Kip Rathke (Philip Kevin Rathke) is a puppet, toy and graphic designer who started out gluing feathers on Big Bird for designer Kermit Love. He later spent several years with 3/Design Studio, working on Eureeka's Castle and the Howie Mandel film Little Monsters. Returning to the Muppets, he built the original Bear head and Treelo for Bear in the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Little Monsters
Little Monsters Miscellaneous Crew
(1989)
Muppet Treasure Island
Muppet Treasure Island Miscellaneous Crew
(1996)
Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House Miscellaneous Crew
(1997)
The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss
(1996-1997)

Filmography

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 1996-1997 The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss (TV Series) (muppet workshop - 24 episodes)
- The Cat in the Hat Helps a Friend (1997) ... (muppet workshop)
- Walkin' with the Hat (1997) ... (muppet workshop)
- Talkin' with the Cat (1997) ... (muppet workshop)
- The Cat in the Hat's Art House (1997) ... (muppet workshop)
- A Bird's Best Friend (1997) ... (muppet workshop)
 1997 Groundling Marsh (TV Series) (puppet design and construction - 3 episodes)
- Maggie's Tree (1997) ... (puppet design and construction)
- To Sleep, Perchance to Dream (1997) ... (puppet design and construction)
- Galileo's Prank (1997) ... (puppet design and construction)
 1997 Elmo Says Boo (Short) (puppet designer/builder)
 1997 Bear in the Big Blue House (TV Series) (puppet workshop artist - 27 episodes)
- Working Like a Bear (1997) ... (puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop, Muppet coordinator)
- Summer Cooler (1997) ... (puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop, Muppet coordinator)
- Picture of Health (1997) ... (puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop, Muppet coordinator)
- Need a Little Help Today (1997) ... (puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop, Muppet coordinator)
- Eat, Drink Juice & Be Merry (1997) ... (puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop, Muppet coordinator)
 1996 Elmo Saves Christmas (Video) (Jim Henson's muppet workshop)
 1996 Muppets Tonight (TV Series) (muppet workshop - 10 episodes)
- Martin Short (1996) ... (muppet workshop)
- Whoopi Goldberg (1996) ... (muppet workshop)
- Jason Alexander (1996) ... (muppet workshop)
- Sandra Bullock (1996) ... (muppet workshop)
- Tony Bennett (1996) ... (muppet workshop)
 1996 Muppet Treasure Island (puppet builder)
 1996 Rory's Place (TV Series) (puppet design and construction - 1996-1998)
 1994 The Secret Life of Toys (TV Series) (puppet builder - 13 episodes)
- Who Shares Wins/It's a Giveaway! (1994) ... (puppet builder)
- Mr. and Mrs. Rugby/I Spy (1994) ... (puppet builder)
- Baby Balthazar/True Mew (1994) ... (puppet builder)
- Down with Dinkybeard/The Sky Is Falling! (1994) ... (puppet builder)
- More than a Mouse/Happy Hortense to You (1994) ... (puppet builder)
 1991 Eureeka's Castle (TV Series) (puppet design and construction - 2 episodes)
- Don't Touch That Box! (1991) ... (puppet design and construction)
- It Came from Beneath the Bed ... (puppet design and construction)
 1989 Little Monsters (puppet designer)
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 1996-1997 Sesame Street (TV Series) (props/puppets - 5 episodes)
- Telly Plays T-Ball (1997) ... (props/puppets)
- Telly Builds a Tower with Two Monster Girls (1996) ... (props/puppets)
- Stinky's Smelly Flower (1996) ... (props/puppets)
- Maria in the Hospital: Part 2 (1996) ... (props/puppets)
- Maria in the Hospital: Part 1 (1996) ... (props/puppets)
 1989 Little Monsters (constructor)
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 1989 Little Monsters (animator)

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