• 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 – Cariad Astles, Jeremy Bidgood, Patricia Brennan, Leslie Burton, Matthew Isaac Cohen, Beth Crane, 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

    Join us email animationsonline@puppetcentre.org.uk to find out more

     

  • Mimetic | 'The Greatest Liar in All the World' – Familia de la Noche

    18. November 2014 - Reviews

    A dark comic riff on the Pinocchio story with some surprisingly poignant parts.

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    'Dare to Sea' – Peut-Être Theatre & La Manoeuvre

    7. November 2014 - Reviews

    Circus, dance, animation and object theatre combine in this family show.

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    A history of the Puppet Centre | part two

    3. November 2014 - Features

    As Puppet Centre clocks up 40 years, founding member Penny Francis continues her history series, this time looking at the organisation's first decade.

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    London International Animation Festival | 'A Rapid Love Story'

    31. October 2014 - Reviews

    A bonkers but brilliant feature length stop motion animation from Estonia, tackling the plight of refugees.

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    London International Animation Festival | Late Night Macabre

    29. October 2014 - Reviews

    An anthology of animated shorts that delve into the darker dimensions of human existence.

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    London International Animation Festival | 'Rocks in My Pocket'

    24. October 2014 - Reviews

    Premiering at LIAF 2014, this animated feature length film explores the depths of depression.

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    A history of the Puppet Centre | part one

    20. October 2014 - Features

    As Puppet Centre clocks up 40 years, founding member Penny Francis begins a four part history, starting at the very beginning.

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    Working together to strengthen puppetry

    9. October 2014 - Features

    Announcing a collaborative project that aims to build better infrastructure for puppetry in England.

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    A great puppet party

    9. October 2014 - Events

    It's Puppet Centre's 40th birthday so we're throwing a monster party to celebate our amazing art form. Everyone's invited!

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    'Fantastic Mr Fox' – Little Angel Theatre

    20. September 2014 - Reviews

    A family show bringing a much loved story to life with an inventive set and attractive rod puppets.

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