Gumby Fest 2015
Creature Feature: Puppets from Jim Hensons’s Creature Shop™
Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at 3pm
$10 Full Price
$5 12 and Under
We are excited to showcase Julie Zobel from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop at Gumby Fest. Bringing 30 years of experience as a lead puppet maker, Julie Zobel will show her work and show how a puppet is developed from sketch to final creation.
Julie Zobel is a Senior Puppet Builder at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. With over three decades of experience with the Shop, Zobel has been a lead fabricator on puppet and animatronic projects for television, film, stage show and commercial clients. A graduate
of NYU with an MFA in Theatre Design, Zobel joined the company in 1980 creating the walk-around suits for Sesame Street Live. Her prolific career includes TV credits on such classic series as Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock, as well as Dinosaurs, Muppets Tonight,
and Sid the Science Kid. Feature film credits include Where the Wild Things Are, George of the Jungle, Dr. Doolittle, Cats and Dogs, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Additionally, Zobel has been on the team for the Shop’s live show clients like Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Deadmau5.