Oz a few years after Henson's death. In their informal conversation they cover everything from Sesame Street to The Dark Crystal to Little Shop of Horrors. It's a long video but certainly worth the watch if you're a fan of either of these talented men. (via Forces of Geek) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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