Jasper puppet head
An original puppet head used in the production of George Pal's famous Jasper Puppetoons created throughout the 1940's using stop motion animation.
This is an original puppet head used in various Jasper Puppetoons which used the replacement method of animation to bring the characters to life with a different head being used for each of the various expressions required. These controversial and celebrated productions proved pioneering, as did the notable individuals who helped produce them including the great Willis O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen who animated three Jasper shorts in his time at Puppetoon Studios before going on to become a legend in his own right.
The Jasper puppet head is hand carved in wood with a hole to the underside allowing it to be mounted on a puppet body, the head features two holes which would house removable eye appliances and a static painted mouth, in this case a smiling expression which is seen prominently. The puppet head is hand painted and finely detailed with the hair being of a textured and stippled finish.
The Jasper head measures approximately 1.5" wide and stands 1.25" high, it remains in remarkable vintage condition with only very minimal surface wear, exceptionally fine.
An incredibly rare and displayable artefact from these celebrated productions which saw George Pal recognised with an Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
|Movie / TV Show||Jasper Puppetoons|