THE BEST Puppets

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 5

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 5

(Gore) Red Guy is gone, but Bird Guy and Yellow Guy have no time to think of him because they have to learn about food. The nightmare continues in this demented puppet show, but it seems like the characters are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Marvin Giraffe

Marvin Giraffe

Puppeteer Sebastian “Party Animal” Mayer sticks his neck out to prove there’s always something you’ve never seen before on the Internet, as he performs a lip-sync of Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On, dressed as a giraffe. That is all.

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Rick Baker’s Men in Black Creatures

Rick Baker’s Men in Black Creatures

Norman Chan from Tested got to go behind the scenes with effects and makeup genius Rick Baker to check out some puppets and animatronics from the Men in Black series. Some of his creatures are up for auction this month.

Tiny Tom Sawyer

Tiny Tom Sawyer

New York performer Ricky Syers uses “Chopsy,” his drummer puppet and tiny tin can drums he created to play the percussion section of the 1981 Rush classic Tom Sawyer. We’re betting the guitar part would be a bit more difficult to pull off.

The Art of LAIKA Auction

The Art of LAIKA Auction

LAIKA, the brilliant animators behind films like Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls are auctioning off screen-used puppets and props from their films. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Art of Elysium, a non-profit arts organization.

Santa Gorilla

Santa Gorilla

While CGI effects dominate the big screen these days, the Oscar-winning effects team from Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. shows off the incredible realism they were able to achieve with the gorilla puppet they built for The Zookeeper.

Glove and Boots: Outtakes 3

Glove and Boots: Outtakes 3

Puppets are human too make mistakes too. Mario, Fafa and friends clown around even more than usual in this amusing reel of bloopers from the hilarious Glove and Boots series. This makes us want to see a behind-the-scenes reel now.

OMG Jellyfish

OMG Jellyfish

One of the more unusual Kickstarter projects out there, OMG Jellyfish aims to make 5-foot-tall bouncy, illuminated puppets inspired by the awe-inspiring sea creaturs, but made from lycra and nylon with LED lighting inside.

The History of Television

The History of Television

Those loveable puppets over at Glove and Boots who tell it like it is have given us a fantastic and funny Christmas gift – a chronicle of the history of American television. (Thanks everyone!)

Potehi Puppets

Potehi Puppets

They appear to take their puppetry in Taiwan a bit more seriously than we do here, with artful, intricate puppets, and even some that breathe fire. From the upcoming documentary, PuppetVision.

The Teddynator

The Teddynator

The BBC’s always downtrodden Misery Bear tries to buy himself some joy with a Happiness Machine. But as is often the case, relying on technology for our fulfillment often backfires (at least in movies.)

Mongrels: Series 2

Mongrels: Series 2

Sure, we get some new Muppets later this month, but the UK gets Mongrels for a second season. This warped, adults-only “multispecies” puppet show needs to find its way to the US. Now.

Whale Fall

Whale Fall

A puppet play depicting what happens after a whale dies. The whole concept doesn’t seem particularly intriguing, until the final part where you find out just how significant the whole process is.

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Live-Action Toy Story (Sneak Peek)

Live-Action Toy Story (Sneak Peek)

A group of young filmmakers have been working diligently on a perfect shot-for-shot remake of Toy Story, using actual toys instead of CGI. Watch this clip for a comparison of one scene.

Time Machine

Time Machine

The puppets of Glove and Boots start messing with the space-time continuum when Fafa builds himself a time machine. Insanity kicks in right around 1:05 and pretty much never ends.

ESPN: TV Ratings 101

ESPN: TV Ratings 101

A brief and entertaining primer on how TV ratings are made. Courtesy of ESPN Research & Analytics and JESS3, who used puppets to capture the attention of to – oh, so that’s what ESPN stands for!

Your Ad Here

Your Ad Here

The smartass puppets of Glove and Boots are back, taking on all those annoying, intrusive ads that pay for all the video bandwidth you use up watching countless YouTube videos.

Wheatley Puppet

Wheatley Puppet

A puppet of Portal 2’s Wheatley by TRP-Chan. Has a glowing eyelight, moveable eyeplate and eyelids. Also speaks some of his lines from the game. See the build process here. (Thanks, Danni!)

Evolution of the Hipster

Evolution of the Hipster

Another educational video from Glove and Boots. The puppet duo track the lineage of the hipster and attempt to define those whose very goal is to not be defined. Oversimplified yet completely accurate.

ZHM (Music Video)

ZHM (Music Video)

(NSFW?) This video is for French DJ duo Mustard Pimp’s new single ZHMbut we’re thinking it should be called WTF. Here’s a hint: yeah that’s a puppet, but it isn’t being controlled with a hand.

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Lifelike Horse Puppet

Lifelike Horse Puppet

Joey the War Horse is a stunningly lifelike puppet made by the Handspring Puppet Company. We’d recommend you watch the whole video, but if you want you can skip to 9:00 to see Joey in action.

Make Your Own Muppet

Make Your Own Muppet

While you won’t be able to buy Kermit or Ms. Piggy from the Muppet Whatnot Workshop, you can design your own Whatnot, one of the countless extras in Henson’s puppet-filled universe.

The Ice Book

The Ice Book

Davy and Kristin McGuire’s The Ice Book is a miniature theatre performance that blends animation, puppetry, and film to bring a pop-up book vividly to life in front of a live audience.

Spooky Puppet Show

Spooky Puppet Show

If we told them once, we told them a hundred times, it’s Spinal Tap first, then Puppet Show. SFX artist Kevin McTurk’s ghostly puppet show truly deserves placement at the top of the marquee.

Mister Gunther’s Astrology Center

Mister Gunther’s Astrology Center

Want to see your future? The only thing better than having your fortune told by an astrologer, is having your future told by a snarky, smart-ass orange puppet astrologer. What’s your sign?

Rush Hour Puppet Show

Rush Hour Puppet Show

LA is infamous for its crazy-bad traffic, so Superclogger decided to keep drivers entertained with these 4 to 7 minute vignettes in the back of a moving Mazda. Tailgate at your own risk.

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