Puppets for Television

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Puppets for Television

 

 

  • Mr Flippit

    Mr Flippit

  • Mechanical Animation Rod Control System in Puppetry

    Mechanical Animation Rod Control System in Puppetry

  • Mango Monkey and Alfie Armadello

    Mango Monkey and Alfie Armadello

  • A unique system combining marionettes with some motorized movements - 'Motonette'

    A unique system combining marionettes with some motorized movements – ‘Motonette’

  • Endearing Little Witch

    Endearing Little Witch

  • Heksie and Karneels

    Heksie and Karneels

  • Heksie's House

    Heksie’s House

  • Heksie and Blommie

    Heksie and Blommie

  • Liewe Heksie and Matevis

    Liewe Heksie and Matevis

  • Puppet Stars of Wielie Walie

    Wielie Walie Stars, Karel Kraai and Sarel Seemonster

  • Karel Kraai test prototype

    Karel Kraai Prototype

  • Rod Campbell and Rodney Peel with Wielie Walie Puppets

    Rod Campbell and Rodney Peel with Wielie Walie Puppets

I was fortunate enough to be one of the pioneers who got to be on the SABC team when television first came to South Africa, and to be part of a small group of creative people who produced the following puppets children’s entertainment. I was given the task of setting up the model making/ scenic services department and our first project turned out to be the well known Has Das with his entertaining news reports, then came

  • 1976- Wielie Walie – Karel Kraai, Sarel Seemonster, Bennie Boekwurm, Bytjie & Blommetjie (developed the Micromation MM system to manipulate Karel Kraai)
  • 1976- Bangalory Time
  • 1977- Karneels se Konsertsaal
  • 1977- Adoons Hulle
  • 1978- Signor Onyon
  • 1978/9- Liewe Heksie
  • 1981- Meistro Mole (developed the MARCS system for the control of Meistro Mole)
  • 1981- Ligstraaltjies
  • 1981- Liewe Heksie (2nd series)
  • 1983- The Wonderful World of Mr Flippit (independently made for the SABC)

 

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