Winner of the YouTube Awards!!

Now to give you all a taste of my sense of humor, here is the first place winner of the YouTube video awards that I found a few months back. It’s a parody of the Harry Potter books and films into a puppet show called Potter Puppet Pals.  Neil Cicierega is the creator of a genre of surrealist Flash animation known as “Animutation.”  Animutation features arbitrary, nonsensical scenes and pop culture imagery, are typically set to novelty or foreign music, often Japanese. Most of his early Animutations used music from the original Japanese version of Pokemon.

Cicierega’s Potter Puppet Pals is a comedy series which parodies Harry Potter.  It originated as a pair of Flash animations on Newgrounds in 2003, and later resurfaced in the form of a series of live action puppet shows released onto YouTube and in 2006. The central characters of the Harry Potter series are portrayed by simply hand puppets (with the exception of Neville Longbottom, who is portrayed by a squash). Cicierega has also done puppetry live at Harry Potter-themed events.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.



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