File puptcrit/puptcrit.0803, message 475

Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 12:04:24 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Disney nemo puppet show tech Question

The mouth is separate from the head but is attached on this inside.  
The pull down on the trigger causes the mouth to open and since it  
snaps up, I'm figuring there is a spring in there (sort of a reverse  
of those gripper toys.)

If you want a clear simple version of this sort of puppet Andrew  
Moore has the following on his site 

Also if you can find a copy of Hansj=FCrgen Fettig's Glove And Rod  
Puppets, A Handbook of Design and Technique, there is tons of  
information in there.


On Mar 28, 2008, at 11:44 AM, Puppet People wrote:

> Hi Kathleen;
>     Thanks for responding about the "Finding Nemo" puppets. Any  
> details
> about how the trigger mechanism works,( if there is a spring  
> involved and
> its placement), woud be great. Also do you know if the faces were  
> casted and
> then the mouth was cut out or were the 2 seprtate pieces?
>     Sorry about being so specific but my puppet books that  
> demonstrate how
> to operate such a mechanism are largly lacking in any specific  
> details.
> Thanks again
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