Weakly drawn characters are one of the biggest weaknesses of a lot of the puppet films and videos that I’ve seen and that weakness usually begins with the project’s script. In this short video John Truby explains how he believes you can write better characters that audiences actually care about. I’d argue that many puppet films suffer from the opposite problem that John describes (most puppet characters tend to be too shallow as opposed to overly detailed), but the underlying problem is the same. This is very good advice.
Via Film Courage.