Made with animatronics designer and puppeteer Mark Hunter, at Hot House. Models. The real dog was not happy to see his puppet double so we had to keep it covered up. TV viewers complained 150 times about exaggerated slapstick with the demented terrier attacking its owner.
The Lazytown characters are very well known in their home country of Iceland. We worked with Lazytown Inc there to translate these characters from their existing theatre, cartoon and illustration incarnations into sophisticated Banraku-style puppets for a TV pilot. They were part hand-operated and part animatronic.