Master puppeteer and creature effects veteran will bolster studio’s expansion; credits include iconic productions such as ‘Spider-Man 2,’ ‘Anomalisa,’ and ‘Robot Chicken.’
BURBANK -- Stoopid Buddy Stoodios has announced that world-renowned puppeteer/puppet fabricator Rob Saunders has joined the studio’s Builds division as executive producer. Builds specializes in live-action puppets, costumes, masks, and props for feature film, television, and commercial productions, along with location-based themed entertainment. The division’s work can currently be seen on Fox’s The Masked Singer, and the upcoming season of Blark & Son, which will premiere on the Comedy Central Originals YouTube channel early next year. Saunders will partner with Blark & Son creator Ben Bayouth and the studio’s Head of Spots, Steve Bastien, in growing the division.
A 24-year veteran of puppetry and creature effects, Saunders has worked on numerous iconic feature film and television productions including Team America: World Police, the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man 2, the Academy Award-nominated Anomalisa, DisneyXD’s Crash and Bernstein, and the Emmy Award-winning Robot Chicken. He began his career working on the Comedy Central show Crank Yankers. Since 2014, Saunders has served as an animatronic figure producer catering to a global theme park clientele.
“Rob is a longtime friend of the buddies who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Builds team,” Stoopid Buddy Stoodios co-founder, John Harvatine. “We are thrilled to have his expertise as part of the continued success of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.”
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios’ Builds has become a prominent player within the industry, having attracted top artists, designers and fabricators from around the world to come work on the team.
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