In the film Goblin Wood the elfin heroine fights a firebreathing, flying dragon-insect-something -a ”dragon fly”, quite simply. Previously I have built all my animation puppets using latex, sometimes reinforced with cotton to achieve a leathery, shell-like feel to certain parts of a puppet’s anatomy. I’ve used this particular technique for insect-like or crustacean creatures. For the dragon fly I decided to cast the hard parts of its body in plastic and cover the joints with latex. The film clip below is a little docu was made for a class of 10 year olds, so it’s very simple! Something about the puppets made for the film ”Goblin Wood”, and how they were animated.