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Joop Geesink - Film Pioneer

Joop Geesink shows stop motion puppetThanks for visiting the website dedicated to the historic puppet films as produced by Dutch movie mogul Joop Geesink and his Dollywood studios.

We'll take you back to the '40s and '50s of the previous century, the era of hand-made puppet animation before computers and video-assist. These animated films were of an unequalled craftmanship, meticulously produced with time-consuming production methods that required highly specialized skill sets.

Dollywood...?

The name Dollywood is a wordplay, combining "doll" and "Hollywood". It suggests film tycoons, movie stars and big budgets. This isn't very far from the truth... Located in Amsterdam, Holland, the Dollywood studios produced a steady stream of high-quality corporate puppet films for countries all over Europe, the United States, as well as countries in the Middle East and Africa. For over two decades the Dollywood name was synonymous with classy, state-of-the-art commercials and corporate films, starring a wide range of puppet actors.

Read more: Dollywood Tribute Site

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