Impressive Puppetry

Think marionettes are old-fashioned and no longer entertaining?

How about when the smallest one in the entourage is still more than twenty feet tall...?

The Sultan's Elephant was a massive puppetry show put on by the Royal De Luxe theatre company, that toured Europe in 2005 and 2006. The street was the stage, and the "stars" of the show included a gorgeously modelled giant girl, and a hydraulically powered elephant that weighed as much as seven of its living counterparts.

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Tip of the hat to Blues News for the link.

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Recently she woke up in Santiago de Chile. The show was named "El Rinoceronte Perdido". A rhino travels from Africa to copper mines, in the north of the country. Scared to death from giant machinery escaped to Santiago. The destruction in his raid was impressive: taxi cabs, metro wagons, bus stations. La Pequeña Gigante was called immediately by the desperate authorities. She searched and captured the rhino and convinced leave Chile with her.

A huge mass followed the girl in the streets, night and day. The Girl, the rhino and the Royal de Luxe company travel to the memory of thousands.

Here Youtube's Videos of this magnificent experience.
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that's amazing! the girl's movements are very fluid and they seem to have everything working well.

the song's a bit creepy though, add that to the lines near the mouth and i'm a bit freaked out.

it's a great job though.
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Actually, the song credits are at the end of the clip and they mention both the name and artist.

Aside from that, the puppeteers are one HELL OF A TEAM!!!
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someone on youtube mentioned that the creepy song in this clip is called "Decollage" from Balayeurs du désert (Album : Jules Verne Impact). you can get it here:

also according to "slothroplt":
"The vocal sample is from the song "It Amazes Me" by Blossom Dearie. More info here:"
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