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See how the 'Interstellar' robots walked on set as life-sized puppets, not CGI

A fascinating behind-the-scenes video shows how mobile metal cabinets TARS and CASE really walked among the actors of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi opus.

By March 27, 2015


Weak-minded fool: The puppeteering behind Jabba the Hutt

A 20-minute fan documentary explores the operation of Jabba the Hutt, including a new interview with one of the puppeteers.

By February 9, 2015


'Firestorm' aims to be 21st century 'Thunderbirds' with next-gen puppets

"Thunderbirds" creator Gerry Anderson's son Jamie is asking for your help to turn "Supermarionation" into next-generation "Ultramarionation".

By October 3, 2014


Shadow Puppet for iOS

With a simple process that's incredibly easy to follow, Shadow Puppet is a must-have for quick slideshows with audio.

By May 29, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating May 29, 2014

The 'Star Wars' toy that made me a geek

Commentary: One "Star Wars" toy shaped CNET's Bonnie Burton as a geek. As "Force Friday" passes, she fondly recalls stumbling upon a discarded action figure that changed her life forever.

By September 5, 2015


'Thunderbirds' are go via new Kickstarter campaign

The family of "Thunderbirds" creator Gerry Anderson has given the OK for new episodes of the popular puppet-driven TV show from the '60s, based on an original album and radio recordings to be made.

By August 5, 2015


Reasons to get excited for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

If you missed the star-studded panel for "The Force Awakens" at Comic-Con 2015, "Star Wars" expert Bonnie Burton is your guide to why we should all be freaking out like happy Jawas about the upcoming movie. Utinni!

By July 15, 2015


Nintendo keeps it weird with a nod to its lesser-known handheld games

The Japanese game maker leaves us in the dark on its blockbuster projects, but finds time to get goofy with its 3DS handheld. Yes, puppets were involved.

By June 16, 2015


Adopt a Gremlin: Special-effects wiz auctioning off movie treasures

The legendary Rick Baker is selling work including animatronics and puppets from "Gremlins 2" and "Men in Black." Find out what Mogwai monsters and alien gems await.

By May 22, 2015


'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' cast celebrated on Vanity Fair cover

Han Solo and Chewbacca hang out with new characters in Annie Leibovitz's latest "Star Wars" portraits for Vanity Fair magazine. Plus J.J. Abrams reveals his Jar Jar death fantasies.

By May 4, 2015