Stop everything and watch this trailer for a Froud/Henson short

Sweet muppet Jesus, how am I just finding out about this now?!? Toby Froud, better known as the stripey pajama-wearing baby abducted by David Bowie in Labyrinth, has followed in the footsteps of his father and conceptual artist for both The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, Brian Froud, by writing and directing his own… » 7/06/14 2:07pm 7/06/14 2:07pm

Crowdfund This: The Manos: The Hands of Fate puppet musical on DVD!

You probably haven't seen Manos: The Hands of Felt, a theatrical puppet musical based on one of the most legendarily awful films ever made — it's been performed around the U.S., but not often and not everywhere. But you have a chance to fix this egregious error by crowdfunding an official DVD release! » 5/08/13 2:40pm 5/08/13 2:40pm

An adorable Khaleesi hosts the best Game of Thrones kids show ever

Warning: This video contains mild spoilers for the first two seasons of Game of Thrones. Also, it is insanely adorable, despite the truly horrific amounts of Targaryen-on-puppet violence featured within. Obviously, these puppets didn't watch last Sunday's episode of GoT, or they would have known you don't fuck with… » 4/25/13 4:30pm 4/25/13 4:30pm

This amazing full-length, live-action Toy Story remake reminds us how…

This is pretty damn incredible. Since June 2010, Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta have been filming a shot-for-shot live-action remake of Pixar's Toy Story, using human actors as the human characters and real toys for Woody and the gang (and the original Toy Story audio track). The toys move with a combination of… » 1/13/13 7:30am 1/13/13 7:30am

Watch Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion Discuss Puppets and Penises

As prophesied in the earlier preview for "Neil Patrick Harris' Puppet Dreams" web series, his Dr. Horrible co-star Nathan Fillion stopped by in a doctor's outfit in the newest episode to examine both NPH's puppet problem and his penis. And by penis we mean "the hammer." But of course by "the hammer" we still mean… » 12/05/12 7:20am 12/05/12 7:20am

The twisted, sexy, puppet-filled dreamworld inside Neil Patrick Harris'…

Neil Patrick Harris suffers from a little-known, yet incredibly goofy ailment: He dreams almost entirely in puppets (including the sex dreams). In order to raise awareness of this horrible, ridiculous disease, NPH has a new series titled "Puppet Dreams," debuting on Nerdist's YouTube channel on November 27th; you can… » 11/21/12 11:40am 11/21/12 11:40am

In Jim Henson's early Sesame Street sketches, Big Bird was a giant…

The venerable puppets of Sesame Street have gone through many iterations throughout the years — don't forget that Mr. Snuffleupagus was pretty unsettling in his first appearance. And before characters like Big Bird and Cookie Monster made it to the screen, they were but mere scribbles in Jim Henson's notebook. » 10/08/12 8:05am 10/08/12 8:05am

An awesome behind-the-scenes look at the baby alien from Alien 3

We live in an era in which spectacular movie monsters tend to live on hard drives, so it's always heartening to see footage of practical effect artists just building the damn creatures. This video comes to us from the production of Alien 3 twenty years ago — watch as the film's crew makes sculptor Steve Norrington's … » 8/01/12 12:05pm 8/01/12 12:05pm