Music is an essential part of everything we do. Like puppetry, music has an abstract quality which speaks to a worldwide audience in a wonderful way that nourishes the soul.— Jim Henson
Most Powerful Puppetry quotations
The journalism school helped me develop writing skills, and I had been enjoying cartooning from a very young age. My interest in puppetry, however, came much later.
But with The Dark Crystal, instead of puppetry we're trying to go toward a sense of realism - toward a reality of creatures that are actually alive and we're mixing up puppetry and all kinds of other techniques.
I'm probably the worst person in the world to give advice to puppeteers.
My whole attitude towards puppets from the beginning was not one of love, but it was like anti-puppetry.
Art should be as inclusive as possible.
That's why I like bringing the low form of puppetry and elevating it into a sculpture form, but it's still a puppet also.
Puppets and dolls are the gateways between human beings and objects.
There are tons of cliches to spout about puppetry and animism, the primacy of the object, attacking anthropocentric worldviews, etc, and while there were always puppets around, I started working with them to deal with the times I knew I wouldn't be able to collaborate with other humans, to have a team.
I was already sort of mixing my science physics enthusiasm with entertainment and directing and puppetry.
And with puppets, especially in our company, we sort of demand a very high standard of puppetry, so it's a real technical skill.
Honestly, puppets themselves are actors effectively.
The joy of puppetry is that it is very simple and low-fi, which I love.
I make napkins talk in restaurants, socks talk on car journeys.
There is an awful lot of puppetry going on in the house.
Sometimes we think of a creature like a person in a suit, but then you have limitations of two eyes and two legs - they have to see and breathe. I got more into puppetry because it offered more possibilities.