Inside the puppet making workshop and visual effects studio of Swazzle, where twin brothers Patrick and Sean Johnson create larger-than-life, elaborate puppets for such shows as Little Shop of Horrors, Avenue Q, Shrek: The Musical, and The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway.

Founded in 2004 by twin brothers Sean and Patrick Johnson, Swazzle is a Glendale-based company specializing in puppetry for film, television and the stage.

Founded in 2004 by twin brothers Sean and Patrick Johnson, Swazzle is a Glendale-based company specializing in puppetry for film, television and the stage.

Together with their troupe of professional puppeteers, they have performed hundreds of shows in venues across California.

Together with their troupe of professional puppeteers, they have performed hundreds of shows in venues across California.

They've also worked on The Muppets, The Simpsons, The Pee-wee Herman Show, and PBS Kids Sprout, as well as numerous projects for The Jim Henson Company and The Walt Disney Company.

They’ve also worked on The Muppets, The Simpsons, The Pee-wee Herman Show, and PBS Kids Sprout, as well as numerous projects for The Jim Henson Company and The Walt Disney Company.

Additionally, they teach puppetry technique to actors and comedians from The Groundlings for The Jim Henson Company. Our group of puppet loving individuals even got a few hands on puppet pointers from the twins themselves.

Additionally, they teach puppetry technique to actors and comedians from The Groundlings for The Jim Henson Company. Our group of puppet loving individuals even got a few hands on puppet pointers from the twins themselves.

Puppets aren't born, they're made and you'll find out more about that process and the incredible world of Swazzle over the next few days.

Puppets aren’t born, they’re made.

The company is dedicated to the art of live puppetry and present lighthearted puppet shows that emphasize positive messages for young people.

The company is dedicated to the art of live puppetry and present lighthearted puppet shows that emphasize positive messages for young people.

Each Swazzle puppet show is created in house.

Each Swazzle puppet show is created in house.

Their talented team of puppeteers write the shows, design and build the puppets, and design and paint the sets.

Their talented team of puppeteers write the shows, design and build the puppets, and design and paint the sets.

Swazzle performs puppet shows for schools, libraries, birthday parties, holiday parties, theaters, festivals, city events, malls, family nights and just about anybody else that's willing pay them.

Swazzle performs puppet shows for schools, libraries, birthday/holiday parties, theaters, festivals, city events, malls, family nights and just about anybody else that’s willing to pay them.

Allah Akbar

Allah Akbar

Puppet Inspiration

Puppet Inspiration

A, C, E, D, B

A, C, E, D, B

Office Mouse

Office Mouse

Sew What?

Sew What?

No Pupil Puppet Splitz

No Pupil Puppet Splitz

NB See

NB See

The Line-up

The Line-up

Monster Factory

Monster Factory

Seeing Double

Seeing Double

BodyWorks

BodyWorks

Nice Stache

Nice Stache

Cracka Please

Cracka Please

Sneaky Snake

Sneaky Snake

Stimulated

Stimulated

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Not Dead

Not Dead

Trout Pout

Trout Pout

Puppet Making Secret Sauce

Puppet Making Secret Sauce

It's a jungle in there.

It’s a jungle in there.

Puppet Pray

Puppet Pray

Surprised!

Surprised!

Ready for their close-up.

Ready for their close-up.

We'll Do It Live!

We’ll Do It Live!