Star Wars is coming to Blu-ray on September 12th and as we've come to expect, it's arriving with a few new tweaks. one of the most extensive is the replacement of the animatronic Yoda puppet in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace with a new CGI version.
Look at What the Light Did Now is a new documentary about the creation and touring of Feist's hit album The Reminder. The movie focuses on Feist collaborators during that period, especially Canadian artist/puppeteer Clea Minaker.
Thanks to an incredible number of submissions from all of you wonderful readers and being busy with a few different film projects in recent weeks, I've once again fallen hopelessly behind with interesting things from world of puppet film and video. So once again, here's a quick weekend puppet catch up.
Mr. Furry Fur Fur is now available on DVD.
The TAG Blog reports that the Henson Company is diving deeper in to animation. Henson is partnering with the Weinstein Brothers to produce three new animated direct-to-video features called “Unstable Fables” – Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs and Tortoise and The Hare. Henson put out a press release about this a few days ago. Here’s a […]
When I get back to Canada I’m looking forward to watching Fraggle Rock: The Complete First Season which is waiting for me back home. For anyone who missed it the 1980s, Fraggle Rock was a children’s television series created by Jim Henson that featured a cast of Muppet creatures called Fraggles. The series’ modest goal was to “promote world peace” […]