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Dynamike
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I do have a big rabbit puppet.

My plan was to show the kids I am about to do a trick with a box as I show it empty. Next, I get an unsuspected phone call on my cell phone. It is my puppet friend annoying me during my show. I tell him not to come to my show. But he comes anyway, inside of the empty box I showed previously. Next, we do our entertainment together. I was thinking about making him disappear back inside the box.

Later on in the show he appears again inside a different prop while I am about to perform a different trick. His second/last performance can really be the end of my show. As I end my show it looks nice to have him in my arms. Without showing him at the end, the audience might look at it as if I was too cruel to my puppet.

I do use a backdrop already so I can set him up so no one would see him. But I was wondering what are some production props that can used for performing this type of effect dealing his appearance and disappearance?
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Square Circle, Balloon To Bunny - pretty much any livestock production that could hold a rabbit...
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The problem is the size. My rabbit puppet is 39 inches tall. His arms, legs and head is thick.
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I see you posted this in two sectons on the Café, and I mirrored Tom's answer with a suggestion of a square circle in the Little Darlings. I will add here that I built my own square circle that is very large to accomodate large production items. It is 40" tall, so this arrangement would work for your puppet. Home Depot sells large fiberboard tubes that are used as concrete column forms. I bought some of these in sizes that would nest, painted them black, and they work great. I built the surrounding boxes so they fold flat for transport. They were a very inexpensive way to make a large production.

If this is not what you had in mind, then start thinking of your puppet as a cast member, rather than a puppet. How would you produce a short assistant, such as a child ? I work with some large puppets, so I have often used this approach when coming up with new ideas.

Hope this helps....

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Yes it does helps. I will check out those tubes at Home Depot next week. Thank you very much.
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How about pulling a hat out of your puppet rabbit? Smile

Just joking, square circle production is a better choice.

Or, you can also try tip-over trunk, but that's way too heavy. Or maybe a custom-made mirror box.

The only bad thing about using the trunk or box is that it does not pack flat so I think square circle production is still better choice for practical reasons.
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Back in the day (early 70's) I did pull a hat out of a rabbit. Stopped for a while after seeing Harry Anderson do it on national tv) Funny if folks see someone like H.A. do something they assume a regional guy copied it.

One of the blessings working out of Reno was I got to meet folks like Mr. Anderson.


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The puppet I was speaking about using is in the photo section on page 3 in the upper left corner: http://www.detroitmichiganmagician.com/
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