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G. Anderson | Gerald Anderson
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I was shattered when I learnt 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. [on his reluctance to make his first puppet program, The Adventures of Twizzle
His early work experience prior to becoming the master of "supermarionation" included being a fibrous plasterer (which he had to give up, because the lime gave him dermatitis), portrait photography and a job in air traffic control. He then joined the Ministry of Information as a film trainee and subsequently became a cutter at Gainsborough.
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.