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December 2, 2017 1:15 AM   Subscribe

Amazing dancing wolf (single link Twitter video)
posted by Bloxworth Snout (20 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
posted by spitbull at 2:29 AM on December 2, 2017 [4 favorites]

OK, mouse, I guess? I don’t know why I went straight for wolf, something about the head shape maybe.
posted by Bloxworth Snout at 3:37 AM on December 2, 2017 [4 favorites]

The ears man. The ears.
posted by spitbull at 3:57 AM on December 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

Marionettes. They're not just for Thunderbirds pilots anymore...
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:04 AM on December 2, 2017 [3 favorites]

"This media could not be played."
posted by ryanrs at 4:38 AM on December 2, 2017

The thing that always freaks me out watching marionettes over "hand in the body" puppets is how much it doesn't look like their hands are actually doing nearly as many movements as the puppets are. Devil Magic. The lot of it.
posted by DigDoug at 5:31 AM on December 2, 2017 [6 favorites]

This marionette is a far better dancer than I am, or will ever be.
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 7:18 AM on December 2, 2017 [8 favorites]

The whole thing is wonderful, but my favorite part is the hand clap—*click!*—at about 1:43.
posted by Short Attention Sp at 7:43 AM on December 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

That is an extraordinary puppeteer. Wow.
posted by SecretAgentSockpuppet at 9:57 AM on December 2, 2017

Still dances better than me. A fucking puppet rat dances better than me.

posted by Fizz at 10:03 AM on December 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

Back in the mid-60s my family made annual December pilgrimages to NYC. A highlight of the visit was visiting F.A.O. Schwartz to see the Pelham Puppets, which were British marionettes available on the third floor of the old store. There was an elaborate puppet theater there, surrounded by every available character. It was magical.

If you bought a puppet you received a free lesson from a professional puppeteer.

The Pelhams were beautifully made with lots of details; some had moving jaws and the most elaborate could do tricks. I had a skeleton whose head flew off and whose legs and arms could stroll away from its torso, and a witch wielding a broom.

What really sticks in my memory was how the pro could coax lifelike movement from even the simplest, three-string puppets. Ultimately I had my own theater and maybe a dozen puppets. Watching this talented puppeteer doing tricks, like that neat little foot kick, using the puppet’s hinges which bend just so along with the weight of its leg, really brought back fond memories.
posted by kinnakeet at 2:08 PM on December 2, 2017 [2 favorites]

Is this the same video? Nothing I do will convince the Twitter link to work.
posted by books for weapons at 3:34 PM on December 2, 2017

books for nothing, yes, it's the same video (I wanted a non Twitter link to send to family, so thank you!).
posted by humph at 4:04 PM on December 2, 2017

Lol at ‘wolf’. 😂 Love it, though.
posted by Salamander at 8:55 PM on December 2, 2017

Cool video, bro. You might want to update your tags eh.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:15 PM on December 2, 2017

"But if that's a mouse, what did I get the kids as a pet?"
*faint running noises, howling and screams from upstairs*
posted by BinaryApe at 10:17 PM on December 2, 2017 [3 favorites]

*faint dancing noises, howls of delight, and screams of "despacito!" from upstairs*
posted by Reverend John at 9:38 AM on December 3, 2017

Had it been a wolf, I would have given you mad props for the title.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:17 PM on December 3, 2017

Maybe the mouse becomes a wolf during a full moon.

Very cool, thanks for posting. It's also great that we got to see the puppeteer, who's clearly enjoying her work.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 5:46 PM on December 3, 2017

Cool video, and thanks for the 'notwolf' tag. I will now be adding it to all of my non-wolf-themed posts.
posted by Atom Eyes at 10:01 AM on December 4, 2017

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