• 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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  • 'The Wanted 18' – Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan

    24. March 2015 - Reviews

    Engaging documentary uses live action and stop motion to tell the true tale of Palestine's most wanted.

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    A history of the Puppet Centre | part six

    23. March 2015 - Features

    As Puppet Centre clocks up 40 years, founding member Penny Francis continues her history series, this time looking at the period 2002-2007.

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    'Brer Rabbit and the Tarbaby' – Movingstage

    21. March 2015 - Reviews

    A marionette performance for kids featuring the long-eared trickster.

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    FIRSTS Festival – Little Angel Theatre

    20. March 2015 - Reviews

    Four brand new puppet shows for adults were premiered at this year's FIRSTS festival.

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    'CELL' – Little Cauliflower & Smoking Apples

    14. March 2015 - Reviews

    An exploration of what it means to be diagnosed with motor neurone disease using puppetry and shadows.

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    Devising 'Citizen Puppet'

    12. March 2015 - Features

    Blind Summit's verbatim puppetry experiment comes to the New Diorama.

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    New Puppetry Development Consortium to be established

    11. March 2015 - Features

    The 'Working Together to Strengthen Puppetry' project ends with a proposal to create a new Puppetry Development Consortium.

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    'Death Puppet Klezma Jam' – Mirth & Misery | Manipulate 2015

    6. February 2015 - Reviews

    Klezmer gig meets puppet show in this joyful and stylish short festival performance.

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    'Animated Nightmares' – Robert Morgan | Manipulate 2015

    3. February 2015 - Reviews

    An award winning film maker presents an evening of animation designed to make you shiver.

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    'Red Riding Hood, and the Wolf who tried to eat her' – Movingstage

    31. January 2015 - Reviews

    A new version of the classic tale, this marionette production has atmosphere and depth.

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