Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Classic Stop-Motion Film Puppets

Oh boy, if I had the money, I could spend a fortune on the incredible stop-motion puppets currently being auctioned off by Profiles in History.

Ranging from original figures made by Wah Chang for George Pal's Puppetoon shorts Tubby the Tuba and John Henry, to hundreds of intricately hand-sculpted "replacement" heads and characters from Paramount and the Nassour Brothers Studios.  The sheer volume and quality of the artwork in this auction (which ends Friday) is astounding.
If you're planning to try your luck getting any of these treasures for yourself, you can thank your stars that I'm not bidding against you!


Major Pepperidge said...

Yeah, I couldn't believe it... HUNDREDS of puppets and puppet pieces. So much craftsmanship and great history. I was showing the auction to my brother and he thought it was one of the most amazing collections he'd ever seen!

Unknown said...

woweee - these are SO cool---and a little bit creepy too!

Anonymous said...

Really awesome Kevin!
thanks for share