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Tales from the Darkside Lizzie Puppet Restoration

One of the most extensive restorations we’ve undertaken – rebuilding Tom Savini’s classic Lizzie puppet from Tales from the Dark Side! Tom Savini’s special makeup effects books in the 80’s made him the “first makeu...

MOMI Jim Henson Exhibit & Restoration Video Interview

NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW – The Museum of the Moving Image recently opened their Jim Henson Exhibit and Gizmodo / io9 stopped by the studio to chat about our part in the restoration process. The permanent Jim Henson exhibit at the Museum of the Movin...

MIB Worm Guy Puppet Restoration

Restoration of a MIB worm guy created for the 1997 Sci-fi adventure starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. We have been fortunate enough to get a chance to work on several of the MIB worm guy puppets created by Rick Baker’s Cinovation Studios...

Gremlins 2 Mohawk Puppet Restoration

Restoration and custom display of a Gremlins 2 Mohawk Puppet The years had not exactly been kind to this Gremlins 2 Mohawk Puppet, more then 25 years of storage had taken their toll on the foam latex.  But we have seen our fair share of Gremlins pup...

Jim Henson Exhibition Puppet Conservation

Conserving Historic Props and Puppets for the NYC Jim Henson Exhibition and Traveling exhibit. We’re honored to have helped conserve props and puppets with New York’s Museum of the Moving Image for their Jim Henson Exhibition and their t...

Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image

A Gallery of images from the opening of the NY Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image. On July 20th, 2017, the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens New York held the private opening of their all new Jim Henson Exhibition. Today, that...

Men in Black Worm Guy Puppet Restoration

Restoration of an original Men in Black Worm Guy puppet. This Men in Black worm guy prop puppet was used in the original, 1997 film.  Since production of the film wrapped, time had taken a bit of a toll on the fragile foam latex alien.  One of his...

Pinocchio and Figaro Statues Display

A custom acrylic display case and base for Pinocchio and Figaro statues, which were featured in an original Walt Disney World Main Street window display. These Pinocchio and Figaro statues were originally featured in a whimsical window display on Ma...

MIB Worm Alien Puppet Display

Custom display of an original MIB worm alien puppet from Men In Black 2. This intentionally split in half body of an MIB worm alien is a puppet used in the scene after the “worm guys” twister party with Rosario Dawson. The pieces came fr...

Baby Grinch Puppet Restoration and Display

A restoration and custom display of a baby Grinch puppet “mask” skin from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Since we put so much time and care into each piece we work on, we develop a connection with each of them, but with this baby Grinch ...

Gremlins 2 Prop Restoration & Display

Restoration and display of a screen used Gremlins 2 prop puppet. Before his restoration this Gremlins 2 prop puppet was exhibiting the same issues as many of the other Gremlins we have repaired. Stored on a single post that went all the way through t...

Beetlejuice Sandworm Puppet Movie Prop Display

A themed display for an original stop motion Beetlejuice sandworm puppet. Here at TSD some of our favorite movie prop displays to create are the themed ones where get to recreate a scene from the movie. We all love the Tim Burton classic and we had a...

Drag Me to Hell Mrs. Ganush Puppet Display

A custom display for a screen used Drag Me to Hell Mrs. Ganush puppet from the 2009 film. In the film Drag Me to Hell, Mrs. Ganush is an elderly gypsy who places a curse on the film’s protagonist using a cursed button. Our client had this very real...

Display of one of the Men in Black 2 Worm Aliens

A custom display and restoration of one of the Men in Black 2 Worm aliens. To create the rowdy group of worm aliens several types of puppets were created by Rick Baker’s Cinovation Studios, depending on what each scene called for. This movie prop p...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Costume Restoration

A complete restoration of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie costume from the collection of Ninja Turtles’ creator Kevin Eastman. Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Ninja turtles, contacted us about conserving an original Leonardo Teenage Mutant Ninj...

Addams Family Values Prop Restoration and Display

He’s creepy and he’s kooky. An original Pubert Addams, Addams Family Values prop puppet. This original Addams Family Values prop is life-sized and was used in the film in place of the child actor from time to time. It arrived to our NY studio in ...

Gremlins 2 Prop Puppet Restoration and Display

The Gremlins are back! Restoration and museum style display for an original Gremlins 2 prop puppet. When this Gremlins 2 prop puppet from the 1990 horror/comedy sequel arrived in our studio he was in definite need of some serious TLC.  His ears had ...

Gremlins Daffy Puppet Restoration & Museum Style Display

Don’t get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and never feed him after midnight. Restoration and custom display of a Gremlins Daffy puppet. We were tasked with repairing this movie Gremlins Daffy puppet and creating a custom display for the ...

Sammy the Salmon Puppet – Late Show with Stephen Colbert

A custom sculpted realistic salmon puppet for a comedy news segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. We are all huge Stephen Colbert fans here at TSD, so when our friends at CBS’s the Late Show contacted us about creating a latex rubber s...

Gremlins 2 Movie Prop Restoration and Hatching Display

This screen used Gremlins 2 movie prop is an oversized proto-gremlin used for close ups of Gremlins hatching. The Gremlins 2 movie prop puppet was made to look like it was growing in a bubble on the back of another gremlin after the creature had gott...

Monster Squad Dracula Bat Puppet Prop

A custom faux stone display base for a screen used Monster Squad Dracula bat puppet prop! We created a themed pedestal base for this movie prop Monster Squad Dracula bat puppet underskull. Monster Squad tells the story of a group of young monster fa...

Labyrinth Door Knockers Original Foam Latex Prop Restoration

Our restoration of one of the original Labyrinth door knockers puppets from the classic 1986 fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and produced by George Lucas of Star Wars fame. After restoring a Sir Didymus puppet from the movie, we were excited to c...

Gremlins Melting Puppet Prop Restoration

A very small Gremlins melting puppet designed by special effects artist Rick Baker for the film Gremlins 2, The New Batch. This Gremlins melting puppet prop created for the 1990 sequel’s famous melting scene is only about 6” tall. When he a...

Mohawk Mogwai Puppet – Gremlins 2 Movie Prop Restoration

A subtle restoration project, of a foam latex Mohawk mogwai puppet used in Gremlins 2, the New Batch, complete with his original controls. This original Mohawk mogwai puppet arrived to our New York studio in very good condition considering it was mad...

Custom Realistic Lion Puppets for Stage Production

A trio of highly realistic lion puppets created for a live stage show. This project for a stage production called on our wide range of movie effects style skills, from sculpture and molding to fabrication and hair work. They wanted movie style re...

1986 Aliens Queen Costume Arm Prop Restoration

A screen used Aliens Queen costume arm prop restoration and display from the 1986 Aliens movie. Seen in the iconic Ripley versus the Alien Queen fight scene at the climax of James Cameron’s 1986 classic sci-fi action flick, Aliens, this is one...

Gremlins Movie Prop Helmet Puppet Restoration & Display

Minor restoration and display of an original Gremlins movie prop from the 1990 sequel,Gremlins 2 The New Batch. These Gremlins movie prop “helmet puppets” were used to enable the on set puppeteers to handle three puppets at once during fi...

Gremlins Lenny Mogwai Movie Prop Conservation

Subtle restoration of a Gremlins Lenny mogwai puppet from Gremlins 2, the New Batch. This Gremlins Lenny mogwai puppet was in good condition for its age but when he arrived with our movie prop restoration artists, he did need some repairs.  In part...

Creepshow Fluffy Puppet Conservation

Our work preserving and displaying the original screen used “attack head” Creepshow Fluffy puppet created by Tom Savini. The Creepshow Fluffy puppet – a life sized hand operated version of the character used for close ups and stunt ...

Gremlins 2 Hand Puppet Movie Prop Restoration

Our restoration and display of a screen used green Gremlins 2 hand puppet from the 1990 horror/comedy sequel. We’ve had the great privilege to restore quite a number of original Gremlins and Gremlins 2 movie props.  Originally created by Rick ...
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