Close up view of Ventriloquist to Puppet Eye contact

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Cuddles

(UPDATE: Cuddles was listed on Wednesday, and before this article could post Cuddles was sold)

Recently we addressed the topic of your puppet making eye contact with people in the audience. We hope you have begun to work on the logistics of that in your act. There is also one additional topic on eye contact that needs to be addressed.

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There is more to Ventriloquism then just not moving your lips!!!

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Fester

We spend a considerable amount of time watching puppet videos. One thing that has come across to me is that Vents are in fact hung up on not moving their lips. This is good but it is only one half of the battle.

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Keeping Your Puppet and Your Act Looking Fresh

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Zippy

From time to time we all need to take out our puppet(s) and examine them with a fresh eye. Are they looking like a million Dollars? Or are they looking like they are old and tired and need a little T.L.C.?

Look them over with a critical eye. Are all the teeth still in place? Are the fingernails all present and accounted for? Do you need to update the wardrobe? Do you need to use some painters masking tape to get some fuzz balls off of the fabric. Look for loose threads.

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The I’s (Eyes) have it

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Marijo

We are reintroducing something that we did away with several years ago. I believe that we were the first Soft Puppet makers to introduce moving eyes, but even though they did in fact work, JET was never happy with the way they functioned. So after much thought we discontinued them several years ago.

It has always bothered us that we did not have moving Left/Right eyes. The simple fact is that the eyes are the window to the soul. This is true with people and with puppets.

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Learn to Work With Soft Puppets

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Jonny Jugrunner

 

Awhile back, a Ventriloquist who has become a dear friend sent us an email and was explaining the she was having problems with her recently acquired soft puppet. She has spent many years working with hard puppets and has just in the last few days gotten her first soft puppet.

She went on to explain that her hand was getting very tired and that she was just not sure about the required dexterity for being able to use her new soft puppet. She loves the puppet and looks great with it, but she is troubled by the way it makes her hand feel.

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