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Swazzle Puppets Featured in New Old Spice Ad

Swazzle Puppets Featured in New Old Spice Ad

Check out the latest Old Spice commercial featuring puppets created by Swazzle. Our team made talking socks, a football jersey, a gift, a waffle iron and a solar panel. The YouTube spot is nearing 1 million views after a day online. See the add here: Puppet builders: Sean Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Artie Esposito, Mike Wick […]

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Performance Schedule

Performance Schedule

March 2013 3/30/13 6:30 River Otter Circus Giggles N Hugs, 6600 Topanga Canyon Rd. Canoga Park, CA 91303   April 2013 4/4/13 6:00?River Otter Circus Giggles N Hugs, 10250 Santa Monica, Blvd. #155 Los Angeles, CA 90067   4/13/13 6:30?River Otter Circus Giggles N Hugs, 6600 Topanga Canyon Rd. Canoga Park, CA 91303   4/20/13 […]

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Swazzle Now Taking Bookings for Summer 2013

Swazzle Now Taking Bookings for Summer 2013

For more than 10 years, Swazzle has created new and entertaining puppet shows perfectly tailored to each year?s library summer reading program theme. Swazzle has taken audiences under the ocean with Water Color, to the far reaches of outer space with Space Bugs, and to international destinations like Mexico with Dream Carver. This year they?ll […]

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Swazzle Sale Today: Help Puppeteer Michael Earl Fight Colon Cancer

Swazzle Sale Today: Help Puppeteer Michael Earl Fight Colon Cancer

Update: Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Swazzle Workshop Sale! From the sales of puppet building materials and raffle tickets, the winning bids in our silent auctions, and our photo and autograph session with Miss Yvonne we raised close to $5,000 in one day. I spoke with Michael Earl after the sale, […]

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Meet Miss Yvonne from Pee-wee?s Playhouse at Swazzle?s Workshop Sale

Meet Miss Yvonne from Pee-wee?s Playhouse at Swazzle?s Workshop Sale

Miss Yvonne will be signing autographs and posing for photos in her classic Christmas dress from 10am to 1pm. The event will be on?Saturday, October 20th, from?8am to 4pm at Swazzle: 4525 San Fernando Rd.?Unit F,?Glendale CA, 90035 There is free street parking $10 per photo $10 per autograph All proceeds will go to Michael […]

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Swazzle Workshop Sale to Help Puppeteer Fight Cancer

Swazzle Workshop Sale to Help Puppeteer Fight Cancer

Swazzle is raising money to help puppeteer and puppet instructor Michael Earl fight colon cancer. Michael Earl is a 30-year veteran of film and television. His puppeteering credits include Sesame Street, The Muppet Movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan and Team America World Police. He has trained many of today?s working television puppeteers, including Swazzle co-founders […]

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Bernie Behind the Scenes

Bernie Behind the Scenes

Swazzle offers a wide range of customizable rental puppets for stage, television and?film productions.?Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of the Bernie puppet being customized?for an episode of Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm. The design was developed with the guidance of the show’s writers. Hair, eyes and a nose were custom-built for the puppet. Age lines and […]

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Swazzle Puppets on Disney’s A.N.T. Farm

Swazzle Puppets on Disney’s A.N.T. Farm

Two of Swazzle?s customized rental puppets made an appearance as “Bernie”?on Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm. The puppets were built?by Artie Esposito and customized by Patrick Johnson and Eri Hawkins based on?designs by Patrick Johnson. They were performed and voiced by puppeteer Michael?Oosterom.

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Interactive Puppet Show on Tour

Interactive Puppet Show on Tour

Swazzle’s new interactive family puppet show, The Court Jester and the Story Dreamers, is NOW PLAYING at libraries across Southern California. The show tells the story of a talented jester who feels unfulfilled as the biggest clown in the kingdom. He comes from a proud line of storytellers and yearns to be the official storyteller […]

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Avenue 2

Avenue 2

Swazzle is hard at work constructing a second set of Avenue Q rental puppets, soon to be available for productions of Avenue Q and Avenue Q School Edition. Here is a shelf of L-200 bodies cut and assembled by Eri Hawkins based on patterns developed by Sean and Patrick Johnson and Artie Esposito.  

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