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Tony Urbano (Flight of the Navigator, Short Circuit, Dusty’s Treehouse) – Under The Puppet #51

September 1, 2020 |

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Tony Urbano is a puppeteer who was trained by and worked with master puppeteers such as Ralph Chessé and Bil and Cora Baird. Tony turned down a job offer from Jim Henson to focus on building his own career, a career that included hundreds of commercials and television and film work including Flight of the Navigator, Short Circuit, Men In Black, Team America and many, many more. It would be hard to cover his entire career and the impact he’s had on the art of puppetry in ten episodes but we get a good start here as Tony Urbano is my guest on this episode of Under the Puppet.

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DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:

Ralph Chessé

Bob Baker

Lettie Connell Schubert

Tunabout Theater Company – Book

Bill & Cora Baird

Shari Lewis

Children’s Fairyland

Sid & Marty Krofft

Tim Blaney

Rufus & Margo Rose

Dusty’s Treehouse – Stu Rosen

Barbara Madrell and the Mandrell Sisters

McDonalds McNuggets Halloween Commercial

Flight of the Navigator – Life After the Navigator – Randal Kleiser

Short Circuit – John Badham

Rick Baker

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