I Was A Three Year Old Muppet Snob

Jason Mondine – My earliest childhood memory isn’t of my mother’s cooking or my dad tossing me into the air. It’s Muppets. On my third birthday, I unwrapped my presents to find toy puppet versions of Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Ernie and Bert. I was ecstatic. Here were the very same fantastic characters I was…

The Puppetry of Barnaby Dixon

Jarrod Fairclough – While we at The Muppet Mindset are more familiar with ‘Muppet’ style puppetry, digital puppetry and animatronic puppetry, the truth is that there are a whole heap of puppetry styles out there in the world.  There are shadow puppets, marionettes, banraku, rod puppets, glove puppets – and that’s just a handful (get it?).…

Sesame Workshop Wants to See Your Puppetry Skills

Some hugely exciting news this week from our friends Matt Vogel and Martin P. Robinson at Sesame Workshop. Sesame is holding a workshop for highly talented puppeteers, age 18 and over, who are looking to develop and hone their on-camera puppeteer skills. If you are familiar with the Sesame Street style of puppetry, and interested in…

Tribute to the Tributes

Muppet Covers (not those new Snuggies you can get)  Spotted: Jason Segel and Chelsea Gill (future Chel Segel?) meeting at the Ritz Carlton for cheese crackers (Ritz, naturally) and tea before heading out to the Chicago Film Critics awards where, we understand, awards are given to some of Chicago’s finest critics (Statler and Waldorf…

Weekly Muppeteer Wednesdays: Fozzie Bear (No, Really)

 Today’s article was written by Tom Stroud. FOZZIE BEAR Puppet characters… Chuckie, Smedley, Andy Ross (OK Go) Not much is known about Fozzie Bear’s life before the Muppets. He was raised by his beloved mother, Emily Bear. Although Fozzie and Emily do not practice hibernation, though his uncle does, and while hibernating, he left Fozzie…