• 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

     

  • Puppetry and World War One

    21. July 2014 - Features

    Is puppetry a particularly effective way of exploring the challenging issues of the so-called Great War? We talk to Handspring, Les Enfants Terribles and Metta Theatre to find out.

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    Celebrating 40 | Q & A with Corina Bona

    14. July 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 residencies to find out how their eclectic careers have developed.

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    Celebrating 40 | Q&A with Nenagh Watson

    9. July 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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    Beverley Puppet Festival 2014

    8. July 2014 - Previews

    This weekend's Beverley Puppet Festival is the biggest yet. Here the festival organisers help preview the packed programme.

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    'Fireside Tales with Granddad' – Pickled Image

    6. July 2014 - Reviews

    Pickled Image's signature style puppets deliver a family friendly, homely sort of a show.

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    'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland' – Box Tale Soup

    5. July 2014 - Reviews

    A charming take on the classic tale with supreme puppetry and a simple suitcase set.

     

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    'Kiss & Cry' – Charleroi Danses

    25. June 2014 - Reviews

    A touching ballet of hands that uses miniature animation, live film and projection.

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    'Thinking Inside the Box' – Steve Hewlett and friends

    25. June 2014 - Reviews

    The ventriloquist, of 'Britain's Got Talent Fame', pays homage to Cowell and co with his new show.

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    'The Great War' – Hotel Modern

    24. June 2014 - Reviews

    Point-of-view video feeds and puppets navigate intricate sets in this imaginative and moving depiction of the Western Front.

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    'The Jungle Book' – Indigo Moon

    19. June 2014 - Reviews

    Innovative and intricate shadow work bring a much loved children's tale to life.

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