File puptcrit/puptcrit.0603, message 218


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Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 18:42:01 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Puppets that use a body part as a 'host'


Hi Roger. Seems to me that you describe most types of puppets, so be glad 
that you have many choices.


The most body-integrated puppet I've seen (without them being an actual 
mascott) were the two-legged beasts that the goblin army rode in the movei 
Labyrinth.
Check this out, it's astonishing. The puppeteer's legs are the beast's legs, 
and his hand is in the head, for the jaw movement, although you cant' tell, 
because there is a fake hand holding onto the puppet's head. There are also 
fake legs to show that the rider really rides. The costumes changes the 
performer's body proportions.

A simpler approach to such an illusion would be the fake arm, as often used 
with bird ventriloquist puppets.
I think Axtell Expressions makes some. Am I right, Ax?
I've even seen some that were not wearing gloves, and some with realistic 
hand movements!

Good luck!





Mathieu René Créaturiste
Marionnettes, Masques, Etcetera...
Puppets, Masks, Etcetera...
www.creaturiste.com
creaturiste-AT-magma.ca
(514) 274-8027 

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