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.
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.
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.
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.
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/holiday parties, theaters, festivals, city events, malls, family nights and just about anybody else that’s willing to pay them.
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No Pupil Puppet Splitz
Behind the Scenes
Puppet Making Secret Sauce
It’s a jungle in there.
Ready for their close-up.
We’ll Do It Live!