Mushrooms and monsters

Last April I made these four muppet characters for a student film project. I never saw the resulting video, so I can’t say how it went! The Mushroom King technically isn’t really a muppet; instead he was made to dangle on a string, and his mouth is moved remotely using a bike cable.

I’m trying out the WordPress gallery here. It annoys me that you cant’t see the tentacle monster’s one eye in the thumbnail, but once you click on the thumbnails the gallery viewer itself is quite cool. Time will tell if I persist with using the galleries!

2 Responses

  1. I wish to pet the velvety mushroom! (Which is not a sentence I get to say very often, so I thank you for that.)

    So is there a technical definition of a muppet? I had assumed a muppet was a Jim Henson Studios puppet.

  2. Next time, if there is one, I’ll invite you over for a pet!

    You’re right about muppets being essentially Henson puppets, but I think it has broadened to include any puppets of their basic style – hand puppet, flappy somewhat rigid mouth etc. If the mushroom was a hand puppet I would see it as true muppet style, I guess.

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