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Bespoke Puppets for HD Filming

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Puppet built for 'Diagonal View'. Character design by Diagonal View Limited.

Where Beautiful Design Meets Sculpture

We bring together sculptors, fabricators and animatronic specialists to design puppet characters that will look stunning in front of any camera or audience. With experience working with an impressive variety of television broadcasters, producers, film makers and more, you can rest assured your character idea is in safe hands.

Based in the heart of London and just a stones throw away from the V & A Museum of Childhood, Puppets Magic Studio makes puppets for a variety of international clients. Inside a former factory turned office block, parts of disassembled furry shapes and body parts scatter the studio, whilst blocks of foam wait in line, ready to be transformed into a new puppet character. Within this eclectic bunch of objects and wonderfully coloured fabrics, will probably be a character you will see on the next Television or Theatre production. A team of puppet makers and designers work away busily in this creative environment, ready to take on the next puppet building challenge.

Creative Director, Daniel Byrne, founded the company. Daniel has designed and built characters for endless productions across the world. After training in Fine Art at both Goldsmiths and Central Saint Martins School of Art, Daniel set up Puppets Magic, with the intention of combining sculpture and performance to create puppet characters for HD filming. Having worked alongside many puppeteers, he leads the studio team in the direction of building puppets with the puppeteer’s requirements in mind. As he explains, “Puppets are not just objects. They are designed to move and perform. For this reason we ensure our characters are not just visually attractive, but more importantly that they are comfortable for the puppeteer and move in all the right ways. This guarantees our work will give your production the best performance, time and time again”. The studio is capable of designing and constructing a wide range of hand puppets. Every project will have its new creative challenges, whether it’s a moving mouth puppet or a 30 foot stage character. No project is too simple or complex.

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'Behind the scenes' of one of our characters being puppeteered for an East London Photoshoot.

We Design Contemporary, Durable and Highly Expressive Characters for your Professional Production.

The advancements in camera technology demand more from the humble hand puppet. For this reason, Puppets Magic Studio combine traditional methods of sculpture with contemporary animatronics to create stunning HD characters, whilst retaining the essence of what makes puppets so special - that they are both simple and complex at the same time. When looking to hire a puppet maker for your project, you want to ensure they understand the individual requirements of your production (such as where and how the character will be performed, the genre of puppetry your are aiming to achieve). You can be sure when commissioning a character from Puppets Magic, that your puppet will deliver a great performance, time and time again. To view our recent credits and previous work, take a look at our professional puppets on our portfolio page.

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One of our bespoke 'portrait puppets' during a filming session.

Our High-Definition Puppets come in Various Forms.

As well as the obvious mouth and hand movement, we also make a variety of animatronics and mechanical features such as blinking eyelids and raising eyebrows. One thing is certain: all our puppets are made to superb detail. Puppets Magic Studio understands the requirements of the puppeteer. Only the finest materials are used, combined with their time-honed techniques to produce custom puppets that will look great in any advertising campaign, TV production or stage show. For more information on commissioning a custom made puppet, take a look at our order page. Our studio can also design and make props - whether you require a costume made for your character or a full sized puppet stage.

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'Mr. Cuddle Monster' designed and built for CITV's Weekend show 'Scrambled!'.
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Filming one of our creations in our studio.
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The entrance to our design studio.

Whether you’re a film-maker looking for a puppet for your latest production or a business owner, looking for a unique character to promote your company, Puppets Magic Studio will work with you to create a custom puppet – completely unique to you. From concept design to realisation of your character, all you need is some imagination. Let our puppet makers do the rest!

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'Captain Travel'  professional puppet character built for Disney Maker Studios. Photo, Transcedent Films/ Maker Studios

Latest News

We have recently finished work on some exciting new projects, including a series of commercials and a music video. We will post more information and photos of this recent work very shortly.