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Puppet Tears: Puppetry Shop Talk

May 13, 2020

What does Star Wars, Star Trek, Gremlins, and The Muppets all have in common? The inspired influence of this week's guest Kirk Thatcher! Kirk is a prolific creator, writer, designer, director behind Dinosaurs, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell, and a whole slew of Muppet projects like Muppet Treasure Island, A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, and the upcoming Muppets Now coming this summer to Disney+.

The guys talk to Kirk about his new endeavor in consulting and brainstorming with aspiring writers and filmmakers. We also discuss coming up through Lucasfilm's ILM, a mentorship under Jim Henson, and the hustle of being a working creative in Hollywood. Don't miss this jam-packed episode for great insights into creating content PLUS his philosophy on directing the Muppets.

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Release date: May 13, 2020
​Edited by Matt Bowen
Hosted by Adam Kreutinger & Cameron Garrity