File puptcrit/puptcrit.0503, message 54


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

Sean
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