Stop Motion Collections Lost and Found 2
- Saturday, 22 May 2010 13:41
- Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2011 04:20
- Written by Marc Spess
I found information about another secret stash of puppets, which are actually very public - but it is not well known. The source of the information is from Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine: Issue 37
Mike also had mentioned to me that dust mites had attacked several of the puppets that have fur. The Baboon from Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger and other furry puppets needed to get a professional cleaning to stop the deterioration.
Museum workers also created many back drops for the puppets on display to give the feel of real stop motion sets. They were in some cases up to 5 or 6 feet in depth. There is a colloseum, Valley of Gwangi and One Million Years B.C. display amung a few others.
Here is a list of puppets, props and fabricated sets the curator is displaying:
- 1 Miniton Puppet
- 1 Kali Puppet
- 1 Centaur Puppet
- 1 Troglodyte Puppet
- 1 Griffin Puppet
- 1 the Tiger Puppet
- 1 Calibos Puppet
- 1 Medusa Puppet
- 1 Bubo Puppet
- 1 Talos Puppet
- 2 Skeletons Puppet
- 1 Hydra Puppet
- 2 Kraken puppets
- 1 Giant Crab
- 1 Archelon
- 1 Humumculus
- 1 Dioskilos
- 1 Kassim the Baboon
- 1 Cephalapod
- 1 Perseus
- 1 Pegasus
- 1 Pterodactyl
- 1 Cyclops puppet "with missing coverings on the leg and one hand"
- 1 Rhedosaur head
- 1 Baby Roc head
- 1 Original 1932 King Kong Puppet skull
- 1 Gargantuan Octopus head and partial armature
- an original Dynamation camera display
- an original One Million Years B.C. set display "background made by museum"
- a Valley of Gwangi dislplay "background made by museum"
- 1 Cavorite Sphere
- A Rick Baker Cyclops animatronic head - 1 1932 King Kong Skull Island Chief Shield "from live action sequences"
- 1 King Kong Bronze
- 1 Cyclops Bronze
- 1 Ymir Bronze
This collection while not complete is very large to say the least. It is possibly the one place you can go to see the most puppets from Ray Harryhausen under one roof.
According to the article you can view all of the puppets if your lucky enough to live in or visit Berlin Germany. Here is the address to the museum where it is showcased:
Film Museum Berlin:
Potsdamer Str. 2
Phone +49 (0)30 300903-28
Visit the museums web site here:
You can find out more about the Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine here: