• 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 Team

    Editor – Helen Babbs

    Writers – Cariad Astles, Jeremy Bidgood, Beth Crane, Darren East, Penny Francis, Helen Jauregui, Katharine Kavanagh, Nigel Luck, Celia Mendizabal, Isobel Smith, Jungmin Song, EJ Stedman, Alexander Winfield

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  • ‘Golem’ – 1927

    16. December 2014 - Reviews

    What the geniuses behind the ‘The Animals and Children Took to the Streets’ did next.

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    'Antarctica' - Little Bulb Theatre

    9. December 2014 - Reviews

    A fresh, funny and inventive piece of visual-physical-puppet theatre for kids.

     
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    A history of the Puppet Centre | part three

    8. December 2014 - Features

    As Puppet Centre clocks up 40 years, founding member Penny Francis continues her history series, this time looking at the period from 1984-1989.

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    Celebrating TV puppets with attitude

    28. November 2014 - Features

    A special screening at the BFI this December will star loveable puppets from the past. But what makes good TV puppetry?

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    'Divinely Human' – Moonymelty Theatre

    28. November 2014 - Reviews

    A double-bill of short plays, packed with laughs, talent and ideas.

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    '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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