Remember those Star Fox puppets that showed up during Nintendo's Star Fox Zero announcement? Well, they're back in this trailer for the very same video game (obviously, I mean what else).Read More
The Happytime Murders, Brian Henson's long-awaited film about a world where humans and puppets co-exist, is finally being developed by STX Entertainment and the Jim Henson Company.Read More
Relevant to Your Interests: The Baby From Labyrinth, Nathan Fillion, and George Takei Have Made a Feature-Length Puppet Movie
This cast is bonkers good.
Toby Froud is so much more than the man who once played Sarah's baby brother in Labyrinth! The son of two puppeteers, Froud has previously directed the live-action puppet short Lessons Learned, and is now an Executive Producer alongside Heather Henson on the puppet feature Yamasong: March of the Hollows, the tale of a young girl and a tortoise warrior.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
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.Read More
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!Read More
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 +?Read More
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 +?Read More
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 +?Read More
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.
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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 +?Read More
i'll just leave this here
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.Read More
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 +?Read More
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 +?Read More
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.Read More