The next two posts (above this one) are clips of an interview and tour of a real puppet company’s studio. They are local to Schenectady, NY just outside of Albany.
This is their website: www.thepuppetpeople.org
Trust me, these people are totally cool and do this for a living; so they do an awesome job. If you are near one of their shows I recommend checking it out. Note that they will travel several hours to do a show, so one may be closer than you think!