File puptcrit/puptcrit.0503, message 54

Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 14:44:10 EST
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Historic Puppet Film Querie

Thinking some more on this, perhaps the person in question saw the Michael 
Meyerberg version, from the 1950's?   It's still shown on some PBS stations.   
There is a recent marionette version with Jim Gamble's puppets, as well, and 
both films use Humperdinck's score, I do believe....

Now, unrelated as it may be to "Hansel & Gretel"...   Lou Bunin and his 
brother Maury performed an animated puppet segment in "The Ziegfield Follies" of 
1946 (very short, as I recall, and perhaps even part of the opening titles).   
Lou went off on his own for the Franco-British "Alice in Wonderland;" Maury and 
Hope Bunin worked the Foodini puppets for US television.   Maury created some 
Alvin & the Chipmunk puppets and a "My Friend the Witch Doctor" for live 
performances with David Seville (Ross Bagdasarian) on "The Ed Sullivan Show." And 
of course the Bunins provided the Aniform puppets for some amazing "real-time 
animation" segments on the original "Captain Kangaroo Show."

But there is another person on this list who is an expert on the subject of 

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