Can someone who knows anything about puppets explain to me how they get them to run? I don’t mean marionettes - I mean Jim Henson puppets, with full-body shots, shown walking or running or climbing things. Do they use sticks? Or do they make oversize bodies and have people inside the puppets for those shots?
A skeleton marionette made in the late 19th century by the Tiller-Clowes marionette troupe. It has been cleverly wired to allow it to walk or dance around the stage then suddenly have its bones appear to disperse into the air only to reform moments later. It also has a clack jaw which would make a noise when opened and closed. This performance was so popular with audiences that most marionette companies would own a similar figure.