Tag Archive: puppetry

After being betrayed by his peers and lost both his father and his right arm, legendary craftsman “Jingoro Hidari” is on a journey of revenge with his partner “Sleeping Cat” and his mechanical prosthetic arm. Finally, Jingoro faces one of his adversaries “Inumaru” in a fight to the death… This is a pilot version of the stop-motion samurai film that tells the story of “Jingoro Hidari,” a legendary Edo-era craftsman. All the characters are made of wood and animated frame by frame, just like how Jingoro’s wooden sculptures came to life in his many anecdotes.

Puppets Performing Puppetry

I watched the Dark Crystal remake, aka the World’s Most Expensive and Elaborate Puppet Show Ever, on Netflix. First I watched a separate documentary about the making of it, which was fascinating.

In episode 7, there’s a scene where some gelflings are being treated to a performance by a renegade Skeksis and a Mystic. After an interminably long and boring “opera,” the last act is “brought to life by that most ancient and sacred of arts…. Puppetry… yaaasss.” At which the gelfling puppets literally GROAN. It’s freakin hilarious.

And so it comes to pass that we have puppets performing puppetry.

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