Posts Tagged ‘puppetry’

Alice Dinnean (Muppets, Sesame Street, Dark Crystal) – Under The Puppet #24

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Alice Dinnean has puppeteered on TV and film with The Muppets, Sesame Street, and The Jim Henson Company to name just a few. In this interview, we talk about her beginnings as a puppeteer, being the new puppeteer in a high stakes situation, her advice for young puppeteers, writing for puppetry and much more. MORE ABOUT ALICE:IMDB…

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Paul Fusco (ALF, Dumbo’s Circus, Space Cats) – Under The Puppet #23

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Paul Fusco is the creator and puppeteer of one of the most recognizable puppets in the world, ALF.  In this interview, I talk with Paul about the creation of ALF, his work with Disney on Dumbo’s Circus, his post-ALF show Space Cats and more.  There is a lot of good advice in here for…

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Sam Koji Hale & Mallory O’Meara (Yamasong: March of the Hollows) – Under The Puppet #22

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Recorded live during the DragonCon Puppetry Track in Atlanta, this is a great panel discussion about puppet filmmaking with creator and puppeteer Sam Koji Hale and producer Mallory O’Meara.  We discuss the genesis and production of the film Yamasong: March of the Hollows and there is a ton of great advice about making your own…

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Annett Mateo (Seattle Children’s Theatre, Puppetlandia, Cotton Gin) – Under The Puppet #21

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Recorded live at Felt-A-Con in Seattle, Washington, this is a wonderful interview with puppeteer and builder Annett Mateo who is the Master Puppet Artisan for Seattle’s Children’s Theatre.  She also owns her own puppet building company Puppetlandla. In this interview we talk about her career and many of the projects she has worked on.  CONNECT…

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Michael Paul Ziegfeld (Sesame Street, Jim Henson Company, America’s Got Talent) – Under The Puppet #20

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – This episode, my guest is Michael Paul Ziegfeld who has puppeteered for Sesame Street, The Jim Henson Company and also created a puppet web series for MTV.  He’s also created and toured his own stage show.  He’s opened for James Brown, Joan Rivers and Don Rickles to name a few.  He also is a very active voiceover…

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Kirk R. Thatcher (Muppets, Dinosaurs, Star Trek VI, Return of the Jedi) – Under The Puppet #19

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – This episode we have a bit of a different perspective on the art and business of puppetry as we interview writer, director and creator Kirk R. Thatcher.  Kirk has fantastic stories about working on Return of the Jedi and Star Trek IV.  He also worked closely with Jim Henson.  We discuss a bit of how he works and…

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Steve Hall (Shotgun Red, Nashville Now, Hee Haw) – Under The Puppet #18

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – For 10 years, Shotgun Red served as the puppet co-host of Nashville Now. He also spent ten years on Hee Haw and hosted the first country music video program, Country Clips.  This episode I chat with Steve Hall about his amazing career puppeteering Shotgun Red.  After the interview I talk about local puppet television shows…

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Phillip Huber (Being John Malkovich, Oz the Great and Powerful, Muppets) – Under The Puppet #17

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Phillip Huber is internationally known as an “artist with marionettes.”  He has performed in venues and on cruise ships all over the world and is critically acclaimed for his work in films such as Being John Malkovich and Oz the Great and Powerful.  Phillip is no stranger to hand puppets either having worked with The Muppets.…

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Christine Papalexis (Muppets, Firefly, Men In Black, Amaterasu) – Under The Puppet #16

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Christine Papalexis is a puppeteer, puppet designer, puppet and costume maker and an artist.  She’s worked on many projects including The Muppets, Firefly, Spongebob Square Pants, Annabelle 2 and Men In Black II.  She has produced and directed her on puppet film, Amaterasu and she’s heavily involved with the Los Angeles Guild of puppetry.  Also…

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Nina Conti (Family Tree, For Your Consideration, Live at the Apollo) – Under The Puppet #15

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – This episode I speak with ventriloquist Nina Conti.  She was in HBO’s Family Tree and the Christopher Guest film For Your Consideration alongside her character Monkey.  She’s also performed her award winning shows to sold out crowds around the world.  In this interview I talk to Nina about her start in ventriloquism, how she developed her…

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