• Welcome to Animations Online

    Animations Online is a web-based magazine for contemporary puppetry and object theatre. We explore the full spectrum of practice, ranging from traditional puppetry to experimental visual theatre, art and film.

    Explore the site for reviews, festival previews and features, delve into our archive and visit our blog.

    Send story ideas and show information to animationsonline@puppetcentre.org.uk.

  • The Animations Online Blog

    Visit our blog to read diary style pieces from a variety of writers, including the ever irreverent table-top puppets Boris and Sergey, live animation magic makers The Paper Cinema and the 'making of' story of an enormous polar bear called Aurora.

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  • The Animations Online Team

    Editor – Helen Babbs

    Writers – Jeremy Bidgood, Patricia Brennan, Leslie Burton, Matthew Isaac Cohen, Darren East, Kristin Fredricksson, Joanna Hruby, Helen Jauregui, Song Jungmin, Katharine Kavanagh, Nigel Luck, Eleanor Margolies, Celia Mendizabal, Beccy Smith, Isobel Smith, EJ Stedman, Ellen de Vries, Alexander Winfield

    Bloggers – Louise Alexander, Joni-Rae Carrack, Beth Crane, Nina Gebauer, Isabel Lyster, Boris & Sergey, The Paper Cinema

    Join us email animationsonline@puppetcentre.org.uk if you're interested in writing for us

     

  • Celebrating 40 | Q&A with Pete Gunson

    5. September 2014 - Features

    The Puppet Centre is 40 this year. To celebrate we're catching up with some of the people who have won Puppet Centre bursaries to find out how their eclectic careers have developed.

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    'Dead Dog in a Suitcase' – Kneehigh

    4. September 2014 - Reviews

    A fabulously macabre show based on the 'Beggar's Opera', featuring puppetry and acrobatics.

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    'Ubu and the Truth Commission' – Handspring Puppet Company

    29. August 2014 - Reviews

    A poignant and dignified revival of a 1997 play with puppets that explores political transition in post-apartheid South Africa.

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    Kid Koala’s 'Nufonia Must Fall' – Live

    18. August 2014 - Reviews

    Equal parts cinema, puppet theatre and gig, this innovative show from scratch DJ Kid Koala is based on his graphic novel of the same name.

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    Ed Fringe 2014 | 'Paradise Lost' – Paul Van Dyke

    15. August 2014 - Reviews

    Puppets, animation and a rock 'n' roll soundscape combine in this innovative adaptation of Milton's epic poem.

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    Ed Fringe 2014 | 'Bears in Space' – Collapsing Horse

    15. August 2014 - Reviews

    A riotous comedy show featuring astronaut bears and some well thought out shadow work.

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    Ed Fringe 2014 | 'Sleeping Beauty' – Cie Akselere

    12. August 2014 - Reviews

    A touching and visually imaginative performance, featuring shadow work, rod puppetry and object theatre.

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    Ed Fringe 2014 | 'Dr Longitude's Imaginary Menagerie' – Les Enfants Terribles

    11. August 2014 - Reviews

    A camp, ridiculous romp through a zoo-full of fictional creatures and their peculiar keepers.

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    Ed Fringe 2014 | ‘Malasombra’ – Au Ments Dance Company

    8. August 2014 - Reviews

    Dance and cartoons combine in a piece that blends live choreography with shadow and projection imagery.

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    'Clouds' – Aracaladanza

    28. July 2014 - Reviews

    Family friendly dance show inspired by the surreal paintings of Magritte, featuring joyful object and shadow work.

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