Pod 13: Mackinnon & Saunders - internationally renowned puppet makers - The Gerry Anderson Podcast

Episode 13

Pod 13: Mackinnon & Saunders - internationally renowned puppet makers

The team at Mackinnon and Saunders have produced puppets for some of the highest profile puppet films and TV shows over the last 20 years including creating stop-motion puppets for Tim Burton and Wes Anderson, they also created the puppets for Gerry Anderson’s 1999 series Lavender Castle. Their work can be regularly seen in commercials and pre-school TV series too.
Now the Mackinnon and Saunders team talk about how they first came to work with Gerry Anderson, the appeal of puppetry, and the process of creating a new generation of Gerry Anderson puppet for our new series ‘Firestorm’ filmed in Ultramarionation.
As usual, we also have news, listener emails, and Chris Dale returns with a randomiser episode you’ll love...

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Jamie Anderson

Producer, writer and director. CEO of Anderson Entertainment. Son of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, and Space: 1999 creator - the late Gerry Anderson.
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Chris Dale

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Richard James

Playing Officer Orrin in Gerry Anderson's last live action series 'Space Precinct' clearly wasn't enough to put Richard off the worlds of Gerry Anderson!

As well as co-hosting the Gerry Anderson Podcast and the almost-monthly Facebook, Twitch, Periscope and Youtube broadcast, FabLive, Richard has also taken parts in the audio series 'Terrahawks' and the pilot minisode for the forthcoming 'Gerry Anderson's Firestorm'.