Philip Brett’s short film is an unsettling hybrid of puppets and animation. It’s dollhouse weird, full of shadows and garish colors, blood and clowns. Horrific. It’s based on the tales of naughty children by Heinrich Hoffman. The music is by the Vendetta Orchestra.
Humorous, cheesy and somewhat difficult to sit through! It’s got robots that are Dalek imitations, Gerry Anderson-style figures, vehicles and headquarters! This is the 1964 pilot episode for a puppet science fiction TV show that never aired. Paul Starr featured Ed Bishop, the actor who later played Commander Straker in the classic 70s UFO series, in the lead role. The show was created by Roberta Leigh who had already produced Space Patrol. In this episode, atomic power plants on Mars begin to explode and Paul Starr must investigate a threat to take over the red planet.
A short film that’s mostly puppetry by one of the wild insane men of American twentieth century art, Joseph Cornell.