The relationship between the creators and the puppets is a complicated one. Looking at it from the puppets point of view, you might imagine they have an inner life and they live in their world and everything that happens outside goes so quickly relative to the speed they live that they can’t really see it. We might be caught in the corner of their eye as something sort of flitting by much faster than a humming bird. They might feel fingers sort of touching them at times. They might have an uncomfortable sense of being confined, being controlled. If you were a puppet and you were aware, you’d have to enjoy the process of getting endless attention or you wouldn’t cut it as a puppet actor in one of the films.