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Barnaby Dixon: Get a Load of the New Puppeteer on the Block (Video)

by Joseph
Barnaby Dixon Bug Puppet

Barnaby Dixon Bug Puppet

One of the cool things about YouTube culture is that all the old forms of entertainment have come back in a new way – shadowplays are back, impressions are back, ventriloquism is back, basically, vaudeville is back. That includes puppetry, and since it’s Friday afternoon and there’s a giant hurricane barreling towards Texas it’s as good a time as any to check out the heir apparent to Jim Henson, Barnaby Dixon.

Barnaby Dixon’s latest creation is what he calls a “Bug Puppet,” although to be totally Gonzo if he really wants to be the next Henson he’s going to have to start coming up with better names than “Bug Puppet” – I mean, just imagine if Kermit the Frog were called “Frog Puppet.” Total washout, wouldn’t work. Anyway, Bug Puppet is really articulated, a technological marvel, and you can see it in action in its debut video below:

You can take a look at more of Barnaby Dixon’s work at his YouTube channel here.

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