Recent content by SJohnson

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    Swazzle Seeking Puppeteers for National Tour

    Swazzle seeking puppeteers for national tour of “Dream Carver”, a 55-minute bilingual puppet musical. Acting and singing ability required. Spanish language skills a plus. All ethnicities encouraged to audition. This is a non-union tour. Dream Carver tells the story of Mateo, a young boy in...
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    Swazzle Halloween Music Vidoe

    Hey All, Halloween is this Wednesday, and I wanted to share a little music video we made. It features puppets designed and built by Swazzle, and an all new original Halloween song. It also features puppetry by Artie Esposito, Victor Yerrid, (and myself)... among others! Check it out. I'd...
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    Donate to support Michael Earl, diagnosed with cancer

    We have some exciting news, Muppeteer Peter Linz has joined the effort to help fellow puppeteer and former Muppeteer Michael Earl in his fight against colon cancer. Peter has graciously donated a signed Walter doll and a phone call from Peter and Walter! All of this will be auctioned as part of...
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    Video: Ben Folds Five and the Fraggles sing "Do It Anyway"

    Look! They are selling the Boy Gorg shirt:
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    How to start making puppets?

    Swazzle Workshop Sale... Hello puppet builders and puppet fans. Years ago I posted a tutorial on how to make a puppet through my blog Puppet 101. Now I'm going to be auctioning that puppet for a good cause! For those that haven't heard, former Muppeteer and Puppet School founder Michael...
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    Donate to support Michael Earl, diagnosed with cancer

    Swazzle Workshop Sale! Swazzle is raising money to help puppeteer and puppet instructor Michael Earl fight colon cancer. Read all about it here: When: Saturday, October 20th, 8am to 4pm Where: Swazzle Workshop, 4525 San Fernando Rd., Unit F, Glendale CA, 90035 Free street...
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    DJ Tales, New Short Form Series Coming To Disney Junior, The Channel

    Puppets and puppetry by Swazzle! Enjoy.
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    Stuffed and Unstrung Spring Tour

    Just FYI, many of the cast members are tweeting from the road! you can follow the tour at: @stuffed unstrung, @stuffedwrangler, @tyler_bunch, @1PatrickBristow
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    Is MC iPad friendly?

    Hey guys. I just got myself an iPad and I noticed that the main MuppetCentral headline does't show up - most likely a flash VS apple issue. Anyway, with so many people accessing the site with smart phones, iPads and other devises, maybe it would be a good idea to create a new, non flash...
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    Campaigning for the Muppets to host the Oscars

    Did you see this: “I wouldn’t count the Muppets out,” Iger said. “I like the idea of Billy and Miss Piggy or Billy and Kermit on stage.”
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    Campaigning for the Muppets to host the Oscars

    more press:
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    Campaigning for the Muppets to host the Oscars

    The grassroots Muppet movement got another mention on KPCC - southern ca public radio.
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    Campaigning for the Muppets to host the Oscars

    This just got a mention on NPR's Marketplace Morning Report. Everyone get on twitter and start tweeting.
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    Disney's Team Smithereen needs puppet fab interns!

    Hey All!! Our Disney Team Smithereen pilot is looking for interns! If you're interested in learning about puppet fabrication, miniature model building, puppet wardrobe, digital animation, or prop fabrication... and have an appetite for mayhem and destruction give us a shout! Contact...
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    Threadless Muppet T-Shirt Design Challenge

    Whew! It was an exciting 24 hours, but in the end I'm so happy your design won. Congrats!!!