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G. Anderson | Gerald Anderson
6' 3" (1.91 m)
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[on his reluctance to make his first puppet program, The Adventures of Twizzle
(1957)] I was shattered when I learned the programmes had to be made with puppets as I'd illusions of making great pictures like Ben Hur. But there we were with no money, and an offer on the table. We had to take it.
Died in a nursing home, on December 26, 2012, near Oxfordshire, England. Had suffered from Alzheimer's since 2010.
Famous for his shows which employ "Supermarionation" - marionettes with control wires connected to interior mechanisms that control facial features and other functions of the puppets. However, since this kind of puppetry makes it difficult to depict them walking realistically, his shows are usually science fiction series that emphasize the characters operating futuristic vehicles.