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"Puppetry & Animation" with Michael Bannon

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Storrs Campus
Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, 1 Royce Circle, Storrs, CT

As part of the 2017 Spring Puppet Forum Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present a discussion entitled "Puppetry & Animation" with Michael Bannon, Director of Advertising Production for Bob's Discount Furniture, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center.

Stop-motion animation artist Michael Bannon's Wreckless Abandon Studios has produced and directed award-winning commercials for scores of companies across the United States, as well as the famous "Little Bob" spokespuppet for Connecticut-based Bob's Discount Furniture. Hear Michael explain the dynamics and opportunities of contemporary visual storytelling with the arts of stop-motion puppet animation.

Admission to this events is free (donations greatly appreciated!), and refreshments will be served. Come early, and experience our puppet exhibitions, as well as the video resources in our library nook. Forums will be broadcast via Facebook Live. Visit or call 860-486-8580 for more information.


Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, (860)486-8580 or

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