THE PUPPETS

THE LIKES AND DISLIKES OF MARJ BAGLEY

 

MEET THE FAMILY

Dozens of stop-motion puppets built for this story. Nearly fifty costume and feature changes throughout to accommodate three generations, four seasons, six decades, one Christmas.
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 A wee Marj meets mama Marj. Neither can seem to find the right words to exchange (or their mouths).

A wee Marj meets mama Marj. Neither can seem to find the right words to exchange (or their mouths).

FROM MARJ EGGE TO MARJ BAGLEY

Our leading lady is Marj Bagley, late grandmother of writer and director Taylor Stanton. The story hops around, visiting her childhood (1920s), college years (1940s), motherhood (1950s-70s), and time spent as grandma (1990s-2012).

Here's a look at Marj through the years.

 

NEXT UP - THE TROUBLEMAKERS


 The strange transition from Marj's father to Marj's husband. Only in puppet world.

The strange transition from Marj's father to Marj's husband. Only in puppet world.

MEET THE BOYS

From the Stanton twins to Josh Groban, come and meet the guys. As you scroll through, faces may become familiar. Mr. Egge, Marj's father, and Dick, Marj's husband are the same puppet. Chris, Marj's college crush, doubles as Josh Groban (Grandma Marj's christmastime crush). Taylor has a twin brother William, and you'll see the twins first as boys, then as men, then the brief moment where William's puppet is used as an extra: pigtailed girl playing patty-cakes at the picnic (sorry, William).

 

EXTRA EXTRA


 With a quick facelift, Marj's fellow swim teammate becomes her fellow switchboard operator. College was a crazy time.

With a quick facelift, Marj's fellow swim teammate becomes her fellow switchboard operator. College was a crazy time.

SWIMSUITS TO SWITCHBOARDS

Get to know the rest of the faces that filled the screens. Part of what makes our stop-motion scenes come to life is the bit of activity off to the side or even just the presence of another figure in the room. Here are the lovely ladies who swapped face and function to busy up our scenes.