Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
(Back right is the body we made for SOUPY SALES)
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
And we're in good company, too. Along with exciting info about a new POPEYE film, and an update on the latest TIM BURTON project, Michael also remembers Sandy.
Read all about it here:
Monday, March 22, 2010
As you know, we're trying to launch a labor-of-love by reimagining. . .
. . . as a DVD for the 21st Century.
We hope that you will pass this info onto everyone you know, and come and join the PUPPET PARTY.
Here is a link to the website:
We just had a big boost with this cool PRESS RELEASE:
And lest we forget, there's the Sandy Becker Christmas Carol FaceBook page:
The more eyes that learn about this project, the greater it's chance of success. The DVD will have something for everyone: heart, style, nostalgia and lot's of laughs. We hope that you will pass this info to friends and family, and mucho thank youse for being part of making it happen!
Friday, March 19, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Look here and join the party:
And come back this week-end for the launch of a new trailer!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
We called ourselves THE PUPPETEERS and by the time we did puppets on the WGBH series "ALL ABOUT YOU". . .
For more on THE PUPPETEERS, clicketh here:
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
There have been ventriloquists since the beginning of time. It was vents who were the SHAMANS that made the STONE IDOLS talk. Great trick that.
My friend and legendary Kids-TV Producer CHET DOWLING (Chuck McCann Show, Let's Have Fun, Zacherle) has recently sent me some WOW from his collection of memorablilia. Below is a ventriloquist I never heard of. . .
(This is) a very rare Vaudeville ad from around 1900. It is for a Vent named Ver Valin. His specialty was Animatrons. His Father was a Clock Maker and built these life-size characters that were used in the Act. The pictures are amazing when you zoom in on them. I understand they actually got wound up and walked onstage. It must have been incredible back at the turn of the (last) Century to have a five foot four figure walk out on stage with one leg and a pair of crutches. I've been checking to see if any other collector has further info on old Ver Valin.