The Ballard Institute hosted a puppet-making workshop for Celebrate Mansfield (CT). Participants made life- and larger-than-life-sized puppets to be performed in the festival. This year’s theme is is CLIMATE CHANGE – it’s not just about us humans! Participants must register in advance at bimp.ticketleap.com/cm-workshops/. The festival is Oct 2 at 3 pm.
MicheLee Puppets of Orlando, FL, is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Friday morning, they’re having a resilience breakfast fundraiser. The fundraiser is hosted by News 6. You can attend virtually by texting PUPPET to 41444 to donate and have your gift matched dollar for dollar by The Joe & Sarah Galloway Foundation.
There are new puppets available at Disney’s California Adventure. Knick’s Knacks has Kevin and Dug (from Up) puppets! I need these! Who’s going to Disney soon that can just pick some up for me?
The Roodepoort Record has lots of ideas for puppets you can make with your local preschooler. The article suggests instructions for glove, stick, finger, and animal puppets. Some ideas look easier than others, but the stick puppet instructions are particularly achievable.
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On had its debut at the Telluride Film Festival. Despite an impressive body of work, including quite a long resume of voice work, Jenny Slate considers Marcel her most personal work. Marcel the Shell started as a viral YouTube sensation and now stars in a 90-minute mockumentary. The movie is still looking for a buyer. Is it you?