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Festifool Studio

Marching towards FestiFools 2009 | The FestiFools studio abuzz — puppets emeriti oversee this year’s work.

The Friendly Giant is a popular Canadian children's television program that aired on CBC Television from September 1958 through to March 1985. It featured three main characters: a giant named Friendly (played by Bob Homme), who lived in a huge castle, along with his puppet animal friends Rusty (a rooster who played a harp and lived in a book bag hung by the castle window) and Jerome (a giraffe).

Puppet Scrooge Detroit, MI #Kids #Events

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Elsie the Cow, Puppet Show at THE MICHIGAN STATE FAIR, circa Early 50s

Michigan kids~remember Soupy Sales?

Soupy Sales-Lunch with Soupy

Soupy Sales Show

A Russian perspective on The Gingerbread Man, the Kolobok play at PuppetART in Detroit

Captain Jolly from Detroit area's Popeye Show

A wonderful celebration of Giant Parade Puppets. April Fools Weekend in Ann Arbor, MI.

Girlscouts working at FestiFools studio

festifools is a reminder that ann arbor is a wonderful

Festifools, Ann Arbor, MI.

Sleeping Beauty -The Detroit Puppet Theater and Puppet Center

Detroit Puppet Theater and Puppet Center

Puppets created by Fred Piatt

Puppets created by Fred Piatt

The Detroit Puppeteers Guild is the largest and one of the most active guilds in North America.

"Applesauce" by Ed Johnson

Gee Wizzer by Ed Johnson

When Willy, Applesauce and Gee-Whizzer disappeared from the local airwaves Johnson took his one-man show on the road, visiting hundreds of area schools for thousands of performances.

One of Detroit’s earliest children’s shows cast its phosphorescent glow into thousands of Detroit living rooms. Let’s See Willy Dooit was an imaginative marionette show created by master puppeteer Ed Johnson.