Gustavo Thomas recently had a great post on Chinese shadow puppet theatre. His site has a video showing behind-the-scenes how the shadow puppets are operated (at the end of long, skinny sticks). Here’s a view from the audience of the show Thomas vlogged featuring the Monkey King, a character who can change form (6 1/2 minutes, Wuzhen Dongzha, China).

Next is a clip from a documentary film A Life in Shadows.

This looks like a really interesting film! It’s still in production.

They also just recently posted a new trailer:

On to other shadow-puppety stuff. Jim Weiner put together an interesting version of the Hansel and Gretel story. In addition to the nice visual effect, there is a really fabulous use of music and sound.